[ RadSafe ] Icaria & LNT No longer life span in HBRA in India

parthasarathy k s ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jul 27 20:56:26 CDT 2013

Dear George,

Elsewhere, I have heard that yoghurt consumption has a positive contribution to longevity!

You may recall that there is a narrow band of heavily populated land in Kerala where the natural radiation levels are four times the average. This High Background Radiation Area (HBRA) attracted attention worldwide.   Substantial fractions of population in HBRA are exposed to high doses.I was actively involved in monitoring a research project on cancer in the area. Longevity was not looked at separately. But some one involved in the area told me that there is no difference in life expectancy in that population.

I wrote a few articles on the health effects in HBRA. You can access two of them at:



With warm regards

 From: George Stanford <gstanford at aya.yale.edu>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu 
Sent: Sunday, 28 July 2013, 5:04
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Icaria & LNT

      This evening ABC TV aired a news report on how
inhabitants of the Greek Island of Icaria live, and stay
healthy, 20 years longer than people in the rest of
Europe.  The story attributed the longevity to diet and
exercise.  On the Internet I find that the radiation level
on Icaria is elevated due to a lot of granite, but I haven't
found what the dose level is.
      Does anyone know of measurements made on Icaria?
Seems to me that's an important part of the story.
      --  George

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