[ RadSafe ] 'How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart DiseaseAnd Stroke'
brickner at smile.net.il
Sat Oct 24 04:44:10 CDT 2009
"Fairly easy"?????? "Once all confounding issues are accounted for"...
Indeed it is a very complicated study to perform. In an ecological design
you can not account for confounders and in a cohort study or even in a case
control study one can not rely on computerized registries to include even
the most basic confounders like smoking status or family history or co-
morbidity like hypertension... Actually those factors are much more
significant than low dose radiation exposure...
Dov Brickner MD
Beer Sheva Israel
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Of Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 8:48 PM
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] 'How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart
This should be fairly easy to verify by looking at long term residents
of areas with different background levels, and seeing if there is a
trend, once all confounding issues are accounted for.
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