[ RadSafe ] Re: Deadly embrace: NRC policy can expose children to radioactivity

Clayton J Bradt cjb01 at health.state.ny.us
Tue Jan 6 08:48:29 CST 2009

Two points:

1) 10 CFR 35 does not typically govern I-131 therapy in this country.
Equivalent State regulations govern the vast majority of such treatments.
The point here is that if a State finds that patient release criteria are
not protective of public health and safety, they are free to make the
necessary changes within their respective jurisdictions.

2)  Even without quantitative data, it is not unreasonable to suppose that
the avoidance of the risks of nosocomial infection and medical "mistakes",
by having therapy patients spend as little time in hospital as possible,
offsets any increased risks to family members and the public.

Clayton J. Bradt
dutchbradt at hughes.net

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