Documents that Refute the LNT:
Academy of Medicine
Dec 4, 2001
"Statement on Radiation Health Effects"
Jun 25, 2003
on Energy Choices and Health"[PDF
plus, jointly with the Academy of Sciences
Mar 30, 2005 "Dose-effect
relationships and estimation of the carcinogenic
effects of low doses of ionizing radiation"
Society Position Statement #41
Jun 1999, Jun 2001
"Low level radiation health effects"
(ANS web site)
Health Physics Society Position
"Radiation Risk in Perspective,"
(HPS web site)
Health and Medical Benefits
A preliminary list of identified,
credible, science sources
Article on Lovelock's new book; and Lovelock's
Preface to the English Edition of: Environmentalists
for Nuclear Energy.
has no adverse effects in the range of natural background
radiation exposures, which are far above the extreme low levels
The RSH Newsletter:
Issue Archives (later)
Science, and Health; and
the Mass. Governor's Advisory Council on Radiation
Growing summaries of the
science data on low dose radiation health effects.
Consistent non-linear, biphasic, effects: Radiation hormesis.
Molecular biological responses and physiological effects are different
at low vs. high doses.
Contributions from the many independent, knowledgeable, scientists.
Hormesis data that are not applied (suppressed) by radiation protection interests.
Partial contents of previous print versions:
Level Radiation Health Effects: Compiling the Data,"
Science, and Health:
1, Mar 19, 1998,
2, Mar 30, 1999; Rev. 3, Mar
Rev. 4, Feb 18, 2001
Radiation Health Effects: a Compilation of Data and Programs"
Mass. Governor's Advisory Council on Radiation Protection,
March 1999, March 2000, March 2001, Ed. James
Muckerheide, Mass. State Nuclear Engineer, Mass. Emergency Management Agency.
Feb 19, 1997,
Preface, and Executive
Radiobiology Deceptions Reject Health, 2000,
by T. D. Luckey, Ph.D.,
[ PDF 146 KB ] Prof. Emeritus, U. Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Presented at
ICONE 8, 8th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, April 2-6, 2000, Baltimore, MD USA.
There has NEVER been a Time when the Beneficial Effects of Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation were NOT Known,
Center for Nuclear Technology and Society at WPI, Radiation, Science, and Health, Inc., Massachusetts State Nuclear Engineer,
WHAT’S SO AND WHAT’S NOT -
On Radiation & Nuclear Power,
by Theodore Rockwell, Sc.D., March 2003,
SOME NON-SCIENTIFIC INFLUENCES ON RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS AND PRACTICE
by Lauriston S. Taylor
(selected by John R. Cameron)
Physics & Society News, April 1998
Effects of Low-Level Radiation"
Sohei Kondo, Kinki University,
Prof. Emeritus, Osaka University, Medical Physics
Publishing Co., Madison WI, 1993.
"Roentgen Treatment of Infections"
By James F. Kelly, M.D.,
F.A.C.R., Prof and Director Dept of
Radiology, with the Collaboration of
D. Arnold Dowell, M.D.,
Asst. Prof of Radiology, Creighton U.
School of Medicine, and Attending Radiologists,
The Year Book Publishers, Chicago IL, 1942
Dose-effect relationship in the immune system
after exposure to ionizing radiation,
Dr. Shu-Zheng Liu,
for the American Nuclear Society, Nov 2002,
Non-Linear Dose-Effect Relationship in Radiation
(PowerPoint presentation converted for the Web)
Dr. Shu-Zheng Liu,
Cancer is an accumulation
of failure of repair,
by Jim Muckerheide, August 14,
The New York Times reports on a paper in the Aug 15 Science
magazine. "When BRCA1 is defective, it
is unable to repair oxidative DNA damage, the most
common insult to the genetic material of cells throughout
the body... An accumulation of genetic damage to the
DNA is how overexposure to sunlight can cause skin
cancer and an overdose of radiation from X-rays can
cause cancer in internal tissues like the thyroid
gland. When oxidative damage occurs in genes that
determine cell growth and when the mechanism that
normally repairs such damage fails to work properly,
the cell is no longer able to keep its growth in check
and a malignant tumor results."
The evidence of large oxidative DNA damage and repair compared
to radiation, and the role of failed or overwhelmed
repair mechanisms as the cause of cancer, continues
to dramatically accumulate, contradicting the biological
basis for the 'linear model'.
RSH Symposium on
"Medical Benefits of Low Dose Radiation,"
November 15, 2000,
with Initial Summary
Program and initial Announcement Letter]
Effects: Applying Data to Standards,
Special Symposium: 7th International Conference
on Nuclear Engineering,
April 21, 1999, Concorde
Ball Room, Keio Plaza Inter-Continental Tokyo
Policy and Science Conference,
December 1-5, 1999
American Nuclear Society
ANS Position Statement, June
"Low level radiation health
effects," with Technical Brief Document
Nov 1994] 2 sessions
[Philadelphia PA, Jun 1995] 2 sessions
CA, Nov 1995] 4 sessions
[Washington DC, Nov 1996] 6 sessions [Embedded
FL, Jun 1997]
[Albuquerque NM, Nov 1997]
[Washington DC, Nov 2002]