[ RadSafe ] Uranium and genotoxicity

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sat Jun 7 01:38:04 CDT 2008

June 7

         Standard Salsmanism.  Vague and self-serving claims that he has 
all the evidence on his side, closely followed by a dearth of any 
citations.  End with a rhetorical flourish asking for a negative to be 
proved, and run away and hide.

Steven Dapra

At 08:02 PM 6/6/08 -0700, James Salsman wrote:
>If you've been reading along the multiple agreeing peer-reviewed
>sources, you have evidence that uranyl is a genotoxic teratogen in
>multiple rodents.
>Do you have any evidence that it is not in moles?
>James Salsman
>On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Brent Rogers
><brent.rogers at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > James
> >
> > Regarding moles, do you have any evidence that uranium in the soil has any
> > effect whatsoever on a mole's survivability?  Considering everything those
> > creatures have to live with, primarily their place in the food chain, I
> > surmise that U in the soil they live in is a vanishingly small factor.
> >
> > But of course, I can't prove this, so following on from how you've argued
> > every other point, it must mean that moles are dying from U exposure left
> > and right.  However, I haven't seen anything in the scientific literature
> > that reports a high level of birth defects among their population.
> >
> > Brent Rogers
> > Sydney Australia


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