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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Do "stochastic" radiation effects exist?
Jerry Cuttler wrote:
> The assessment by Dr. Rainer (below) is excellent.
> The notion of "stochastic" radiation effects was invented along with
> the LNT.
The whole discussion of LNT has an air of unreality for me. Recent
experiments with genetic manipulation resulted in some cases where the
patients immune system was strengthened and focused on skin cancer. The
result was the complete elimination of the cancer from these patients
bodies. There were cases where the cancer had spread throughout the
body. Granted this is only a halting beginning of this kind of work,
but I just cannot imagine humans having bodies that are anything like
the ones we have today in 10,000 years, even in 100 years. For this
reason I find the whole LNT discussion irrelevant.
For example, if we want to travel in space our bodies are going to have
to be much more radiation resistant.
Will we even have bodies in 500 years?
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