Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time Out for a Measurement

Why, in a book about hormesis are we branching off into areas of Linear No-Threshold theory and collective dose? Because the LNT and collective dose theories are both matters that directly affect public policy. Rules and laws are made on the basis of these outmoded theories, and such restrictions stand in the way of any growth of marketplace interest in hormesis either as a therapy or as an immune-system stimulant. Advocates of hormesis - and you will see they are both numerous and impressive - consider burial of the LNT the first step toward public consideration and investigation of the hormesis phenomenon. Others, however, see this as the death knell of their domains. Let's see a few examples of the consequences from our present public policy.