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The deadline for comment on the US NRC 100 mSv per year exposure proposal, also known as cancer for everyone, is November 19th. Network-Organize! http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057
In this comment, sent to the USNRC on the 27th of October, the US EPA affirms its support of the LNT (Linear No Threshold) model, which says that increased exposure to radiation is increased risk. It is, however, strange that no mention is made of the Richardson, et. al. nuclear worker study report which came out on the 20th of October. Richardson is serving on an EPA advisory committee, so they should have had early access. The research by Richardson et. al. suggests that per 100 mSv there will be an extra 10 cancers per 100 people, whereas the BEIR report estimates 1 extra cancer per 100 people. Thus, over the course of only 10 years, the 100 mSv per year, proposed, may lead to an extra cancer for everyone. Aren’t you just dying to get 2 cancers?! The BEIR estimates, for 100 mSv per year, would mean an extra cancer for almost everyone, over a lifetime, which is bad enough! These are excess, extra, cancers, above and beyond the already high cancer rates. (See links and more info about this study at the bottom.)
http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/356082/26660436/1447081989557/epa+comment+on+hormesis+rulemaking1.pdf?token=rbsDlCWGyUvHE8WQR3C%2FyAolvrI%3D (Although the letter is dated -7, it is probably the 27 because this is also given as the date).
EPA Comment Spotted by Nuke Pro: http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com (and BeyondNuclear).
Many thanks Nuke Pro!
Richardson et. al. study and commentary:
The EPA also fails to mention the Elisabeth Cardis study from ca 2005 which showed even higher cancer rates. It is discussed at the links above. Richardson et. al. (Oct. 2015) estimates appear middle of the road estimates between Cardis and BEIR VII.
Complain to your government officials, as well. In fact, whine and complain about this potential 100 mSv per year genocide to as many people as you can. Who will pay for these extra cancers? Who will care for the sick?