[ RadSafe ] Cancer suit filed against Los Alamos Labs

HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
Sun Jun 22 17:13:23 CDT 2008

Perhaps when we convince most of the public  that ionizing radiation in 2 to 10 times usual background dose actually reduces cancer, then we can better reduce fears. 

Dermatologists and lawyers should be referred (among other references) to:
Sponsler R Cameron J: Nuclear shipyard worker study: International Journal of Low Radiation 1:4. 2005 

Howard Long

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From: "Perle, Sandy" <sperle at mirion.com> 

> >>According to an article in the Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News, Ryman's 
> daughter "said her father's doctors were mystified about the cause of 
> his 
> cancer until they talked to her about his past. 
> "I told the doctor he grew up in Los Alamos, and he looked at me, put 
> down 
> his pen and said, 'Your dad has radiation exposure,' [the daughter] 
> said." 
> The link is . (How's that for a 
> diagnosis? The doctor never so much as saw the patient.)<< 
> Steve, 
> Not an unusual occurrence. This happens more often than you think. 
> Worker works with radiation and becomes ill. Member of the public 
> becomes ill and it's the radiation that causes the illness. This trend 
> towards litigation is partly what I have written about in the ALARA 
> dialogue. Employers are at risk where radiation is a part of the work. 
> People do get ill, and, where there is an illness, radiation is often 
> suggested at the root cause, right or wrong. If employers or businesses 
> don't do what is considered prudent, they are portrayed as ruthless and 
> not concerned about the public's or their worker's welfare. Juries can 
> be swayed. I observe where employees believe that they have been treated 
> fairly at work, generally don't sue. If they believe that management has 
> not treated them fairly, they will often sue. 
> Regards, 
> Sandy 
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