[ RadSafe ] Pseudoscientist & Propagandist Chris Busby - anti-DU activist --WAS Re: Uranium, genetic disease etc...
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Tue Jul 6 13:07:59 CDT 2010
Hello list members,
Hope US members are managing to keep their cool today during this nasty heat wave covering much of the country. As an aside, thank heaven for electricity and the widespread availability in the US of air conditioners, without which many hundreds of excess deaths more would be occuring now among elderly and ill people.
As some prologue, in August 2003, during a extreme 7 day heat wave centered in France which reached temps up to 104 F, the French National Institute of Health derived an estimate that 14,800 excess heat related deaths occured in the elderly due primarily to an absence of air conditioning.
[REFERENCE: ^ Robine, Jean-Marie; Siu Lan K. Cheung,
Sophie Le Roy, Herman Van Oyen, Clare Griffiths, Jean-Pierre Michel,
François Richard Herrmann (2008). "Death toll exceeded 30,000 in
Europe during the summer of 2003". Comptes Rendus Biologies 331 (2): 171-178. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2007.12.001. ISSN 1631-0691. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6X1F-4RGFYFD-1/2/0aef30c1f652eec5ae76cf628ef78b8b.]
How many recall the excess heat related deaths in France in 2003. They had enough electricity, but air conditioners were not very common in France, and the French government [most of which was on summer holiday during August] was very slow to put out guidance for the elderly about hydration and how to try and keep cool.
Now for a minor rant for a local hot day on Radsafe about radiation related health effects claims.
Readers of the "press release" about the claimed extreme hazards of DU kindly posted for general info a few days ago by Bjorn Cedervall, should know some background on the study author Chris Busby [ be sure not to confuse Chris with Bruce Busby] . Chris Busby has been well documented as being a pseudoscientist and crude propagandist, . who has become an anti-DU activist, willing to say anything and distort information in a seemingly scientific manner to deceive the scientifically challenged parties that are his target audience.
Chris Busby has exaggerated his professional work experience to make his claims seem more credible. Reader beware. The Institutes and publications he cites, or claims to be a part of, are largely on-line facades for anti-nuclear activists. His distorted claims in the Abstract posted, and in many other instances of a host of cancers being expressed among potentially exposed people in Iraq, Lebanon, or Afghanistan, immediately to 4 years after DU exposure would be simply funny if they were not so impactful. Such claims unfortunately are rarely refuted, and prove able to influence many innocent readers, governments, legislators, and regulators.
It is astounding how absurd DU claims are generated and circulated. Chris Busby has clearly embraced the guidance and techniques of Josef Goebbels, when Goebbels stated the following in a training speech for his trainees. Although Goebbels mentions the subject of "political speech", the written claims of a Busby, or Sternglass, or Mangano, or many other similar sorts, still have a political speech intent. See the following excerpt of actual quote from Goebbels:
"Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average
minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be
lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful,
aesthetically elegant speeches..............The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right..................... That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It
is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths."
Goebbels also said regarding the subject of the "Big Lie":
“If you tell a lie big enough
and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
For some background on Chris Busby, and his actions as a disciple of a skilled propagandist see:
It is fairly obvious that the Health Physics and nuclear interests we are all part of, fall into the characterization above by Goebbels of being "straw brains" seeking "intellectual truths" and unable to connect with the "broad masses".
Truth is clearly the mortal enemy of the lie, but only if it reaches the target audience in a way that can be understood and ultimately believed. What a challenge to radiation technologies.
Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Linac, Imaging, and Rad Instrumentation Brokerage
Bridgeport, CT 06604
From: Bjorn Cedervall <bcradsafers at hotmail.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Sun, July 4, 2010 12:47:39 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Uranium, genetic disease etc...
Someone sent me the following:
Genetic damage and health in Fallujah Iraq worse than Hiroshima
Results of a population-based epidemiological study organized by Malak Hamdan and Chris Busby are published tomorrow in the International Journal of Environmental Studies and Public Health (IJERPH) based in Basle, Switzerland. They show increases in cancer, leukemia and infant mortality and perturbations of the normal human population birth sex ratio significantly greater than those reported for the survivors of the A-Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Results of a survey in Jan/Feb 2010 of 711 houses and more than 4000 individuals in Fallujah show that in the five years following the 2004 attacks by USA-led forces there has been a 4-fold increase in all cancer. Interestingly, the spectrum of cancer is similar to that in the Hiroshima survivors who were exposed to ionizing radiation from the bomb and uranium in the fallout. By comparing the sample population rates to the cancer rates in Egypt and Jordan, researchers found there has been a 38-fold increase in leukemia (20 cases) almost a 10-fold increase in female breast cancer (12 cases) and significant increases in lymphoma and brain tumours in adults.
Based on 16 cases in the 5-year period, the 12-fold increases in childhood cancer in those aged 0-14 were particularly marked. The cancer and leukemia increases were all in younger people than would normally be expected. Infant mortality was found to be 80 per 1000 births which compares with a value of 19 in Egypt, 17 in Jordan and 9.7 in Kuwait. An important result is that the sex-ratio, which in normal populations is always 1050 boys born per 1000 girls was seriously reduced in the group born immediately after 2005, one year after the conflict: in this group the sex ratio was 860.
Birth sex ratio is a well known indicator of genetic damage, the reduction in boy births being due to the fact that girls have a redundant X-chromosome and can therefore afford to lose one though genetic damage; boys do not. Sex ratio was similarly reduced in the Hiroshima survivors children. “This is an extraordinary and alarming result” said Dr Busby, who is visiting Professor in the University of Ulster and Scientific Director of Green Audit, an independent environmental research organization. He added: “To produce an effect like this, some very major mutagenic exposure must have occurred in 2004 when the attacks happened. We need urgently to find out what the agent was. Although many suspect Uranium, we cannot be certain without further research and independent analysis of samples from the area.” Malak Hamdan, who organized the project said: “ I am so glad that we have been able to obtain proper scientific confirmation of all the anecdotal
evidence of cancer and congenital birth defects. Maybe now the international community will wake up”.
Contact: Chris Busby (France) +44 7989 428833
Malak Hamdan (London) +44 7903 153163
Richard Bramhall: +44 1597 825771
Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009 Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1-x; doi:10.3390/ijerph707000x
My personal initiative only,
The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with Hotmail.
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