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RE: Risks of low level radiation - New Scientist Article

True, but do they breathe it in?

-- John 

-----Original Message-----

From: Otto G. Raabe [mailto:ograabe@ucdavis.edu]

Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 11:53 AM

To: Jacobus, John (OD/ORS); Tom Mohaupt; John Williams

Cc: muckerheide; jim nelson; jim.dukelow@PNL.GOV; hflong@pacbell.net;


Subject: RE: Risks of low level radiation - New Scientist Article

At 10:55 AM 12/14/01 -0500, Jacobus, John (OD/ORS) wrote:


>The SEER Report is based not ecological data.  See



>I suspect that Kentucky has more lung cancers because they grow tobacco,


>Utah has less because Mormons do not smoke.  This analysis is as good as

>using geography.


December 14, 2001

Davis, CA

Of course, don't forget Utah has higher radon than Kentucky.



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University of California, Davis, CA 95616

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