[ RadSafe ] LNT

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Thu Sep 29 14:57:50 CDT 2011

At 10:41 AM 9/29/2011, James Salsman wrote:
>How do you control for confounding effects when the internal emitters
>are chemical genotoxins?

Give me one example. I don't know of any radionuclides that are also 
chemical genotoxiicants in typical exposure quantities even though I 
have been studying radiation effects for many years.

If chemical toxicity is a factor, any observed effect might be 
attributed to the ionizing radiation.


P.S. Technically, a "toxin" is a poisonous protein of biological 
origin, Poisonous substances are called "toxicants".

Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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