I was contacted by the Health Physics Society last week to respond to a reporter who wanted the mainstream science rebuttal to someone promoting the pseudo-science of hormesis.
I did so and to date no article has been published.
Pseudo-science promoters love publicity because it is a mechanism of fomenting doubt.
So normally I would consider the lack of publicity a win for the pro-science folks.
However, the person promoting hormesis works at a cancer center. If he had gotten the publicity, what would the medical staff at a cancer center think of one of their own publicly showing his lack of understanding of carcinogenesis and unethically trying to sway the general public to increase their risks of cancer?