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'''Effects, such as cancer, that are assumed to pose some risk even at low doses.'''
Stochastic effects include cancer and heritable effects.
There is reliable scientific evidence that [[Absorbed, Equivalent, and Effective Dose | doses]] above 100 mSv can increase the risk of cancer. Below this dose the evidence is less clear, but for purposes of radiological protection it is assumed that even small doses might result in small increased risk.