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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Nuclear Cartel Say People In High Background Radiation Areas Are Just As Healthy -- They Lie

 stock here, also see at the bottom, an epidemic of thyroid cancer around nuke plants.
Genetic study of high background radiation regions/India – 1990
(April 27, 1990) The US National Academy of Sciences recently revised the risk estimate for radiation induced cancer which is now 10 to 14 times higher than their 1980 estimate (see WISE News Communique 326/7.3261). The new estimate is based on recent reanalysis of data on bomb survivors and the studies of medically irradiated persons conducted by Dr. Alice Stewart and others.
"What," they ask, "will be the effect of an increase in radiation exposure due to nuclear power and other human-made sources on the health and well being of future generations? How many more unfinished children (known as Downs syndrome caused due to an extra two chromosomes) will be born if Kaiga and Koodamkulan (nuclear plants being built in India) start functioning?"

March 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm

The center says a near accurate answer to that question would already be available had the nuclear research establishment conducted a recommended detailed health study among the people living in higher natural background radiation regions (HBRRs) in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India. Due to the presence of thorium and uranium, the background radiation in the fishing villages of Neendakara, Chavara, Ponmana and Alappat in Kollam and all the coastal villages in the Kanyakumari district is very high. People have been living in these HBRRs for several generations. Considering the uniqueness of these people, the World Health Organization had, in 1957, recommended that such a study be conducted there. However, the nuclear energy researth establishment instead went to the extent of preventing or dissuading researchers from civil medical research establishments such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Medical College Trivandrum from conducting it. So, now, the center has taken on the task.
So far, the center has completed a survey in the Kerala and Tamil Nadu HBRRs, details of which are summarized below:

Between 18 and 25 February of this year the center's international advisory board met and discussed the findings. The preliminary results show that the prevalence of Down's syndrome in the radiation exposed population is three times higher than that of the control population. There is a significant deviation from an earlier study showing no cases of Down's syndrome in the control area (population 6,000). There was a statistically significant difference In the prevalence of mental retardation, epilepsy, cleft lip and palate, etc. A few extremely rare genetic disorders have also been observed. A further disturbing finding is the higher number of childless couples in the HBRR.
The advisory board meeting, chaired by Dr. Rosalie Bertell of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health in Canada, decided to do a finer analysis of over 96,000 pregnancies of 18,000 mothers from both the regions. The parish data needs also to be analyzed to see if there is any difference In sex ratio at birth and sex-wise age at death in the study and control population. These should be completed during the next few months. In the meantime, the preliminary findings are available from the address below.

The Nuke Cartel likes to pretend that people around nuclear plants have zero effect from the plant, and sometimes I hear the incredulous "people are even healthier"

But that is a Bald Faced Lie (BFL)

Invisible Epidemic: Thyroid Cancer in the US
Feb 2016
The highest rates of thyroid cancer in the United States, according to federal statistics, are found in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, states with the densest concentration of reactors in the nation. In a study conducted in 2009, one of this article’s authors (Janette Sherman) found the highest rates of thyroid cancer occurring within 90-mile radiuses of the 16 nuclear power plants (13 still operating) in those states.
By Janette Sherman, MD and Joseph Mangano Director, Nuclear & Public Health, NY
Posted on February 4, 2016 in Environment, Politics

Then nukists pretend that because thyroid cancer is unlikely to kill someone, that if the thyroid is "treated" then everything is A OK.  

A BLF, living without a thyroid really sucks, it controls your whole metabolism.  


  1. Dr. Stewart should reference burning fossil fuels as a majority of radiation put into the atmosphere. You want to call,that a lie of nuke go right ahead. While you are at it, please explain to the rat farmers and Jebus why that is and why the Kingston TVA fly ash spill put more radiation in the atmosphere than TMI and why they got a free pass from EPA. Partisan epidemiology studies are not trusted. Ask who funds these studies. Follow the money. Investigate.

    1. It is true that extraction of fossil fuels does also bring radiation from deep underground into our environment.

  2. WISE International is an antinuclear site. So you can be sure there is bias in any report it references. It's nfg.


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