[ RadSafe ] Leukemias and Chernobyl + European Journal...

Busby Chris C.Busby at ulster.ac.uk
Wed Apr 20 06:17:07 CDT 2011

Dear Otto,
Deal with the papers showing increases in infant leukemia and my paper which uses a meta analysis please. Otherwise you are using hearsay. This is meant to be a discussion.
By the way Otto, what about the 12 beagle control dogs that developed lung cancer in your paper. How do you explain that? Did you check out the normal lung cancer rates in dogs. I did. It is 35 per 100,000. Seems these controls were exposed. Or do you have another explanation?

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Otto G. Raabe
Sent: Tue 19/04/2011 20:13
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Leukemias and Chernobyl + European Journal...
April  19, 2011

Claims of an epidemic of cancer from the 
Chernobyl accident have not been validated. There 
was no apparent major effects of widespread 
public exposure to ionizing radiation from the 
Chernobyl accident except for thyroid disease 
associated with very high acute radiation doses 
from short-lived 131I in milk. See World Health 
Organizion (WHO), Health Effects of the Chernobyl 
Accident and Special Health Care Programmes, 
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization 
2006, and also Z. Jaworowski,Observations on the 
Chernobyl Disaster and LNT. Dose Response 8: 148-171; 2010.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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