[ RadSafe ] The Teeth Projects Thank you

parthasarathy k s ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 27 20:33:04 CDT 2007

Dear Barbara,

I have the following booklets which explain the requirements for good quality epidemiological studies.

1.Epidemiological studies of groups with occupational exposue to radiation by John Davies 1985

2. Epidemiological studies of general population groups exposed to low level radiation by John Davies and Hazel Inskip 1986.

Eric Pochin wrote an excellent note in Health Physics on the data base needed for  definitive study of population groups exposed to radiation. While he visited India in the late seventies , I asked him why he did  not write such an article in popular science journals such as" Nature", he replied that "Nature" is not what "Nature" was!

Popular science journals such as NewScientist also at times give credance to poor epidemiological studies, if the results show that low level radiation is more damaging than what it reallly is!

BIER VII report which concluded that LNT is the best model got wider coversage in the media than the report of the French Academy which was critical of LNT. The only exception I think of is the article by late John Cameron characterising ionizing radiation as  "essential ".

I think we must write promptly in mainstram journals and newspapers whenever the media errs by popularizing suspect health studies.


----- Original Message ----
From: "BLHamrick at aol.com" <BLHamrick at aol.com>
To: ksparth at yahoo.co.uk; rhelbig at california.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
Sent: Monday, 28 May, 2007 2:16:23 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] The Teeth Projects Thank you


Dr. Parthasarathy,


You are quite welcome. 


And, to any NRC staff that may be lurking on Radsafe,


I'd like to take this opportunity to strongly encourage you to let your 
management know just how helpful the "Tooth Fairy Project" background paper is 
for the public, for State and Local agencies, and, apparently to the 
international community as well.  I wish NRC would take on more reviews of 
this kind.  I have a couple of issues in mind that would benefit 
significantly from such an authoritative review.



Barbara L. Hamrick, CHP


In a message dated 5/27/2007 12:07:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
ksparth at yahoo.co.uk writes:

  you for the excellent NRC reference on the "Tooth Fairy Project". I  am 
  looking for such references which carry out scientifc critiques on health 
  effects of low level radiation.


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