Dose Optimization to Minimize Radiation Risk for Children Undergoing CT and Nuclear Medicine Imaging is Misguided and Detrimental...

May 23, 2017 by

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Radiation Research: Our Stories – Fallout Man with Tony Brooks...

May 1, 2017 by

Dr. Antone (Tony) Brooks’ life has been a radiant adventure! From the time he was a young boy watching mushroom clouds in the skies of Utah to his work on chromosomal aberrations. This video highlights his past while growing up in St. George, UT, as well as discusses the current approaches and basic mindset to radiation...

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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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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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A Certified Health Physicist’s Reflections on a 40-Year Career in Radiation Protection...

Nov 17, 2016 by

This is a reflection from a certified health physicist regarding his becoming aware, during his 40-year career, that the linear no-threshold (LNT) model and the associated As Low As Reasonably Achievable concept have no scientific basis and make no positive contribution to radiation safety. They should be replaced by an alternative, scientifically based model that includes a threshold, below which there is no harm, and recognition of hormesis and the adaptive response, which reflect the benefits of low-dose and low-dose-rate radiation exposure. Continued use of the unscientific LNT model is not conservative, as most regulators complacently claim but actually harmful. Examples of these harmful impacts in the areas of nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and environmental management are included.  To read this article in full, please visit the International Dose-Response Society...

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Epidemiology Without Biology: False Paradigms, Unfounded Assumptions, and Specious Statistics in Radiation Science...

Jun 20, 2016 by

Anyone can obtain a free PDF version from this email by clicking on the website in the blue box below, headed “Download Your e-Offprint (PDF File).” It will be available in this form for 4 weeks, i.e., until July 17, 3:25 PM (US MST). Epidemiology Without Biology-Springer-2016...

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Epidemiology Without Biology: False Paradigms, Unfounded Assumptions, and Specious Statistics in Radiation Science...

Jun 18, 2016 by

Epi Without Biology (BT) (1)   Excellent article by: Bill Sacks, Gregory Meyerson & Jeffry A....

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The High Price of Public Fear of Low-dose Radiation...

Jun 14, 2016 by

Waltar et al-2016Jun_High price public fear...

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Mervyn Cohen’s IPR talk – 2016 – “Should the ALARA concept and Image Gently campaign be terminated?”...

May 20, 2016 by

I am charged with the difficult task of presenting the argument that ALARA and Image Gently should be terminated. My plea to you all is to use the infrastructure and energy provided by Image Gently to provide your patients with the best possible care. But, make changes because they are the correct thing to do, not because of a hypothetical fear of radiation. We will present evidence that ALARA and Image Gently have caused harm to our patients by getting them to believe that there is a risk of getting cancer from a CT scan. Mervyn Cohen IPR...

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The Chernobyl Conundrum: Is Radiation As Bad As We Thought?...

May 18, 2016 by

“Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, it has become clear that radioactivity might be less harmful than originally thought. Some researchers even believe it may be beneficial in small doses.”  Please click here to read the full article:  The Chernobyl Conundrum-der Spiegel –...

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Is low-level radiation a killer or a cure?...

May 17, 2016 by

Olmstead-2016May16_Story about Don Luckey Is low-level radiation a killer or a cure? Former MU professor’s theory...

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Rockefeller Foundation’s hefty influence Propagating fears about health effect of low dose radiation – Atomic Insights -5.11.16...

May 12, 2016 by

Rockefeller Foundation- hefty influence Propagating fears about health effect of low dose radiation Atomic Insights -5.11.16   http://atomicinsights.com/rockefeller-foundations-influence-education-health-effect-low-dose-radiation/...

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