[ RadSafe ] Re: Cameron's refutation of "Alara Does Work" -Preemployment physicals

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 14 15:22:35 CDT 2006

Dr. Long,
This is an old arguement.  Yes, the purpose of the
shipyard report was to refute the claims made about
the workers at the Portsmouth Shipyard by compiling
data from all of the Navy shipyards.  The compiled
report did this.  There was no money to do further

It is interesting the Dr. Cameron found this benefit,
even though he did not have access to the original
data and was not an epidemiologist.  Of course, when
you look for data that supports a personal position, I
am sure if you hunt long enough you will find it.  Dr.
Cameron found this and a few others.  

Of course, scientific studies are not based on one
study, or even a few.  The theory of relativity has
been demonstated many times and many ways.  Of course,
if you cherry-pick the data, you can shout about the
results.  However, it does not pass the test of true

No matter how long you stick to this study, it is
still a study that is suspect and not worthy of
further consideration.

--- howard long <hflong at pacbell.net> wrote:

> "The study accomplished its purpose." Indeed! 
>   More  valuable (less biased) was learning BENEFIT,
>   despite the one tail test, a form of suppression.
>    Thank Cameron for seeing and publicizing
>   the politically incorrect.
>   Howard Long 
> John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> wrote:
>   Jim,
> As I have noted before with Dr. Cameron, there was
> no
> concerted effort to supress this report. This report
> was originally commissioned to counter the claims of
> the Portsmouth Shipyard report. It was limited in
> scope. It showed that there was no increase in
> cancer
> in nuclear shipyard workers compared to non-nuclear
> workers. There was no funding to go beyond this
> assessment, even though there were questions about
> the
> mesothelioma cancers. Again, the study accomplished
> its purpose.
> Your blaming the NCRP, DOE, etc. makes good press,
> but
> is not based on fact. 
> --- "Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)"
> wrote:
> > 

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John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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