[ RadSafe ] Cancer II - My "-planned exposure to low dose radiation"

Howard Long howard.long at comcast.net
Mon May 14 18:32:15 CDT 2012

"-planned exposure to low dose radiation" is a legally implausible study. 

However, natural experiments do occur.   John Snow observed
that deaths from diarrhea were much more frequent on the side of the street
that got its water from the Thames, and that removing the pump handle 
from that source stopped the deaths.

Cameron's study on nuclear shipyard worker mortality data, likewise.
Just 0.76 mortality rate for those with extra 0.5 rem, p<0.001 !

Chen et al observed that Taiwan apartments exposing 10,000 residents to 0.4Sv av 
 (from Co 60 in reinforcing steel) was associated with  
just 3.5/100,000 cancers vs 116/100,000 for comparable population and
just 3 birth defects/1,000 vs 23 expected.
www.aapsonline.org/journal  spring2004 
Is Low Dose Radiation An Effective Prophylaxis Against Cancer? Chen et al

So, I sit on thoriated welding rods that boost my background radiation to a Denver dose.
Howard Long
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Posted on March 8, 2012
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Howard Long MD MPH

On May 14, 2012, at 12:14 PM, Mohan Doss <mohan.doss at fccc.edu> wrote:

> Joe,
>    Thanks for the (premature) complements but I don't deserve them nor take them seriously (nor should anyone else).  There is a lot of work that needs to be done to determine whether these ideas do help in reducing cancers in prospective studies.  Of course I would not think of proposing any such study in the USA because of concern for potential lawsuits (that can doom the study) if even one of the participants is diagnosed with cancer following planned exposure to low dose radiation.  I am wondering if there is some country or region where there is less likelihood of such lawsuits making a prospective study of radiation hormesis conceivable.  Any takers?
>    Best regards,
>                                             Mohan
> Mohan Doss, Ph.D., MCCPM
> Medical Physicist, Diagnostic Imaging,
> Associate Professor,
> Fox Chase Cancer Center, R427
> 333 Cottman Avenue,
> Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497.
> Phone: 215 214-1707
> Fax:   215 728-4755
> E-mail:  Mohan.Doss at fccc.edu
> On 5/14/2012 2:15 AM, JPreisig at aol.com wrote:

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