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Well let's put it this way:   There have been zillions of epidemiological studies on the subject and they're all over the place, but mostly they don't show much.  One I heard about suggested it was more dangerous to work in an office than in a nuclear plant.   (In a nuclear plant you're monitored.

If people did zillions of epidemiological studies of coal plants - and they don't - one would find cancers as well.

If we did studies of people who work with silicon, we might find something there.

I don't understand why only nuclear energy gets an "assumption" of cancer.    I'll bet that the number of cancers of the lung resulting from air pollution number in the millions each year.  

by NNadir on Wed Jun 20th, 2007 at 09:01:58 AM EST
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People are studying the effects of silicon, and in the Netherlands working with sandstone (cutting, polishing) is classed as dangerous (or higher?) than removing asbestos.

We should ban sand!! No, wait...

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Jun 20th, 2007 at 11:18:17 AM EST
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