Saturday, April 02, 2011

John Boice - Fukushima Radiation a Threat?



Epidemiologist John Boice did a superb job this morning on MSNBC tempering overreaction to radiation levels.
Key takeaways:
Dilution and dispersal of radioactive iodine moving away from the Japanese coastline keeps any impact minor.
Sensitive detection equipment in U.S. is picking up insignificant levels of iodine. For example,  iodine levels in milk in the U.S. is 5,000 times below FDA standards.
None of this means that concern should not be directed to the workers at Fukushima.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

He used the term "minuscule" so many times i lost count, trying to convince us, you see. LOL! Then he used a banana as an example of something that has radiation that no harm. He's a sorry excuse for making a case.

I'll bet he has moved his family out of harms way. He can take his banana, well..you know. ALL LIES!

Frank Jablonski said...

Hey, Anonymous.

Try thinking.

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/life-is-rad

Frank Jablonski said...

Hey, Anonymous.

Radiation is everywhere, and the best science indicates that there is a level of it below which harm from radiation, if any, is likely exceeded by the benefit from the body's adaptive responses to it.

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/life-is-rad

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/radioadaptive/ramsar.html

Anonymous said...

"the best science" supports rejection of LNT and acceptance of hormesis? Only if you consider Lyndon Larouche better science than UNSCEAR, ICRP, NAS, US NRC ...

When your journal's not peer reviewed, you can publish anything you want. Hence hormesis as a cottage industry.

Brian Mays said...

You're behind the times, Anonymous.

These days, cutting-edge scientific research related to hormesis is published in peer-reviewed journals. Here is an example, and no, it's not published by LaRouche.