Tag Archives: fallout

The Secret of Perpetual Youth

I came across this on Facebook yesterday. It must have been written before 2009, when Michael Jackson died (at the hands of his doctor): The overall magnitude of lung cancer risk to humans from atmospheric radioactive fallout cannot be overstated. … Continue reading

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Third Hand Smoke Has Reached Sirius

Telegraph: Buying a house from a smoker could prove dangerous for your health, study finds Third hand smoke permeates furniture, carpets and walls and could prove toxic, even months after people have stopped smoking in it, scientists say Buying a … Continue reading

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Andrei Sakharov on Radioactive Fallout

The designer of the 1961 50 megaton Tsar Bomba was Andrei Sakharov. Some years earlier, Sakharov had become concerned about the effects of radioactive fallout, and in 1958 he had published a paper in which he estimated the numbers of … Continue reading

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Playing Up and Playing Down Risks

Last night I watched the talks given in 2009 by Dr Chris Busby and Dr Jack Valentin on the risks of nuclear radiation. Chris Busby was arguing that the standard ICRP model of radiation risks was based upon the Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Various News Items

Following from yesterday, and the way things gradually metamorphose into something else, Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore: His fellow directors were unqualified in science, whereas he has a PhD in ecology and environmental science.  When they decided, against his advice, to … Continue reading

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Have To Laugh

I had to laugh. In the comments Some Other Tom wrote: I’m waiting for the day that even uttering the word cigarette will be taboo and banned. I know it is coming… Two hours later, Magnetic replied: In one school, the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Fallout Hypothesis

Two bits of good news from the comments. Firstly (H/T Harley and Kin-Free), the French are smoking more (and also the Albanians and Czechs): Europeans Keep Smoking Crown as French Cigarette Use Rises About 28 percent of adults smoked in … Continue reading

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