[ RadSafe ] The hidden danger of radioactive scrap metal
parthasarathy k s
ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 05:40:10 CDT 2012
Cancer incidence in the populations in the High Background Radiation Areas in Kerala (known for beach sands containing monazite-rich thorium ore-) was not higher or lower compared to that in normal background radiation areas.
The interaction of low level radiation with tissues is admittedly complicated. A brief review highlights some recent findings:
From: Ahmad Al-Ani <ahmadalanimail at yahoo.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Thursday, 22 March 2012, 6:14
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] The hidden danger of radioactive scrap metal
"They did not suffer a higher incidence of cancer mortality, as the LNT theory would predict. On the contrary, the incidence of cancer deaths in this population was greatly reduced—to about 3 per cent of the incidence of spontaneous cancer death in the general Taiwan public. In addition, the incidence of congenital malformations was also reduced—to about 7 per cent of the incidence in the general public"
It must be another study which the below news article based its statement:
"A 2005 study of more than 6,000 Taiwanese who lived in apartments built with radioactive reinforcing steel from 1983 to 2005 showed a statistically significant increase in leukemia and breast cancer"
Did it increase "leukemia and breast cancer" but reduced every other cancer?
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 1:25 PM AST (Arabian) Roger Helbig wrote:
>New post on nuclear-news
>The hidden danger of radioactive scrap metal
>by Christina MacPherson
>Chronic exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cataracts,
>cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental
>Protection Agency. A 2005 study of more than 6,000 Taiwanese who lived
>in apartments built with radioactive reinforcing steel from 1983 to
>2005 showed a statistically significant increase in leukemia and
>Nuclear Risks at Bed, Bath & Beyond Show Hidden Danger of Scrap
>Bloomberg, By Jonathan Tirone and Andrew MacAskill - Mar 20, 2012
>Going shopping? Don’t forget your wallet and credit card. Or Geiger
>The discovery of radioactive tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc.
>(BBBY) stores in January raised alarms among nuclear security
>officials and company executives over the growing global threat of
>contaminated scrap metal. Read more of this post
>Christina MacPherson | March 20, 2012 at 10:14 am
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