Radiation Health Benefits

  1. MacLaddy

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  3. Drakkith

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    I'd look at it more like any other "psuedo treatment" or whatever you want to call it. It probably only works because the peope THINK it works. Call it the placebo effect if you want.
     
  4. Radiation Hormesis is not a treatment for anything, just a theory that there isn't a purely linear relationship between ionizing radiation and harm to human tissue/life.

    Personally, if that's the case, we already have that exposure from common sources, and there's no other possible benefit beyond its relationship to radiation. I'd add, Hormesis is not a commonly accepted model for radiation exposure, nor is it meant or believed to have ancillary benefits.


    So yeah, lets call it social-Darwinism, even if it's just at the level of liberating money from fools.
     
  5. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,519
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_of_radon

    http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/8/894.long

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/39vbmv9gqg73b7qe/

    Not sure what to make of this yet, but Google Scholar is your friend. :biggrin:
    http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=radon+therapy&hl=en&as_sdt=1,38&as_sdtp=on
     
  6. Yeah, I'd really try to avoid Radon baths, or the Polonium 210 burgers. :bugeye:

    Remember 'Radium Water'?
     
  7. I wonder if Potassium Iodide Pills would work against that.
     
  8. Borek

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    Against what?

    Potassium iodide pills ONLY make it less probable for your thyroid to collect radioactive iodine from the environment. They don't block radiation in any way.
     
  9. I guess radiated salt from the supermarket.
     
  10. Drakkith

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    Yeah. If the salt contained radioactive iodine, the Iodine pills would protect against your thyroid absorbing the radioactive iodine since it already has plenty.
     
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