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We ignore the danger of low level radiation at our peril

text ionisingIf radiation from x-rays is dangerous to pregnant women and their offspring, what is it doing to us?

Radiation Facts We Cannot Ignore if We Want to Live http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00080074-fukushima-radiation-pollution.html  February 07, 2014 Japan’s harsh dictatorial Silence Act does not stop the radiation from spewing out and polluting the world’s environment. However, Fukushima’s disaster is not the first radiation threat we have had to deal with.(Ne wswire.net — February 7, 2014) Orlando, FL. -- “Nobel-winners Linus Pauling and Andre Sakharov correctly warned of a massive global death toll from atmospheric Bomb testing, they were dismissed with official contempt … until they won in the court of public opinion,” the article titled “50 Reasons to Fear the Worst from Fukushima” written by Harvey Wasserman and published on the EcoWatch.com site states.

 “The first loud calls for banning the testing of nuclear weapons came in 1954 as fears began to rise about potential expanded use in theatre as well as the dangerous effects of radiation. The Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963 was the first international agreement affecting nuclear weapons. From there, activists’ goals broadened to include a comprehensive test ban that would, as Nichols stated, ‘ban nuclear testing at any time, at any place, by any state.’ The reality of the 1963 treaty assumed a less ambitious form, banning only atmospheric and underwater testing, thus allowing for the continuation of underground tests,” the Paulingblog explains.

Albert Einstein wrote this compelling statement in 1947, “Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since the prehistoric discovery of fire. This basic power of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms. For there is no secret and there is no defense, there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world. We scientists recognize our inescapable responsibility to carry to our fellow citizens an understanding of the simple facts of atomic energy and its implications for society. In this lies our only security and our only hope–we believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not death.”

 Will we the people stand up and do something about this, or will we continue to stand silently by as we have been allowing our world to be polluted beyond the ability to sustain life?

The article written by Harvey Wasserman continues by stating, “When British Dr. Alice Stewart proved (1956) that even tiny x-ray doses to pregnant mothers could double childhood leukemia rates, she was assaulted with 30 years of heavily funded abuse from the nuclear and medical establishments. But Stewart’s findings proved tragically accurate, and helped set in stone the medical health physics consensus that there is no ‘safe dose’ of radiation … and that pregnant women should not be x-rayed, or exposed to equivalent radiation.”

 If radiation from x-rays is dangerous to pregnant women and their offspring, what is it doing to us?  We are just innocent people that are being exposed to radiation from nuclear power plant disasters like Fukushima that has been pouring out radiation for years now. Or are we really innocent, if we continue to just stand idly by waiting on someone else to do something while every week we hear of new reports on Fukushima radiation escaping into the environment.

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February 9, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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