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January 23, 1991

Deadly Deceit: Low-Level Radiation, High-Level Cover-up

Author Affiliations

Tulsa City (Okla)-County Health Department

Tulsa City (Okla)-County Health Department

JAMA. 1991;265(4):523. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460040101043
Abstract

This small book is another in the genre of less is more, and there is an enormous conspiracy to cover up that fact.

The authors clearly abhor all things nuclear and have collected and searched through a huge databank seeking any and all variations in disease occurrence, which are then causally attributed to low-level ionizing radiation. In fact, they have attributed so many diseases and infections that it appears to be a situation in which some radiation event occurred and they searched until they found a disease, any disease, that increased during that time.

Claims that the first identification of or increases in occurrence of specific diseases must be the result of low-level radiation seem to me to be examples of the "wish bias."1 Diseases such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), allergies, Lyme disease, chronic Epstein-Barr virus infection, toxic shock syndrome, Candida albicans infection, herpes, and pelvic inflammatory disease

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