[ RadSafe ] Soldier tortuous death blamed on DU

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 22 14:31:15 CST 2006

Causes of Esophagus Cancer -- Smoking


I had a friend who smoked a pipe and died from
Esophagus Cancer.

--- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at earthlink.net> wrote:

> On 22 Mar 2006 at 2:15, Roger Helbig wrote:
> > Stephanie Hiller is another person spreading lies
> and scaring the families
> > of our soldiers half to death 
> If the dangers of DU were as evident as these
> emotional articles 
> attempt to imply, one would expect a significant
> number of these 
> cases to be observed. I am not an expert on
> esophagus cancer, but 
> what are the causative factors, and timing of onset.
> Cancers occur in 
> general populations, at a rate of 40% of all
> individuals (both lethal 
> and not). Military individuals are also going to
> emulate this general 
> population, as will those who work in my company, my
> neighbourhood, 
> etc. Blaming everything on the fact that a person
> worked with or was 
> exposed to radiation caused their cancer is simply
> looking for a 
> scapegoat. People get ill, and unfortunately, people
> do die, from all 
> causes. Not just radiation. It's too easy to point
> to the radiation. 
> But the statistics don't validate that.
> -------------------------------------

"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 yahoo.com

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