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Re: Study: Even Low-Dose Radiation is Dangerous

At 22:07 08.10.97 -0500, you wrote:

>Most scientists now believe radiation below the
>internationally-accepted level of one millisievert per year can damage
>DNA in a new way that could harm the gene pool, wreck future
>generations and kill, the New Scientist said. 
>"It's a horrifying concept. But we now have early indications that it
>may be happening," Eric Wright of Britain's Medical Research Council
>(MRC) told the magazine. 

Does that mean that we all have to be irradiated to exposures far beyond
the 1 mSv/y to avoid the dangerous "low-level radiation"  which would harm
the gene pool, wreck future generations and kill????? To avoid Alzheimer
and Parkinsons disease?

The discussion has gone beyond any acceptable reasoning.

Franz Schoenhofer
Federal Institute for Food Control and Research
Department for Radiochemistry and Radioactivity of Food
Kinderspitalg. 15
A-1095 Vienna
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