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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Recommendations for Expanded Considerations by the NCRP’s SC 1-25 Committee in Reviewing the LNT Model...

Apr 29, 2017 by

Boice NCRP SARI recommendation 4.30.2017   Excellent source of articles (noted in blue text – Goggle them) regarding outmoded LNT model and current scientific data regarding radiation risk....

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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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Petitioning EPA to Establish Scientific Bases for Risk-Based Radiation Regulations...

Mar 5, 2017 by

  EPA petition to Revise Radiation Regulations – Corrected     Share FREELY with colleagues!...

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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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DOE Misconduct Related to the Low Dose Radiation Research Program...

Dec 28, 2016 by

House GOP Panel Alleges Misconduct and Intimidation at DOE Full report below. 2016-12-19-Final-Staff-Report-LDRR...

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