[ RadSafe ] FW: From Chernobyl to NY State: Increased Thyroid Cancer of Form Most Closely Associated with Radiation

Otto Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Fri Apr 28 10:11:17 CDT 2006

April 28, 2006

Although thyroid cancer can be caused by large exposures to ionizing 
radiation, as from ingested radioiodine, the idea that any observed or 
suggested increases anywhere in the world were caused by radioiodine 
exposures is mostly imaginary and highly unlikely.  Some cases near 
Chernobyl have been identified for persons who ingested radioiodine 
immediately after the reactor accident. That is about the limit of the 
effects from the Chernobyl accident except  for about 30 workers who were 
seriously overexposed soon after the accident.

What about other causes of thyroid cancer? Why are they not being 
considerd? I guess the answer is obvious.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140

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