Yes, there was a big crowd to hear my presentation at the CNS conference today, including Clarence Hardy from Australia, Bruno Combi from EFN. The response of the audience was very positive. I was asked to comment on today's news about Health Canada's desire to lower its limit for radon concentration from 800 to 200 Bq/m^3. I mentioned many beneficial health effects, following exposures to radon in Misasa, that were measured by Japanese scientists and the thousands of people suffering from arthritis who get relief after breathing radon in the old uranium mines in Montana.
Unfortunately, a presentation followed by a World Nuclear Association representative, who tried to explain what the ICRP was trying to accomplish with its very complex revised recommendations. I don't think anyone understood this WNA presentation or the proposed ICRP recommendations. We received the impression that real biological responses of organisms to radiation would never be a consideration in international radiation protection policy. Science is just not relevant. Beneficial health effects are ignored. Exposure to ionizing radiation is to be minimized.
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