stochastic effect
Consequence for which the @[email protected] of occurrence depends on the absorbed @[email protected]; hereditary effects and cancer induced by radiation are considered to be stochastic effects. The term 'stochastic' indicates that the occurrence of effects so named would be random. This means that, even for an individual, there is no threshold of @[email protected] below which there is absolutely no @[email protected] of an effect occurring, and the chance of experiencing the effect increases with increasing @[email protected]
PAC, 2001, 73, 993. (Risk assessment for occupational exposure to chemicals. A review of current methodology (IUPAC Technical Report)) on page 1023 [Terms] [Paper]