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Old 08-27-2013, 08:01 AM   #84
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Originally Posted by mhgaffney View Post
So after a tsunami -- there will be a spike in children having heart attacks? This is preposterous. In fact, it's so obviously ridiculous it does not rate a reply.

Such a spike in children is very unusual -- but given what is known about radiation it is not really surprising. Children are 1000 X more vulnerable to radiation because children are growing, hence, their DNA is undergoing rapid replication. It is well known that radiation causes damage during cell division.

I challenge Gyldenglove to present data showing such a pattern in children after tsunamis or hurricanes. MHG
No, I wrote after an earthquake. Here is the data for the 1995 Kobe earthquake - stroke and cerebral infarcts were significantly elevated for all age groups in the impacted areas in the 1st year after the quake.

http://journals.cambridge.org/downlo...3a1a9fe14560df

A bit of the old googles could have told you that.
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