[ RadSafe ] LAT Article: Florida pawnshop'sradioactivesurprise("Yellow cake")
Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)
Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us
Thu Mar 22 12:11:09 CDT 2007
John, note that I referred to an experiment in which the low-dose
deficiency without K-40 was compensated for with either providing K-40,
natural potassium, OR external radiation (I understood that it was
thorium sand). It's not the K-40 itself, but K-40 provides a baseline
of 0.25-0.40 mSv of 24/365 1/4 radiation, plus cosmic of course, and
generally U/Rn and decay products, to provide a minimal level to
maintain health (although we do know that people in the lowest-dose
natural background areas are less healthy than people in average or
natural high-dose areas).
That is, K-40 depletion itself isn't detrimental as long as there is
sufficient radiation from other sources!
>From: John Jacobus [mailto:crispy_bird at yahoo.com]
>Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:58 PM
>To: John R Johnson; Muckerheide, Jim (CDA); Jeff Terry; radsafe
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] LAT Article: Florida
>Yes, I am aware that we need potassium. My question
>is do we need K-40 as some believe.
>--- John R Johnson <idias at interchange.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> It has nothing to do with K-40. We all need
>> potassium to live, as I pointed
>> out recently on Radsafe.
>> John R Johnson, PhD
>> CEO, IDIAS, Inc.
>> Vancouver, B. C.
>> (604) 222-9840
>> idias at interchange.ubc.ca
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "John Jacobus" <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
>> To: "Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)"
>> <Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us>; "John R Johnson"
>> <idias at interchange.ubc.ca>; "Jeff Terry"
>> <terryj at iit.edu>; "radsafe"
>> <radsafe at radlab.nl>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 2:02 PM
>> Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] LAT Article: Florida
>> pawnshop'sradioactivesurprise("Yellow cake")
>> > Jim,
>> > Beyond cells, is there any proof to your statement
>> > regarding K-40? A citation or two would be nice.
>> > --- "Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)"
>> > <Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us> wrote:
>> >> Amen John,
>> >> Not only would you die without potassium, it is
>> >> fairly well homeostatically controlled.
>> >> We even know that with just K-39, removing the
>> >> and shielding from external radiation, cells and
>> >> organisms cease to function.
>> >> Regards, Jim
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