Radiation is Safe Within Limits...

Apr 11, 2017 by

http://www.theenergycollective.com/roberthargraves/2401879/radiation-safe-within-limits Excellent article by Robert...

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International Dose Effect Alliance – November 2016 Workshop Proceedings...

Mar 21, 2017 by

IDEA Conf Report 11.2016   Excellent example of dialog encouraging scientific re-examination of radiation safety...

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Obituary notice: LNT dead at 89 years, a life in the spotlight...

Mar 11, 2017 by

Calabrese-2017Mar_Obituary LNT dead at 89_Environ Res from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.02.031 Considerable recent findings have revealed that the linear dose response for cancer risk assessment has not only outlived its utility in predicting risk but is based on a flawed scientific foundation. The present article characterizes this demise of a key concept of environmental risk assessment, in the framework of a figurative obituary of a long-lived concept that has poorly served society. This obituary is intended to illustrate an integrated mix of poignant and improper historical judgments that led to both the acceptance and ultimately the demise of this once intellectually facile and nearly universally accepted...

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Nuclear Energy’s Critical Illness...

Mar 7, 2017 by

NuclearEnergy’sCriticalIllness-PUFAsPublishedMarch2017...

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Can radiotherapy treat Alzheimer’s disease?...

Mar 1, 2017 by

Pretty exciting potential for a real scourge to our aging population!...

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Unshielded radiation levels inside Fukushima unit 2 are extremely high – [as expected]!...

Feb 11, 2017 by

Unshielded radiation levels inside Fukushima unit 2 are extremely high…[as expected]! Unshielded radiation levels inside Fukushima unit 2 are extremely...

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Subjecting Radiologic Imaging to the Linear No-Threshold Hypothesis: A Non Sequitur of Non-Trivial Proportion...

Jan 29, 2017 by

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27493264 Abstract Radiologic imaging is claimed to carry an iatrogenic risk of cancer, based on an uninformed commitment to the 70-y-old linear no-threshold hypothesis (LNTH). Credible evidence of imaging-related low-dose (<100 mGy) carcinogenic risk is nonexistent; it is a hypothetical risk derived from the demonstrably false LNTH. On the contrary, low-dose radiation does not cause, but more likely helps prevent, cancer. The LNTH and its offspring, ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable), are fatally flawed, focusing only on molecular damage while ignoring protective, organismal biologic responses. Although some grant the absence of low-dose harm, they nevertheless advocate the “prudence” of dose optimization (i.e., using ALARA doses); but this is a radiophobia-centered, not scientific, approach. Medical imaging studies achieve a diagnostic purpose and should be governed by the highest science-based principles and policies. The LNTH...

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