Tom Bethell, a favorite science writer, on hormesis and radation effects

We have frequently applauded the work of Ed Calabrese, toxicologist, who exposed the linear no threshold fraud and scam of Muller that plagues us to this day. Ed advocates for tox thresholds and shows that hormesis (benefits at low dose of toxins at higher dose.

Tom Bethell’s essay on the issue deserves another look. I am a big fan of Bethell, who seems to be no longer the prolific writer he once was.

Here’s Bethell in 2012:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/author/tom-bethell

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2 responses to “Tom Bethell, a favorite science writer, on hormesis and radation effects

  1. Dr. Sacamono studied uranium miners in the 50’s and 60’s and developed a sputum test to detect adnormal cells found that if they smoked cigarettes it was a death sentence but found very little sign of damage in non smokers.
    The tar in the lungs trapped the radon which gives off an alpha particle but the next decay in the sequence gives of a higher energy beta particle that causes damage to lung tissue.

  2. Then there were the apartments built with cobalt 60 contaminated rebar in Taiwan.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2477708/

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