Tag: Linear No Threshold

please add your comments to the US NRC re hormesis – the idea that low-level radiation is “good for you”

thank you to our reader who wrote the following:


Are you aware that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a rule change that would adopt HORMESIS as the radiation-exposure-model instead of the present “Linear No-Threshold” radiation model?

HORMESIS is the idea that low-level radiation is “good for you.”

The NRC is also considering other recommendations that would allow citizens to be exposed to as much radiation as a nuclear worker; and to allow children and pregnant woman to be exposed to that amount of radiation, too. (it is well known that children and fetuses/embryos are very sensitive to radiation)

The NRC is requesting COMMENTS from the public on this until September 8th.
Can you please raise public awareness about this?

This really needs a strong vocal response against it and LOTS OF COMMENTS.
Here is the link to submit comments, and it also explains it further —>

And here is a link for those who want to submit their comment ANONYMOUSLY —>

There is also a good interview by LibbeHaLevy of Nuclear Hotseat who says:

“Diane D’Arrigo of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) on the current Petition in front of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to change radiation evaluation standards from current linear no-threshold to the false science of hormesis (no – whore-YOU-sis) which tries to fool people into believing that “radiation is GOOD for you!”

Comments are needed before September 8 on the NRC website. HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT:

•Go to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov
•In the subject line, make certain to include the ID number:
•OR – Go directly to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057-0010
•CLICK on the “Comment Now” button.
Then give the NRC a piece of your mind. You don’t have to make it fancy; they count number of responses more than the content. MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD NOW!”


I hope you will choose to not remain silent on this vital matter, and encourage everyone you know to say NO MORE RADIATION EXPOSURE!

Thank you.


more on hormesis by Dr Ian Fairlie here:




Dr Ian Fairlie re the US NRC Consultation: LNT vs Hormesis

US NRC Consultation: LNT vs hormesis

On June 26 2015, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) stated it was seeking public comments by September 8, on petitions stating that the Linear No Threshold theory of radiation’s effects was not a valid basis for setting radiation standards and that the hormesis model should be used instead.

Several US readers have written asking for help in drawing up their own comments. As this is an important issue, I attach my thoughts on the matter. US NRC Consultation pdf

Readers may use this as they wish as long as proper attribution is given.