Living things deal with millions of cosmic rays passing through them every hour. Genetic errors occur every hour and are repaired immediately. The mechanism for repair is now know by biologists. The concept of Radiation Hormesis suggests that increasing the external background radiation improves the functioning of the repair mechanism and protects the body from cancer. It also improves immunity.
This concept is now supported by several thousand peer reviewed studies worldwide. Strangely it was also supported by thousands of experiments between 1900 to 1940. However in 1959 the UN and other organizations stated that ALL levels of nuclear radiation are harmful. This was during the cold war. People have believed it ever since but without scientific backup. No doubt high levels of radiation are harmful but low levels are often beneficial.
Low levels of external radiation are not to be confused with consumable sources of radiation like iodine from nuclear accidents! This is truly bad radiation. Can this concept be used for improving health? I am experimenting with the wearing of uranium glass jewellery in order to increase the background radiation levels and improve health. Uranium has been used to make green and yellow glass since 1812. Antique depression glass is uranium coloured.Uranium beads seem to be available at most bead stores … as long as you bring a geiger counter to find them. The uranium is locked into the glass and cannot accidentally be consumed. I have been experiencing beneficial effects from making a point of exposing myself to low levels of radiation of a safe type.
I will discuss my findings and sources and measurements of the beads. A geiger counter and UV light will be used in the demo.
Ian Soutar has worked at the National Research Council in the 1980s doing solar energy research and also in Ottawa for private solar industries. Currently in Victoria at Microsec R&D Inc. where we design electronic products.