[ RadSafe ] LA Times 11 October 2010 Article

Scott, Bobby BScott at lrri.org
Tue Oct 19 18:47:15 CDT 2010


Hi All:


I thought the Los Angeles Times article "Benefits of diagnostic
radiation outweigh the dangers" at the following link may be of




Please note that the radiation-dose-related added cancer risk from
proper CT scan use extrapolated from A-bomb survivors is hypothetical
(i.e., is linked to the LNT hypothesis).  Other possibilities include no
added risk and a reduction in risk (i.e., an adaptive response). The
latter two possibilities are as plausible as is the added risk.  See for
example the recent discussion at the following link by Lawrence Solomon
about possible benefits of low-dose radiation and the abundant
supporting data discussed in a new book by Chuck Sanders:




Bobby R. Scott

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Albuquerque, NM 87108 USA


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