The following is reprinted here with permission of the author,
Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass who owns the rights to this book.
Permission to distribute this book is freely given
so long as no modification of the text is made.
FROM HIROSHIMA TO THREE-MILE ISLAND
"Professor Sternglass's courageous voice has helped keep alive the debate on the health effects of low-level radiation, a debate that the military, the nuclear industry, and even some biologists and physicians have tried to bury. His new book, Secret Fallout: Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island, is an important new contribution to that debate and should be required reading for all who are concerned with their own health, the health of their children, and of their children's children."
Victor W. Sidel, M.D.
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Social Medicine
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Ernest Sternglass is Professor of Radiology, specializing in radiological physics, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Federation of American Scientists, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Radiological Society of North America and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He has testified on low-level radiation before the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and many other groups both here and abroad.
Dr. George Wald, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine, is Professor of Biology at Harvard.
Ernest J. Sternglass
FROM HIROSHIMA TO
THREE MILE ISLAND
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This book is an expanded version of Low-Level Radiation, first published
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Sternglass, Ernest J
Ed. of 1972 published under title: Low-level radiation.
1. Radioactive pollution -- Toxicology. 2. Radiation -- Toxicology
I. Title. II. Title: Low-level radiation from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island.
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The author acknowledges the following sources for permission:
The Washington Post for Bill Curry's "A-Test Officials Feared Outcry
after Health Study."
The New York Times for James Reston's "The Present Danger." © 1978
by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
Harrowsmith Magazine for Tom Pawlick's "The Silent Toll."
Beaver County Times for Joel Griffiths' "State Panel Questions,
The duty to endure
gives us the right to know.
and our children
Daniel and Susan
Thunderstorm in Troy
The Unheeded Warning
A Small Error in the Assumptions
A Ray of Hope
The Evidence Begins to Emerge
The Hidden Tragedy of Hiroshima
Death before Birth
The Crucial Test
Both Young and Old
The Clouds of Trinity
The Battle for Publication
Counterattack at Hanford
The Public's Right to Know
The Price of Secrecy
Fallout at Shippingport
The Minds of the Children
Incident at Three Mile Island
Too Little Information Too Late
The Present Danger