A little radiation is good for you

(March 25, 2011) Nevada newspaper comments on Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon’s recent article on the health effects of low level radiation. 

Below is an excerpt, with a link to the full article.

Kent Harper
Ely Times

Russia and the United States have banned food imports from provinces in Japan affected by the radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Several ship companies are refusing to dock in some Japanese ports.

On Tuesday, radiation levels in Tokyo’s drinking water were deemed high enough that officials warned that infants should not be given the water.

Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California and even Colorado have detected slight increases in radiation since the disastrous earthquake and following tsunami struck on March 11.

Potassium iodine pills are selling out across the United States. And some TV personalities appear panicked and are spreading their fears.

But what happens now in Japan? Will deformed children be born? Will there be thousands of cancer deaths caused by the exposure to the deadly radiation?

Not necessarily. In fact, the opposite may be true, according to Lawrence Solomon writing in the Canadian Financial Post, this week.

Solomon and Energy Probe — an organization he founded — are no great friends of nuclear power plants. He’s a Canadian environmentalist, who’s opposed to oil drilling in environmentally sensitive areas, suspect of nuclear power and more recently been a critic of the hyperbole about Global Warming. He’s author of the book, “The Deniers,” about scientists and economists who doubt global warming is real, or who reject the political efforts to deal with it.

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