Today: 24.Nov.2020

Alan Waltar, Nuclear Engineer and Past President of the American Nuclear Society, Wanda Munn, Nuclear Engineer with advanced nuclear technologies, Kenneth Kok, Nuclear Engineer, Fellow - ASME, John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA formulated this message to the White House and Secretary of Energy with recommendations of what needs to be done to keep America strong with nuclear power.

Published in USA

Edward Calabrese, Professor of Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The story of the dose response in biology and medicine seems like it should be simple and straight-forward. Yet,it is far from either, displaying a series of remarkably unique historical stages with each being controversial and highly contentious, in a struggle that has always been about what is the nature of the dose response in the low dose zone. This paper is about the history of the dose response and how its diverse scientific roads lead to hormesis. However, there have been major episodes, or stages in the history of the dose response and multiple battles fought over the nature of the dose response in the low dose zone, affecting careers, national economies, health and safety regulations, the testing of chemicals and drugs and whether, if and when neuron saving drugs will transform human health. NOTE: USE YOUR BROWSER TEXT SIZE OPTION TO INCREASE ARTICLE TEXT SIZE FOR EASIER READING.

Mohn Doss, Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Imaging: The ICRP should rewrite the draft document based on the observed health effects of exposure to low-level radiation rather than the extrapolation of high dose data to low doses. It is not logical to determine the health effect of taking a single caplet of medicine by extrapolating the health effect of taking 50, 100, 200, 400, etc. caplets at a time, though it would be mathematically simple and convenient to do. It would be very unwise and dangerous to take actions based on such extrapolations. The ICRP should discontinue the use of the LNT model, discontinue the recommendations of low annual public radiation dose limits, and limit its discussions to avoidance of high radiation doses to the radiation workers and the public in the case of nuclear accidents.

Jerry Cuttler, D.Sc. in nuclear sciences and engineering, recipient of 2011 International Dose-Response Society Award for Outstanding Career Achievement: This presentation describes low dose radiation treatments for more than 120 years. Describes mechanism for beneficial effects. Ionizing radiation effects on DNA and H2O. Radiotherapy for sinus infections, pneumonia, wound healing, bronchial asthma, inflammatory disease. Discussion of Threshold model versus Linear No-Threshold model for estimating radiation induced cancer. Radiobiological basis of low-dose irradiation in prevention and therapy of cancer. Radon therapy for cancer. Rheumatoid arthritis. Diabetes. Phemphigus auto immune disease. Neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinsons disease. Alzheimer's disease. Important conclusions.

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