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– 2013: the battle to expose nuclear lies about ionising radiation

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On March 11-12, in New York,   leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will explain the bio-medical  consequences of the Fukushima disaster, at a pubic symposium  at the New York Academy of Medicine

HopeThe speakers will be truly a star studded array of scientists.  Included among them will be Dr. Tim Mousseau – on Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places, Biological Consequences, and Dr.Wertelecki, Wladimir Wladimir Wertelecki  – on Congenital Malformations in Rivne Polossia associated with the Chernobyl Accident, (at right, Dr Wertelecki)

Other speakers – Dr. Marek Niedziela, Dr. Alexy Yablokov, Akio Matsumura and Robert Alvarez.  It’s going  to be hard for our radiologically illiterate politicians, media leaders, and corporate big boys to counter the information from these prestigious speakers.  nuclearfreeplanet.org

This New York Symposium is a very welcome event.  The nuclear industry likes to portray its opponents as somewhat deranged, feral individuals without any expertise or influence.

The nuclear lobby, in itself mainly illiterate about matters of biology and radiation seeks to  ignore, minimise and downright lie about the harmful effects of “low level”radiation.

Some of the nuclear lobby’s deceptions about radiation:

  • “Hormesis “- quack science that portrays low level radiation as beneficial to health
  • “Adaptive Response” – the idea that low level radiation is good because it can somehow sort of immunise you against high level radiation

But the omissions about radiation are even more striking:

  •  So many studies that are touted in the media – count only “external emitters” – not the cancers caused by “internal emitters” .  Internal emitters are the sources of radioactive material that lodge inside a person’s body – the lungs or the gut – and will cause cancer later on – perhaps years after they have been taken in by the body, through eating or breathing.  They can be taken in long after the actual radioactive release, as they are the particles that have settled somewhere – on the ground, on plants, in water.
  • In the case of the high  levels of birth deformites in Fallujah, studies focus on causes like mercury contamination, yet ignore ionising radiation –   in a place affected by great releases of depleted uranium.

Chan,-MargaretIt is to the credit of the World Health Organisation’s newest Director General, Margaret Chan, that she stated, in May this year –There is no safe low level of radiation.”

3 Comments »

  1. Hi! I invite everyone on this site to check out Nuclear Hotseat, the weekly news magazine and podcast on all things anti-nuclear. It’s at: http://www.NuclearHotseat.com and click on the Blog page. 96 weekly episodes and counting! It’s also available on iTunes. If you like what you hear, link to it on your pages and forward. Posts new episodes every Tuesday/Wednesday (depends on your time zone). Next week: Chernobyl Anniversary Special, featuring interviews w/Dr. Alexi Yablokov and Dr. Janette Sherman on the real impact of that nuclear disaster 27 years ago and the ongoing impact of radiation on our genetic future. You can email me directly at: info@NuclearHotseat.com. Thanks! Onward! – Libbe HaLevy, Producer/Host, Nuclear Hotseat.

    Comment by Libbe HaLevy | April 19, 2013 | Reply

  2. she usedmy line, i postet a lot of years ago, there is no safe low lvl of radiation, the lvl of radiation only says how long it takes for the damage to show effect, lower lvls, only mean the effect is shown in Generations to come… like the little copyright errors wich make evulution happen…

    Comment by Frank Six | October 9, 2015 | Reply

    • Sorry if I pinched your line, frank. But we are on the same wavelength I think.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | October 10, 2015 | Reply


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