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Cecily Collingridge

Is a manpower shortage the reason women have been allowed to serve in nuclear submarines? A sign of desperation to fill the vacancies? Are women told they are more radiosensitive than men before they deploy and therefore the risks for them if exposed are greater or is this aspect of the job description brushed under the carpet? Are they told there is gender bias in the ICRP risk models when so much of the research was based on male data, e.g. all the internal exposure experiments conducted on male mice only?

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