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Nukers the world over pretend, while actually knowing otherwise, that different individuals have differing responses and effects from exposures to radiation. T(his is opening confirmed by scientific reports regarding the effects (cost/benefit in the medical setting) of internal emitters such as Sr89Cl. The medical reports for Sr89 Cl are copious and have been since the deliberate suppression of this 1942 treatment was breached by doctors in Germany in the 1970s. To them it was their discovery, but the AEC and DOE had known about it all the time). The dose response in this example is seen in various degrees of calcium flushing, temporary pain prior to longer term pain reduction in end of life bone cancer patients (the only people Sr89 may be legally administered to, despite what TEPCO may say, as it is, while a potent shrinker of existing bone tumors, a potent cause of bone tumours, hence its limited and palliative use.
Following the publication of an article in the newspaper Mainichi Daily News, here is the reaction of Michel Fernex, professor emeritus at the Medical Faculty of Basel, former member of the steering committees of TDR (Tropical Diseases Research) in the WHO and President of the Association of Children of Chernobyl Belarus from 2006 to 2010. This text created quite a stir on the Internet in Japan. This goes to show how insufficient the basic information on the effects of radiation on health and the ways to fight internal contamination still is. Le blog de Fukushima , by posting the following English, Japanese and French versions of Dr. Michel Fernex's vital information and advice, wishes to make it accessible to everyone. Sources: http://peacephilosophy.blogspot.com/2012/01/edr-michel-fernex-warns-health.html
"Animals are assumed to play a key role in ecosystem functioning through their effects on seed set, seed consumption, seed dispersal, and maintenance of plant communities. However, there are no studies investigating the consequences of... more "Animals are assumed to play a key role in ecosystem functioning through their effects on seed set, seed consumption, seed dispersal, and maintenance of plant communities. However, there are no studies investigating the consequences of animal scarcity on seed set, seed consumption and seed dispersal at large geographical scales. We exploited the unprecedented scarcity of pollinating bumblebees and butterflies in the vicinity of Chernobyl, Ukraine, linked to the effects of radiation on pollinator abundance, to test for effects of pollinator abundance on the ecosystem. There were considerably fewer pollinating insects in areas with high levels of radiation.
.00075 grams of Strontium has the same biological effectiveness as 1 gram of radium. (Q values= alpha 20 (radium) Beta (Sr89) 1*) (*these are the Q factors used in the calculation of the Sievert. The Sievert attempts to equate all types of radiation (photon, particles to each other. The energy of Sr89 beta particles calls into question the assumption that Beta Q = 1 imo.)