Lightroom: Extreme blurring using noise reduction and 32-bit TIFF's

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Noise reduction in Lightroom 4.2 with 32-bit TIFFs results in extraordinary blurring and wierd colour shifts.
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Official Response
From Eric Chan, one of the primary Camera Raw engineers:

"This is normal. Doing high NR on a 32-bit TIFF is the same as doing it on a JPEG or other output-referred image: it's super aggressive and will lead to smearing."