#983: Bruce Armstrong advocates ALARA, especially for children and cell phone use
The following is a preliminary report from Sarah Benson, who attended the ACRBR seminar ‘Unplugged and Uncertain’ on 12 November.
Yesterday I attended the Australian Centre for RF Bioeffects Research’s seminar ‘Unplugged and Uncertain’ at Swinburne University in Melbourne. This seminar was attended by about 100 industry, community and media people.
Professor Bruce Armstrong, head of Sydney University’s School of Public Health and cancer expert, presented the Interphone results as they exist so far. The details of the various types of tumour and the survey results and methodology went over my head, but he concluded that due to the overall raised rates of glioma tumour incidence he was advocating that the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) be implemeted, especially when it comes to children. He also said that more research was needed.
This is the first time in Australia that someone in a position of such authority has come out and made such a strong statement – and he repeated it several times.
The forum also covered other areas, such as domestic radiation levels and teh ELF issues. Electrosensitivity was raised by one questionner, and answered in full by the panel.Leave a reply →