[ RadSafe ] Myth or Fact?
hise at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 24 17:07:23 CDT 2006
I found from several sources while I was researching the subject that a
modern dental X-ray was approximately 1 mrem. Since BEIR-IV says the
average U.S. citizen receives 360 mrem per year from natural and man-made
sources, I'd say he was pretty close.
BTW, he did a special with the same name that gave many of the anti-LNT
arguments in one of the segments. It is available from Laissez Faire Books
(lfb.com) on DVD or VHS.
501 851 6171
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:34 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Myth or Fact?
I recently read a book called "Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity" by
John Stossel of 20/20 fame. In it he makes a case for food irradiation,
which was refreshing to hear from a member of the media.
Everything was going fine until I got to the part where he states "Every
year, the average U.S. citizen is exposed to natural radiation equal to
about 360 dental X-rays."
Now, I'm certainly no expert on this, but that figure does seem pretty high
to me. So, I'll ask the experts, (you folks), what you think. Myth or fact?
jimsradco at aol.com
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