FORUM: Effects of low level radiation

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h/t Arizonan

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1,851 comments to FORUM: Effects of low level radiation

  • Bill Duff

    Wade Allison is considered a CRACKPOT, even at WHO.

    Even Keith Baverstock, head of the WHO Radiation Protection Program for Europe says that Wade Allison is a CRANK.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VoBLa2K7_6Y#t=1260
    Keith Baverstock, head of the World Health Organization’s Radiation Protection Program for Europe (1991-2003), Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Nov 20, 2014:

    21:00 – Wade Allison, do you know what his scientific expertise is? Physics… not public health, not medicine, not biology… I did a review of [his] book… I said his book is highly entertaining… it is fiction… We don’t have to rely on fruit flies to know what the effects of radiation are. We know what they are on human health. We have a lot of epidemiological information — which he ignores. I think the man is dangerous, I think you are putting yourself in a dangerous position if you believe him… He’s a crank.


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    • combomelt combomelt

      Bill Duff is considered a CRACKPOT, even at WHO.

      Even Keith Baverstock, head of the WHO Radiation Protection Program for Europe says that Bill Duff is a CRANK.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VoBLa2K7_6Y#t=1260
      Keith Baverstock, head of the World Health Organization’s Radiation Protection Program for Europe (1991-2003), Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Nov 20, 2014:

      21:00 – Bill Duff, do you know what his scientific expertise is? Physics… not public health, not medicine, not biology… I did a review of [his] book… I said his book is highly entertaining… it is fiction… We don’t have to rely on fruit flies to know what the effects of radiation are. We know what they are on human health. We have a lot of epidemiological information — which he ignores. I think the man is dangerous, I think you are putting yourself in a dangerous position if you believe him… He’s a crank.


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  • Bill Duff

    Programmer, command reset requested for lying cyberbeach troll, unit VanneV. The automaton has entered a DO LOOP.


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  • PraisingTruth VanneV

    “…According to a comparative analysis of possible consequences of a
    core meltdown accident in the German Kruemmel nuclear power plant
    with and without the use of MOX fuel(17):
    *The radiation exposure from inhalation of radioactive materials
    during the passage of the radioactive cloud is higher by several
    dozen percent than if uranium fuel elements were exclusively
    used.
    *Radiation exposure through the route of inhalation of
    remobilized long-lived actinide isotopes is more than doubled.
    *The land areas to become out of use by long-term contamination
    increases as the resuspension pathway is a limiting factor and
    the greater part of the dose resulting from the pathway comes
    from the actinides.(18)…”
    https://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/mox/puupdat4.txt


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  • Bill Duff

    VanneV Unit malfunction and reset fail. Space Odyssey HAL-Unit Style unplug required.


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  • Bill Duff

    Best of HAL from 2001 a Space Odyssey.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDrDUmuUBTo

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTcdqB4YlUBYwAPHEPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsOXB2YTRjBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkAw–?p=HAL+space+odyssey+disconnect+youtube&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001


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  • Yo Duff, hows the weather in DC these days, Hawaii is sunny and 81 or 82 everyday, how boring, LOL


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  • Bill Duff

    These ROBO attacks are distracting from the Nuclear Village Hormesis Attack.


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  • Bill Duff

    Hormesis theory, applied to internal Cs-137 & Sr-90, is an abomination


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  • Bill Duff

    Nuclear Village Tritium LIES, about Vermont Yankee destroyed all credibility in New England. Hydro-Electric Imports from Canada undermined Vermont Yankee economics. Plummeting REAL costs of fossil fuels further reduce energy costs, relative to ALL other business and household budgetary items.

    Here's how the cow 8 the cabbage …

    http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/rad/yankee/tritium.aspx

    May 14, 2010 – Soil Tests Confirm Contamination
    Soil testing in the area around the leak has measured concentrations of radioisotopes consistent with a leak of nuclear reactor water. Steadily decreasing tritium concentrations in samples taken from the ground water monitoring wells drilled since January show the movement of tritium contamination in the ground water generally west to east into the Connecticut River. (Monitoring Well Location Map)


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  • PraisingTruth VanneV

    “…We must keep in mind that all additional radiation exposures multiply 9 to 12 fold the health risks from other toxic chemical and non-ionizing radiation exposures!…”
    http://oneradionetwork.com/environment/dr-john-apsley-and-joe-mangano-fukushima-meltdown-and-modern-radiation-protecting-ourselves-and-our-future-generations-january-12-2012/


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  • Bill Duff

    Have the Nosebleeds started on the Northern Marianas Islands Yet? Will Guam, Saipan, Tinian & Rota please let us know?


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  • Bill Duff

    What would be the tipping point — if we included all the other daily radiation sources such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, and smart meters — that would create a toxic brew our human bodies could not handle?

    “We simply don’t know where that is,” said Dr. Stephen Hosea, an infectious-disease expert based at Cottage Hospital with an internationally recognized reputation for his work on the HIV and swine flu epidemics. He is now focused on the impacts of low-dose radiation exposure on humans. Last year, he attended a talk about Fisher’s bluefin study. Hosea had just eaten fresh bluefin from San Diego and was horrified. “I literally gagged on the spot because I knew what cesium can do to you,” he recalled. “I couldn’t believe I was hearing about [the study] for the first time.”

    http://enenews.com/forum-effects-of-low-level-radiation


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  • Bill Duff

    What WOULD be the Tipping Point …

    http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/27/fukushima-fallout/

    While this is not a particularly well written, or accurate account … It is discussing Low Level Radiation Effects.


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    • Sorry, that article is a non starter

      "Enter Dr. Nick Fisher, the Stony Brook University professor and marine biogeochemist behind the bluefin findings. “Sure enough, Fukushima radiation was clearly detectable, but the levels were very low. They are lower than what you might be exposed to while flying to New York or eating a banana,” Fisher said, “both of which expose you to small amounts of radiation that you never think twice about.”


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  • Bill Duff

    Well Water, sealed greenhouse & heritage seed are required to avoid Genetically Modified Food, in the Northern Hemisphere. That is going to be tough to pull off.


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  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Smelly things that USED to stink, stink no more.

    One of the lovely benefits of low (really?) level radiation.

    Cherry trees blooming on new years day!
    How nice to see!

    Lichen and moss is getting out of hand and growing on everything.
    It does have some real nice colors and textures though.


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  • PraisingTruth Praising the Truth

    PlowboyGrownUp
    January 10, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Childhood Leukemias Near Nuclear Power Stations: new article
    Posted on July 25, 2014 Probably posted way back, but here
    http://www.ianfairlie.org/news/childhood-leukemias-near-nuclear-power-stations-new-article/


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  • PraisingTruth Praising the Truth

    or-well
    January 4, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Enviro story of year? Florida cancer cluster, link to orig -

    http://nf2045.blogspot.ca/2014/12/environmental-story-of-year-sharon.html

    "When Hernan Cortes conquered Mexico in 1521, one of the rationalizations for the takeover was that the Aztecs were barbarians who sacrificed innocent children to their heathen gods. At least they had an excuse. They hadn’t developed a rational scientific method to teach them that the sacrifices were unnecessary. Ironically, we have had our scientific method for 500 years, but it has been warped into a faith called scientism which serves the ends of military and corporate expansion.

    An entrenched priesthood of scientists and economists tells us that children with glioblastoma brain tumors are just a part of our way of life that we must accept. A sacrifice for all the great benefits bestowed upon us."

    http://www.thenation.com/article/182099/brain-cancer-rate-girls-town-shot-550-defense-contractor-blame


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    This manmade radioactive poison is all around us now.. :(


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  • PraisingTruth Praising the Truth

    Depleted Uranium And The Iraq War’s Legacy Of Cancer
    Depleted uranium was used in Iraq warzone weaponry, and now kids are playing in contaminated fields and the spent weapons are being sold as scrap metal.
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/depleted-uranium-iraq-wars-legacy-cancer/193338/
    hattip: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news_updates/newsupdatemain.html


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  • PraisingTruth Praising the Truth

    Sickputer
    January 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm · Reply

    Nuclear "medicine" can have "unintended" consequences:

    "UNINTENDED DOSE TO FETUS

    On December 11, 2014, a patient was receiving a thyroid ablation treatment containing 97 mCi of I-131. A pregnancy test performed prior to the treatment was negative. On December 29, 2014, the patient reported to the medical center that it had been determined that she was pregnant on the day of the treatment, and that the gestational age of the fetus was determined to be 4 weeks at the time of the thyroid ablation treatment.

    The US ARMY Fort Bragg Radiation Safety Officer was notified of this event on January 5, 2015 by the authorizing physician of the exposure to the fetus via email. The calculated dose to the uterus was 20.43 Rad. The expected impact to the fetus was determined to be either miscarriage or no effect. The medical center is performing a root cause analysis to determine any potential corrective actions. The licensee will ensure the patient has been notified of the potential medical consequences to the fetus of this treatment."

    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html


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  • PraisingTruth Praising the Truth

    Cancer Establishment Hides Radiation Side Effects
    “In a shocking exposé of the cancer establishment, Dr. Ralph Moss in his frequently updated book The Cancer Industry revealed the sordid history of radiation therapy.
    “The first victims were researchers and physicians who succumbed to radiation's lethal effects without even suspecting it posed a danger to them. The next set of medical victims was patients who received severe burns from radiation overdoses that left them painfully mutilated or dead from acute radiation poisoning.
    “As radiation doses were refined, the cancer establishment proclaimed a major treatment breakthrough. Yet the statistics were manipulated to cover up what was really happening to irradiated patients. For instance, patients with progression-free survival of 5 years (or less) are often listed as successes even if the same cancer later returns.1,2
    “Most disturbing are statistical methods that ignore lethal side effects such as radiation necrosis in the brain that kills the majority of its victims, but are not always officially tabulated as cancer deaths.3,4 This enables statisticians to say the radiation "cured" the patient of cancer, while omitting the fact that the therapy itself killed the patient….”
    http://www.lef.org/Magazine/2011/12/Cancer-Establishment-Hides-Radiation-Side-Effects/Page-01


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    • Jan380267

      Yes, and the deeper truth is that all the big nations dedicated to nuclear power, medical radiation, and militarism using radioactive weaponry, such as Japan, France, Russia, and the US, have been for decades carefully hiding or obfuscating the truth about the real scope of danger and harm of ionizing radiation, including from low dose exposure which is also seriously toxic – discussed in Rolf Hefti's 'The Mammogram Myth' (more info: ahttp://www.supplements-and-health.com/mammograms.html ) to avoid culpability. The use of low dose medical xray alone has killed millions of people, the creation of carnage goes on…

      The public at large is generally clueless about most of this because the cartel's dominant disinformation tool is their allied mainstream media.


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  • Jan380267

    Yes, and the deeper truth is that all the big nations dedicated to nuclear power, medical radiation, and militarism using radioactive weaponry, such as Japan, France, Russia, and the US, have for decades been carefully hiding or obfuscating the truth about the real scope of danger and harm of ionizing radiation, including from low dose exposure which is also seriously toxic – discussed in Rolf Hefti's 'The Mammogram Myth' (more info: http://www.supplements-and-health.com/mammograms.html ) to avoid culpability. The use of low dose medical xray alone has killed millions of people, the creation of carnage goes on…

    The public at large is generally clueless about most of this because the cartel's dominant disinformation tool is their allied mainstream media.


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  • PraisingTruth Praising Jesus

    Effects of RADIATION on the BRAIN and brain function:

    * “Accelerated aging of the blood vessels – especially of the brain”

    * organic changes to the brain

    * “cases of neurological-psychiatric illness were found to be a somatic effect of low-level radiation”

    * “Reduced brain function”

    * Schizophrenia

    * “Psychological disorders suffered by many of the former adult inhabitants of the Chernobyl region could be a result of damage to the nerve cells by nuclear radiation”

    * Mental illness

    * "blood circulatory disorders of the brain (cerebrovascular dysfunction)”

    * "Loss of the higher intellectual cognitive functions as a result of damage to the central nervous system"

    Also, tumors, anencephaly, babies born without brains…

    http://www.chernobylcongress.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pdfs/chernob_report_2011_en_web.pdf


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  • PraisingTruth Praising Jesus

    A Troubling Spike
    Infant Deaths in Alaska: a Fukushima Effect?
    by JANETTE D. SHERMAN, MD and JOSEPH MANGANO, MPH
    February 19, 2015
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/19/infant-deaths-in-alaska-a-fukushima-effect/
    H/T: http://newsblogged.com/fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-reactor-latest-news-real-time-updates


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  • 4Yahshua

    3~3~5997 (out of 6000) in this "Doomsday Apocalypse"!
    Last Evil Days of "Manmean"! Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns
    VERY SOON! Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED! Revelation 14:1
    HalleluYah! Hebrew: "Praise ye Yah!"

    I have heard that doctors in the U.S.can not mention cancer and Fukushima radiation because they will be fired. IS THIS TRUE?
    Last year seems that hubby may have had a tumor (growth)expelled from his bladder (after being moved on table for x ray). Lots of blood was on the doctors' bathroom floor and nurses did not know what to do! Later I asked if it could have been a tumor dislodged. No answer about that, just treated for an infection. Today he coughed up some blood. X ray showed no growth, etc. I asked this different doc if it could be his body expelling a growth? Again, blank stares and no comment back. Seems that medicine here is A LOT like Tepco and the government of Japan!
    From what I saw I believe that it WAS a small growth.

    For the record, we take daily boron (expels radiation), 12.5 mg. iodine capsule (for thyroid), almonds and almond milk (to kill cancer cells), and a number of other natural supplements and vitamins.

    ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!


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    • PraisingTruth Praising Jesus

      I am very sorry, 4 Yahshua. You can always go to an alternative doctor, and search for information on the internet. I think the people with money get vitamin C intravenously. Or you can take lots of vitamin C as Ester C. I took the equivalent of 20,000 mg of vitamin C 4 times a day for a total of 80,000 grams a day as Ester C during one period of my life. The cheapest is to get an 8 oz. bottle of powder which I took by the heaping tablespoon into my mouth and then washed it down with water. Also, there are many foods with B-17 in addition to almonds. I eat the seeds of citrus fruit and apples. The best form of pectin is organic citrus pectin. I can't afford it so I eat the white part surrounding the citrus fruit and when I eat lemons I eat the skin and all. I sprinkle turmeric on my foods and cilantro and I take tablets of chaparral, but years ago I would take a heaping tablespoon of chaparral and crunch it up and then wash it down with spirulina dissolved in water. I made tea with yellow dock, dandelion root, burdock root, echinacea angustifolia, kuchika twig tea, and comfrey root. Pau d'Arco made in tea is also supposed to be good. I also took tablets of Coenzyme Q-10 and NAC Cysteine a gel tab of Immune herbs. Now I eat sorrel which I grow and which is related to yellow dock.

      And just as important is to fix all food from scratch in the simplest form (i.e., unprocessed) and to avoid all animal products. I eat millet which is alkaline and an alkaline…


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      • PraisingTruth Praising Jesus

        “…Boron might increase estrogen levels in the body…”
        http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-894-boron.aspx?activeingredientid=894&activeingredientname=boron

        I’ve read in the past that there is some evidence that cancer is caused by too much estrogen. Bisphenol-A in plastics and the lining of tin cans is one source of ingesting too much estrogen.


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      • 4Yahshua

        3~14~5997 (out of 6000) Sabbath in this "Doomsday Apocalypse"!
        Last Evil Days of "Manmean"! HalleluYah!

        Thank you for your concern! (I guess that I do not come often enough to these threads to check for replies.)I am really happy that he dislodged the growths (?) We take A LOT of natural herbal vitamin capsules. We take Meyer lemon and lime juice from our trees every a.m.. I add a little 100% maple syrup, pinch of cayenne pepper, pinch of Himalayan sea salt (for electrolytes), 1/2 glass of warm water. You must have a strong digestion and invincible taste buds. Please CHEW those seeds very well or you may have a troubled appendix. By the way, as we get older, we may need all the natural estrogen we can get!

        ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!


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      • 4Yahshua

        Vitamin C? I have read several times that the human body does not differentiate that much between the types of Vitamin C. For a number of years we have taken 1000 mg. capsules of Ascorbic Acid with Rose Hips (2000 mg. at a time). Swanson Vitamins has a very inexpensive bottle. We try not to take anything in tablet form.


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  • PraisingTruth Praising Jesus

    “…Hermann Mueller, another Nobel Prize winner, is one of many scientists who would not have been OK with that. In a 1964 study, “Radiation and Heredity”, Mueller spelled out the genetic damage of ionizing radiation on humans. He predicted the gradual reduction of the survival of the human species as exposure to radioactivity steadily increased. Indeed, sperm counts, sperm viability and fertility rates worldwide have been dropping for decades….
    http://enenews.com/human-embryos-bioaccumulating-radioactive-iodine-cesium-strontium-physician-taught-harvard-med-school


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Evidence of a link between low-level radiation exposure and Alzheimer's Disease:

    (Kempf, 2012) Long-term effects of ionising radiation on the brain: cause for concern?

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=0CCwQFjABOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2Fprofile%2FSoile_Tapio%2Fpublication%2F232705664_Long-term_effects_of_ionising_radiation_on_the_brain_cause_for_concern%2Flinks%2F09e415097efe8d441e000000.pdf&ei=SM8AVbieCriAsQS_8oLQCA&usg=AFQjCNEXcg78yq5J-N168fKyxjNroI0VLw&sig2=A9pTYrgat3I_dWbMPTkjrw&bvm=bv.87920726,d.cWc

    "There is no clear evidence proving or disproving that ionising radiation is causally linked with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. However, it is known that high doses of ionising radiation to the head (20–50 Gy) lead to severe learning and memory impairment which is characteristical for Alzheimer’s. The cumulative doses of ionising radiation to the Western population are accruing, mostly due to the explosive growth of medical imaging procedures. Children are in particular prone to ionising radiation as the molecular processes within the brain are not completely finished. Furthermore, they have a long lifespan under risk. We wish to open a debate if such low doses of radiation exposure may lead to delayed long-term cognitive and other defects, albeit at a lower frequency than those observed during application of high doses. Further, we want to sensitise the society towards the…


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    • SadieDog

      "The decision to have an x-ray exam is a medical one, based on the likelihood of benefit from the exam and the potential risk from radiation. For low dose examinations, usually those that involve only films taken by a technologist, this is generally an easy decision. For higher dose exams such as computed tomography (CT) scans and those involving the use of contrast materials (dyes) such as barium or iodine, the radiologist may want to consider your past history of exposure to x-rays. If you have had frequent x-ray exams and change healthcare providers, it is a good idea to keep a record of your x-ray history for yourself. This can help your doctor make an informed decision. It is also very important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant before having an exam that involves the abdomen or pelvic region."


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  • List Of Radiation Induced Diseases Caused by Low Dose And High Dose Radiation; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/list-of-radiation-induced-diseases.html


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  • Low Dose Radiation Dangers To Children Start At 10 Bq/Kg; List Of Symptoms And Health Issues Caused By Fukushima, Chernobyl, TMI
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/low-dose-chernobyl-and-fukushima.html


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  • bowling bowling

    MUTATED GENE LEADS TO DIABETES
    It has been decades since Stanford’s Gerald Reaven, MD, helped demonstrate that insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, researchers have been hunting for the genetic triggers of the condition.

    Now, an international team spearheaded by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a gene that, when mutated, increases insulin resistance.

    A paper describing the findings was published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    Insulin resistance affects nearly one-third of the U.S. population and occurs when the body’s tissues become less responsive to insulin’s command to gobble glucose. This disconnect increases the likelihood of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and a variety of other health problems.

    “It’s been a long road, but it’s exciting,” said senior author Thomas Quertermous, MD, the William G. Irwin Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine. “Insulin resistance is probably the No. 1 risk factor for complex human disease.”


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  • PraisingTruth PraisingTruth

    “…But once again, Cleckley has put his finger on the problem. ’A very large percentage of the psychopaths I have studied showed backgrounds that appear conducive to happy development and excellent adjustment." My own view is that we have been struggling with a problem similar to that of learning about the effects of exposure to small amounts of radiation which produce pathological effects fifteen years later. Because we have been trying to study such phenomena before we could accurately describe and measure either small dosages of radiation or the kinds of damage they cause much later in life, we inevitably have come up with contradictory findings….’…”
    http://www.naturalchild.org/elliott_barker/prisons.html


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  • PraisingTruth PraisingTruth

    Addiction to risk-taking- i.e., nuclear radiation exposure:

    Why Do People Become Psychopaths?
    http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/03/17/why-do-people-become-psychopaths/12193.html
    “…The new research, however, examines what they have in abundance—impulsivity, heightened attraction to rewards and risk-taking….
    “New research suggests the former as Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered the brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost….
    “’Our hypothesis was that psychopathic traits are also linked to dysfunction in dopamine reward circuitry,’ Buckholtz said.
    “’Consistent with what we thought, we found people with high levels of psychopathic traits had almost four times the amount of dopamine released in response to amphetamine.’
    “It may be that because of these exaggerated dopamine responses, once they focus on the chance to get a reward, psychopaths are unable to alter their attention until they get what they’re after,” Buckholtz said.
    Added Zald, “It’s not just that they don’t appreciate the potential threat, but that the anticipation or motivation for reward overwhelms those concerns.”


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  • PraisingTruth PraisingTruth

    A SHORT LATENCY BETWEEN RADIATION EXPOSURE FROM NUCLEAR PLANTS AND CANCER IN YOUNG CHILDREN
    Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA
    International Journal of Health Services
    March, 2006
    “…The assumption that Sr-90 and childhood cancer are correlated is best supported for a supralinear dose-response, meaning the greatest per-dose risks are at the lowest doses. Findings document that the very young are especially susceptible to adverse effects of radiation exposure, even at relatively low doses.
    “INTRODUCTION
    “The latency period between radiation exposure and the onset of cancer has been documented to be as long as several decades. However, some radiation-induced cancer occurs after a much shorter period. Perhaps the first evidence of a short latency was documented in the 1950s, with high rates of thyroid and other cancers typically within ten years of X-ray irradiation to infants and young children. (1-3) Leukemia rates among Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors were elevated beginning five years after the 1945 bombings, reaching a peak ten years after. (4-6) Adults treated with therapeutic radiation for ankylosing spondylitis demonstrated increases in mortality from leukemia within two years, and prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and extracranial tumors (each after five years). (7) Lung cancer after the same treatment became elevated beginning nine years after exposure. (8) Irradiation treatment for cervical cancer resulted in elevated pancreatic cancer and leukemia 1-4 years after…


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    • PraisingTruth PraisingTruth

      cont.
      exposure. (9-11) Peak levels of bone cancer after injection of Radium-224 occurred eight years after treatment. (12)
      “Even at relatively low doses, irradiated adults are at greater risk for cancer just several years after exposure. A peak of chronic myeloid leukemia incidence was observed 6-10 years after Xrays to the back, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys. (13) Mormon families in Utah living directly downwind of atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in Nevada were found to have significantly higher incidence of all cancers combined and certain radiosensitive tumors 7-15 years after the tests began. (14) Four to five years after the Chernobyl accident, thyroid cancer among adults in the Czech Republic and Poland increased. (15-16)
      “The developing fetus and infant has demonstrated a predisposition to cancer from various types of low-dose radiation exposure within a decade. Pelvic X-rays to pregnant women in the 1950s initially was linked to a near-doubling of the risk of cancer death before age ten. (17-18) Subsequent reports on larger populations confirmed this excess, both for leukemia and other childhood cancers. (19-21)…”
      http://www.radiation.org/spotlight/2006MarChildCancerIJHS.html


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  • :|

    How Much Radiation Do You REALLY Get From A CT Scan?

    The Stats:

    "A 40-year old woman who has a coronary CT scan has a 1 in 270 chance of getting cancer from that single scan. This statistic DOUBLES for a 20 year old Woman."

    "That’s massive when you consider that in the US:
    - around 19500 CT scans are conducted daily"
    (over 70 million scans annually)

    "- between 2000 and 2005 spending for imaging studies more than doubled" (follow the money)

    "- one in five Americans will receive a CT scan in any given year"

    "Some estimates say that CT scans cause 29,000 excess cancers each year in the US alone, mostly in women."
    _______________

    Ironically, once you get the cancer they will want to do a CT scan to determine how bad it is.

    That’s why you sign a form allowing them to perform the CT scan or other scans. Read the ‘fine’ print

    http://www.electricsense.com/


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  • from a distance

    Dr. Ian Fairlie discussing massive spikes in radiation during the refueling of nuclear power plants –>

    “Now we know that the large majority, say two-thirds, three-quarters of the annual emissions from a reactor occur just once during one spike, and that spike occurs when the reactor is opened up to take out the old fuel and dip in fresh fuel. And during that time period, about a day, a day-in-a-half, the reactors are depressurized…they open up the valves and the radioactive gases shoot out, and it's during that time that we think that the people downwind are exposed to high levels of radioactivity, i.e., high radiation doses…doses which are maybe as much as 100 times higher"

    “These spikes have been hidden from us ever since the beginning of the nuclear power program, back in the late 50's early 60's. Nobody knew about them apart from the people who worked in the nuclear industry, and they kept really quiet about them. What happened was that some German scientists who were anti-nuclear began to suspect that there was something funny going on…so back in 2012…they demanded their Nuclear Regulator give the Energy Minister data on the half-hourly emissions from the nuclear power plants in their area…"


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    • from a distance

      continued…

      "…the head of the region's Nuclear Regulatory Commission refused to give the information and said 'no we don't have it' but from an insider we knew that they did have it…so the German Energy Minister said 'you will put this data on my desk Monday morning or you will be fired'…we got the data…the first time we saw what was happening: a MASSIVE spike 1,000 higher in terms of concentration than the normal amount…instead of 3 Bq/per cubic meter, we were finding 3,000 Bq/per cubic meter, a 1,000-fold increase. And then we knew what was going on, and then we knew they hid this since the start of the nuclear power program, 50 years ago, they've hidden this, and they went to great lengths to prevent us from getting the information, and now we've got it.”

      “What I'd like to say to your American listeners is –> this is very important: You have to go through your regulators, and say there's no reason why this is not occurring also in U.S. reactors. These data are from pressurized water reactors in Germany, and so we know that it's very very likely the same is happening with U.S. reactors, so what are you going to do about it? That's the wake up call I'd like to issue to your listeners.”

      http://www.nuclearhotseat.com #198 interview with Dr. Ian Fairlie


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      "Radioactive Spikes from Nuclear Plants a Likely Cause of Childhood Leukemia" by Dr. Ian Fairlie

      http://www.energyjustice.net/content/radioactive-spikes-nuclear-plants-likely-cause-childhood-leukemia


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    ;) from a distance, Thank You!


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  • PraisingTruth PraisingTruth

    You can download graphs of rapid rise in various cancers here:
    http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/Oahu2015.pdf

    The correlation is between use of glyphosate and rise of many health problems. But the radiation levels were rising exponentially at the same time.

    Toxins act synergistically and the whole toxicity is greater than the sum of the parts.


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    “…New research by a Sunday newspaper has suggested that the grandchildren of nuclear test veteran are six times more likely to develop leukaemia and seven times more likely to develop Downs Syndrome….”
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/wales/2304951.stm

    Many other serious health problems and birth defects listed in this article.


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    Human Health Implications of the Nuclear Energy Industry
    “…Other studies have found elevated rates of some congenital abnormalities including Down syndrome in proximity to some Ontario nuclear stations. These studies suggested a relationship to tritium releases from the plant during the prenatal period, and to paternal radiation exposure. However, because numbers were again small, most results did not reach the level of statistical significance. Again further studies are needed to determine if there is any detectable increased risk of congenital abnormalities. In the interim we suggest that the precautionary principle be considered. The Radiation and Health in Durham Region Study, 2007 was an ecological study looking at a number of health outcomes in the vicinity of the Pickering and Darlington nuclear reactors. Authors found statistically significant increases compared to Ontario levels in combined cancers, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, leukemia and congenital neural tube defects. Rates of several other cancers and congenital diseases such as Down syndrome were also elevated, though the increase was not found to be statistically significant.
    “There is mounting evidence that even very low levels of radiation exposure may have serious deleterious health effects over the long term. These are detectable in nuclear workers and in the general population in the vicinity of nuclear installations. Our understanding of the cellular processes…


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    Chernobyl's Subclinical Legacy: Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout and School Outcomes in Sweden
    NBER Working Paper No. 13347
    Issued in August 2007
    NBER Program(s): AG CH EEE ED HE LS
    “Japanese atomic bomb survivors irradiated 8-25 weeks after ovulation subsequently suffered reduced IQ [Otake and Schull, 1998]. Whether these findings generalize to low doses (less than 10 mGy) has not been established. This paper exploits the natural experiment generated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident in April 1986, which caused a spike in radiation levels in Sweden. In a comprehensive data set of 562,637 Swedes born 1983-1988, we find that the cohort in utero during the Chernobyl accident had worse school outcomes than adjacent birth cohorts, and this deterioration was largest for those exposed approximately 8-25 weeks post conception. Moreover, we find larger damage among students born in regions that received more fallout: students from the eight most affected municipalities were 3.6 percentage points less likely to qualify to high school as a result of the fallout. Our findings suggest that fetal exposure to ionizing radiation damages cognitive ability at radiation levels previously considered safe. “
    http://www.nber.org/papers/w13347


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    Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for the Public
    November 15, 2011

    Prenatal Radiation Exposure
    “…The exposure of a fetus to radiation is referred to as prenatal radiation exposure. This can occur when the mother's abdomen is exposed to radiation from outside her body. Also, a pregnant woman who accidentally swallows or breathes in radioactive materials may absorb that substance into her bloodstream. From the mother's blood, radioactive materials may pass through the umbilical cord to the baby or concentrate in areas of the mother's body near the womb (such as the urinary bladder) and
    expose the fetus to radiation….

    “During the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the radiation-related health effect of greatest concern is the death of the baby.The fetus is made up of only a few cells during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy. Damage to one cell can cause the death of the embryo before the mother even knows that she is pregnant. Of the babies that survive, however, few will have birth defects related to the exposure, regardless of how much radiation
    they were exposed to.

    “Large radiation doses to the fetus during the more sensitive stages of development (between weeks 2 and 18 of pregnancy) can cause birth defects, especially to the brain. When a fetus is exposed to large doses of radiation (above the dose received from 500 chest x-rays) during the more sensitive stages of development (especially between weeks 8 and 18 of pregnancy), the health consequences can be…


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    DEPLETED SCIENCE: HEALTH CONSEQUENCES AND MECHANISMS OF EXPOSURE TO FALLOUT FROM DEPLETED URANIUM WEAPONS
    CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL DU CONFERENCE HAMBURG OCT 16-19TH 2003
    CHRIS BUSBY PhD

    http://www.grassrootspeace.org/busby_depleted_uranium.pdf
    http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de/

    http://www.traprockpeace.org


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