Estimate the collective gonad dose received.

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A population of 500,000 around a nuclear facility receives an average wholebody dose of 0.5 rad as a result of an accidental release of radionuclides.

(a) Estimate the collective gonad dose received.

(b) Estimate how many children subsequently born would experience significant hereditary defects as a result of this exposure to their parents.

(c) Estimate how many such defects would occur naturally in the absence of this accidental exposure.

(d) Estimate the cancer mortality tisk imposed on this population, both absolutely and relative to natural cancer mortality.



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