AW: AW: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does Work" - Preemployment physicals
Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Fri Jul 7 10:40:34 CDT 2006
True, but frankly, NO epidemiological study, including the ATB survivor data, are free from bias/nuisance variables/confounders. Thus, strictly adhering to your advice would bereave us of essentially the whole human data base, of which the NSYW study represents a not insubstantial fraction which I would not ignore without more solid reason than just "may have been biased" which is true for all others, too.
Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
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Von: John Jacobus [mailto:crispy_bird at yahoo.com]
Gesendet: Freitag, 7. Juli 2006 17:24
An: Facius, Rainer; rjgunter at chpconsultants.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does Work" - Preemployment physicals
If you accept that the data may have been biased, why do you not just move on to more relevant studies?
Science is not based on only one study. It is a body of work that establishes proof.
--- Rainer.Facius at dlr.de wrote:
> Thank you John,
> these copies indeed prove your claim that in the Standard Form 93,
> REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY (rev.
> Oct. 1974), at least until 1994, i.e., for a substantial part of the
> NSYW study, the question as to a family history of cancer was
> included. Of course, as Robert Gunter has remarked, if this had led
> automatically to an exclusion of an applicant, then a rather small
> fraction of the population would have qualified.
> So the major question remaining is, to what extent a check in this box
> precluded an applicant to become a nuclear worker in the shipyards. I
> will try to find out what the Matanoski report has to say about that.
> Until then best regards, Rainer (who will be off the office until the
> beginning of August)
> Dr. Rainer Facius
> German Aerospace Center
> Institute of Aerospace Medicine
> Linder Hoehe
> 51147 Koeln
> Voice: +49 2203 601 3147 or 3150
> FAX: +49 2203 61970
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: John Jacobus [mailto:crispy_bird at yahoo.com]
> Gesendet: Freitag, 7. Juli 2006 15:19
> An: Facius, Rainer; rjgunter at chpconsultants.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
> Betreff: Re: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does
> Work" - Preemployment physicals
> While I do feel it is really worth my time continuing with this
> discussion, I would like you to provide you with copies of MY old
> radiation physicals. They show the overprint regarding family history
> of cancer, anemia, and cataracts. I found them while going through my
> old militray medical records for information on hearing test.
> If they are not attached, let me know and I will send them to you
> Have a good weekend.
> --- John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Rainer,
> > As I have said, I was involved with oversight of
> the medical exams.
> > There were other Navy officers also involved, and
> their experiences
> > may have been different from mine. Maybe the
> number of workers not
> > accepted for radiation work was not significant.
> > Nevertheless, I would think that even the
> suggestion of selection bias
> > that was not corrected would call into question
> the original data set.
> > If you wish to consider my concerns as being
> valid, that is up to you.
> > --- Rainer.Facius at dlr.de wrote:
> > >
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John Jacobus, MS
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