[ RadSafe ] Re: Soldier tortuous death blamed on DU / esophagus cancer - hot liquids

Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 23 04:54:13 CST 2006

Drinking very hot liquids was found as a factor around 1975 (can't remember 
the exact ref. but it was published in The Lancet).

The study was a follow up after some other group had claimed that coffee 
correlated with esophagus cancer. This next group had studied all sorts of 
liquid intake and sorted up the information according to the categories hot 
/ not hot. Heat was the common denominator and coffee was ruled out as the 
cause. Considering my own coffee (I never drink it hot) consumption I hope 
this conclusion still holds.

Alcohol intake is another correlant.

My personal comment only,

Bjorn Cedervall   bcradsafers at hotmail.com

From: John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
To: Sandy Perle <sandyfl at earthlink.net>,Roger Helbig 
<rhelbig at california.com>, radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Soldier tortuous death blamed on DU
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:31:15 -0800 (PST)

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.

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