TV: Abnormalities doubled in radiation contaminated areas after meltdown — 4 to 6 percent of every new generation of mice affected (VIDEO)

Published: January 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am ET
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Radioactive Wolves, PBS, Oct. 19, 2011:

    Evidence of nature’s resilience
    4-6% of every new generation shows abnormalities, twice the rate of clean areas
    For humans, this raised level of risk is unacceptable
    But for mice, though some are affected, the overall population remains healthy

 

Here is another clip from the program, warning that if researchers ingested any radioactive hairs they’d be poisoned, even while around only ‘low-level’ radiation:

 

Far from being against nuclear power, the overall tone of the PBS program is best summed up at the end:

Ravaged by battles of two world wars and the improvement craze of the Stalin era. Ironically the world’s biggest nuclear disaster has turned it into a unique refuge for endangered species.

 

Here’s what a US university researcher just back from Chernobyl had to say just a month or so ago:

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18 comments to TV: Abnormalities doubled in radiation contaminated areas after meltdown — 4 to 6 percent of every new generation of mice affected (VIDEO)

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    “though some are affected, the overall population remains healthy

    And this is why we the people will never be told anything.


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    • arclight arclight

      nice article to an interesting and oh so OT
      Science News
      Study: Radiation affects birth sex ratio
      Published: May 26, 2011

      “Scherb and Voigt focused on sex odds, a genetic indicator that may reveal differences in seemingly normal as well as adverse pregnancy outcomes between maternal exposure and paternal exposure.

      Among their findings, they said, was data showing a significant change in sex odds in Europe in the year 1987 following Chernobyl, whereas no such similar effect was seen in the United States, which was less exposed to the consequences of the catastrophe. These findings show a long-term, dose-dependent impact of radiation exposure on human sex odds, they said.

      “Our results contribute to disproving the established and prevailing belief that radiation-induced hereditary effects have yet to be detected in human populations,” Scherb and Voigt wrote. “We find strong evidence of an enhanced impairment of humankind’s genetic pool by artificial ionizing radiation.”

      http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/05/26/Study-Radiation-affects-birth-sex-ratio/UPI-50661306440026/?rel=76031313445193


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      • arclight arclight

        Is the human sex odds at birth distorted in the vicinity of nuclear facilities (NF)? A preliminary geo-spatial-temporal approach

        “The trend in the human sex odds at birth in Europe was significantly distorted after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident (ChNPP), and childhood cancers are significantly increased in the vicinity of German nuclear power plants (NPP). Therefore, the question arises whether the human sex odds at birth is also distorted in the vicinity of nuclear reactors and nuclear storage or processing facilities (NF).

        In this paper we investigate the feasibility of an ecological study based on official gender specific annual birth data of all municipalities of Belgium, Switzerland, and the following parts of Germany….”

        “……Therefore, evidence of a far-reaching genetic effect in the vicinity of 28 NF in Germany and in Switzerland is achieved. Further studies in this important area of environmental health research are recommended.”

        http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/ibb/homepage/hagen.scherb/Kusmierz%20Voigt%20Scherb%20Sex%20Odds%20and%20Nuclear%20Facilities%20in%20Germany%20and%20Switzerland.pdf


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          • arclight arclight

            INCREASED REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RISKS AFTER CHERNOBYL ACROSS EUROPE
            2010
            “Our main intention was to synoptically investigate
            whether there have been any changes in the prevalence of detrimental reproductive effects
            across Europe after Chernobyl.

            Those effects include possible spatial-temporal trend
            disturbances of births defects (eg Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and palate, malformations of the heart), neonatal mortality, stillbirth, and the human sex odds (sex ratio) at birth.

            We aim to demonstrate lasting genetic or reproductive detrimental health effects after Chernobyl in
            moderately and highly affected European countries.”

            “While UNSCEAR propagates genetic doubling doses in the range of a few Sieverts, we show in
            our paper that those doubling doses are more likely in the range of a few milli-Sieverts.

            Thus, it is in the same order of magnitude as the well known doubling dose for childhood
            leukemia after prenatal exposure.”

            http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/ScherbVoigtPECO10_1.pdf


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            • arclight arclight

              this caught my eye! :(

              from that bottom link

              “In contrast to the western and central European trends, the eastern European trend exhibits an absolute increase of the stillbirth proportion in 1986 as
              compared with 1985 and an apparent upward shift of the whole trend line from 1986 on.”


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  • or-well

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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    @or-well, maybe the company could be called “No Imminent Threat.”

    A PROPOSAL FOR ENENEWS AS A GROUP:

    My healthy friend who started having seizures just got her hair analysis back and it was positive for Uranium 238, which has a half-life of 4.47 Billion years. http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/uranium.html

    Uranium 238 is in nature, but popularly used in Depleted Uranium and Nuclear Power Plants, Including MOX fuel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium-238

    After Fukushima, Uranium 238 has been found in Vietnam http://enenews.com/vietnam-finds-uranium-238-sample-pine-needles

    and in Hawaii and California, we are in California:
    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/04/27/plutonium-levels-california-43-times-hawaii-11-times-highest-levels-20-years-20549/

    The lab only tested for Uranium 238, “but this does not imply nor does it rule out exposure to enriched uranium fuel (uranium 235) or to other radioactive isotopes which may be radiation hazards.”

    Since the kind of scientists involved in the studies above aren’t interested in studying us, I propose that we all get hair analysis done and post the results here. It could be interesting.


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    • or-well

      Hi NoNukes,

      Good idea.

      We probably all have a variety of measurable contaminants.

      I fear we have grown too accepting through constant bombardment of bad news about this, as if it was inevitable.

      Right now, the Japanese are being “spun” to accept radioactively-contaminated living, as if it’s just what has to be done.

      I am sad to say it wouldn’t surprise me if something similar to the silly idea I put out actually happened.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      NoNukes, would you please find out what kind of testing she had done?

      Thanks!


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    • No Nukes

      Where can we get the samples done?

      thank you!


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  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    I’m here in Northern California, hair test, yes…were do I sign?

    Let us be kind, one to another, for we are each of us together in our pain!


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  • Hi Tumrgrwer-
    Nice to meet youu!
    I’m also in Northern CA, Alameda to be exact (20 mins south of SF).


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    I probably cannot get my hair tested. As a low income, disabled senior, I doubt Medi-care, Medi-cal would pay for it. But I’ll ask my doc.


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    My friend tested through Genova Diagnostics, but I want to see if I can find a lab to test for more than they did. It is about $100ish (maybe we could get a group discount somehow, ha). If you want to just go ahead, please do, but I will make some calls and then will post what I find on the Anomalies thread, at least.

    @dharmasyd, I did see reference to Medi-care on a few sites, so that might be possible.

    While hair analysis is standard in Forensic Toxicology…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_analysis

    when you first set out to look into the subject for the first time like I did, there is a lot of anti-hair analysis stuff, especially by the nuclear industry, but when you get to the published studies, it looks like it has been pretty standard for this purpose for decades.

    Confl Health. 2011 Sep 2;5:15.
    Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19430217

    Health Phys. 2009 Jun;96(6):636-45.
    A compartmental model of uranium in human hair for protracted ingestion of natural uranium in drinking water.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19430216

    Gig Sanit. 1997 Sep-Oct;(5):19-22.
    [Contents of plutonium and microelements in the hair of Belarus inhabitants living in the areas contaminated during the Chernobyl AES accident].
    [Article in Russian]
    Malenchenko AF, Bazhanova NN, Kanash NV, Zhuk IV, Lomonosova EM, Bulyga SF.
    Abstract
    The levels of plutonium were studied in the body of inhabitants of the Minsk and Gomel Regions. Their hair was used as the indicator of its levels. The hair concentrations of plutonium correlated with its content in the ribs. The hair levels of lead in the inhabitants of some populated localities of the Gomel Region were found to be higher than those in the residents of unpolluted areas and industrial centers of the Republic of Belarus.

    Plutonium in hair of Residents of Belarus
    http://www.irpa


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  • arclight arclight

    thanks for this chemfood!
    European Committee on Radiation Risk

    http://www.euradcom.org/

    Fukushima and Health: What to Expect
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Committee on Radiation Risk
    May 5th/6th 2009, Lesvos, Greece
    Edited by Chris Busby, Joseph Busby, Ditta Rietuma and Mireille de Messieres.

    “For those who wish to know the health consequences of the Fukushima catastrophe, the answers are to be found within this volume and in the radiation risk model of the ECRR.

    The data presented at the 2009 Lesvos conference of the European Committee on Radiation Risk show the real world effects of living in areas contaminated with the dispersed contents of an exploded nuclear reactor.

    Twenty five years of studies of people living on the Chernobyl contaminated territories has been enough to quantify in detail the cancers, the heart disease, the loss of lifespan, the congenital illnesses, even the changes in sex ratio, in childhood intelligence and in mental health that follow the exposures to radioactive contamination from fission products, activation products and uranium fuel particles.

    All of these are described in this volume in great detail, by the eminent scientists who have studied them…….”

    Entire publication

    http://www.archive.org/stream/FukushimaAndHealth/FukushimaAndHealthWhatToExpect#page/n0/mode/2up


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  • arclight arclight

    how could anyone take the ICRP model seriously after watching these two in conversation..oh! and well done valentine for being honest!! +100!

    Effects of Radiation Cancer Risk Dr Christopher Busby Valentin Part 1

    Effects of Radiation Cancer Risk Dr Christopher Busby Valentin Part 2



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