- Feb 14, 2002
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- Certified Residential Appraiser
net worth of $6.5 million - I don't think he really caresBill Nye (trained as a mechanical engineer)
What does this have to do with anything at all?Perhaps the worst of that is the idea that if 10,000 ppm of particulate matter will cause cancer, then only 1 ppm will cause 1 death in 10,000 people so exposed. Radon falls into that category as radon studies were based on uranium miners who were exposed to 60,000 ppm of radon but the "deaths" caused by radon were then extrapolated down to only a few ppm. The worst is with people who see two or three persons get a similar disease in a small area. This "cancer cluster" invariably is blamed on something. In a case here years ago, 2 high school students developed testicular cancer in the same year. Eventually the lawyers blamed arsenic found in a feed additive from Alabama (where natural arsenic is common) fed to chickens, then the chicken litter was spread on fields in the county. Chicken litter smells bad so this must be causing the cancer. The "expert" had her testimony thrown out under the Daubert Rule and the suit failed. But the local poultry companies were out a chunk of change for no reason, scientifically. And to this day, I bet you that the parents and kids affected will still blame the chicken companies.
That's an interesting article which seems to raise more questions than it answers.