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Genetic and somatic effects from internal exposure to man-made radionuclides. Dr Chris Busby PhD University of Liverpool [email protected] Summary of argument. Childhood cancer caused by human internal exposure to novel man-made radioactive isotopes e.g. Sr-90, Pu-239

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Genetic and somatic effects from internal exposure to man made radionuclides

Genetic and somatic effects from internal exposure to man-made radionuclides

Dr Chris Busby PhD

University of Liverpool

[email protected]


Summary of argument
Summary of argument man-made radionuclides

  • Childhood cancer caused by human internal exposure to novel man-made radioactive isotopes e.g. Sr-90, Pu-239

  • Error in ICRP risk model due to averaging of doses over large tissue masses

  • Nuclear site (e.g.Sellafield, La Hague, Dounreay) leukemia clusters require error in ICRP model of 300-1000 fold.

  • Increases in infant leukemia after Chernobyl demonstrate error of 100-400 in ICRP risk models.

  • Consequenses for children and adults living near Irish Sea, or other radioactive contamination.


Icrp phantom
ICRP phantom man-made radionuclides


Depleted uranium particle doses
Depleted uranium particle doses man-made radionuclides


Infant mortality in wales
Infant mortality in Wales man-made radionuclides


The nordic leukaemia study
The “Nordic” leukaemia study man-made radionuclides


Danish leukaemia age 0 4 from clemmensen data
Danish leukaemia age 0 – 4 man-made radionuclidesfrom Clemmensen data



Errors in icrp model
Errors in ICRP model man-made radionuclides


Whole body caesium trends
Whole body Caesium trends man-made radionuclides



Childhood leukaemia
Childhood leukaemia man-made radionuclides


Htv y byd ar bedwar feb 10 2004
HTV: Y Byd ar Bedwar, Feb 10, 2004 man-made radionuclides

Cansyrs Plant (childhood cancer)

Tweli Griffiths, Linda Parry, Chris Busby

  • The discoveries by HTV define the existence of a childhood leukemia and brain tumour cluster in the Menai Strait coastal area of north Wales, more serious and more statistically significant than the Seascale (Sellafield) cluster discovered by Yorkshire TV in 1983.

  • From 2000-2003, 21-fold excess child leukaemia in Caernarfon ages 0-4; (3 cases, 0.1 expected, p = 0.0000) and 6 leukaemia cases in the 34 wards adjacent the contaminated Menai Strait, RR = 7.8 (p = 0.0005)

  • From 1996-2003, 18-fold excess brain and spinal tumour rate in ages 0-14 in Caernarfon (5 cases; p = 0.0000) and 9 cases in the 34 Menai wards (RR=5.4, p = 0.0004)


Table 2 man-made radionuclides Cancer cases from interviews in North West Wales (from snowball interviews by HTV reporter)

Table 2 Cancer cases from interviews in North West Wales (from snowball interviews by HTV reporter)

Table 2 Cancer cases from interviews in North West Wales (from snowball interviews by HTV reporter)

Note: ALL = Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, AML = Acute myeloid leukaemia; NHL = non Hodgkin lymphoma

Note: ALL = Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, AML = Acute myeloid leukaemia; NHL = non Hodgkin lymphoma

Note: ALL = Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, AML = Acute myeloid leukaemia; NHL = non Hodgkin lymphoma


Conclusions
Conclusions man-made radionuclides

  • The ICRP model for internal exposure to anthropogenic radiation is unsafe.

  • Radioactive pollution from atmospheric weapons tests 1959-63 caused, genetic damage and infant mortality and is the cause of the present cancer epidemic.

  • Living near contaminated intertidal marine sediment carries significant cancer risk.

  • The increases in childhood cancer and leukaemia are largely caused by internal exposure to man-made radioactive substances.


Leukaemia radium production
Leukaemia & radium production man-made radionuclides


Low dose internal radiation exposure and health
Low-dose internal radiation exposure and health man-made radionuclides

  • Scientific Secretary: European Committee on Radiation Risk: www.euradcom.org

  • Scientific Advisor: Low Level Radiation Campaign: www.llrc.org

  • Green Audit: www.greenaudit.org

  • UK Department of Health: Committee Examining Radiation Risk from Internal Emitters: www.cerrie.org

  • UK Ministry of Defence: Depleted Uranium Oversight Board: www.duob.org


Biphasic dose response
Biphasic dose response man-made radionuclides


Childhood cancers 0 4 yrs
Childhood cancers 0 – 4 yrs man-made radionuclides


Hiroshima dose response i
Hiroshima dose response I man-made radionuclides


Hiroshima dose response ii
Hiroshima dose response II man-made radionuclides


Fallout doses and subsequent cancer
Fallout doses and subsequent cancer man-made radionuclides


Nuclear industry family study
Nuclear industry family study man-made radionuclides



Plutonium in autopsy specimens
Plutonium in autopsy specimens man-made radionuclides


Plutonium across the uk
Plutonium across the UK man-made radionuclides



Infant leukaemia after chernobyl
Infant leukaemia after Chernobyl man-made radionuclides


Leukaemia risk in chernobyl infants
Leukaemia risk in Chernobyl infants man-made radionuclides


Chernobyl and low birthweight
Chernobyl and low birthweight man-made radionuclides


Plutonium in teeth
Plutonium in teeth man-made radionuclides



Brain tumours in children
Brain tumours in children man-made radionuclides



Childhood cancers 0 4 yrs1
Childhood cancers 0-4 yrs man-made radionuclides


Effect of the nevada tests
Effect of the Nevada tests man-made radionuclides


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