[ RadSafe ] Manganos Representation

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Thu Feb 4 19:46:34 CST 2010

Feb. 4

         A good hearty AMEN to that.  Can anyone 
show a cause and effect relationship between 
reactor emissions and thyroid cancer?  (No fair 
citing Mangano, Bertell, Sternglass, etc., etc.)

Steven Dapra

At 02:38 PM 2/4/2010, Brennan, Mike  (DOH) wrote:
>The problem lies in the causality, not the accusation.  Caveat back at you!
>HOW do reactors, shut down or not, contribute to 
>the "actual statistics"?  You would not accept 
>that people protesting nuclear power plants 
>cause cancer in the area, even if there is a 
>clear correlation.  Propose a model, consistent 
>with ALL the data (including the extensive data 
>that shows no evidence of radioactive iodine 
>releases from the plants in question), then you 
>have something that might be valid.
>If you want your argument to have traction, add weight, no hot air.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl 
>[mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of marco bähler
>Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:27 AM
>To: Earley, Jack N
>Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Manganos Representation
>the problem lies in the incidence, not in the mortality. caveat!
>reactors which are now shut down still contribute to actual
>statistics. I cannot see why they should be omitted.
>Am 04.02.2010 um 18:26 schrieb Earley, Jack N:
> > According to the National Cancer Institute, thyroid cancer rates in
> > Pennsylvania are falling & are similar to rates in the U.S. The
> > only state that's above the U.S. rate is California. Mangano also
> > lists reactors that are shut down in his list of reactors in
> > Pennsylvania, i.e., Peach Bottom & TMI1.
> >
> > http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin/quickprofiles/
> > profile.pl?00&080

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