Here is report of more Federal bureaucracy fostering public fear of radiation. This requires the BEIR VII report to claim that any small amount of radiation has adverse health effects, by misrepresenting data, and suppressing contradictory data.
Our responsible industry and government authorities need to develop and establish the institutional basis to question these results.
(Note: I am an Idaho Hanford ‘downwinder’ – 1946-49 :-)
Regards, Jim Muckerheide
BoiseWeekly: Lesson One: Don't Say "Fallout Shmallout"
AUGUST 24, 2005
BY NICHOLAS COLLIAS
whether the federal government should compensate former victims
of nuclear fallout from radioactive tests and emissions (BW,
"The Low Use Segment," November 17, 2004). And while the
government has still not accepted full responsibility-at least
by way of compensation-in heavily effected states like
deal with its mess.
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,
part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has just
released a new video instructing doctors on how to combat the
mental, as well as physical, ailments expressed by nuclear
Radiation Exposure, the 30-minute video concedes that large
radioactive releases did occur throughout the
patients and doctors alike struggle against the vagueness of
what, exactly, resulted from that exposure.
"Both the doctor and the patient are grappling with the unknown
here," says Dr. Pam Tucker of the, ATSDR in the video. "You have
an exposure that may lead to a health effect, and may not lead
to a health effect."
Recent studies at
that exposure to radioactive iodine leads to an increased risk
of developing thyroid diseases.
being double-dosed with radiation, both from
nuclear test explosions at the Nevada Test Site, making the
video essential viewing for doctors and downwinders statewide.
To watch it, visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
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