RISK: Health, Safety & Environment


The authors discuss the high levels of natural background radiation in Ramsar, Iran, and offer data indicating that this has had little effect on the health of Ramsar's inhabitants. The authors then examine the implications their research could have for public health policy.

Repository Citation

S. M. Javad Mortazavi, M. Ghiassi-nejad, Azam Niroomand-rad, P. Andrew Karam & John R. Cameron , How Should Governments Address High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon--Lessons from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident and Ramsar, Iran, 13 RISK 31 (2002).