via Goddard’s Journal /

Spycher et al (2015). Background ionizing radiation and the risk of childhood cancer: a census-based nationwide cohort study, Environ Health Perspect, DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408548. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u…
Supplemental material http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u…

Kendall et al (2013). A record-based case-control study of natural background radiation and the incidence of childhood leukaemia and other cancers in Great Britain during 1980–2006. Leukemia. 27(1): 3–9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic… And as a 130-page report, free online: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads…

Two slide presentations by a co-author of Kendall (2013) that give a good sense of the context of research in which Kendall (2013) occurs and its unique features: (1) http://www.melodi-online.eu/doc/04_wa… (2) http://www.melodi-online.eu/doc/melod…

@ 6:24 Table E11 in Kendall (2013): https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads…

@ 6:28 Table S3 in Spycher (2015): http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u…

@ 7:29 Chernobyl exclusion zones, dose-rate criteria for: http://sti.srs.gov/fulltext/SRNL-STI-…

@ 7:29 The dose range in Spycher et al is given on page 11: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u… as 55-383 nSv/h, converting nano- to micro-sieverts is 0.055 – 0.383 µSv/h (as @ https://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-e… ), and rounding is 0.06 – 0.4 µSv/h as @ 7:29.

Previously I critiqued two examples of advocacy against exclusion-zone policy, first by the nuclear-energy advocate Jim Al Khalili : http://youtu.be/P-4YJfwF1MQ And also by a team of professors from MIT who designed a lab experiment that, based on what prior research had shown, guaranteed the results they wanted, which they then used to try to persuade the public that evacuation zones are unnecessary : http://youtu.be/e8YFe6Q08M8 Be sure to also the see the video description for links. It’s a not-uncommon sentiment that the Fukushima evacuations have caused more suffering than they will prevent, hence evacuations ought not take place. This is noted since some unfamiliar with post-Fukushima nuclear advocacy are astonished as they should be to hear anyone suggesting people should just be left to live in the next nuclear-disaster zone.

Review of previous background-radiation research: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads… And in greater depth from page 88: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads…

SOURCE: Goddard’s Journal

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