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Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Dying Nuclear Industry Is Trying to Push Through a Law of "Radiation is Good for You"

The nuclear cartel is trying to push an NRC regulation that will state "radiation is good for you".

The paid nuclear promoters and internet disruptors are running with this story, and the NRC is actually reviewing it, asking for public comment.

Here is a good story showing even small doses of radiation are harmful, and there is no indication that radiation is nuetral or "good for you"
Here is one 2012 document, produced after Fukushima,    They knew they were going to need a big change, or it would result in a full shutdown of nuclear everywhere.

If you want to email the main author, it is

stock here
100mSV is NOT low dose, it is extremely high dose, about 100 years of background radiation.

Epidemiology shows statistically significant increases of cancer risk with as little as 4 mSV cumulative dose.   Study is here

Look at their "conclusion" on page....wait they dont even use page numbers, wow.    May, Might, appears...they have no data hang their hat on, speculation that goes against what is known by high power studies.      Then they take a pot shot at LNT, no engineer or scientist with a brain halfway screwed on right would argue that LNT is "correct (LNT is nuclear bomb data, extrapolated toward zero).     So its a pot shot at a straw man.

From the conclusion "It is hoped that an appropriate consensus conference eventually provides new guidance.'   Which makes me think of the junk science of Global  Warming were apparently science is not based on facts but "consensus".

They also recognize that "effect of low dose irradiation are expected to vary among individuals".    Indeed, lets say that some low dose radiation actually helped 3 people, but gave the fourth person a leukemia.     Do you just say sorry to that person?   Oh, but we helped three people with a minor benefit, sorry you have to die while your daughter just entered high school.     A primary function and promise of medicine is "to do no harm".

The dying nuclear industry is spending over $1.4B per year to expand propaganda, one element is for "radiation is good for you, hormesis".    Although it is within scientific possibility that some people may see some benefits from some isotopes at some time series of some radiation "dose", it is utterly and disgustingly irresponsible and arrogant to think that we can take a relatively safe radiation limit, toss it out, and replace it with "up to 100 times background per year is good for each and every one of you".

This is strictly about protecting the dying nuclear industry and the out of control USA Radiation Medical Industry that is already tripling dose to USA on average by their misguided efforts "treating cancer with radiation", testing with radiation.   Blasting people with CT radiation machine because they have them, although MRI would do a better job 99% of the time.

Whoremesis, is not scientifically backed up at any broad level of statistically significant peer reviewed level, especially in regards to particular isotopes, organs, and various humans.    It also does not address age, or pregnancy.    The Hippocratic OATH says "First do no harm".      The uncertainties regarding specific affects and responses to individuals shows that proponents of hormesis have no respect for the prime directive of medicine.

A further review of the body of this paper show more basic problems.

They focus nearly entirely on DNA damage as the only negative effect of radiation, referring to both SSB and DSB (single strand breaks and double strand breaks), and give some lip service to bystander effect, and non-targeted effects.     If that would truly be the case, then how could anyone be killed almost immediately from radiation?     I mean....just because their DNA is damaged, that would not cause a near immediate death.  

It is also known that radiation functions to reduce the effectiveness of the body's immune system, why would that occur due to DNA damage.

The study firmly latches on to the ICRP model of dose damage being caused entirely by "energy deposition".   This is humerous since they want to latch onto the misguided ICRP energy deposition model, whilst tossing out the ICRP Linear No Threshold Model (LNT).    They also latch onto the misguided ICRP method of only focusing on 1 particular organ in the body, the one they calculate has the highest absorbed dose and call it the critical orgam.   Then they go on to ignore all other organs!    This is incredulous, and can barely pass the straight face test.    Lets say you have a weakened heart at a level of 7, higher being worse, and a weakened liver say level 5.      They say you can ignore the liver, kidney, thyroid, red blood cells, lungs, colon, can ignore everything else except the "most critical organ". 

Then even though they have "thrown out" the LNT straw man, they then use LNT to prove that 97% of cancer is caused by non-radiation toxins, but first "[proving" with LNT that background radiation would only account for 3% of all the cancers that we actually see.

At the end of section 5, the author makes the incredulous claim that "since epidemiology does not reveal cancer increase at doses below about 100 mGy (mSv).    stock here: we know that cancers area clearly at increased risk with accumulated 4 mSv only.     Here is that report.

Aside: If you believe the ICRP methods, they expect that at 100 mSv to expect 1 extra cancer per 100 people.     The new "hormesis gang" is proposing up to 100 mSV per year, for everyone, women and children included.     A propose that these are not Doctors, but monsters.

The Author had a peer review from a Doctor de Saint-Georges, embedded below, but his arrogance in side stepping the Doctors comment and then throwing it in his face as if it should be believed is almost a sign of sociopathy, certainly rude.

Page 342: ‘The claim that a single DNA double strand break, however grave, in a stem cell may cause cancer is scientifically unjustified.’

It is well known that cancer has a multifactorial origin and therefore that a single double strand break alone is probably unable to cause cancer. However, in the multifactorial process if the single strand break just helps in the step lacking, we may then attest that the double strand break will cause cancer.

Response: It is good to read that Dr de Saint-Georges agrees that cancer has a multifactorial origin. However, quite a number of people still claim that a single double-strand break may be oncogenic.

stock here: Wow what a jerk. 
I do have some other basic complaints on his paper.    There are numbered citations in the text that appear as hyperlinks.    Well you think there are hyperlinks, so you think you could go directly to the source information being cited.   But when you click the "hyperlink" you are just taken to the list of citiations at the back and not even the particular one being cited, just the whole page.     Then it is a PDF that does not lend to easy copy and paste to do a web search to try to find the document.    So then you export the PDF to text format, find the citation, copy and past to web search....sheesh.    He makes it hard to check his work.    

It was hard to find many of the citations, and some where never found. 

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