[ RadSafe ] NY State Inhalation Doses due to Fukushima

Rees, Brian G brees at lanl.gov
Fri Feb 5 16:17:01 CST 2016

I can't remember what time of year spikes occur, but I'm sure others on this list that do that sort of thing would know.  I may be way off, but, maybe not!


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Are you suggesting more thyroid treatments are typically done in March/April, and that this would account for the spikes at all collection sites in NY, and in Georgia?



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While discussing I-131 administrations with the RSO of a hospital I recall him mentioning at least one annual spike in thyroid investigations due to patients' body heat regulation being affected by a thyroid condition, and being recognized with a change in season.   Might it be related?  Of course it would be seen every year, varying somewhat with weather.

Brian Rees

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