Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 22 Number 4 Winter 2017

According to the linear no-threshold (LNT) hypothesis,
there is no safe dose of ionizing radiation. Predictions of
cancer in a small proportion of the persons exposed to low
doses are the rationale for opposing nuclear energy and
for mass evacuations in the event of a radioactive release,
as at Fukushima. Such predictions also restrict the use of
beneficial nuclear technology in medicine. Evidence of
actual excess cancers attributed to low doses is generally
restricted to thyroid cancer.