AW: [ RadSafe ] Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does Work"

Rainer.Facius at Rainer.Facius at
Fri Apr 21 15:02:01 CDT 2006

Thank you Howard, I know this paper, as well as I have studied to quite some degree Matanoski's original report.

Yet, in the current context I was asking John Jacobus for references to published work (putatively) refuting Cameron's arguments.

Kind regards, Rainer


Von: radsafe-bounces at im Auftrag von howard long
Gesendet: Fr 21.04.2006 17:48
An: John Jacobus; Facius, Rainer; jjcohen at; mike.bohan at; radsafe at
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does Work"
  is the most recent and I believe , the best representation of Cameron's work, presented by his long time assistant, Sponsler.
  Howard Long

John Jacobus <crispy_bird at> wrote:
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

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