[ RadSafe ] Radiation prevents heart disease and cancer (more likely than causing)

HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
Mon Jun 2 11:50:34 CDT 2008

Death rate of just 0.76 for 27,872 NSWorkers with > 0.5 rem extra 
(vs 32,510 matched coworkers not exposed) suggests, since most deaths 
are from heart disease and cancer, that to avoid these diseases and live long,
we should seek at least 0.5 rem extra ionizing radiation, as much as sunshine and veggies! 

"Is Radiation An Essential Trace Energy?"
John Cameron so titled his commentary, as a member of the NSWS Tech Panel.
Yes! And only by emphasizing the deprivation cost imposed by LNT, 
(rather than just the absence of harm),  can we overcome the Luddite opposition to 
nuclear power.

Indeed, the easiest way I find to do this is to, as I am now, sit on thoriated welding rods 
emitting 0.16 mR/hr more (just remeasured) than the 0.015 background. 
I figure this brings me up to the healthier Denver background, and indeed 
after a couple of years of this (and exercise, diet, adrenalin block etc) 
all functions are good at 81. Of course the thousands of animal, epidemiologic, 
cultural spa, cellular and other scientific studies back this (rather than the 
presumptious LNT used by lazy bureaucrats to maintain their empire.)

Howard Long MD MPH   

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> 

> Don, 
> Good point. If you wish to teach hormesis, do so. If you believe in the 
> benefits of hormesis, good for you. 
> If you wish to advise patients on hormesis, you may want to get a medical 
> degree first. If you recommend that a person get radiation exposure, and then 
> develops cancer, as 42% of us do, how well do you think you will do in a court 
> of law? 
> -- John 
> "Mercado, Don" wrote: 
> John J. wrote: 
> "Dr. Long, 
> Why are you asking HPs to foster the benefits of radiation exposure? Is 
> it not the job of physicians to encourage healthy life styles to their 
> patients? 
> As a physician, why do you not communicate with your peers about the 
> benefits? Speak at seminars and meetings write articles. Physicians 
> listen to other physicians. 
> Please do not as HPs to do your work. We have enough of our own." 
> John, speak for yourself. Don't presume to speak for me because you 
> don't. If I, as an HP, want to teach hormesis, I will. It is part of our 
> job to teach radiation risk and hormesis is part of it. 

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