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

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Fri May 21 17:57:21 CDT 2010


Perhaps it is just due to the increased particlulate expossure?

John R Johnson, PhD
4535 West 9th Ave
Vancouver, B. C.
V6R 2E2, Canada
idias at interchange.ubc.ca

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johansen, Kjell" <Kjell.Johansen at nexteraenergy.com>
To: <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Impact of Cs-137 on Children's Lung Function

> It is a very long leap of faith to assume Cs-137  was responsible for the 
> reduced lung function.  A more likely conclusion should have been that the 
> Cs-137 was a depositional marker for other materials which may have been 
> in the air and which may have been deposited during the Chernobyl event. 
> What else was released during the fire which could have effected lung 
> function?  Was any asbestos released?  There is no indication that any 
> other contaminant was considered.
> As always, the opinion expressed is my own and not necessarily those of my 
> employer.
> Kjell Johansen
> Nuclear Chemistry Analyst
> NextERA Energy Point Beach
> kjell.johansen at NextERAEnergy.com
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