AW: [ RadSafe ] Fentograms - Testing by Axel Gerdes

John Jacobus crispy_bird at
Thu Mar 9 15:15:14 CST 2006

Actually, I only have a mild interesting is this
issue.  I have seen these arguements on the effects
and analysis of uranium and DU go on and on and on.
I only pointed out the additional statement that
appeared in the newspaper article as being somewhat
unclear.  Yes, I know the differences between natural
and DU.  

I do not doubt that Dr. Gerdes does good work.  It is
how the results are interpreted based on the bias of
those who report the results.

This is similar to the interpretation of
epidemilogical data by those who are pro- or ant-LNT. 
Or who are pro- or anti-hormesis.

--- Franz Schönhofer <franz.schoenhofer at>

> John, 
> Please read carefully the text repeated below again
> and especially the
> wording. In the first sentence it is reported that
> only sample A "showed
> clear signs of DU". The second sentence states "a
> total uranium
> concentration". DU and "total uranium" are rather
> different substances, so
> there is not necessarily any contradiction or DU
> present in the control
> group of two's urine. 
> You'll have to wait for more than half a day for
> receiving my comment and
> the associated links for facts, including numbers. I
> have posted it at 1:45
> pm Middle European Wintertime (12:45pm Greenwich
> Mean Time), but since all
> my postings to RADSAFE undergo a process of
> moderator approval since some
> time the spontaneity of immediate answers and the
> velocity of exchange of
> facts and information from me has been lost. 
> John, I hope that you do not fall into the trap of
> the various persons who
> object serious work - which Gerdes analytical work
> is - because it has been
> distorted and misused by certain groups or by
> massmedia, which need some
> horror stories to rise their sales. 
> Best regards,
> Franz
> Franz Schoenhofer
> PhD, MR iR
> Habicherg. 31/7
> A-1160 Vienna
> phone -43-0699-1168-1319
> > 
> > After analyzing all three, Gerdes reported that
> only
> > sample A - Matthew's urine - showed clear signs of
> DU.
> > It contained a total uranium concentration that
> was "4
> > to 8 times higher" than specimens B and C, Gerdes
> > reported."
> > . . .
> > 
> > So, how did the reporters get DU in their bodies?
> > Also, note the lack of real numbers with units of
> > concentraton.

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."
Adlai Stevenson

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

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