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With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.
"radiation is actually good for you"
The model was initially created based on reconstructed doses for Japanese atomic bomb survivors. The obtained data, which clearly indicated an increased risk of cancer for acute doses larger than 100 mSv which was linear with respect to the dose, was then extrapolated down to zero dose. (Link)
Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, is a mineral that is composed primarily of sodium chloride. It is essential for animal life in small quantities, but is harmful to animals and plants in excess. (Link)
Radiation hormesis (also called radiation homeostasis) is the hypothesis that chronic low doses of ionizing radiation (in addition to the natural background doses) are beneficial, stimulating hypothetical reserve repair mechanisms that protect against disease, but are not activated in absence of additional ionizing radiation. The reserve repair mechanisms are hypothesized to be sufficiently effective when stimulated as to not only cancel the detrimental effects of extra ionizing radiation but also protect from other damage (see hormesis).This counter-intuitive hypothesis has captured the attention of scientists and public alike in recent years. (Link)
Originally posted by schuyler
All these derisive replies and yet not a single reference to the actual article where she lays out her thesis.
It's right here.
How about going to these sources she cites and refute them, rather than the messenger?
reply to post by DrZERO
And if you don't think that Coulter herself believes that radiation from Japan's nuclear disaster is the "good, healing, type" of radiation, then just read THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF HER COLUMN: With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.
According to conservative columnist Ann Coulter, this whole Japanese nuclear crisis is overblown