Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wing's Presentation on Epidemiology

Steve  Wing

He begins by addressing the limitations of the Hiroshima lifetime study, which include :

1. The study began 5 years after the bombing

2. Studies of cancer began in 1958

3. Fallout was not addressed because the people studied were primarily subject to gamma and neutron radiation from the initial blasts rather than fallout, which impacted populations located further away

4. No research addressed subjects exposure to ingested and inhaled radioisotopes

5. No research addressed birth defects and miscarriages

He also addressed a vareity of other issues that impacted statistical representations of death and cancer.

I recommend seeing his presentation when posted.

5 comments:

  1. Hi majia,

    I also thought Joseph Mangano made many excellent points, and here's one of them:

    > Cancers went up 63% after Three Mile Island, but a report from Columbia U blamed it on stress. And almost all of the studies published at the time blamed it on stress. It wasn't until Steve Wing did a study on TMI that cancers were proven.

    (Isn't Brenner at Columbia U?)

    The pro-nukers are trying to blame health problems from Fukushima on stress, too, which is very scientifically dishonest.

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  2. Is it just me, or was there something suspicious about the circumstances surrounding Joe Mangano's talk?

    Mangano and Sherman authored a study that said there were 14,000 excess deaths in the US in the 14 weeks following Fukushima. He later revised this figure upward to 22,000.

    But he didn't mention American deaths in his talk. He didn't have a slide presentation, and he looked really nervous.

    Did someone come up to him tell him "Don't talk about American deaths from Fukushima"? And was there material on his slide show about it?

    And it appears that he wasn't available for questions at the Q&A session.

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  3. Joe seems to have left .

    I will email him when I

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