[ RadSafe ] Risks from rdaition overstated

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 14 15:56:04 CDT 2006

Dr. Raabe,
Is it that the predicted cancer deaths did not occur,
or that they were not observable beyond the normal
cancer incident rates?  These are two ways at looking
at the results we can see.

Yes, I agree that we should have more money for stem
cell research.  Personally, I think we should get out
of Iraq which would save about $1 Billion/day.

--- "Otto  G. Raabe" <ograabe at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> At 03:47 AM 7/13/2006, Dawson, Fred Mr wrote:
> >On 26 April 1986, reactor number four at the
> Chernobyl Nuclear Power
> >Plant blew up. Forty-eight hours later the entire
> area was evacuated.
> >Over the following months there were stories of
> mass graves and dire
> >warnings of thousands of deaths from radiation
> exposure.  Yet in a BBC 
> >Horizon report to be screened on Thursday, a number
> ofscientists argue 
> >that 20 years after the accident there is no
> crediblescientific evidence 
> >that any of these predications are coming true
> >According to figures from the Chernobyl Forum, an
> international
> >organisation of scientific bodies including a
> number of UN agencies,
> >deaths directly attributable to radiation from
> Chernobyl currently stand
> >at 56 - less than the weekly death toll on
> Britain's roads.
> ************************************
> July 13 , 2006
> Although there were thyroid cancers cause by high
> doses from I-131, the LNT 
> and other RERF-based predictions concerning cancer
> deaths associated with 
> exposures of large populations to ionizing radiation
> after the Chernobyl 
> accident have proved to be totally wrong. It should
> be clear that the LNT 
> and other estimates based on high dose-rate acute
> radiation exposures of 
> atomic bomb survivors do not apply to lower
> dose-rate protracted exposures 
> nor to lower doses. We need to relax our current
> ridiculously restrictive 
> clean-up standards that will cost the U.S. billions
> of dollars 
> unnecessarily. That money would be better spent on
> cancer or stem-cell 
> research.
> Otto
> Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
> Center for Health & the Environment
> University of California
> One Shields Avenue
> Davis, CA 95616
> E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
> Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140 
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