AW: [ RadSafe ] FW: [UnplugSalem] Fw: Chernobyl 20 year later
franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Wed Apr 12 11:25:06 CDT 2006
I would like to encourage you to do these calculations - simply because I
would have liked to do it myself since many years, but have no access to the
relevant data as for the flights frequency etc.
I have several times used a comparison between in-flight exposure to the
glight to the dream-holiday destination with for instance exposure by
wrist-watches with tritium-dials.
PhD, MR iR
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] Im
> Auftrag von JGinniver at aol.com
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. April 2006 01:16
> An: sandyfl at earthlink.net
> Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
> Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] FW: [UnplugSalem] Fw: Chernobyl 20 year later
> many thank for the link.
> I don't disagree with your views. To be honest the extrapolation of
> individual doses below public dose limits into large collective doses is
> something I
> disagree with. If I had the time I would like to estimate the collective
> dose from Air Travel and point out how many additional deaths are going
> result from people flying to their holiday destinations. It is equally
> as valid
> as the estimates of deaths from exposures from other sources.
> However, as the methodologies employed by the authors of this report are
> based on excepted principles I think it is important that we look at their
> reasoning for selecting, for example, higher releases of certain
> radionuclies, or
> worst case dose estimates for the intakes that may have resulted from
> releases. Where we think they have been unduly pessimistic we should put
> forward counter arguments that are clear, concise and easily understood.
> If we
> are simply dismissive we risk being seen as part of a conspiracy to cover
> the consequences of the accident.
> Now I have the IAEA/WHO report I hope to be able to see why they chose to
> base their assessment on different values to the ones selected in the
> Fairlie/Sumner report.
> Warmest regards,
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