[ RadSafe ] Fwd: How can I get more radiation

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 14:09:49 CDT 2012


Short of asking the docs at a radiation oncology clinic to give you a
total body irradiation (TBI) or total marrow irradiation (TMI), say,
once a month, or once a week, to a total annual dose that would be
equivalent to the 100 mSv you seek, I don't know.  And, even if you
could find a reputable clinic which would be willing to prescribe such
a course of treatment, I don't think that you could afford it (ain't
no insurance gonna pay for it).


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Theo Richel <theo at richel.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] How can I get more radiation
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics)
MailingList" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>

All right so I have read the literature on LNT and hormesis and all
that and I have decided that the benefits of low level radiation
exceed the risks. Of course I do not know whether that works on my
individual level but I decided that it is time to try it out and
increase my exposure to, 100 milliSievert a year, possibly spread over
multiple doses. Does anyone here have some practical advise how to
realize that?

I know about Japanese gadgets like ceramic eggs ventilating radon or
clothes with radium enriched threads. But on the Japanese site I can
find nothing on  the quantity of radiation they produce (and I suspect
that the Dutch government will have its own ideas on my importing
these things).
I could  go to a radon spa, but I just read that the personnel in a
Greek spa (Ikaria) the personnel receives 35 milliSievert per year. So
I would need to change my job and emigrate which I do not want. And it
still is far from the 100 milliSievert I 'need'.
I know that professor Luckey has a lump of ore in his home which
irradiates him constantly (even to the point of burning him slightly
he says). Het couldn’t tell me about the dose he received that way, he
wasn’t interested in that. U do not know much of the equipment that is
used for radiotherapy, but I suppose it is tuned to give a highly
focused high dose, whereas for my purposes whole body low doses seems
more appropriate. But possibly radiologists have been thinking about

Of course I am aware of the legal barriers, but I am willing to
confront them, first I want to explore the practical side of this.

So I'd love to get in touch with people who have given this issue some
thought. You can also pm me at theo at richel.org .


Theo Richel

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