[ RadSafe ] [DU-WATCH] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission= birth defects, cancers

Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 18 05:18:44 CDT 2008

Their criteria for evidence (A causes B) seem "interesting".
My personal reflection only,
Bjorn Cedervall
---------------------------------------------------------------------> Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:09:16 +0200> From: peter.bossew at jrc.it> To: radsafe at radlab.nl> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] [DU-WATCH] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission= birth defects, cancers> > The SF branching ratio of 238U is 5.45e-5% (Lund catalogue: > http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/nucleardata/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=920238, > and others), thus the recommended SF decay half life is 8.202 +- 0.060 > e15 y. (discussion of data in > http://www.nucleide.org/DDEP_WG/Nuclides/U-238_com.pdf )> The Lund catalogue also quotes a bb decay, branching ratio 2.2e-10%.> > so ?> > Roger Helbig wrote:> > Elaine Hunter and Cathy Garger's latest speculation - now, they are> > concerned that spontaneous fission is the cause of the birth defects - 
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