[ RadSafe ] Did Professor Muller lie when he claimed that there isno safe level of radiation?

edmond0033 at comcast.net edmond0033 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 21 18:34:07 CDT 2011


If it is 'true' what Prof Muller then we should all avoid higher elevations, 
as many people live above sea level (where it may not be safe near the 
oceans).  We would all have to cluster together.  However, since we all have 
K-40 in us and it emits a high energy gamma, what can we do.  I suggest we 
ignore his warning.

Ed Baratta

edmond0033 at comcast.net

-----Original Message----- 
From: parthasarathy k s
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:56 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Did Professor Muller lie when he claimed that there 
isno safe level of radiation?


The September  issue of  Archives of Toxicology and Environmental and 
Molecular Mutagenesis contains a provocative paper by Prof Edward Calabrese.

By piecing together various letters and other material he showed that Prof 
Muller, considered to be one of the fathers of radiation genetics, knowingly 
lied in 1946 when he claimed that there is no safe level of radiation.

This discovery, if substantiated, may have profound impact. Calabrese has 
traced the complete story. I could not get access to the full text of the 
paper; you may access a summary from the following link


It is quite unnerving to think that the edifice of radiation protection has 
such an infamous beginning

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