Low Doses of Radiation, Dose-Response Model and Cognitive Endowment

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Ilmakunnas, Pekka
dc.contributor.author Sipiläinen, Matti
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-13T14:47:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-13T14:47:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28707
dc.description.abstract Dose-response models are used widely to assign risks with corresponding levels of irradiation. The effects of higher doses of radiation are well documented, however, the effects of much lower doses have not been established. This literature review focuses on the proposed relationship between low doses of radiation and cognitive endowment. Contrasting previous research, some more recent studies have been able to present evidence proposing that levels of irradiation generally considered of being safe, could hinder cognitive endowment. The evidence from the studies suggests that regarding cognition, a person is most sensitive to the adverse effects of irradiation during the gestational weeks 8-25. This observation and the plausibility of the empirical strategy is supported by evidence from the fields of embryology and brain development. en
dc.format.extent 36
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Low Doses of Radiation, Dose-Response Model and Cognitive Endowment en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Taloustieteen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword prenatal en
dc.subject.keyword ionising radiation en
dc.subject.keyword dose-response model en
dc.subject.keyword cognitive endowment en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201711137541
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.programme Taloustiede fi


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