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Does Extremely Low Fukushima Radiation Increase Cancer Risk in North America?

Does Extremely Low Fukushima Radiation Increase Cancer Risk in North America?

04 September 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

If Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight‘s Alex Roslin knows how to reliably estimate cancer risk from ultra-low radiation exposures which are, by his own report, below overall background, he knows something the world’s radiobiologists and cancer epidemiologists don’t, despite decades of intense study. Roslin’s “Safe” radiation levels after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster challenged by citizens, hits […]

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Geiger counter

300 Times The Limit of Iodine!

12 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

You can put your Geiger counter back in the closet.   This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Check out his previous […]

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The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

10 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

  This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, no stranger to willfully stupid incredulity on science matters, has once […]

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  • Rob Tarzwell

    Rob is a Vancouver based physician with specialty training in psychiatry and nuclear medicine, and he is a Clinical Instructor on the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. He has publicly debated creationists and anti-WiFi activists, lectured on the importance of flu vaccines, and he writes articles in response to medical misinformation. He is convinced that, one day, one of those windmills he tilts at will actually fall over.