[ RadSafe ] Re: Dose to Mae Keane may be kilorads!
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 14 13:13:40 CDT 2006
Unfortunately, there is no information on the dosage
to Mae Keane.
--- parthasarathy k s <ksparth at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Prof R D Evans published a review of the doses to
> those who had significant intakes of radium as dial
> painters (I can locate the paper; it was in the
> Health Physics journal). The doses were of the order
> of hundreds of rads that too contributed by alpha
> particles from the decay products of radium;a few
> must have received kilorads! The poineering work
> done in USA by two groups in Argonne and
> Massachusettes laid the foundation stone for
> internal dosimetry of bone seeking radionuclides
> such as Strontium-90, plutonium-239 etc.
> The work is often projected to indicate evidence
> against LNT concept.
> Can any one in the list provide more about the human
> side of the tragic experience of those who suffered
> radium poisoning. It appears that the first victim
> sued the employer, got compensation; most of it went
> to the lawyers.(It was probably the first case of
> this kind).
> I am keen to get details about how many victims were
> part of the internal contamination study which went
> on for decades. Can any one provide appropriate
> K.S.Parthasarathy Ph.D
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
> To: Susan Gawarecki <loc at icx.net>; RADSAFE
> <radsafe at radlab.nl>
> Sent: Wednesday, 14 June, 2006 6:30:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Last surviving Radium Girl
> celebrates 100th birthday
> Interesting. I see no information on dosage, which
> makes this just an interesting story.
> --- Susan Gawarecki <loc at icx.net> wrote:
> > Last surviving Radium Girl celebrates 100th
> > By Robyn Adams, Republican-American | June 1,
> > WATERBURY, Conn. --Mae Keane, the last surviving
> > Radium Girl, was all
> > aglow as she celebrated her 100th birthday
. . .
"You get a lot more authority when the workforce doesn't think it's amateur hour on the top floor."
GEN. MICHAEL V. HAYDEN, President Bush's nominee for C.I.A. director.
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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