[ RadSafe ] Airport Body Scanners

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Wed Mar 10 10:45:50 CST 2010

Don't know if the list allows attachments, but to lighten up the thread (and
maybe close it!), here is a picture from the Beach in Guarapari, famous for
its radioactive sands. No! it is not Franz! Although he did tell us he
enjoyed Brazil (as I did for many years!).

The locals (and many visitors) claim that regular exposure to the sands aids
their rheumatoid arthritis.....


Doug Aitken
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D&M Operations Support
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Terry
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:39 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Airport Body Scanners

I was hoping to not have a heavy hand as moderator but I have to draw  
a line somewhere:

Anyone posting nude pictures of Franz is going to get banned ; )

Seriously, the line between science and politics has been  
significantly blurred in the U. S. since the end of the Manhattan  
Project. One can certainly argue whether or not this has been a good  
thing. While it has expanded the size of the pot of funding available  
for science, it has made many scientists beholden to the politicos. I  
am not sure that this has been a good trade.

Radiation Protection is one field that strictly due to the regulation  
is highly politicized. Please just keep the discussions civil.



On Mar 10, 2010, at 7:04 AM, Chris Steinmann wrote:

> Franz, lets hear more about the naked beaches you wallow in...think  
> of it as
> a contribution!
> 2010/3/10 Franz Schönhofer <franz.schoenhofer at chello.at>
>> Dear Maury,
>> You know that I appreciate your contributions to RADSAFE!  
>> Unfortunately I
>> do
>> not know the song you suggest to sing together so I cannot join  
>> you...
>> That the USA and even the small parts of "America" (Brazil, Mexico,
>> Argentine) I had the pleasure to visit are beautiful I can only  
>> confirm! So
>> are many other places in this big, big world I have been able to  
>> visit not
>> at least central Europe extensively.....
>> Sorry, there has to be a connection to radiation to be posted on  
>> No problem! I have visited all those places in the course of  
>> conferences on
>> radioactivity or radiation protection.
>> Best regards,
>> Franz
>> Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
>> MinRat i.R.
>> Habicherg. 31/7
>> A-1160 Wien/Vienna

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