[ RadSafe ] Myth or Fact?

Ed Hiserodt 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.

Ed Hiserodt
501 851 6171

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Bev
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:34 PM
To: radsafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Myth or Fact?

Hello Radsafers,

    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?
I'm curious.


Jim Bell

ADCO Services
708-429-1660 Ph.
708-429-9759 Fax

jimsradco at aol.com

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