# Results

According to the linear no-threshold hypothesis, you can get that dose rate for:

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before increasing your lifetime risk of getting cancer by 1% (from 42% to 43%).

That is about:

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the normal annual dose rate US citizens get from natural background radiation and medical treatments
averaged over 1 year.

## More info

BEIR VII
says that if you get 100 mSv in one acute dose of radiation, you have an
additional 1 chance in 100 of getting cancer in your life, compared to a normal
lifetime risk of 42 in 100. In other words, it increases your chances of cancer
from 42% to 43%.