[ RadSafe ] Member of European Committee on Radiation Risk: 400, 000 Fuku cancers based on health studies after Chernobyl | TheNuclear Engineering Department At UC Berkeley
sjd at swcp.com
Sun May 15 22:04:05 CDT 2011
This is the link to what is probably the Tondel paper Busby
The citation is J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004 Dec;58(12):1011-6.
"A cohort study was focused on the fallout of caesium-137 in
relation to cancer incidence 1988-1996."
"The excess relative risk [for Cs-137 deposition] was 0.11
per 100 kiloBecquerel/m(2) . . ."
Busby says there was an "11% increase in cancre [sic]". I
assume he got that from the excess relative risk of 0.11. I am
neither a statistician nor an epidemiologist. Does an excess
relative risk of 0.11 constitute an 11 percent increase in cancer?
At 06:26 AM 5/14/2011, you wrote:
>The calculation that was done for Fukushima was based on
>scientifically valid comparisons with weapons fallout cancer yields
>and Chernobyl cancer yields in Sweden published by Tondel et al in
>2004 which show 11% increase in cancre per 100kBq/m2 comntamination,.
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