It is urgent a less restrictive regulation on radiation   


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Disruptive contradictions are emerging in Fukushima. It is urgent a less restrictive regulation on radiation
by Teodore  Rockwell

New lessons are beginning to emerge from Fukushima. Each new concern leads to additional safety requirements. But some contradictions are beginning to raise questions: Amid tens of thousands of deaths from non-nuclear causes, not a single life-shortening radiation injury has occurred. Not one! And while some people in the housing area are wearing cumbersome rad-con suits, filtered gas-masks, gloves and booties, there are many people living carefree in other places like Norway, Brazil, Iran, India where folks have lived normal lives for countless generations with radiation levels as much as a hundred times greater than forbidden areas of the Fukushima homes.
At Fukushima this is no abstract issue. People are being told they cannot return home for an indeterminate period – perhaps years. And efforts to decontaminate their home sites may require stripping off all the rich top-soil and calling it RadWaste. People who were evacuated have been reduced to economic poverty, clinical depression, and even suicide.
There is good scientific evidence that, except for some hot spots, the radiation levels at these home-sites are not life-threatening. The current restrictions are based on a desire to be “conservative.” No matter how well intended, this “conservatism” is cruelly destructive.
The respected radiation authority Wade Allison, author of Radiation and Reason, has proposed that the current annual radiation dose limit be raised 1000-fold, which he says is still well below the hazard level of clinical data on which he bases his proposal.
Other radiation protectionists are beginning to feel unhappy about the harm their rules have caused and are joining in the cry for quick action as the Japanese head into winter. It’s time that the draconian measures be revoked. A simple declaration of the known health facts about radiation from the proper authorities would be a good first step.


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La paura irrazionale delle radiazioni nucleari
by Dr. Giuseppe Filipponi
Radiation Risk and Ethics
by Prof. Zbigniew Jaworowski  Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection in Warsaw
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
by Dr. Don Luckey: Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons
Radiation Hormesis: Historical Perspective and Implications for Low-Dose Cancer Risk Assessment


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