Wednesday, April 13, 2011

An Essay Explaining Why Fukushima Matters to You

Global Research has an essay (linked above) posted on how Fukushima radiation is spreading worldwide. It is a nice overview.

Levels of radiation outside of Japan are still "low" but cumulative exposure from air, food, water, etc will increase risks for cancer, birth defects, immunological problems, etc.

The cummulative and damaging effects of ionizing radiation have been well documented. Here are some relevant cites:

Overview discussions:

Site dedicated to the subject

Research studies

Effects of Low Doses and Low Dose Rates of External Ionizing Radiation: Cancer Mortality among Nuclear Industry Workers in Three Countries

here is a link to a research study on the dangers of mixed-oxide fuel

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