Radiation-induced cataract formation is an example of a nonstochastic effect
Deterministic effects, also referred to as nonstochastic effects
, increase in severity as exposure to ionizing radiation increases.
The threshold doses at which nonstochastic effects
appear were based on these figures.
However, in a small organism such as the embryo, the number of cell deaths required for early miscarriage is probably smaller than for other nonstochastic effects