[ RadSafe ] Lung, Liver, and Bone Cancer in Mayak Workers due to Plutonium

Cindy Bloom radbloom at comcast.net
Mon Jun 16 20:32:37 CDT 2008


In another abstract 
it was noted that:
"Relative risks tended to be higher for females than for males, probably 
because of the lower baseline risk and the higher levels of plutonium 
measured in females. "
This might be part of your answer.  Because this other paper was discussing 
risk not risk/dose, only the baseline part of the argument would apply.  It 
would be interesting to see the error estimates associated with the risk 
estimates, as well as the numbers in the subpopulations.


At 03:15 PM 6/16/2008 -0500, garyi at trinityphysics.com wrote:
>Hi Dan,
>If you have time to humour my curiousity (since your paper is outside my 
>usual scope), why is
>there such a huge difference in the male vs female ERR for all three 
>On 16 Jun 2008 at 8:59, Strom, Daniel J wrote:
>Date sent:              Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:59:29 -0700
>From:                   "Strom, Daniel J" <strom at pnl.gov>
>To:                     <radsafe at radlab.nl>
>Subject:                [ RadSafe ] Lung, Liver,
>         and Bone Cancer in Mayak Workers due to Plutonium
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