[ RadSafe ] X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

sbalter at aol.com sbalter at aol.com
Wed Jan 19 11:18:04 CST 2011

Just as a speculation:

The comparison is not a randomized trial.

Assume that the children's underlying disease (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed) brought them
to greater medical attention (including more procedures of all types) than the control population.

Steve Balter

-----Original Message-----
From: Cary Renquist <cary.renquist at ezag.com>
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

ust as we get a little sanity with respect to immunizations, a new
ource of woo is going to be scaring parents into making poor
Seems rather irresponsible to publish this -- if what they are observing
as really caused by the x-rays, then there would likely be a major
pidemic of leukemia.  My guess for a culprit is the inflammation and
epair response involved in bone injuries or something along those
xtraordinary results require extraordinary evidence.
X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk 

.. Specifically, the researchers found that children with acute
ymphoid leukemia (ALL) had almost twice the chance of having been
xposed to three or more X-rays compared with children who did not have
eukemia. For B-cell ALL, even one X-ray was enough to moderately
ncrease the risk. The results differed slightly by the region of the
ody imaged, with a modest increase associated with chest X-rays. ...
Just checked, the paper is actually available for download:


ary Renquist
renquist at isotopeproducts.com or cary.renquist at ezag.com
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