September 23, 2015

THE WAGES OF IRRATIONAL FEAR: When Fear Of Radiation Is Deadlier Than The Radiation:

This spring, four years after the nuclear accident at Fukushima, a small group of scientists met in Tokyo to evaluate the deadly aftermath.

No one has been killed or sickened by the radiation — a point confirmed last month by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Even among Fukushima workers, the number of additional cancer cases in coming years is expected to be so low as to be undetectable, a blip impossible to discern against the statistical background noise.

But about 1,600 people died from the stress of the evacuation — one that some scientists believe was not justified by the relatively moderate radiation levels at the Japanese nuclear plant.

Keep calm and carry on. Meanwhile, here’s an interesting rulemaking. People have been talking about radiation hormesis for years, but it’s getting more attention.

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