Conference Proceedings Paper
COMMENTARY ON INHALED 239PUO2 IN DOGS — A PROPHYLAXIS AGAINST LUNG CANCER?
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3
J. M. Cuttler (Cuttler and Associates)
L. E. Feinendegen (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Several studies on the effect of inhaled plutonium-dioxide particulates and the incidence of lung tumors in dogs reveal beneficial effects when the cumulative alpha-radiation dose is low. There is a threshold at an exposure level of about 100 cGy for excess tumor incidence and reduced lifespan. The observations conform to the expectations of the radiation hormesis dose-response model and contradict the predictions of the Linear No-Threshold (LNT) hypothesis. These studies suggest investigating the possibility of employing low-dose alpha-radiation, such as from 239PuO2 inhalation, as a prophylaxis against lung cancer.
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