AW: [ RadSafe ] In utero dose "Alara Does Work" ?!!
sandyfl at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 21 11:14:52 CDT 2006
On 21 Apr 2006 at 7:15, John Jacobus wrote:
> 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.
One of Dr. John Cameron's posts:
Date sent: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:41:33 -0500
From: john cameron <jrcamero at wiscmail.wisc.edu>
Subject: Hormetic Effects of Radiation should not be limited to
To: "Otto G. Raabe" <ograabe at UCDAVIS.EDU>
Copies to: radsafe at list.vanderbilt.edu
Send reply to: john cameron <jrcamero at wiscmail.wisc.edu>
Perhaps you have noticed that beneficial effects seems to be narrowly
interpreted to reduction of cancer which is hard to prove because of
the complexity of cancer and the many causes of cancer, such as
The strongest evidence of health benefits of radiation is the greatly
reduced deaths from non-cancer as shown in the nuclear shipyard
worker and the 100 -year study of British radiologists. Even the
earliest UK radiologists (1897-1920) with a 75% increase in cancer
had a significant decrease of deaths from non-cancer. Their longevity
was slightly longer (NS) than their medical colleagues.
The decrease in non-cancer is easiest to understand by the public in
terms of increased longevity. See my article: Cameron, J.R.
Longevity is the most appropriate measure of health effects of
radiation, Radiology 229, 14-16 (2003).
The death rate from non-cancer for 28,000 nuclear shipyard workers
with the greatest cumulative doses was 31% lower than that of the
32,500 unexposed controls. (16 std dev or p<10^-16) This results in
an increase of longevity of about three years.
The non-cancer death rate of the UK radiologists who joined a
radiological society between 1955-1979 is 36% lower (p<0.001) than
that of other UK MDs.
It seems to me that radiation health scientists should look at the
real bottom line! I welcome your comments.
You wrote: (1) The State with the lowest cancer rate has most of its
population living very close to sea level: HAWAII
(2) Age distribution is not a factor in published cancer rates since
they have been corrected for age distribution.
Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
2652 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: (949) 296-2306 / (888) 437-1714 Extension 2306
E-Mail: sperle at dosimetry.com
E-Mail: sandyfl at earthlink.net
Global Dosimetry Website: http://www.dosimetry.com/
Personal Website: http://sandy-travels.com/
More information about the RadSafe