[ RadSafe ] Funny cartoon from shortly after TMI - "He's grown a foot....."
doctorbill34 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 18:58:54 CDT 2012
NRC Regulatory Guide 8.29, "INSTRUCTION CONCERNING RISKS
FROM OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION EXPOSURE, " states: " ... if any genetic
effects (i.e., effects
in addition to the normal expected number) have been
caused by radiation, the numbers are too small to have
been observed in human populations exposed to radiation.
For example, the atomic bomb survivors (from
Hiroshima and Nagasaki) have not shown any significant
radiation-related increases in genetic defects
(Ref. 3). [3. International Commission on Radiological Protection,
Annals of the ICRP, Risks Associated
with Ionising Radiation, Volume 22, No.1, Pergamon
Press, Oxford, UK, 1991.]"
It's not about dose, it's about trust.
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Stewart Farber <SAFarber at optonline.net>wrote:
> The following is a cartoon which was published shortly after the TMI
> accident that is very, very funny which I saw today. It plays into people's
> irrational fears of radiation.
> To my recollection there has been no indication of mutagenic effects among
> the two generations studied [children and grandchildren] of the 80,000
> people exposed at Hiroshima/Nagasaki in the Japanese-American managed
> Span Study" of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation [RERF].
> Nonetheless the cartoon is funny:
> Stewart Farber, MSPH
> SAFarber at optonline.net
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