AW: [ RadSafe ] FW: [UnplugSalem] Fw: Chernobyl 20 year later

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at
Wed Apr 12 11:25:06 CDT 2006

Dear Julian,

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. 

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer
PhD, MR iR
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Vienna
phone -43-0699-1168-1319

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im
> Auftrag von JGinniver at
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. April 2006 01:16
> An: sandyfl at
> Cc: radsafe at
> Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] FW: [UnplugSalem] Fw: Chernobyl 20 year later
> Sandy,
> 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
> to
> 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
> these
> 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
> up
> 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,
>     Julian
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