[ RadSafe ] UNSCEAR 2012

Carol Marcus csmarcus at ucla.edu
Wed Feb 6 19:58:12 CST 2013

Dear Michael:

I have read the whole document, including p.10 (f), and it is hardly a 
death knell for the LNT.  The document discusses uncertainty quite well, 
but stating that "Therefore, the Scientific Committee does not recommend 
multiplying very low doses by large numbers of individuals to estimate 
numbers of radiation-induced health effects within a population exposed 
to incremental doses at low levels equivalent to or lower than natural 
background levels;" does not say much except that there is a great deal 
of uncertainty at these levels.  We need something much more definitive 
to state that the LNT is dead.

Ciao, Carol

Carol S. Marcus, Ph.D., M.D.
Prof. of Radiation Oncology and of Radiologic Sciences, UCLA

On 2/6/2013 4:20 PM, Michael LaFontaine, P. Phys. wrote:
> Hello Carol,
> The UNSCEAR 2012 report is available from their website 
> www.unscear.org/ <http://www.unscear.org/>. The report is the second 
> bullet under "Announcements," its number is A/67/46. I've attached the 
> PDF (the text referenced is highlighted on page 10, para (f).
> Best regards,
> At 06:47 PM 06/02/2013, you wrote:
>> Carol Marcus <csmarcus at ucla.edu>
> Michael LaFontaine, P. Phys.

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