[ RadSafe ] Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski 1927-2011

Scott, Bobby BScott at lrri.org
Sun Jan 13 16:45:00 CST 2013


Hi All,


For those who are not aware, a Special Issue of the Dose-Response
Journal (Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012) was published in honor of Zbigniew
Jaworowski. The 14 papers in the issue are freely available at
www.dose-response.com <http://www.dose-response.com/> . The papers are
listed below with some comments added within brackets in several places.


1. Scott BR, Dobrzynski L. Special issue introduction. 


2. Dobrzynski L et al. Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski-in memoriam.


3. Cuttler JM. Commentary on the appropriate radiation level for
evacuations. [Paper addresses unnecessary evacuations related to


4. Wilson R. Evacuation criteria after a nuclear accident: A personal
perspective [Paper addresses unnecessary evacuations related to


5. Nowosielska EM et al. Effect of low doses of low-LET radiation on the
innate anti-tumor reactions in radioresistant and radiosensitive mice.
[Paper shows that low-dose, low-LET radiation activates anticancer
immunity which protects from cancer occurrence and cancer metastasis]


6. Bruce VR et al. Low-dose gamma-radiation inhibits
benzo[a]pyrene-induced lung adenoma development in A/J mice. [Paper
shows that repeated small gamma-ray doses given starting one month after
injecting lung-cancer-causing cigarette smoke carcinogen BaP prevents
lung tumors related to the BaP injection. Findings do not support the
LNT hypothesis]


7. Scott BR et al. Small gamma-ray doses prevent rather than increase
lung tumors in mice. [Paper provides evidence for single and multiple
small gamma-ray doses preventing spontaneous lung tumors rather than
causing new tumors. Paper also provides evidence based on a study of
others for residential radon preventing lung cancer caused by cigarette
smoke carcinogens and other agents. Maximum residential radon benefit
appears to be for levels at or near the EPA's action level of 4 pCi/L.
The findings do not support the LNT hypothesis]


8. Fornalski KW and Dobrzynski L. The cancer mortality in high natural
radiation areas in Poland. [The data presented show that the relative
risk of cancer deaths is lower in the higher natural radiation level
areas than for lower natural radiation level areas of Poland. A decrease
by 1.17%/mSv/year (p = 0.02) of all cancer deaths and by 0.82%/mSv/year
(p = 0.2) of lung cancers only were observed. The findings do not
support the LNT hypothesis.]


9. Doss M. Shifting the paradigm in radiation safety. [Paper points out
that low dose radiation (LDR) elevates immune response, and so it may
reduce rather than increase the risk of cancer. The author indicates
that a paradigm shift away from LNT is warranted to reduce further
casualties, reduce fear of LDR, and enable investigation of potential
beneficial applications of LDR]


10. Doss M. Evidence supporting radiation hormesis in atomic bomb
survivor cancer mortality data. [The author's calculations show that a
correction for bias in the baseline cancer rate can lower the excess
relative risk for cancer in the atomic bomb survivor data to negative
values for intermediate doses. This is consistent with the phenomenon of
radiation hormesis, providing a rational explanation for the decreased
risk of cancer observed at intermediate doses for which there is no
explanation based on the LNT model]


11. Ulsh BA. The new radiobiology: Returning to our roots.


12. Sanders CL. Potential treatment of inflammatory and proliferative
diseases by ultra-low doses of ionizing radiation. [The author points
out that limited experimental and anecdotal evidence indicates that low
radiation dose rates (microgray/hour)from radon in mines and spas,
thorium-bearing monazite sands and enhanced radioactive uranium ore
obtained from a natural geological reactor may be useful in treating
many inflammatory conditions and proliferative disorders, including


13. Calabrese EJ and Dhawan G. The role of x-rays in the treatment of
gas gangrene: A historical assessment.


14. Fliedner TM et al. Hemopoietic response to low dose-rates of
ionizing radiation shows stem cell tolerance and adaptation.


Best wishes,


B. R. Scott


Albuquerque, NM, USA



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