[ RadSafe ] Unpublicized Radiation Protection Story

howard long hflong at pacbell.net
Sat Apr 29 12:25:12 CDT 2006

Hundreds of studies showing support for this are compiled at James Muckerheide <jimm at wpi.edu>. 
  They are not published much, John J, because the editors have a relationship with you bureaucrats who keep jobs only by perpetuating the myth of LNT. 
  Your "peer review" requirement is just censorship.
  Howard Long

"Scott, Bobby" <BScott at lrri.org> wrote:
  Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:44:47 -0600
From: "Scott, Bobby" <BScott at lrri.org>
To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Untold Radiation Protection Story

I thought readers of the Radsafe Digest may find the radiation
protection story that follows to be of interest. Our research relates
to stochastic biological effects of exposure of mammalian cellular
communities to low doses of ionizing radiation. These effects include
induced genomic instability, mutation, neoplastic transformation, and
cancer in organisms. What we have learned about exposure to low doses
and dose rates of low-LET radiations such as X and gamma rays is that
doses above varying thresholds (for different individuals) appear to
activate a system of transient protective processes that include high
fidelity (efficiency) DNA repair, an auxiliary selective apoptosis
process (called the PAM process), and the immune system. The high
fidelity repair when activated likely includes repair of spontaneously
occurring DNA double-strand breaks and competes with normal apoptosis
(cell suicide, when severely damaged). The abbreviation PAM stands for
"protective apoptosis mediated". The PAM process, which involves an
auxiliary apoptosis mechanism, when activated removes existing
genomically unstable cells (spontaneous and other) that arise from
misrepair of DNA damage (e.g., mutant and neoplastically transformed

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