[ RadSafe ] Cohen's radon results and LNT

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun Oct 2 21:19:21 CDT 2011

Oct. 2, 2011

         Once again, Busby cites himself.  If high rainfall equals a 
high cancer rate, why aren't all the residents of tropical regions 
dying of cancer or already dead?

         A mountain in Hawaii has averaged over 460 inches of rain 
per year for the last 32 years.  Why haven't we heard about all the 
cancer deaths there?  Perhaps it's a "vast right-wing 
conspiracy."  (Thanks, Hilary.)

         See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain (sect. 7.6) for 
examples of areas which receive even more rain than the location in Hawaii.

Steven Dapra

At 11:42 AM 10/2/2011, you wrote:
>Plenty of evidence there. Not a joke. High Rainfall = high fallout = 
>high cancer rate. See
>Busby, C. (1994), `Increase in Cancer in Wales Unexplained', British 
>Medical Journal, 308: 268.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Otto G. Raabe
>Sent: Sat 01/10/2011 22:33
>To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Cohen's radon results and LNT
>At 06:15 AM 10/1/2011, Chris Busby
> >Its some time since I looked at this but I recall that the problem
> >was that no one has looked at weapons fallout and rainfall.
>Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
>Center for Health & the Environment
>University of California
>One Shields Avenue
>Davis, CA 95616
>E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
>Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140

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