[ RadSafe ] Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski 1927-2011

Ludwig E. Feinendegen feinendegen at gmx.net
Mon Jan 14 05:03:15 CST 2013

Thanks, Bobby;  this is really a fine collection of revealing papers. - They
are now indexed in Medline and on PubMed since a few days ago. - All the
best, Ludwig

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Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] Im Auftrag von Scott, Bobby
Gesendet: Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013 23:45
An: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) MailingList
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski 1927-2011


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 Fukushima]


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


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


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


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 cancer.]


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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