[ RadSafe ] Myth Busters and Irradiated Cockroaches - Jan 30

stewart farber radproject at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 8 15:50:33 CST 2008

HI all,

Of interest to some, the 50th Anniversary of the HPSociety saw the 
publication of "A Half Century of Health Physics [Ryan & Poston, Sr., 
editors). This publication on page 229 mentions that there was a 1988 HPS 
Special Publication: "Will Insects Inherit the Earth". See:


I recall seeing this 1988 HPS Special Publication, but don't have it at 
hand. Perhaps someone has the complete citation to the 1988 HPS Special 
Publication which should be directly relevant to this thread about roaches 
and radiation resistance. The old quote from Ecclesiastes "There is nothing 
new under the sun" seems relevant to testing roaches again in this new 
"study" planned of a few dozen roaches.

Stewart Farber, MS Public Health

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boomologist" <Boomologist at GotHotRocks.com>
To: "RADSAFE" <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Myth Busters and Irradiated Cockroaches - Jan 30

> The Discovery Channel has posted that the "cockroach survivability theory"
> episode will air January 30 at 9:00PM and then again on Jan 31 at 1:00 AM.
> <<<
> Here is the article from the Spokesman Review dated October 20, 2007 which
> describes what they did at Hanford.


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