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Title: LNTgate: How scientific misconduct by the U.S. NAS led to governments adopting LNT for cancer risk assessment

Abstract

This paper provides a detailed rebuttal to the letter of Beyea (2016) which offered a series of alternative interpretations to those offered in my article in Environmental Research (Calabrese, 2015a) concerning the role of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation (BEAR) I Committee Genetics Panel in the adoption of the linear dose response model for cancer risk assessment. Significant newly uncovered evidence is presented which supports and extends the findings of Calabrese (2015a), reaffirming the conclusion that the Genetics Panel should be evaluated for scientific misconduct for deliberate misrepresentation of the research record in order to enhance an ideological agenda. This critique documents numerous factual errors along with extensive and deliberate filtering of information in the Beyea letter (2016) that leads to consistently incorrect conclusions and an invalid general perspective.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22687752
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 148; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0013-9351
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MUTATIONS; NEOPLASMS; RISK ASSESSMENT; THRESHOLD DOSE

Citation Formats

Calabrese, Edward J., E-mail: edwardc@schoolph.umass.edu. LNTgate: How scientific misconduct by the U.S. NAS led to governments adopting LNT for cancer risk assessment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.ENVRES.2016.03.040.
Calabrese, Edward J., E-mail: edwardc@schoolph.umass.edu. LNTgate: How scientific misconduct by the U.S. NAS led to governments adopting LNT for cancer risk assessment. United States. doi:10.1016/J.ENVRES.2016.03.040.
Calabrese, Edward J., E-mail: edwardc@schoolph.umass.edu. Fri . "LNTgate: How scientific misconduct by the U.S. NAS led to governments adopting LNT for cancer risk assessment". United States. doi:10.1016/J.ENVRES.2016.03.040.
@article{osti_22687752,
title = {LNTgate: How scientific misconduct by the U.S. NAS led to governments adopting LNT for cancer risk assessment},
author = {Calabrese, Edward J., E-mail: edwardc@schoolph.umass.edu},
abstractNote = {This paper provides a detailed rebuttal to the letter of Beyea (2016) which offered a series of alternative interpretations to those offered in my article in Environmental Research (Calabrese, 2015a) concerning the role of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation (BEAR) I Committee Genetics Panel in the adoption of the linear dose response model for cancer risk assessment. Significant newly uncovered evidence is presented which supports and extends the findings of Calabrese (2015a), reaffirming the conclusion that the Genetics Panel should be evaluated for scientific misconduct for deliberate misrepresentation of the research record in order to enhance an ideological agenda. This critique documents numerous factual errors along with extensive and deliberate filtering of information in the Beyea letter (2016) that leads to consistently incorrect conclusions and an invalid general perspective.},
doi = {10.1016/J.ENVRES.2016.03.040},
journal = {Environmental Research},
issn = {0013-9351},
number = ,
volume = 148,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}