[ RadSafe ] Cohen, Hiserodt, Rockwell speak at DDT, Portland, Aug 5

howard long hflong at pacbell.net
Tue Jun 20 14:17:47 CDT 2006

"Understanding the Radioactive waste Problem" (B Cohen),
  "Health Hazards of the Radiation Phobia" (Ed Hiserodt),
  "Truth and Nuclear Radiation" (Ted Rockwell) and
  George Gilder (lunch talk) speak to DDP and take questions
   Sat PM Aug 5 at University Place, Portland State U
Full program and details (incl Mt St Helens tour Fri Aug4 ) at www.oism.org/DDP 
  All welcome. Yuan-chi luan, it might even be worth a trip from China, considering most speakers also take the bus trip and enjoy visiting with guests like health physicists. 
  "Overbooked. If there is sufficient demand, we'll get a second bus".
  Howard Long
yuan-chi luan <nbcsoc at hotmail.com> wrote:
      Dear Dr. Cohen:
  I am glad to have read your letter to Toronto Glope & mail in showing the the results of your 25 years studies of radon gas whether dangerous to humankind, that  the US population in the high average radon level county, have 30% of less lung cancer deaths in the low average radon level counties. Therefore the EPA of US and Canada governments in trying to reduce the radon concentration in homes and water are really unnecessary and unreasonable..  
  The population in US high average radon level counties, have 30% of less lung cancers deaths attributed to they received higher internal radiation doses from radon. Assumed the  cancer mortality in United States is same as in Taiwan, and aslo half of them is lung cancers, the United States might have about 200,000 lung cancer deaths each year.  If 30% of lung cancer reduced in high average level counties ( supposed  half in high lwvel country) then about 30,000 lung cancers deaths woudl  be prevented. Acually, the external chronic radiation from Gamma ray could also reduce cancers. Dr. Luckey,  the most important health physicist prsented a paper  in 1999 ANS annual meeting indicated that, if the amount of gamma radiation received by the nuclear energy workers, was given to the whole US population through public health service,  half of the cancer deaths of the population or 200,000 cancer deaths might be prevented each year, So that  all  kind radiation might  reduce
  The excess internal doses from radon and external doses from gamma ray could easily reduce the cancer deaths of the population, but  the excess radiation could not easily deliver  to the population. The coincidently incident of the Co-60 contamination apartments in Taiwan seemed to demonstrate that chronic radiation doses were  not only easy to give off but also could prevent about 97%  of their cancers by arranging some low activity of Co-60 on the ceiling of the living rooms and bed rooms in exposing  the   chronic radiation doses to the population in about 50 mSv/y or 5000 mrem/y, as if their cancers have been immunized, though there are some health physicists still considered as a wild story..  ..   .       
  Best regards
  Y. C. Luan  Senior Scientist of NuSTA and Consultant of NBC Society.

  From: Bernard Cohen <blc+ at pitt.edu>
To: "Jim Muckerheide, RSH" <rad-sci-l at WPI.EDU>
Subject: Letter to Toronto Globe & Mail
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:03:58 -0400

  Dear Sir:
??As a scientist with 25 years of research experience in the field, I am writing in response to the recent very alarmist article by your Environmental Reporter about the dangers of radon gas in homes.??
?????My studies of 1600 U.S. counties, comprising 90% of the U.S. population, have shown that counties with high average radon levels ?lt;/span>have 30% lower lung cancer rates than counties with low average radon levels; the trend over this range of radon levels is continuous and statistically indisputable. This finding persists after fully compensating for differences in smoking frequency among counties, and it is not affected by differences in age distributions, in socioeconomic status, in climate, in environmental factors, or by any other characteristics that anyone has suggested. These studies have been described in papers published in prestigious peer reviewed scientific journals, and all of the potential explanations that have been offered to make it compatible with your story have been shown to be completely implausible. 
?lt;/span>??Doesn’t this make your story seem excessively alarmist?

??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sincerely Yours,

??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Bernard L. Cohen
??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Professor-Emeritus
??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?University of Pittsburgh 

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