However, such estimates depend on the assumed risk coefficient, but of the order of 60,000 such fatalities in total can be estimated, based on the collective dose
estimated by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR 1988), less than half of which would derive from the declared contaminated areas.
7,8,15,21) It is important that the choice of examinations be based on collective dose
contribution and the frequency of the examination to maximize the overall benefit to a given population.
However, an official of the organization said it should be noted that since a large number of workers are involved in servicing nuclear plants in Japan, the exposure per person is low despite the relatively high collective dose
Individual and collective dose
rates from naturally-occurring radionuclides in seafood, In Radiation Protection - and Practice, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium, Malvern, U.
According to the American Heart Association, the collective dose
of ionizing radiation that patients annually received during medical tests increased among the general population an estimated 600 percent between 1980 and 2006.