Not Just Cancer: “How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke”

Published: June 7th, 2011 at 12:55 pm ET


How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke, ScienceDaily, October 23, 2009:

How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke

A mathematical model constructed by researchers at Imperial College London predicts the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, stroke) associated with low background levels of radiation. The model shows that the risk would vary almost in proportion with dose.

Results, published October 23 in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, are consistent with risk levels reported in previous studies involving nuclear workers. […]

Published: June 7th, 2011 at 12:55 pm ET


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44 comments to Not Just Cancer: “How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke”

  • ocifferdave

    I remember finding this one yesterday (I made my lazy brain do some leg work on and and find some articles on my own for half the day yesterday while ENENEWS was getting its behind the scenes upgrade).

    BTW, my wife looked up Fukushima news on her own today! Holy Cow. Poor lass…she calls me Fukushima Head. 🙂

  • they didn’t mention dementia, or idk, ars, swelling of the lungs, internal bleeding, vomiting, dehydration, headaches, infections, or bone disease…

    But c+ for effort…

  • Stephengn

    Are you kidding? Not just cancer, not just heart disease and stroke, but serious genetic damage to entire gene pools across generations that can never be repaired

    Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay?

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Good morning everyone. =)

    So it appears that low dose radiation is worse then a fast high dose. Here are a few related links.

    The Cancer Risk From Low Level Radiation: A Review of Recent Evidence:

    Read ‘em and seep: The Petkau effect:

    How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke:

    Meanwhile, the criminal cover-up continues.

    Blessings to all!

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      And in the New Jersey shield law case, the score is: Supreme Court 1, Bloggers 0:

      Crime marches on…

    • Yes, I’ve come across that before – something like: low doses mangle cells/genes [and that gets passed on genetically for a long time] whereas high doses kill cells outright – take your pick.

      As far as populations are concerned, I’ve also read a population will gradually weed out the “infected” ones and gradually cleanse itself. [have to check that thesis though … with sources].

      Still, we’re talking lasting damage over generations, maybe thousands of years. [Readers can let me know if I have this right].

      • Ruffcut

        Maybe it goes back to the hitler days of creating the super race. Some people will not feel the effects of medium exposure. There are 80 year old smokers. They cough and hack, a little. But still kickin.
        The human body is the work of god, a work of art. It can be tuffer than boiled owl shit or feeble as a butterfly.
        The race will mutate, for better or worse, unless blown up into tiny pieces.

  • Cindy

    This news statement says 1/6 of the Chernoble amount of radiation released, instead of 1/3…

    GRRR !!!

  • Cindy

    @ Steven

    Do you know Abby ?

    • Steven Steven

      That’s my handle so I’ll answer (if a little confused) : I have not had the pleasure of meeting Abby 🙂

  • c7 and m2 solar flares today….

    10$ says there will be a 4.3 earthquake or higher in japan

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        And the flares are occuring in the moon-tide-perigee window, roughly from the 6-1 new moon thru the 6-12 perigee thru the 6-15 full moon, plus 2 more days thru west coast 7 foot plus high tides from 6-15 to 6-17.

        Some Asian action during that window won’t surprise me, and knowing we were in the window helped me confirm and post that the Tepco camera shaking on 6-3 was in fact the 6.3 Honshu quake.

        Being 10 miles from the CA San Andreas fault, I’m leaving the van outside all those nights.

    • SamsuLevin

      Thanks for sharing.

    • There was an EQ June 7/2011 up near the Kuril Is – same fault line as Fukey:

      y/m/d h:m:s LAT
      deg LON
      deg DEPTH
      km Region
      MAP 5.4 2011/06/07 14:55:20 15.355 -93.072 75.8 CHIAPAS, MEXICO
      MAP 5.3 2011/06/07 10:38:31 48.320 154.240 58.1 KURIL ISLANDS
      MAP 5.3 2011/06/07 05:18:33 -44.181 -16.120 10.3 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
      MAP 5.0 2011/06/07 02:54:24 1.197 96.766 42.6 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
      MAP 5.0 2011/06/07 00:39:30 -3.748 145.778 35.6 NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Thanks so much Tacoma,
    Many are called but Few are Chosen.
    You would hope some Scoffers would choose to devote
    a little Attention-span to something outside
    their normal routine.
    Kumar’s quake predictions highlighted the 120-140 longitude
    area. Maybe time for the Juan de Fuca chip to pop-up
    and give the islands a bath, like you said, maybe 3,000 ft.
    of cleansing Pacific waters, if I remember right?

  • Darth

    Whistle blower video is back… Well worth the 50 minutes to watch.

  • Mary in Seattle

    The book about Chernobyl published by the NY Academy of Sciences (was $150, now can be found free on the internet) talked quite a bit about a condition named Chernobyl Heart. Turns out Cesium is muscle-seeking and has is believed to have caused some serious heart problems, including among children.

    I just did a google search and found a link for a documentary about this:

    • Anthony Anthony

      Thanks for sharing this Mary. I also heard there is a condition nicknamed *Chernobyl Necklace* too.

      • Novamind

        @Anthoney I think “Chernobyl Necklace” is due to the scare left by Thryoid Cancer surgery on the neck.

  • Wondering if anyone sees a slight plume every so often coming out the top left of reactor 2?:

  • They’re zoomed in on #4 and #3 in this view, completely missing out #2:

    Fukushima Live Camera – YouTube (TBS-JNN)

  • Honestly…

    Does anyone actually question the last two weeks, of “fog” cough? Day fog, night, fog, morning fog… Its like fukushima is the foggiest place in the entire planet…

  • 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives … Published: May 5, 2010
    Now there is the newer threat from Japan, What will be the % now !

  • Anthony Anthony

    Red Cross declines blood from Fukushima
    Kyodo Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    The Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday it has declined to accept an offer from a man from Fukushima Prefecture to donate blood due to fears of possible radiation exposure.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Chernobyl revisited: Virtual issue explores ecological effects of nuclear disasters
    Public release date: 7-Jun-2011
    Contact: Ben Norman

    The decision of the German government to phase out nuclear power by 2022 has reopened an energy debate that has far wider implications than Germany or Japan, which is still coming to terms with events at the damaged Fukushima plant.

    This virtual issue, published by the SETAC journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry adds to that debate by exploring the ecological effects of radiation, using research from the Chernobyl disaster.

    The issue is a freely accessible resource for researchers that offers a historical precedent for considering the long-term environmental impact of the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

    “From snails to voles and trout, a region’s entire ecosystem can be impacted by radiation from the type of nuclear disaster experienced at Chernobyl twenty-five years ago, or at Fukushima today,” said ET&C Editor-in-Chief Herb Ward, from Rice University, Houston. “The research brought together in this virtual issue allows us to better understand the long-term ecological and environmental impact of Chernobyl, setting a bench mark that allows us to anticipate the effects of future nuclear accidents.”


    The 23 articles featured in the virtual issue include:

    Understanding the genetic consequences of environmental toxicant exposure: Chernobyl as a model system
    Heather N. Meeks, Ronald K. Chesser, Brenda E. Rodgers, Sergey Gaschak and Robert J. Baker

    Seasonal variation in radiocesium levels of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides): Implications for humans and sensitive wildlife species
    John D. Peles, Tom Philippi, Michael H. Smith, I. Lehr Brisbin Jr. and J. Whitfield Gibbons

    The chornobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent creation of a wildlife preserve

  • Anthony Anthony

    To test or not to test

    Published on June 7, 2011
    Stephanie Stein RSS Feed

    In a land far away, a power plant suddenly released excessively high levels of radiation following an earthquake and a resulting tsunami in Japan on March 11.

    Topics :
    Department of Natural Resources , Health Canada , Environmental Protective Agency , Fukushima , Japan , Newfoundland and Labrador

    Many Canadians feel they are safe from the infiltration of radiation, but radiation monitors have shown that copious amounts of radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant have reached Canadian shores and are also travelling along the jet stream. Until recently, radiation monitors have been shut down. About 20 monitors out of 124 were out of service last week, according to the Environmental Protective Agency (EPA).

    With the radiation issue on mute, Health Canada has reported that there is no significant risk, and it seems that most local farmers are taking their word as gospel. However, with no official tests being conducted in Central Newfoundland, how can farmers be certain they are in the clear?

    • Anthony Anthony

      ***The Beacon then called around to local farmers to inform them of the situation and gauge who would be interested in having their farms tested. Some were extremely reluctant, saying Health Canada claimed there was no risk, so they see no reason to investigate further. Gambo’s Nita Abbott of LA Farms, and her husband Ken, have been running their 150-acre farm in Gambo for 11 years, growing vegetables and some fruit. She expressed an interest, and feels it would be irresponsible not to be open to testing given that people’s health could be at risk. Ms. Abbott acknowledged that with radiation in our jet stream it naturally penetrates soil and water during a rainfall.

      “I want to know I’m selling a safe product. I don’t mind being a part of anything that advances agriculture. Radiation is airborne, and we share the same air space. I wouldn’t be surprised if terrorism shifts to climactic manipulation.” Ms. Abbott added she had four loons in her pond, which makes it difficult to believe anything is wrong. However, if there is a radiation threat she wants to deal with it.

      Jason Bull of Eastport Organics has not heard anything about possible radiation contamination, but is open to testing.

      “Currently, as I understand it, the fallout from the Fukushima incident in no way compares to Chernobyl or the testing the U.S. government carried out in the fifties and sixties,” said Mr. Bull.***

      • Anthony Anthony

        ***The Beacon then contacted Eugene Legge, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture, who said he’s interested in testing to see if there is a reasonable risk. He acknowledged that jet streams do carry radioactive particles, and that Canada could be directly affected even when it’s travelling from as far away as Japan. “If it’s an oversight on our part for not investigating when it could be necessary, I’m on board.”

        The Japanese government is telling people they have nothing to worry about, and has raised the official limits of radiation exposure for children in Fukushima Prefecture, to 20 milliSievert per year, which is 20 times the internationally recognized annual allowable dose for adults. This was done so schools can remain open and operational.

        A Greenpeace environmental group said its findings run counter to Japanese government reports that radiation from the Fukushima plant is being diluted as time passes.***

        • Anthony Anthony

          ****It has been shown on numerous radiation maps that a radiation “storm” has been engulfing North America from the time the nuclear reactors at Fukushima entered critical meltdown status. As radioactive particles spread over the surface of the land, they get into whatever is growing. From there, these highly poisonous contaminants get into whatever creatures eat. It also gets into humans if it is in the various fruits and vegetables people eat. In the case of cows and other grazing animals, could eating meat from North America be hazardous to human health?

          These cesium-137 particles do not lose strength, dissipate, or get watered down in any of the various life forms they move through before they reach human bodies. They retain all their radioactive power, that is to say, any cesium-137 that penetrates a living creature has a staying power for life – unless active steps to counter these poisons are taken. This includes all the various supplements that help rid our bodies of such highly toxic contaminants such as potassium Iodide.

          “Despite what the authorities are claiming, radioactive hazards are not decreasing through dilution or dispersion of materials, but the radioactivity is instead accumulating in marine life,” Greenpeace radiation expert Jan Vande Putte reported in a press release.

          Greenpeace stated that its teams collected samples of marine life along the Fukushima coast and in international waters outside Japan’s 12-mile territorial limit. The samples were tested by nuclear research laboratories in France and Belgium, which found high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium.****

  • Dr.Stranglelove

    It can also cause colon instability:it can scare the shit outa you.