[ RadSafe ] Any comment on the latest paper in The BMJ
Mohan.Doss at fccc.edu
Sun Nov 1 20:18:02 CST 2015
You can read my rapid response criticizing the design of this study at http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5359/rr . There are two other rapid responses critical of the article also. In my opinion, there is good reason to ignore this paper.
If there are any new publications that claim increased cancer risk from low-dose radiation, you can probably assume that they have major flaws negating their conclusions, since that has been the pathetic record of such publications todate. Such authors have cried wolf too many times.
With best regards,
From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of parthasarathy k s
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Any comment on the latest paper in The BMJ
Our newsgroup has apparently ignored tha following paper published in The BMJ
Under what this study adds are the following comments:
"The study provides a direct estimate of the association between protracted low dose exposure to ionising radiation and solid cancer mortality. Although high dose rate exposures are thought to be more dangerous than low dose rate exposures, the risk per unit of radiation dose for cancer among radiation workers was similar to estimates derived from studies of Japanese atomic bomb survivors. Quantifying the cancer risks associated with protracted radiation exposures can help strengthen the foundation for radiation protection standards".
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