Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Retired from Senior Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Professor and Head of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, Past President of the American Nuclear Society: Conclusions - Linear No-Threshold Low Dose Radiation Guidelines are NOT CONSERVATIVE. The drastic actions forced on the public themselves by LNT (not low dose radiation) cause many needless deaths, make nuclear energy needlessly too expensive, deprive sick people of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, and instill false fear among the public of low dose radiation. This has long-lasting negative consequences for the modern world.
(ANS - HPS) USofA - Applicability of Radiation Response Models to Low Dose Radiation Protection Standards (Conference 2018) (2) SUMMARY20.Apr.2020
Alan Waltar, Chair, ANS - HPS Conference September 30 - October 3, 2018, Pasco, Washington, USA: The main question for this conference is how the radiation protection standards should be updated to more closely reflect reality rather than the arbitrary Linear No Threshold model used for the last sixty years. The path forward and the total impact of the meeting will be dependent on how well the information from this meeting is accepted, disseminated and incorporated into decisions related to the control of radiation exposures. We, the organizing committee, have made a commitment to continue to work with the collected data and the concept of true optimization to insure that indeed this meeting has a long lasting impact on our understanding of the underlying science of radiation exposure, along with the regulations associated with protecting the public with adequate and appropriate radiation standards.
Jeffrey Mahn, nuclear engineer: - Presentation addresses: - Radiation hormesis, the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation. Atomic bomb survivors. Nuclear navy shipyard workers. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma trial. Dose-response curve.
Theo Richel, documentary film producer: This is an interesting and easy to understanding low-dose radiation. It is in the world all around us. It can be beneficial, just like low doses of sunshine and many medicines.