Getting on top of Long Latency Disease

On Wednesday 9 March I attended a meeting on “long latency disease” organised by the BOHS North West Region. I guess the subject wouldn’t mean much to many people. In fact it simply means diseases that take a long time to develop following exposure to hazardous substances. This includes diseases such as cancer caused byContinue reading “Getting on top of Long Latency Disease”

Safe dose for ionising radiation?

It was interesting to see an article in The Guardian yesterday discussing dose response relationships and threshold doses. Generally, increasing the dose of a substance increases the severity of the effect it causes. Similarly, for a given effect, due to individual susceptibility increasing the dose leads to an increase in the response – i.e. theContinue reading “Safe dose for ionising radiation?”