The relationship between the radiation dose and the likelihood of incurring a stochastic effect can be expressed as a risk factor i.e.
likelihood of incurring a stochastic effect = Dose (Sv) · Risk Factor (Sv−1)
|Exposed population||Cancer||Heritable effects||Total|
|Present1||Publ. 60||Present1||Publ. 60||Present1||Publ. 60|
|1 Values from ICRP Publication 103, Annex A.|
For comparison with the older values still used in the literature, the 1991 ICRP risk factors for stochastic effects (ICRP 60) are shown below.