[ RadSafe ] Cohen's radon results and LNT

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Wed Sep 28 14:00:14 CDT 2011

At 09:40 AM 9/28/2011, Chris Hofmeyr wrote:
>Prof Cohen, Radsafers,
>In the condensed notes on Cohen's radon studies (attached to posting 
>on Radsafe
>21 Sept), I attempt to show unequivocally, although slightly unconventionally,
>that Cohen's lung cancer (LC) mortality rates are basically independent of the
>average domestic radon concentrations as determined by Cohen on a per county
>basis. This independence clearly means that LNT is REJECTED, since lung cancer
>is not perceptibly correlated with domestic radon...
My Forum paper,  "Toward Improved Ionizing Radiation Safety 
Standards", Health Phys. 101:84-93;2011, explains why LNT does not 
apply to any protracted or repeated radiation exposures.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
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