[ RadSafe ] Impact of Cs-137 on Children's Lung Function

Miller, Mark L mmiller at sandia.gov
Fri May 21 15:46:04 CDT 2010

Wow!  This attempt to establish a non-cancer cause-effect relationship between radiation exposure and lung function is a stretch.   If exposure to radiation (Cs-137 or other gamma emitters), what about lung function in high background radiation areas around the world such as Brazil, India or Iran?   What is the purported mechanism of harm?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan W McCarn [mailto:hotgreenchile at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:37 PM
To: 'Leo M. Lowe'; radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Impact of Cs-137 on Children's Lung Function

Just an observation, but the data used in this study were collected from
1993-1998.  Were any of the present authors engaged in the data acquisition?

Dan ii
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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 Leo M. Lowe
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:49
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Impact of Cs-137 on Children's Lung Function

For general interest:

A recent paper (May 2010) in  Environmental Health Perspectives has 
found significant airway obstruction in children associated with 
Cs-137 levels due to Chernobyl. 
See  http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/browseIssue.action

Any comments?

L. Lowe

Leo M. Lowe, Ph.D., P.Phys., CRadP
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