[ RadSafe ] They walk among us

Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH) gyf7 at cdc.gov
Thu Oct 21 06:00:04 CDT 2010

In response to Markey's alarmist report, we have 10CFR35 as well as locally prescribed precautions. The resulting dose to a maximally exposed person from the patient has been determined to be safe AND such dose is not even tracked. I believe we can do without the knee-jerk reaction of non-experts.

John Dixon  

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> "There is a strong likelihood that members of the public have been unwittingly exposed to radiation from patients,"
> Markey wrote Wednesday in a letter to the NRC that details findings by his staff. "This has occurred because of weak NRC
> regulations, ineffective oversight of those who administer these medical treatments, and the absence of clear guidance
> to patients and to physicians."

Hmm.  Looks like we will have to detain patients until they have zero radiation.

-Gary Isenhower

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