OK fellers, let's cut the crap. PaulCurly claims he exposed me as a liar. Good for him, but if you read carefully what I said in the last four or five pages of this thread and compare it with what follows, you'll see that poor paulie has been shooting his foot everytime he has pressed the enter key for posting here his idiocies. And let us finish with the UNSCEAR story. I am getting tired of repeating the same thing once and again, and again. <B><FONT face=verdana color=#ff0000 size=5>The Thyroid Cancer Fraud</FONT></B> (With a little help from Z. Jaworowski) In its final conclusions on the health effects of Chernobyl's accident, the UNSCEAR Report states the following: "The number of thryoid cancers [about 1800, but really 1791] in individuals exposed during their childhood. in particular in severely contaminated areas in the three affected countries, is considerably larger than the one would expect based on previous knowledge. <b>This high incidence with such a short latency period is quite unusual.</b> Other factors might be influencing the risks." One of those factors are the so called <b><font color=#a7474f>"thyroid occult cancers"</font></b>, those detected in authopsies and hystological studies, and that casue no clinic disturbances during a person's lifetime. This "hidden" thyroid cancers <b><font color=#a7474f>ocurr massively</font></b> all over the world. For instance, in Canada their incidence is 6000 over 100,000 persons; in Poland is 9000 over 1000,000; in the USA 13,000; and in Finland is 35,000. The largest thyroid cancer incidence found in Russia, before Chernobyl accident, was 26.6 over 100,000; in Belarus, 17.9; in Ukraine, 4.9. That way, the potential for discovering the <b><font color=#a7474f>"excess"</font></b> in thyroid cancers, after the intense screening performed after the accident, is immense. According to UNSCEAR data, the increase in thyroid cancers diagnosed in children less than 15 years old, began to be seen by 1987 in Russia, and 1990 in Belarus - that is, <b>only one year and four years after the accident.</b> However, the latency period in solid cancers induced by radiation, as the thyroid cancer, <b><font color=#a7474f>is about 10 years.</font></b> According to data presented in the UNSCEAR 2000 report, there is no relationship (or worse, <font color=#ff0000><b>an inverse relationship</b></font>) between the incidence shown in thyroid cancers in children and radiation doses received at the thyroid gland among the population in contaminated areas. <center><IMG height=291 alt="Tasas de incidencia de cáncer de tiroides" src="http://mitosyfraudes.8k.com/images-8/tyroid.jpg" width=450 border=0> <B><font color=#0080c0>Figure 1:</center><blockquote>MÁXIMUM INCIDENCE IN THYROID CANCER IN CHILDREN IN HIGHLY CONTAMINATED AREAS, COMPARED WITH THE RADIATION DOSE RECEIVED.</B></FONT> <FONT face=verdana size=2>Shown here is the maximum incidence rate in thyroid cancer in children in highly contaminated regions in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, under 15 years of age at the moment of diagnosis, compared with average radiation doses at the thyroid. As it can be seen, the area with the <b>lowest radiation dose</b> has the <b>greatest incidence</b> in thyroid cancer.</FONT> Thyroid cancer are 90% curable. Until this year, only ONE of these children has died.</font> <FONT face=verdana size=1>Source: Adapted from <I>UNSCEAR 2000,</I> Annex J, Tables 40 and 57</FONT> <B><FONT face=verdana size=4 color=#ff0000>No Increase in Cancers</FONT></B> Finally, the UNSCEAR concludes: "Besides the increase in thyroid cancers after the exposure in children, there has not been any increase observed in the incidence of cancers in general or in mortality, that could be attributed to ionizing radiation. The risk of leukemia, one of the biggest concerns (leukemia is one of the first cancers to show up after a strong radiation exposure, due to its short latency period of 2 to 10 years), appears not to be elevated, even among the workers in charge of recuperation. Also, there is no proof of any other non-malignant health disorder related to ionizing radiation. However, there was a widespread psychological reaction to the accident, due to the fear of radiation - not the real radiation doses."</FONT> Now go hug some trees and pandas, yes?