[ RadSafe ] AW: dose RATE of ANY Medicine is the decisive variable

Rainer.Facius at dlr.de Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Wed Sep 6 11:57:09 CDT 2006

Strange it is that 'trivialities' as this one do need to be emphasized.

Regarding the proper rates for low LET radiation, I prefer to defer
judgment though it most likely will be in the upper range of the natural
background variation.

Regards, Rainer

Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Voice: +49 2203 601 3147 or 3150
FAX:   +49 2203 61970


Von: howard long [mailto:hflong at pacbell.net] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 6. September 2006 18:46
An: Ted Rockwell; Muckerheide-MA; Facius, Rainer; radsafe at radlab.nl
Cc: Rad-Sci-L; Rad_Sci_Health at yahoogroups.com
Betreff: dose RATE of ANY Medicine is the decisive variable

100 aspirin  -  fatal at once, good over a year (to reduce clots and
mortality rate).
10 gallons of water - fatal at once, necessary over a year (in some
form) to sustain life
1000 usual daily doses of Vit A, D, E, R, etc all at once can poison the
liver, etc.
Any prescription I write must have the frequency of the dose, or a
pharmacist would not fill it. 
 Hopefully, I will be permitted to prescribe x-ray therapy, up to 75 rem
2x/week locally for infections like gangrene and rheumatic inflammations
like bursitis, and uranium ore for the bedroom of arthritics unable to
get to the health mines.
Rate is an integral part of dose. 
Howard Long

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