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Japanese online summary tampers with radiation report

The significance of this difference of expression relates to the fact that dose ranges below 0.20 Gy (200 mSv) are being ignored.

Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) “alters” a Japanese summary of their research paper  http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/radiation-effects-research-foundation.html

 RERF published a research paper earlier this year, “Studies of the Mortality of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Report 14, 1950–2003: An Overview of Cancer and Noncancer Diseases.”
http://www.rrjournal.org/doi/pdf/10.1667/RR2629.1RERF released a 4-page Japanese summary of the study in the spring.  It was recently revealed that the content of the Japanese summary has been tampered with.Concerns of tampering are in regards to the following phrase in the first paragraph before Introduction:

“The estimated lowest dose range with a significant ERR (Excess Relative Risk)  for all solid cancer was 0 to 0.20 Gy, and a formal dose-threshold analysis indicated no threshold; i.e., zero dose was the best estimate of the threshold.”

In the Japanese summary that was released in the spring and happened to be printed by this author, the following phrase was used (translated into English):

ERR for all solid cancer deaths showed a linear dose-response relationship to radiation dose in all dose ranges, indicating no threshold, and the estimated lowest dose range with a significant ERR was 0 to 0.20 Gy

The Japanese summary currently available online, apparently altered in July, shows the following:

ERR for all solid cancer deaths showed a linear dose-response relationship to radiation dose, and a threshold for the most compatible linear model is zero, but the estimated dose range with a significant ERR was over 0.20 Gy.

This information was originally published by a blogger in this blog:   http://ameblo.jp/megumi-jk/entry-11238511139.html
In an addendum dated July 31, 2012, the blogger stated that a phone conversation with RERF representative revealed that RERF “changed it because the previous expression was largely misunderstood by the general public.  The content remains the same.”
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The significance of this difference of expression relates to the fact that dose ranges below 0.20 Gy (200 mSv) are being ignored.

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By the way, this study was covered brilliantly by Ian Goddard in one of his videos.

Japanese summary (see lines 2 through 4 in the first paragraph):


May 2012 (original version)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ODzgGge5Vnp5ngxDwyN0M789AtPadD4qbO1hNjwHqmQ/edit

July 2012 (current version)
http://www.rerf.or.jp/news/pdf/lss14.pdf

September 1, 2012 - Posted by | Japan, secrets,lies and civil liberties

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