SV: [ RadSafe ] I-131 Patients and Taxi driver
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 13 21:20:54 CST 2008
Is that why it is an entertainment show? No facts were harmed in making it.
BLHamrick at aol.com wrote:
Interestingly, I am aware that the writers of that CSI episode, in fact,
contacted competent experts regarding I-131 and other radiopharmaceuticals, but
when the realities were explained to the writers, their response was "well,
that's not interesting...we can't use that..." and they went about their merry
way, making up whatever horrors they deemed to be sufficiently dramatic for
Barbara L. Hamrick
In a message dated 2/13/2008 10:07:19 AM Pacific Standard Time,
mso at forsmark.vattenfall.se writes:
Speaking of exposure to I-131...
Maybe this was up before I joined this list, but a few years ago there was
an upsettingly inaccurate episode of "CSI Miami" where a woman was poisoned
with I-131 spiked orange juice. It was funny to see/hear all the errors but a
bit tragic too. It didn't help one bit to educate the masses on radioation and
its effects. Another disturbing detail is that when the producers were
criticised, they said that this is a drama and the script has to be adapted
accordingly. At other times the CSI shows are claimed to be quite well researched.
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