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March 09, 2005



ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL BLOGS: ANOTHER EXPERT WEIGHS IN ON AB 492 AND THE GENERAL PERCHLORATE FUROR ebcypfnroll">http://www.bnmachinery.com/">roll forming machine
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That doesn't make sense to me. If it were that dangerous to peolpe three feet away it would be much worse for her.Theoretically if someone swallowed something extremely radioactive, and if it emitted intense gamma rays (which are like powerful X-rays) they could travel through her body into someone else. Alpha- and beta-radiation are particles instead of photons, so they are not going to be able to get through a person's body unless the beta radiation level is so high its instantly deadly.So, radiation doesn't travel like bacteria, but the effects of the radioactive substances can theoretically affect peolpe around the person.But, again, this makes no sense to me, since it would make the iodine significantly dangerous to the person who took it. Added. Well, who listens to me anyway? It turns out that this IS a standard recommendation. Iodine will concentrate in the thyroid which is presumably where the cancer was. And so others should stay a bit away from the neck.Although, I still don't see how it can be THAT bad, but, I would take the doctors word over some guy on Yahoo Answers with a blimp for an icon.

stephen holzer

Re Paul Nunez' question:

Is perchlorate a known carcinogen?

From the sources I've reviewed, no. See, e.g., http://www.councilonwaterquality.org/

This is an industry-funded organization; but its conclusion that perchlorate isn't a carcinogen just concurs with the fact that other entities cited in my Posts also don't mention perchlorate as a carcinogen.

The main concern about perchlorate is that ingestion of the chemical inhibits iodine uptake.

Re Will Gaston's comment:

The lawyer providing the info wants to
remain anonymous.

Paul P. Nunez

I may be putting my ignorance on display for all the world to see, but isn't perchlorate also a heavy-hitting carcinogen?

Will Gaston

Who is this Masked Expert?

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