[ RadSafe ] FW: [RADONPROFESSIONALS] Granite Counter Top Program

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 14:23:37 CDT 2008

<<obfuscation through detail>>
I agree completely! There was so much detail and so little that the
"average" person could find reassuring.  Some years ago, I passed my Radon
Certification exam after a one week course provided through the State of New
Mexico, but decided not to send in the fee for the license because I felt
that using such certification was more designed to play on people's fears
rather than address a real risk.  Much of that was my reaction to the
assertion that radon was responsible for the bulk of lung cancers among

Dan ii

Dan W. McCarn, Geologist; 3118 Pebble Lake Drive; Sugar Land, TX 77479; USA 
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of J. Marshall Reber
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:59 AM
To: Radsafe
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] FW: [RADONPROFESSIONALS] Granite Counter Top

Although the participants tried to be factual, I was disturbed by the  
minor implication that Sieverts and Rem's were measurable units.  More  
questionable was the statement that Radon was the leading cause of  
lung cancer among non-smokers.

Overall the program was much too verbose for the general public;  in  
other words it was obfuscation through detail.  Of course the  
participants are in the "Radon business".

J. Marshall Reber, ScD
165 Berkeley St.
Methuen MA 01844

Tel/Fax: 978-683-6540
Alternate Email: reber at alum.mit.edu

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