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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Chernobyl in today's star
Andrew Daley wrote:
> Anybody want to take a crack at responding to this??
We should point this item out to people who are interested:
In particular, paragraph 421:
"421. Finally, it should be emphasized that although those exposed as
children and the emergency and recovery operation workers are at
increased risk of radiation-induced effects, the vast majority of the
population need not live in fear of serious health consequences from
the Chernobyl accident. For the most part, they were exposed to
radiation levels comparable to or a few times higher than the natural
background levels, and future exposures are diminishing as the
deposited radionuclides decay. Lives have been disrupted by the
Chernobyl accident, but from the radiological point of view and based
on the assessments of this Annex, generally positive prospects for the
future health of most individuals should prevail."
In the bad old days a huckster could lie to you about things like this
and you had little chance of finding out the truth. Today, things are
different - the truth is sitting there for those who want to know.
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/