The LNT model was introduced as a concept to facilitate radiation protection. But the use of this model led to the claim that even the smallest dose (one electron traversing a cell) may initiate carcinogenesis—for instance, from diagnostic x-ray sources. This claim is highly hypothetical and has resulted in medical, economic, and other societal harm.
Dr. Jerry Cuttler is an outstanding nuclear scientists. He has played key roles in development of radiation sensing technology for many of Canada's nuclear power plants. In the last twenty years of so, he has concentrated on understanding the science of low-dose radiation and the fallacy of the Linear No-Threshold Hypothesis. LNT is an artificial way of estimating risk from exposure to very low doses of radiation. LNT is unnecessarily hampering nuclear energy and nuclear medicine.
Jerry Cuttler, Ph.D. Nuclear Sciences and Engineering, past president of Canadian Nuclear Society. Since 1995, he has been assessing ionizing radiation and drawing international attention to its beneficial health effects: What is a hypothesis? Why is the LNT hypothesis of interest in nuclear technology and medical applications of radiation? What is the LNT hypothesis? This idea assumes the risk of cancer death is proportional to the radiation dose over the full range from high to zero dose.
University of Pittsburgh Physics Professor Bernard Cohen dedicated his life to explaining the tremendous value of nuclear power, its safety and the extreme low risks it presents compared to almost everything else in our lives.