[ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain / o.4 Sv extra radiation over 10 years.... / Miller and McClain, 2007

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun Jul 6 18:56:14 CDT 2008

>At 08:01 PM 7/5/08 -0700, James Salsman wrote:
>>Steven Dapra quoted:
>> > there is no evidence that uranium of any type (depleted, naturally
>> > occurring, or enriched) can transform human cells to the tumorigenic
>> > phenotype (1)."  [Reference (1) is to BEIR IV.]
>>That was in the 80s.  And cancer is a background effect compared to
>>the teratogenic mutagenicity of uranyl.
>>James Salsman

July 6

         Note that above James Salsman is speaking derisively of BEIR IV.

         On July 4, he posted a message that consisted largely of some 
quotes from Miller and McClain that were supposed to prove James' point 
about something or other.  He even quoted something Miller and McClain said 
about BEIR IV, to wit:  "The BEIR IV report (1988) ... cautions against 
minimizing the risk
until more studies become available."

         On one day James uses BEIR IV to make his anti-DU point ("cautions 
against"), yet on another day BEIR IV "was in the 80s" and hence has little 
or no merit.

         What's the matter, James?  Don't you read what you post here?  Or 
do you find it titillating to talk out of both sides of your mouth?

Steven Dapra

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