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32. From the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: 3 paragraphs to set the..
Edited on Thu Mar-17-11 12:24 PM by forty6
record straight.

Just in case some fools read Ann's article and believe her "pseudo" science.

"Does ionizing radiation cause cancer?

Ionizing radiation is a proven human carcinogen (cancer causing agent). The evidence for this comes from many different sources, including studies of atomic bomb survivors in Japan, people exposed during the Chernobyl nuclear accident, people treated with high doses of radiation for cancer and other conditions, and people exposed to high levels of radiation at work, such as uranium miners.

Most studies on radiation and cancer risk have looked at people exposed to very high doses of radiation in the settings above. It is harder to measure the much smaller increase in cancer risk that might come from much lower levels of radiation exposure. Most studies have not been able to detect an increased risk of cancer among people exposed to low levels of radiation. For example, people living at high altitudes, who are exposed to more natural background radiation from cosmic rays than people living at sea level, do not have noticeably higher cancer rates.

Still, most scientists and regulatory agencies agree that even small doses of ionizing radiation increase cancer risk, although by a very small amount. In general, the risk of cancer from radiation exposure increases as the dose of radiation increases. Likewise, the lower the exposure is, the smaller the increase in risk. But there is no threshold below which ionizing radiation is thought to be totally safe.

In OTHER WORDS, MS.COULTER, you are full of bullsh*T!
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  -Ann Coulter: "Japanese radiation exposure would be good news" Amimnoch  Mar-17-11 09:59 AM   #0 
  - Why the fuck do you post a link to her site  Duer 157099   Mar-17-11 10:02 AM   #1 
  - In the defense of the op, aren't we supposed to link our sources?  snappyturtle   Mar-17-11 10:05 AM   #5 
  - I'm not objecting to linking to the source  Duer 157099   Mar-17-11 10:24 AM   #15 
     - I'm sorry, I believe the rules state that due to copyright you can't post the entire article.  Amimnoch   Mar-17-11 11:04 AM   #23 
        - Sigh. I'm not asking for the whole article.  Duer 157099   Mar-17-11 11:15 AM   #24 
           - My sincere apologies. Please be assured that boosting that woman's site  Amimnoch   Mar-17-11 02:01 PM   #37 
  - I know this might amaze you but not every person is like you  Johonny   Mar-17-11 10:17 AM   #10 
     - So in your mind, it's either the whole op ed or a titilating snippet?  Duer 157099   Mar-17-11 10:21 AM   #14 
  - Fuck off, Ann. nt  City Lights   Mar-17-11 10:04 AM   #2 
  - You wouldn't really want to do that, would you?  nc4bo   Mar-17-11 10:05 AM   #4 
  - Wow, we can just take everybody in the world, sit them in front of the reactors  tularetom   Mar-17-11 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Ann "you ignorant slut"  Bandit   Mar-17-11 10:05 AM   #6 
  - Yet another Republican piece of shit.  liberalmuse   Mar-17-11 10:06 AM   #7 
  - her goal is to anger and upset people  eShirl   Mar-17-11 10:07 AM   #8 
  - Annthrax Coultergeist  hifiguy   Mar-17-11 10:14 AM   #9 
  - Well, of course, a genetic mutant would think that.  wryter2000   Mar-17-11 10:17 AM   #11 
  - palin, bachmann, whitman, etc. have taken her thunder  Angry Dragon   Mar-17-11 10:18 AM   #12 
  - +1 I've been waiting for her to up the "batshit"  walldude   Mar-17-11 12:25 PM   #34 
  - Unreced and hidden, Coulter is a blight on the planet and deserves NO publicity.  DainBramaged   Mar-17-11 10:20 AM   #13 
  - What a time to trot out pro-nuke propaganda.  reformist2   Mar-17-11 10:27 AM   #16 
  - Same old stale act.  Ganja Ninja   Mar-17-11 10:28 AM   #17 
  - She points to studies by scientists stating that small amounts of excess radiation  Urban Prairie   Mar-17-11 10:49 AM   #18 
  - That was my thought, if she thinks it's so damn good...  Amimnoch   Mar-17-11 11:03 AM   #22 
  - She's just jealous of Sarah Palin...  Dappleganger   Mar-17-11 10:51 AM   #19 
  - So thats what a republican health care plan looks like..  raouldukelives   Mar-17-11 11:00 AM   #20 
  - Good one! n/t  forty6   Mar-17-11 12:14 PM   #31 
  - Coulter = Republicon Family Cesspool Values  SpiralHawk   Mar-17-11 11:01 AM   #21 
  - I wish that I were surprised to hear Ms. Coulter's take on the disaster  LibertyLover   Mar-17-11 11:19 AM   #25 
  - OK, it's that crazy-assed notion that high levels of radiation are good for people...  Flubadubya   Mar-17-11 11:30 AM   #26 
  - Coulter's career ended in 2007  SOS   Mar-17-11 11:32 AM   #27 
  - A little further research....  SOS   Mar-17-11 09:03 PM   #40 
  - Proving once again that she knows nothing. People being treated for cancer with radiation are  sinkingfeeling   Mar-17-11 11:51 AM   #28 
  - That makes sense. Cancer and radiation are very very inter-related. Even..  forty6   Mar-17-11 12:09 PM   #30 
  - They'll be people who will believe her -- but think she's ready for the trash bin -- !!  defendandprotect   Mar-17-11 12:03 PM   #29 
  - From the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: 3 paragraphs to set the..  forty6   Mar-17-11 12:22 PM   #32 
  - Annthrax is clearly desperate for attention.  marmar   Mar-17-11 12:25 PM   #33 
  - Maybe she's a scientologist.  bengalherder   Mar-17-11 12:42 PM   #35 
  - Hey mAnn, I hear Fukushima milk is the best in the world.  DCKit   Mar-17-11 12:50 PM   #36 
  - I feel sorry for her...  brooklynite   Mar-17-11 02:03 PM   #38 
  - She's shilling for the atomic energy lobby. Radioactivity  alfredo   Mar-17-11 02:04 PM   #39 
  - Radium was once considered a cure for cancer  Canuckistanian   Mar-17-11 09:06 PM   #41 
  - So Ann Coulter wants to see all Japanese dead?  AsahinaKimi   Mar-17-11 09:10 PM   #42 

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