I hadn't thought of “Health Hazards...” for a couple of years when I got involved in a very big optics project. The clever technique involved correcting for diffraction caused by thermal effects - light bends as a function of the density of air, which is why we see shimmering on hot days. The chief scientist showed me the mathematical source for the technique; low and behold it was Petr Beckmann’s “Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves.” I went back and read “Health Hazards...” with new respect.
Beckmann also published a newsletter, “Access to Energy”, almost to the day he died. When he died Access was continued by another excellent scientist, this time a biochemist, formerly the director of the Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto, and also a student of Pauling at Cal Tech. Pauling is a testament to the fact that scientists out of their fields do not necessarily maintain the standards of rigor that made them successful, and Pauling certainly was successful. Robinson had the integrity to find some pathologies not the least helped by vitamin C, and Pauling was furious when Robinson reported on the results. It went to court, perhaps even the Supreme Court, and Robinson was vindicated, but lost his position. Beckmann’s and now Robinson's newsletter is still excellent. Robinson is competing for a congressional seat in Oregon now held by a Pelosi cohort.
Robinson reported on what was known about hormesis a year or so ago. The implications of the cancer statistics from the housing complex in Taiwan, where families were bathed in 60 mrem of incremental beta (average total background is 200-300 mrem) would be so important to the relief of human suffering that it is a remarkable testament to the focus of parasites in government that they will await the private sector, and propose a study only in order to be able to regulate it. The regression analysis from the study suggested an optimal exposure, in addition to the natural background, was around 100 mrem. In this decay process both electrons and gamma rays are produced. I have read conjecture about why this might work; electron bombardment is used in cancer therapy. But not being an atomic physicist, or oncologist, I can only wonder why the phenomenon has not been funded, though this wouldn't be first time (like when the NSF refused to fund studies to validate the HIV-AID hypothesis, which is conjecture, and contested by Nobel prize winner for inventing PCR, the only mechanism for detecting live virus, Kerry Mullis.).
As a summary, there is no reason for scarce and expensive electricity.