[ RadSafe ] ODP: Residential radon and lung cancer suppression

Howard howard.long at comcast.net
Tue Jan 4 17:07:16 CST 2011

Wiki is wrong, George. Monetary blinders may be the reason for its LNT propaganda.

 I have substantiated this in the Women's Health Initiative - NIH collusion about abortion, breast cancer and hormones. 
Government-Education Complex Hides Risk, 
(my letter in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, summer 2008 ): 
GEC proclaimed abortion - breast cancer risk RR=1.38 is "NP effect" 
while hormone replacement RR of 1.26 is "3+ association".

There, $1B/yr less payout for hormones by (Obamacare) since the scare.
With LNT, what is the political payoff to the collective? More funding for cleanup?

Howard Long

On Jan 4, 2011, at 11:39 AM, "George Sallit" <georgesallit325 at btinternet.com> wrote:

> I can't do better than quote Wiki:
> Radiation hormesis has not been accepted by either the United States National Research Council,[1] or the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.[2] In addition, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) wrote in its most recent report:[3]
> Until the [...] uncertainties on low-dose response are resolved, the Committee believes that an increase in the risk of tumour induction proportionate to the radiation dose is consistent with developing knowledge and that it remains, accordingly, the most scientifically defensible approximation of low-dose response. However, a strictly linear dose response should not be expected in all circumstances.
>   1.. ^ http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11340.html Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2
>   2.. ^ NCRP Report No. 136 — Evaluation of the Linear-Nonthreshold Dose-Response Model for Ionizing Radiation
>   3.. ^ UNSCEAR 2000 REPORT Vol. II: Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Annex G: Biological effects at low radiation doses. page 160, paragraph 541.
> ICRP also have a similar view.
> The problem with trying to identify this effect in large populations are the severe confounding effects and their signficant impacts on what are very subtle effects.
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