Bad science blocks access to life saving technology (Jane Orient, William Briggs, Bobby Scott, Hermann Berg)10.Sep.2016
Jane Orient, M.D., managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Bobby Scott, scientist emeritus at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, William Briggs, Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell, Hermann W. Berg, M.D.: “Science” is said to be dictating “evidence-based” policy with far-reaching effects on American life. “Evidence-based medicine,” which is largely applied epidemiology, supports the “guidelines” that increasingly dictate medical treatment. Its flaws are so serious that even its former ardent proponents are beginning to recognize that it is in crisis,
Bobby Scott, scientist emeritus at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM: Findings reported here point out the lack of any solid evidence for cancer induction by low radiation doses (< 100 mGy) such as are received from single or several applications of CT or chest X-rays. Particularly disturbing is the application of the Linear No-Threshold model. The notion that multiple uses of diagnostic imaging, when separated by weeks or months or longer, is cumulative with respect to damage induction, is not supported by the fact that lifetime exposure to ionizing radiation in regions of elevated background radiation does not increase cancer risk. The claims of harm from such exposures are based mainly on seriously flawed epidemiological studies that usually rely on the unscientific and forced LNT default model.
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