AW: [ RadSafe ] In utero dose "Alara Does Work" ?!!

John Jacobus crispy_bird at
Fri Apr 21 09:15:38 CDT 2006

I believe that he was asked to review the shipyard
worker study due to his expertise in dosimetry.  

I will have to look through my docuements to find
appropriate papers to reference or send.  I will try
and find specific referecnes that cite Dr. Cameron's
conclusions about this study.  Like you and others on
this list, I do cannot spend all my time monitoring
this list and reponding to every message.  

Nevertheless, the report itself can be found at

An abstract of the report was published in Radiaton
Research, 133, 126-127 (1993) or I can send a copy.

A review of the study was published in J Radiol Prot.,
2001 Dec; 21(4):400-3 or I can send a copy.

Unfortunately, I forsee that this will lead to another
long debate on the LNT and hormesis.  Nevertheless, I
will try and restrict my input.  I have a life beyond
this list.

--- Rainer.Facius at wrote:

> John:
> Please, could you provide some references to
> published work where the debate counter Cameron's
> arguments has been documented. 
> Also, if I remember correctly, Cameron served on the
> external referee board which closely supervised
> Matanoski's nuclear shipyard study. I find it
> difficult to imagine that he was called without
> quite some professional standing also in
> epidemiology - but of course I may err here.
> Kind regards, Rainer
> ________________________________
> Von: radsafe-bounces at im Auftrag von John
> Jacobus
> Gesendet: Do 20.04.2006 22:00
> An: howard long; jjcohen at; Michael Bohan;
> radsafe at
> Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] In utero dose "Alara Does
> Work" ?!!
> Dr. Long,
> The late Dr. Cameron's conclusions were debated and
> argued many times.  He was not a trained
> epidemiologist.  You are not a trained
> epidemiologist,
> although you claim to have studied to be one.  

"A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify." 
Leo Szilard
-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at

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