[ RadSafe ] Mr. Connell states basis for radon risk reduction "havebeen rejected by legitimate scientists for decades"

Bernard L. Cohen blc+ at pitt.edu
Tue May 5 14:29:12 CDT 2009

Brennan, Mike (DOH) wrote:
> While it is not a study, here is an article about a situation I was slightly involved in: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/mar/08/a-silent-danger/.  The woman in the article is a never-smoker, living in and from non-smoking households, and working in a smoke free workplace.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer.  When her home was tested for radon the levels on the main floor, including in her bedroom, were around 250 pCi/l.  I am not a radi-phobe, but that's a lot of radon.  I acknowledge that we do not know for certain what induced her cancer, but I know what I consider to be the most likely suspect. 
    No one has claimed that 250 pCi/L in a home cannot cause cancer

Bernard L. Cohen
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