[ RadSafe ] When Radiation Isn’t the Real Risk

Rees, Brian G brees at lanl.gov
Wed Sep 23 05:35:34 CDT 2015

I've heard this attributed to oxidative stress on cells (more O2 @ sea level).

But some folks will do anything to avoid the "H" word - hormesis...

Brian Rees

From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu on behalf of S L Gawarecki
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:39:25 PM
To: RadSafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] When Radiation Isn’t the Real Risk

Quite an interesting article here:

When people want to moan about the great cancer risk of radiation, I like
to point out that Colorado residents on average are exposed to a much
higher (approximately 3 times) radiation dose than people who live in
Alabama (Table 2 in
yet there is not a corresponding increase in the cancer rate. In fact,
Alabama's average cancer incidence rate is about 1.2 times higher than that
of Colorado and Alabama's average death rate from cancer in Alabama is
about 1.3 times that of Colorado (

*Susan Gawarecki*

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