Authors: T. D. Luckey
Addresses: 1719 Brandon Woods Dr., Lawrence, KS, 66047, USA
Abstract: Revealing the questionable actions of many radiobiologists exposes the Achilles heel of nuclear law. Documentation of systematic deception is reason enough to change nuclear law. Much evidence comes from mis-statements by seven committees for the Biologic Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR). These fraudulent interpretations led ignorant physicians, the media and government officials to accept the |linear no threshold| (LNT) dogma. These misrepresentations are fully rebutted by rational interpretation of data. The best data comes from exposed nuclear workers. Eight independent epidemiological studies, involving almost 12 million person-years, consistently showed that increased exposure to ionising radiation was associated with decreased cancer mortality rates. These questionable actions kept ionising radiation from its role in abundant health.
Keywords: atomic bomb victims; BEIR reports; cancer; mortality rates; lifespan; misinformation; nuclear workers; radiation effects; nuclear law; legislation; radiobiologists; biological effects; ionizing radiation; LNT debate; worker exposure; occupational exposure; radiation workers; nuclear energy; nuclear power.
International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.33 - 65
Published online: 23 Apr 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article