[ RadSafe ] Collective Dose and Death

Harry Reynolds hreynolds at energysolutions.com
Wed Jan 5 14:59:23 CST 2011

Can the known beneficial effects of low dose aspirin be used as a
possible analogy to support Hormesis for low dose radiation?

Harry Reynolds
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Otto G. Raabe
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Collective Dose and Death

At 11:45 AM 1/5/2011, Harry Reynolds wrote:
>Does this mean that the "aspirin analogy" so often used to explain and
>discredit LNT is also invalid?
Yes!  The toxic effect of high doses of aspirin is a deterministic 
effect, not a stochastic effect.


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