[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Cancer and birth defects in Iraq: the nuclear legacy

John R Johnson idiasjrj at gmail.com
Tue May 28 09:44:29 CDT 2013

USTUR's website is www.ustur.wsu.edu. FYI, Ron Kathren was one of the
founders of USTUR.

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Chris Alston <achris1999 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Clayton
> Yes, given the their claims of findings, that was the first thing I
> wanted to know, too: what were their methods of bioassay, and the
> results of same.  They don't even offer air sampling data, or the
> results of wipe tests taken in, e.g., peoples' houses.  Perhaps there
> is another agenda in force than the scientific, e.g., a humanitarian
> effort.  Clearly, the *scientific* community cannot infer effects of
> internal radiation exposure, from studies which offer no estimation of
> intakes (via inhalation, ingestion, the contamination of wounds) of
> radioactive material.  Basically, all the study does is to attempt to
> correlate the results of soil sampling for DU with the incidence of
> cancer and birth defects.  Findings like those may be useful starting
> points for further research, but I think that we know to beware of
> inferences of causation, from evidence of correlation.
> Cheers
> cja
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Clayton J Bradt <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
> Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 1:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Cancer and birth defects in Iraq: the nuclear
> legacy
> To: sjd at swcp.com, radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
> Steve, you got farther than me. When I got to the statement you quoted
> about other effects besides cancer I skimmed the rest.  I was looking (in
> vain it turned out) for some mention of bio-assay results indicating the
> uranium levels in the victims' bodies.
> This article is an un-serious piece of work.
> Clayton Bradt
> Principal Radiophysicist
> NYS Dept. of Health
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