[ RadSafe ] Fallout: Internal vs. External
bullet308 at att.net
Wed Mar 7 08:57:50 CST 2012
Hi: I would like a bit of clarification myself: when you quantify the dosage in
rem, is this solely the external dose of gamma, or there other contributors?
From: Jim Conca <jconca at rjlg.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Wed, March 7, 2012 9:12:26 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fallout
I am in need of clarification. Everything I've seen from the effects of the
Hiroshima and Nagasaki detonations suggest that the initial burst of rad during
the blast in the 3-km annulus around, but outside of, the blast zone caused the
radiation-related cancers and deaths in the surviving cohort, and when I plot
cancers, it is indeed linear with dose down to about 10 rem where it merges with
background (Figure attached), but that fallout did nothing measurable. Is this
correct? Is it because doses from fallout were so low?
Dr. James Conca, Director
Center for Laboratory Science
RJ LeeGroup, Inc.
2710 N. 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
jconca at rjlg.com
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