Radiation Dose is Intensive, not Extensive! – in ANS Magazine...

Nov 19, 2017 by

ANS Article/Comments LNTG Debate – Nuclear News-2017Nov11...

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Pollution Kills More People Than Anything Else...

Nov 7, 2017 by

http://Pollution Kills More People Than Anything Else The most comprehensive report to date on environmental pollution shows that filthy air, contaminated water and other polluted parts of our environment kill more people each year than anything else– smoking, hunger, natural disasters, war, murder, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – costing us $4 trillion a year....

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No Longer an Afterthought, Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Industry Matures...

Nov 4, 2017 by

http://www.powermag.com/no-longer-an-afterthought-nuclear-plant-decommissioning-industry-matures/   Excellent in-depth article on decommissioning by SARI member Jim Hylko....

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The Logic Behind Rick Perry’s FERC Letter...

Oct 20, 2017 by

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rodadams/2017/10/19/power-customers-benefit-from-healthy-supervised-competition-suppliers-may-feel-threatened/#2f44ce901a8a A great article by Rod...

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How Radiation Exposure Histories Influence Physician Imaging Decisions: A Multicenter Radiologist Survey Study...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in AJR:200, June 2013. AJR-2013_How rad exposure histories influence physician imaging decisions...

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Continuous Low-Dose-Rate IrradiationPromotes Growth of Silkworms...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Shibamoto_Y_etal_Dose-Response_2017 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).”...

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[Erroneous] 30 years follow-up and increased risks of breast cancer and leukaemia after long-term low-dose-rate radiation exposure...

Oct 11, 2017 by

An update on the irradiated Taiwan apartment resident data was published in British Journal of Cancer a week ago by Hsieh, et al. https://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/bjc2017350a.pdf . The conclusion of this publication is similar to that of the (Hwang,  2008) publication. The (Hsieh, 2017) publication claims increased hazard ratios for breast cancer and leukemia using LNT model based analysis of the cancer data (using 90% confidence intervals) – a conclusion that is similar to that of (Hwang, 2008) publication.  However, if we examine the total number of cancers observed, and compare to expected number of cancers, estimated using age dependence of cancer rates in Taiwan cancer registry, relative risk is calculated to be 0.83 (with 95% C.I. being 0.73 to 0.94). Their use of the LNT model for analysis allows them to hide this hormetic decrease in overall...

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The LSS Cohort of Atomic Bomb Survivors and LNT – Comments on ‘‘Solid Cancer Incidence among the Life Span Study of Atomic Bomb Survivors: 1958–2009’’ (Radiat Res2017; 187:513–37) and ‘‘Reply...

Oct 10, 2017 by

The conclusions of Grant et al . are perfectly compatible with Boice’s subjective view, but given the uncertainties of the LSS data, their analyses are also at least as consistent with a nonzero-threshold model (linear threshold or linear-quadratic threshold) as with any zero-threshold model. Letter to the Editor Re. Grant 2017 in Rad. Res. by Siegel, et...

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The Mistaken Birth and Adoption of LNT:An Abridged Version...

Oct 10, 2017 by

Abstract The historical foundations of cancer risk assessment were based on the discovery of X-ray-induced gene mutations by Hermann J. Muller, its transformation into the linear nonthreshold (LNT) single-hit theory, the recommendation of the model by the US National Academy of Sciences, Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation I, Genetics Panel in 1956, and subsequent widespread adoption by regulatory agencies worldwide. This article summarizes substantial recent historical revelations of this history, which profoundly challenge the standard and widely acceptable history of cancer risk assessment, showing multiple significant scientific errors and incorrect interpretations, mixed with deliberate misrepresentation of the scientific record by leading ideologically motivated radiation geneticists. These novel historical findings demonstrate that the scientific foundations of the LNT single-hit model were seriously flawed and should not have been adopted for cancer risk assessment. Calabrese-2017_Mistaken birth...

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Letter from Environmentalists for Nuclear (EFN) to Mothers for Nuclear...

Oct 9, 2017 by

Dear Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, The role of women from the beginning of time has been vitally important: having children, raising children, educating children, care givers for normal health services, during plagues, during times of war, and recently making tremendous contributions in nearly all professions and positions in government. The organization you created, Mothers for Nuclear comes at a critical time,. Many anti-nuclear energy and anti-nuclear medicine forces have thoroughly penetrated the minds of the public, the media and government in many countries. They have done this for decades and many consider that they are winning at the moment. For example, the United States has hardly any plans to replace aging nuclear plants with new ones. The efforts to win the hearts and minds of the public, media and government officials clearly hasn’t been successful....

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