[ RadSafe ] Re: Fallout exposure to the <5 mSv "control group" 2.7 to 10 km from epicenter

Jim Muckerheide rad_sci_health at comcast.net
Tue Aug 5 18:08:31 CDT 2008


I have received this paper.

If you do not have access to a subscription, and want to review it, let me

Regards, Jim

on 8/4/08 10:09 PM, Jim Muckerheide at rad_sci_health at comcast.net wrote:

> Friends,
> There is a report of a study (not from RERF) that considers the people remote
> from Hiroshima, 2.7 to 10 km from the epicenter with doses <5 mSv,
> (questionably) used as the ³control² group (for the direct-exposure gamma and
> neutron dose studies), are here being considered as exposed to the bomb
> fallout, with adverse effects.  (This study is still using the DS86 doses for
> the direct exposure.)
> Here is the story in the Daily Yomiuri:
> http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20080805TDY02309.htm
> Here is the journal abstract (online ahead of print):
> http://www.springerlink.com/content/d13346q157274g2h/?p=b96e
> e3275b884515a262a664aeafbf9e&pi=1
> Or use:
> http://tinyurl.com/6nlco4
> I would appreciate the full paper and any comments on this study, and whether
> we should question the use of the RERF studies as this matter gets addressed.
> Regards, Jim

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