[ RadSafe ] Arafat Po poisoning report

clayton bradt dutchbradt at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 17:55:24 CST 2013

There is no way to estimate a dose from the activities reported in this
paper.  The uncertainties are large and by the time you back-calculate the
ingested activity the uncertainty is so large as to make any estimate

All that can be said is that the results of this study are consistent with
a lethal dose of Po210 being administered (tens of millicuries to result in
death within a month).  That being said, just about any activity measured
this far out would be consistent with that assumption.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

Dear List
Can anybody calculate  a dose (Since no attempt was done in the report) ? I
mean can we suggest an Acute Radiation Syndrome as a cause of death without
a dose estimation??
Dov Bricner (Dubi)  MD
Beer-Seva         ISRAEL

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