UNSCEAR 2001 Report
Hereditary Effects of Radiation
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
In this 2001 Report, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation has completed a comprehensive review of the hereditary risks to offspring following parental exposure to radiation. This report includes an evaluation of those diseases that have both hereditary and environmental components, the so-called multifactorial diseases. The new information presented in this report suggests that radiation is less likely to have adverse genetic effects than had been assumed. This report provides a unique scientific basis for estimating radiation risk, establishing radiation protection and safety standards and regulating radiation sources for governments and organizations throughout the world.
Report to the General Assembly (150 KB)
Includes a summary of the materials and conclusions contained in the scientific annex