James Conca - A very big report came out last month with very little fanfare. It concluded what we in nuclear science have been saying for decades – radiation doses less than about 10 rem (0.1 Sv) are no big deal. The linear no-threshold dose hypothesis (LNT) does not apply to doses less than 10 rem (0.1 Sv), which is the region encompassing background levels around the world, and is the region of most importance to nuclear energy, most medical procedures and most areas affected by accidents like Fukushima.
Mohn Doss, Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Imaging. Research on Health Effects of Low Dose Radiation Specialties - When the effect of adaptive response is included, there is no linear increase in final total damage with dose for low doses, and no reason to even propose the LNT hypothesis..
Ethical issues of current policies on low dose ionizing radiation (Socol, Dobrzynski, Doss, Feinendegen, Janiak, Miller, Sanders, Scott, Ulsh, Vaiserman) USofA Poland Germany Israel28.Feb.2015
The linear no-threshold (LNT) model of ionizing-radiation-induced cancer is based on the assumption that every radiation dose increment constitutes increased cancer risk for humans. The risk is hypothesized to increase linearly as the total dose increases. While this model is the basis for radiation safety regulations, its scientific validity has been questioned and debated for many decades. The recent memorandum of the International Commission on Radiological Protection admits that the LNT-model predictions at low doses are “speculative, unproven, undetectable and ‘phantom’.” The authors have made this report available at (http://www.pubfacts.com/author/Brant+Ulsh)
Rosatom and South Africa - sustainable and prominent cooperation. Rosatom is not new to Africa and understands its needs.