FORUM: Effects of low level radiation

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  • VanneV VanneV

    How Nuclear Radiation Affects Future Generations
    “- Exposure to nuclear radiation may cause a disproportionate loss of female pregnancies and a rise in the relative number of boys born.
    “- Evidence comes from Chernobyl, atomic bomb tests and European nuclear facilities.
    “- Skewed sex ratios may indicate other underlying health concerns.
    “After exposure to nuclear radiation events, women may be more likely to give birth to boys than to girls, suggests a new study.
    “The study documented a localized spike in the ratio of boy-to-girl births after the Chernobyl disaster and similar trends from the delayed fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1960s and 1970s. The researchers also found a smaller but still disproportionate number of boy births close to nuclear facilities in Germany and Switzerland.
    “It's not yet clear whether radiation interferes with the father's sperm, the mother's body before she gets pregnant, the development of the embryo or fetus, or something else. But because skewed sex ratios can be a sign of other underlying health problems, the study offers a new category of concern about events like the recent nuclear disaster in Japan.”
    http://news.discovery.com/human/genetics/nuclear-radiation-exposure-gender-110607.htm


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Nuclear Power Causes Cancer: What Industry Doesn't Want You To Know
    By Samuel S. Epstein
    Posted: August 4, 2009
    “…Columbia University researchers showed that cancer cases within a 10 mile radius of the Three Mile Island plant soared 64% in the first five years after the 1979 meltdown….
    ” Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA, Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, has authored 23 scientific articles since the mid-1990s documenting high local cancer rates near nukes. One study showed child cancer exceeded the national rate near 14 of 14 plants in the eastern U.S. Another showed that when U.S. nuclear plants closed, local infant deaths and child cancer cases plunged immediately after shutdown….
    ” The young aren't the only ones affected by reactor emissions. New evidence has examined adult rates of thyroid cancer, a disease especially sensitive to radiation. Thyroid is the fastest-rising cancer in the U.S., nearly tripling since 1980….”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samuel-s-epstein/nuclear-power-causes-canc_b_251057.html
    “Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and author of over 200 scientific articles and 15 books on cancer, including the groundbreaking 1979 The Politics of Cancer, and the 2009 Toxic Beauty.”


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common

    “MONTPELIER, Vt. — When a fish taken from the Connecticut River recently tested positive for radioactive strontium-90, suspicion focused on the nearby Vermont Yankee nuclear plant as the likely source. Operators of the troubled 38-year-old nuclear plant on the banks of the river, where work is under way to clean up leaking radioactive tritium, revealed this month that it also found soil contaminated with strontium-90, an isotope linked to bone cancer and leukemia.
    Three days later, officials said a fish caught four miles upstream from the reactor in February had tested positive for strontium-90 in its bones….
    “These plants have been leaking Strontium 90 into our environment for decades.

    “Unlike the blue-black plume of death in the Gulf of Mexico, this plume of death is invisible, tasteless, odorless yet is just as deadly. It may simply take a bit longer to kill and mutate than oil, but it kills….
    “the closer to the plants you are the higher is the radiation in our children's teeth. see http://www.radiation.org for the test info and results….”
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×4404318


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  • VanneV VanneV

    100. Radiation causes hermaphroditism and Down's syndrome
    More radiation causes MORE incidences of hermaphroditism and
    Jun 1, 2010 –
    “More radiation causes MORE incidences of hermaphroditism and down's syndrome.

    “My point is that ADDING nuclear emissions and effluents into our air and water INCREASE THE GENETIC MUTATIONS!”

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=4404318&mesg_id=4407013


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  • VanneV VanneV

    GENETIC EFFECTS OF IONIZING RADIATION
    “A concern often expressed by Atomic Veteran survivors regard the genetic effects for first and second generation offspring of exposed veterans.
    “Research and statistics show a definite increase in the incidence of inherited chromosomal damage resulting from even low doses of radiation exposure. …
    ” By contrast, we and others find decisive evidence that there is no threshold dose for radiation-induced cancer. And this finding very strongly supports the presumption that inherited afflictions are also inducible by ionizing radiation, even at the lowest possible dose and dose-rate.
    “In our own view, it is quite possible that a permanent doubling of the ‘background’ dose of ionizing radiation, worldwide, would very gradually double mankind's burden of inherited afflictions — from mental handicaps to predispositions to emotional disorders, cardio-vascular diseases, cancers, immune-system disorders, and so forth. Such a doubling would be the greatest imaginable crime against humanity.”
    Http://www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR/WakeUpCall.html

    http://www.atomicvetkin.com/genetics.html


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  • VanneV VanneV

    SKS OF NUCLEAR POWER
    Bernard L. Cohen, Sc.D.
    Professor at the University of Pittsburgh
    “Radiation
    “The principal risks associated with nuclear power arise from health effects of radiation. This radiation consists of subatomic particles traveling at or near the velocity of light—186,000 miles per second. They can penetrate deep inside the human body where they can damage biological cells and thereby initiate a cancer. If they strike sex cells, they can cause genetic diseases in progeny. …”
    http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/np-risk.htm


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Nuclear Power, Radiation, and Disease
    By Dr. Helen Caldicott, M.D.
    “Few, if any, estimates of the costs of nuclear energy take into
    account the health costs to the human race. Even when nuclear
    power plants are operating normally, these costs are not insignifi-
    cant. Miners, workers, and residents in the vicinity of the mining
    and milling functions, and workers involved in the enrichment
    processes necessary to create nuclear fuel are at risk for exposure to
    unhealthy amounts of radiation and have increased incidences of
    cancer and related diseases as a result. Routine and accidental ra-
    dioactive releases at nuclear power plants as well as the inevitable
    leakage of radioactive waste will contaminate water and food chains
    and expose humans and animals now and for generations to come.
    Accidents such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl condemn thou-
    sands if not millions to pay the cost of nuclear power with their own
    health. Understanding the nature of radiation is critical to under-
    standing the health impacts of nuclear energy….

    “When humans succeeded in splitting atoms, they also em-
    barked upon a process that would inevitably increase the levels and
    diversity of background radiation on the earth. The process of fis-
    sioning uranium in nuclear reactors creates more than 200 new,
    man-made radioactive elements. Some “live” for only seconds;
    some remain radioactive for millions of years.

    “Once created, these diabolical elements will inevitably…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      “Once created, these diabolical elements will inevitably find
      their way into the environment and will eventually enter the re-
      productive organs of plants, animals, and humans, where they will
      mutate the genes in reproductive cells to cause disease and death in
      the immediate generation or pass a hidden genetic disease to dis-
      tant offspring down the time track. This is because, as explained
      above, most mutations cause disease, whereas advantageous muta-
      tions are infrequent and require millions of years to express them-
      selves…”
      http://www.helencaldicott.com/chapter3.pdf


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Nuclear Power and Children’s Health
    The Nuclear Policy Research Institute
    with the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
    and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Chicago (PSR),
    presented a landmark symposium
    October 15-16, 2004

    Dr. Helen Caldecott, M.D.
    “…As discussed at this conference, children are among the most vulnerable members of society to the carcinogenic effects of radiation, because their rapidly dividing cells and replicating genes are very sensitive to the damaging effects of radiation. Children also display a relatively short incubation time for the development of cancer. Other vulnerable members of society include the aged population, immuno-depressed patients, and some people born with severe congenital anomalies.

    “A normally developing fetus can also be damaged when exposed to radiation within the first trimester of pregnancy, causing profound congenital effects.

    “Further, when the sperm and eggs in a child or an adult of reproductive age are exposed to radiation, their offspring may develop genetic diseases or congenital
    deformities.

    “Nuclear power plants constantly emit radioactive elements into the air and water. These materials,
    such as strontium 90, iodine 129, and cesium 137, are taken up by plants and animals and incorporated into the food chain, where they are concentrated thousands of times at each ascending level.

    “These radioactive elements then enter human bodies, where they are then concentrated in specific…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      “These radioactive elements then enter human bodies, where they are then concentrated in specific organs. Small volumes of cells can be subjected to a relatively large dose of radiation over many years. These damaged cells are prone to developing malignant changes, causing cancer in the affected individuals.

      “Because of these basic facts about radiation biology, and because of the ongoing environmental contamination by nuclear power plants and nuclear waste, the rates of childhood cancer reflected in this and all future generations will inevitably increase, as will the incidence of some of the more than three thousand inherited genetic and chromosomal diseases…”
      http://www.helencaldicott.com/childrenshealth_proc.pdf


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Confirmation of an ultrasound-induced mutation in two in-vitro mammalian cell lines.
    Ultrasound Med Biol. 1990;16(7):699-705.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2281558


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Fukushima Radiation Boosts Cancer Risk for Girls, WHO Says (Geneva)
    May 20, 2014

    http://www.unidossc.com/articles/radiation-16529-cancer-fukushima.html


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Polioforever's Blog

    “The Salk vaccine was a massive radiation experiment…

    …that paved the way for a New Biology”
    April 1955.
    “The desperately-awaited Salk IPV, which promised to end the polio epidemics sweeping the country, was announced with great fanfare on April 12, in the midst of Operation Teapot. http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/Teapot.html Jonas Salk had made it known since 1952 that he believed he had the ‘right’ formula. 1952 was the year with the most number of polio cases on record in the U.S. Only one year before, in January of ’51, the Nevada Proving Ground (NTS) was activated for testing, initiated by Project Ranger which sent radioactive plumes streaming over the northern half of the nation, leaving radioactive snow on the ground in places like Michigan and New York. Also in 1951, the cells of a particularly aggressive cancer, called HeLa, were taken from a dying patient and distributed for poliovirus vaccine research.
    “ No one has ever officially told the public that polio in humans was a result of radiation. An even greater omission suggested by research is that the polio vaccines were conceived or promoted as ‘dual-purpose’ cancer prevention. When the Salk IPV had been administered to roughly half of America’s youth population, the military launched its most ambitious and ‘dirty’ atomic weapons tests, initiating the period of peak atmospheric…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      When the Salk IPV had been administered to roughly half of America’s youth population, the military launched its most ambitious and ‘dirty’ atomic weapons tests, initiating the period of peak atmospheric fallout. But that is just an aspect of the 1950s and the Cold War. The greater Whole includes present-day vaccines, unprecendented emerging disease and the genetic engineering of plants, animals and people. Polio Forever is an effort to tell the Whole story….”
      http://polioforever.wordpress.com/


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  • VanneV VanneV

    “The Polio Timeline traces the earliest known cases and medical records against an expanding backdrop of polio causes –chemical and radiation exposure, polio-like illness, and important related events from 1789 to the present….”
    http://polioforever.wordpress.com/polio-timeline/


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  • VanneV VanneV

    THE MEDICAL EFFECTS OF URANIUM MINING ON WORKERS [Dr. Helen Caldicott]
    “In the course of their work, uranium miners are exposed to radon gas, radium dust and gamma radiation – all of which are carcinogenic. “The man is at risk of getting cancer to his lung, to his bone; leukaemia; or cancer to any organ – caused by the gamma radiation….there is no uranium registry for uranium miners in Australia and in the past, 50% of miners who have mined uranium have died of cancer….”
    http://vimeo.com/51047641
    http://www.nukefreefuture.com/radiactive-waste-in-australia-2012/


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Uranium workers dying after time at Namibia mine, report warns
    Miners who dug ore to supply the military found to be dying of cancers and other illnesses at Rio Tinto's Rössing mine
    15 April 2014
    “…Miners who dug uranium ore that supplied the British and US military in the 1970s with the raw material for bombs and civil nuclear power are reported to be dying of cancers and unexplained illnesses after working in one of Africa's largest mines.
    “A study based on questionnaires of current and former workers at the giant Rio Tinto-owned Rössing uranium mine in Namibia says that everyone questioned was aware of people who are now suffering lung infections and unknown illnesses thought to be linked to their work.
    “The mine, in the Namib desert, produces around 7% of the world's uranium but was operated with rudimentary safety when it opened in 1976. "People get sick. We are seeing it in people that have worked for Rössing for a long time. They just go back and die after working at Rössing," one man told researchers working with Earthlife Namibia and the Labour Resource and Research Institute.
    “The study, which is expected to be published this week, accepts that working conditions in the mine have greatly improved but says that all workers questioned said that they were exposed to high levels of dust.
    "Two current workers are on sick leave since 2000 and 2003. One worked as a laboratory technician for 24 years and claims to have proof he was radiated," says a summary…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      says a summary of the paper seen by the Guardian.
      “Rössing, which mines millions of tonnes of rock a year to extract uranium, employs more than 1,500 people. ‘Most workers stated that they are not informed about their health conditions and do not know if they have been exposed to radiation or not. Some workers said they consulted a private doctor to get a second opinion,’ say the authors.
      "The older workers all said they know miners dying of cancers and other illnesses. Many of these are now retired and many have already died of cancers," says the report….”
      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/15/uranium-workers-dying-cancer-rio-tinto-namibia-mine


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Uranium: The Deadliest Metal

    by Dr. Gordon Edwards, President of CCNR
    “…There are only two commercially important uses for uranium: nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors. The ultimate products of the uranium industry are therefore bombs and radioactive wastes. For this reason alone, uranium merits classification as a deadly metal.
    “But the lethal nature of uranium was manifested long before the first atomic bombs were built or the first nuclear reactors were fuelled. …
    “As early as 1546, and for centuries afterwards, it was reported that underground miners in Schneeberg, Germany, suffered an unusually high incidence of fatal lung disease. In 1879, it was demonstrated both clinically and anatomically that about half of these miners were dying of lung cancer. This was a much higher incidence of lung cancer than that found in the general population. The same grim statistic — 50 per cent mortality from lung cancer — was later found among the miners in Joachimsthal, Czechoslovakia. The ores in question were particularly rich in uranium.
    “Similar excesses in lung cancer incidence have occurred among iron, lead and zinc miners in Sweden, in fluorspar miners in Newfoundland, and especially among uranium miners in all parts of the world. Scientific papers published in the 1930s, even before the outbreak of World War II, clearly indicated that airborne radioactivity in the mines was the most likely cause of this lung cancer. The principal culprits are radon gas and its solid…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      The principal culprits are radon gas and its solid by-products, the so-called ‘radon daughters.’…
      “As the uranium atoms slowly disintegrate over billions of years, a host of radioactive by-products are formed: thorium-230, radium-226, radon-222 and the infamous ‘radon daughters,’ including lead-210 and polonium-210….
      “Radon has a relatively short half-life (3.8 days); before long, the air in the mine is heavily contaminated with radon daughters. Adhering to microscopic dust particles, these tiny, pernicious particles are breathed into the miners' lungs where they lodge delivering a massive dose of alpha radiation to the sensitive lung tissue. The result is an extraordinarily high incidence of lung cancer, fibrosis of the lungs, and other lung diseases, all of which take decades to become manifest….
      “At Elliot Lake, about a ton of ore is required to extract two pounds of uranium. Huge quantities of pulverized rock (called uranium tailings) are left over from the milling process. The tailings contain 85 per cent of the original radioactivity in the ore: they contain thorium-230, radium-226, and all the other uranium by-products. The tailings also give off at least 10,000 times as much radon gas as the undisturbed ore. (When radon gas is produced inside hard rock, it has little chance to escape; but when the rock is pulverized, radon escapes easily.)…
      “According to all scientific evidence, there is no such thing as a "safe dose" of radiation. Every dose of radiation will…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      Every dose of radiation will cause a corresponding increase in cancers and other diseases. Spreading a given dose out to a larger number of people — so that each individual dose is smaller — does not reduce the number of resulting illnesses. In fact, in the case of alpha radiation, there is very strong evidence from many different quarters that spreading a dose out among more people actually increases the total number of cancers and other diseases. Uranium and most of its by-products, including thorium, radium, radon and most of the radon daughters fall into this category of alpha-emitting substances….
      “Radon gas is also given off by phosphate fertilizers (since phosphate ores are rich in uranium). When tobacco crops are so fertilized, radon gas accumulates under the thick canopy of tobacco leaves, and tiny dust particles impregnated with radon daughters adhere to the sticky, resinous hairs on the underside of each leaf. When harvested, the tobacco contains high concentrations of radioactive lead-210 and polonium-210. Cigarette smokers breathe these radon daughters into their lungs with every inhalation….
      “In addition to killing uranium miners and those living in contaminated homes, each uranium mine is, in effect, a ‘slow bomb’ — spreading deadly radioactive poisons over vast areas of the earth, as surely as the Chernobyl disaster did, as surely as atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons have done, but at an insidiously slower rate. Radon gas can travel a thousand miles…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      Radon gas can travel a thousand miles in just a few days, with a light breeze. As it travels low to the ground (it is much heavier than air) it deposits its ‘daughters’ — solid radioactive fallout — on the vegetation, soil and water below; the resulting radioactive materials enter the food chain, ending up in fruits and berries, the flesh of fish and animals, and ultimately, in the bodies of human beings….
      “On February 25, 1986, the Wall Street Journal printed a front page story that portrayed the 220 million tons of uranium tailings in the U.S. [as pf 1992] as an ecological and financial time bomb….
      “The tailings will remain dangerously radioactive for millions of years. Thorium- 230, itself a by-product of uranium, is an alpha-emitter with a half-life of almost 80,000 years. It continually replenishes all the other radioactive by-products of uranium in the abandoned tailings piles. Radium-226, a bone-seeking alpha-emitting carcinogen which is at least 20 times as harmful as strontium-90, is blown in the wind, washed by the rain, and leached into the waterways from the tailings piles, where it re-concentrates by factors of thousands in aquatic plants and by factors of hundreds in land plants. It has a half-life of 1,600 years….
      “Even the extraordinary toxicity of plutonium can be rightfully attributed to uranium, since plutonium is created by transmutation of uranium through the absorption of neutrons….
      ” If we do not come to grips with the Pandora's box of problems…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      ” If we do not come to grips with the Pandora's box of problems which it spawns, and soon, our children and grandchildren may find that we have left them with a burden too great for them to bear.”
      http://www.ccnr.org/uranium_deadliest.html


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      • VanneV VanneV

        Written 22 years ago, and not only have we not faced the problem, the nuclear industry is actually calling nuclear energy Pandora's promise. This knowing use of this terrible metaphor to promote nuclear industry shows just how evil and immoral and this industry is. This mentality of the nuclear industry is the psychopathic mindset of serial killers. They should all be put in jail.


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Posted by Argo.
    AN OVERVIEW
    HAZARDS OF LOW LEVEL RADIOACTIVITY
    by Sara Shannon
    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/HoLLR.html
    “Low level radioactivity includes the on-going amount of
    radiation released from the everyday operation of the
    world's 433 nuclear power plants, plus leaks and accidents.
    ________________________________________
    “(1) INFERTILITY
    Radiation causes infertility. The global fertility rate has dropped nearly half since 1955.
    “(2) WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM
    Radiation weakens the immune system. A hundred nation study on quality of health found the United States was number one in 1943. By 1992, the United States was number 100, according to a U.S. Public Health Statistics Report. Globally health is deteriorating with incidence of cancer, heart, allergies and infectious diseases increasing.
    “(3) MUTATED VIRUS AND BACTERIA
    Even at low levels radiation may increase mutations of bacteria and virus. Mutations are causing the appearance of new diseases such as Reyes Syndrome, Legionnaire's Disease and Lyme Disease.
    “(4) LOSS OF OXYGEN GLOBALLY
    The percentage of oxygen in the air is down to about 19 percent. The expected amount is 21 percent of oxygen. Oxygen is formed by trees and plankton. Trees and plankton are killed by radiation.
    “(5) OZONE BREAKDOWN
    Large-scale breakdown of the protective ozone layer in the stratosphere was initiated in 1958 by high atmosphere bomb tests, and continues due to…


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    • VanneV VanneV

      and continues due to releases from power plants and reprocessing plants. Radioactive Krypton-85 goes to the stratosphere where it greatly enhances CFC ozone damage. …”


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      • jec jec

        And just TRY to find out the releases from USA nuclear plants. The reports are at least a year old..only posted for 2012 which was created in May 2013. EPA has not released the 2013 data yet..its late. And I believe a YEAR or so delay when the data is available..is criminal!


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  • VanneV VanneV

    Group Launches Campaign Warning Expecting Mothers About Wireless Radiation
    “…Some animal studies have linked cell phone wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems in baby rats and mice. It’s not enough evidence to prove cause and effect in humans, and that kind of study can’t be done, Gomez reported.
    “’It would be unethical if we were to say “let’s take one group of pregnant women and expose them to cell phone radiation and the other group not,’ Dr. Davis said.’
    “Davis said the danger goes beyond your phone, to signals given out by tablets, WiFi routers , cordless phones, even your wireless smart utility meter….”
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/06/04/group-launches-campaign-warning-expecting-mothers-about-wireless-radiation/
    hattip:
    http://www.cuttingedge.org/news_updates/newsupdatemain.html


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    • jec jec

      All expecting/pregnant creatures are and can be affected by radiation. A recent litter of puppies, from a healthy line of dogs, only produced three living pups or a 50 reduction in litter size. Of the three, all had heart murmurs. Another litter, produced NO healthy dogs, some slowly failed over weeks, then died. All dogs were outside in 2013/2014 winter snow and rains for exercise, kept inside the rest of the time. Someone should investigate the numbers of litters of animals with issues as they are born at a faster rate than humans. An 'early warning system' so to speak, if owners/breeders would be willing to share occurences. This situation of loss occurred in NorthWest America/Canada.


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  • mt1000

    a collection of info on radiation an metal decay / plane accidents
    is here -
    http://fukushimahounds.freeforums.net/thread/408/airplane-oddities-radiation-caused


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  • nuclear pollution nuclear pollution

    ***

    Dr. Busby on radiation from nuclear power plants and breast cancer:

    “…if it’s inhaled it gets into the lungs; it goes through the lungs into the tracheal-bronchial lymph nodes and then the lymphatic system can take it anywhere, and in particular where it takes it is to the female breast because that’s quite close by, and so these particles get into the female breast.

    So we find high levels of breast cancer in people who live downwind or close to nuclear power stations, for example.

    There’s an awful lot of ‘hoohar’ about childhood leukemia near nuclear power stations but nobody has been looking at adults who live near nuclear power stations for the simple reason that the cancer registries refuse to release the data so we’ve had to knock on doors in order to do these studies.”

    “…My feeling is probably uranium particles are what causes the effects downwind of nuclear power stations…”

    @ around 5:00 in video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IF0qWry3ck


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    • nuclear pollution nuclear pollution

      SUBJECT: Effects of gases released from nuclear power plants during their 'normal' operations

      Quote from Jane Lee from the award-winning video "Three Mile Island Revisited"

      “One of the things the public doesn’t know is Reactors are specifically designed to make releases.

      They release Iodine131; they release Tritium; they release Krypton; they release Radon on a regular basis – because it’s a burping kind of a thing; it’s gas that the plant must get rid of because it generates this gas and it’s designed to do that.

      Over and above what it’s designed to do is you have these malfunctions where you have additional radiation that is dumped into the environment because there’s nowhere else for it to go, so then you get …Cesium, you get Strontium, and all of these things come out into the environment and act upon the body of free radicals and this impacts on the DNA within our bodies.

      We can’t see it; we can’t feel it; we can’t smell it; we can’t taste it; we can’t hear it; but it’s doing the damage all the time.

      The children and the elderly are the most susceptible.”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCgSWpyARg


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      • nuclear pollution nuclear pollution

        SUBJECT: Dr. Caldicott on how radiation affects the regulatory gene, causing cancer

        “There seems to be a single gene in each cell which controls the rate of cell division called the regulatory gene… and what radiation does is that it biochemically damages that DNA molecule…and the cell division doesn’t stop… the cell keeps dividing and diving rapidly and produces millions and billions of cells, and that’s a Cancer…so it takes one mutation in a single gene on a single chromosome in a single cell to induce the cancer cycle.”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCgSWpyARg


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Good Stuff/Brain Candy! :)


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