[ RadSafe ] More Arnie Gundersen as Nuclear Expert Fukushima: young women at 5 times greater cancer risk than general population

Tom Simpson bullet308 at att.net
Tue May 1 05:01:08 CDT 2012

Why doesn't Arnie stick to telling us what is going on inside reactors 
and leave the public health stuff to people that are actually qualified 
to have an opinion?


On 05/01/2012 05:02 AM, Roger Helbig wrote:
> Word Press is an exceptional propaganda organ; it allows for one-way
> communication like this to thousands -
> Fukushima: young women at 5 times greater cancer risk than general population
> by Christina MacPherson
> Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated ENE News, — 5% of young
> girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually
> worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included&  only counts cancers,
> not other effects  : Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima
> Daiichi Underestimated Source: Fairewinds Associates, Inc Author:
> Arnie Gundersen   Transcript Excerpts That gets me to the issue of
> BIER, Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation. [...]
> Now in Japan, the Japanese government is allowing people to go back
> into these radiation zones, when the radiation exposure is 2 rem. What
> that means is that they are willing to say that your chances of
> getting cancer are 1 in 500 if you go back into these areas that are
> presently off limits, and the exposure levels are 2 rem or 20
> milisieverts in a year.
> But it is worse than that. The number that we are using in the BIER
> Report is for the entire population, old people and young. And old
> people are going to die of something else before a cancer gets to
> them, whereas young people have rapidly dividing cells and they live a
> longer time, so they are more likely to get cancer. So if you go into
> the BIER Report and you look at Table 12-D, you will see that young
> women have a 5 times that number chance of getting cancer than the
> population as a whole. So young girls in the Fukushima Prefecture are
> going to get 5 times the exposure they would get from 2 rem. That
> means that about one in 100 young girls is going to get cancer as a
> result of the exposure in Fukushima Prefecture. And that is for every
> year they are in that radiation zone [at 20 milliSv/y]. If you are in
> there for 5 years, it is 5 out of 100 young girls will get cancer.
> Now the BIER Report only addresses cancer, and of course, there are
> other effects of radiation that are not included in BIER, so it is
> actually worse than that.
> Two more items: The first is that the BIER Report does not address hot
> particles. Now we have been over that extensively on the site, and you
> will see that imbibing it (a kid gets radioactive cesium on their
> hands and they swallow it, or breathing it in), is not included in the
> BIER Report.
> And the last piece brings us over to Ian Goddard’s video, and that is
> this assumption by the Japanese and International Atomic Energy
> Agency, that at some point, this radiation is really so hard to
> measure that it does not count anymore. Well, the data indicates that
> just the opposite is happening……
> http://enenews.com/gundersen-fukushima-cancer-risk-underestimated-5-of-young-girls-will-get-cancer-living-in-20-millisvy-for-5-years-actually-worse-than-that-hot-particles-not-included-only-counts-cance
> Christina MacPherson | May 1, 2012 at 8:39 am | Categories: Japan,
> women | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-6du
> http://nuclear-news.net/2012/05/01/fukushima-young-women-at-5-times-greater-cancer-risk-than-general-population/
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