[Fwd: [cdn-nucl-l] Radiation hormesis: A little poison may not be a dangerous thing]

Bill Humphries bill at whump.com
Sun Nov 30 12:00:15 PST 2003


On Nov 29, 2003, at 10:07 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:

> A controversial theory called hormesis is picking up support in 
> scientific
> circles. It holds that radiation, toxic chemicals or lack of food can 
> be
> good for you in small doses or for short periods. ANNE McILROY reports

I recall, and apologize for not having bits handy, that there was some 
question about the linear-dose model for radiation exposure, and that 
some of the points on the model were 'drawn' by running a regression 
instead of actual samples.

-- whump



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