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Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: Panel on effects of Cold War nuclear tests to hear Idaho
I was expecting you to ask this
I pasted below a paragraph from (p 74) of Chapter
4 (attached) in the 2004 book Environment and Health. Chapter 4,
by Dr. Z. Jaworowski, is titled "Radiation Folly".
"But in studies of more than 34,000 Swedish patients
whose thyroid glands received radiation doses that reached up to 40,000 mSv from
iodine-131, there was no statistically significant increase in thyroid cancers
in adults or children who were not already thought to have cancer before
treatment with iodine-131. In fact, an opposite effect was observed: there was a
38 per cent decrease in thyroid cancer incidence as compared with the
non-irradiated population. In a smaller British study of 7417 adult hyperthyroid
patients whose thyroids received average radiation doses of 300,000 mSv from
iodine-131, a 17 per cent deficit in incidence of all studied cancers was
found. Without the stable iodine
prophylaxis and milk restrictions, the maximum thyroid dose would reach about
1,000 mSv in about 5 per cent of Polish children. All that I would now expect from this dose is a zero
Hopefully scientists on the panel
will study these references and make sensible recommendations.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:59
Subject: [MbrExchange] RE: [cdn-nucl-l]
Panel on effects of Cold War nuclear tests to hear Idaho testimony
What ref is there for hyperthyroid patients
with lower cancer? Is this the
10-15 rem whole body dose vs.
leukemia? Is this just lower than LNT
predictions vs. lower than
(Has there ever been a BRER-formed panel that has told
> -----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Jerry Cuttler
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 10:11
> To: cdn-nucl-l; ANS Member Exchange Listserv
[cdn-nucl-l] Panel on effects of Cold War nuclear tests to hear
> The residents should also ask for compensation for
their exposure to
> background radiation.
Studies of hyperthyroidism patients who were treated with I-131
> lower cancer incidence and lower cancer mortality.
Is there scientific evidence that I-131 fallout causes cancer?
wonder what the NAS panel will say.
> ----- Original Message
> From: Gene
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:19 PM
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2004sep26 Panel on effects of Cold War nuclear
> tests to hear Idaho
> Panel studying the effects of Cold War nuclear
tests will hear testimony
> from Idaho residents
> CBS-4 Denver CO
September 26, 2004
> IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) Idaho residents
who believe Cold War nuclear
> harmed their health will
testify before a National Academy of Sciences
> to say
they should be included in a federal compensation program.
About 150 Idaho residents have written to the board to argue that
radioactive fallout from atmospheric testing in Nevada in the 1950s
> 1960s also affected Idaho.
> The academy's Board on
Radiation Effects Research scheduled the hearing
> Nov. 6.
It already has held meetings in Utah and Arizona.
> The board
will release a report in March that will recommend whether the
government should expand the compensation program. Currently,
> certain kinds of cancers who lived in any of 21
counties in southern Utah,
> Nevada and Arizona during testing qualify
for a $50,000 payment under the
> Radiation Exposure Compensation
> ``I'm very pleased that they've decided to hold a
hearing in Idaho,'' said
> Preston Truman, a cancer survivor who has
been fighting for more than 30
> years to get compensation for residents
exposed to radiation from the bomb
> Four Idaho
counties Blaine, Gem, Custer and Lemhi received some of the
levels of iodine-131, one of the radioactive elements released by
tests, according to a 1997 National Cancer Institute study.
High levels of iodine-131 typically cause cancer by falling on grass,
> is eaten by cows and goats, which then produce radioactive
> Residents in Gem County have begun sending a form
letter to officials,
> demanding compensation as part of a campaign
being led by Tona Henderson,
> bakery owner whose extended
family has had about 32 cases of cancer.
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