Radioactivity and the Systematic Falsification of Nuclear Risk
|radiation and health|
|what is actually going on here?|
conflict of interest:
health versus nuclear industry promotion
radiation and health
A few facts about radiation and health,
No Immediate Danger? Prognosis for
a Radioactive Earth,
"Asleep at the Wheel":
what is really going on here?
The following excerpt is taken from: Steven Starr: “The Implications of The Massive Contamination of Japan With Radioactive Cesium,” Helen Caldicott Foundation Fukushima Symposium, 03-11-13:
The International Commission on Radiological Protection states in this document [Source: ICRP, 2009. Application of the Commission’s Recommendations to the Protection of People Living in Long-term Contaminated Areas After a Nuclear Accident or a Radiation Emergency. ICRP Publication 111. Ann. ICRP 39 (3).] that a whole body activity of 1400 Becquerels is equivalent to an exposure of one-tenth a millisievert per year. In other words, the radiation models used by radiation biologists that convert this level of internal absorbed dose to “effective dose,” do not predict serious health risks from such exposures. In fact they state that it is safe to have 10 times this exposure level.
Essential Reading by Professor Yuri I. Bandazhevsky, M.D.
Dr. Bandazhevsky’s current orginazation, Coordination and Analytical Center “Ecology and Health” presented at: International Solidarity CHERNOBYL
PDF: Radioactive Cesium and the Heart: Pathophisiologic Aspects, New Russian-to-English translation, “The Belrad Institute” 2013
This book is one of a series of the author’s publications on the effects of radioactive elements on the human body. The author analyzes the results of his clinical-laboratory studies on the impact of radioactive cesium [primarily Cs-137] upon cardiac function. The book is intended for a wide range of readers, physicians and scientists who are interested in problems of the influence of incorporated radionuclides on the human body.
from the Preface:
Dr. Bandazhevsky’s groundbreaking research on the effects of radioactive cesium upon the children and people of Belarus is not well known in the United States. This is in large part because the government of Belarus chose to persecute him and suppress his work, which threatened to disrupt their plans to repopulate lands grossly contaminated with radioactive cesium. Bandazhevsky was forced to write this study while under house arrest, awaiting many years of subsequent imprisonment and torture. Government agents had already destroyed many of the archived samples, slides and materials that he and his colleagues and students had accumulated during the nine years he was Rector of the Gomel State Medical Institute of Belarus. However, Bandazhevsky had already published much of the statistical data he had obtained in 4 books: Clinical and experimental aspects of the effects of incorporated radionuclides in the body [Russian and English]. Gomel 1995; Pathophysiology of incorporated radioactivity. Gomel, 1997; Structural and functional effects of radionuclides incorporated into the body, Gomel, 1997. Pathology of incorporated radioactivity, Minsk, 1999, as well as numerous articles in the collection of scientific works of the Gomel State Medical Institute. He used much of this previously published information in conjunction with the slides that he had preserved at his residence, in order to write this study. For purposes of clarity, I have added a section, at the bottom of page 6, which provides more details on the methodology used by Dr. Bandazhevsky to obtain Whole Body Counts and the specific activity of 137Cs (cesium-137). This section on methodology is taken from “Chronic Cs-137 Incorporation in Children’s Organs,” published in Swiss Med Wkly 2003; 133:488-490. Dr. Bandazhevsky was the author, but note that he was in prison at the time, and the 2003 study was compiled by his European colleagues using data that they had obtained from Dr. Bandazhevsky during their visits to the Gomel State Medical Institute during the period 1997- 1999. Dr. Bandazhevsky has recently confirmed to me that that the methodology described in the 2003 study did in fact describe the methodology used during his nine year research recorded in this study.
Steven Starr, March, 2013
PDF: Radioactive Caesium and Heart
(pathophisiologic aspects) (Minsk: BELRAD) 2001, 59 pages
This book is one from the series of the author’s publications devoted to the effect of radioactive elements upon human organism. Here the author analyzes results of his own clinical and laboratory researchers, considering the studying of the state of cardiac activity in conditions of radioactive caesium influence. The publication is intended for various practitioners, researchers investigating the problems of incorporated radioisotopes’ effect upon the human organism.
PDF: Pathological processes in the organism during incorporation of Radionuclides - Russian only, 2002
PDF: Chronic Cs-137 incorporation in children’s organs, Swiss Medical Weekly. 2003:133(35):488-490
In Belarus’s Gomel region, which was heavily contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl disaster, we have studied the evolution of the Cs-137 load in the organisms of the rural population, in particular children, since 1990. Children have a higher average burden of Cs-137 compared with that of adults living in the same community.
We measured the Cs-137 levels in organs examined at autopsy. The highest accumulation of Cs-137 was found in the endocrine glands, in par- ticular the thyroid, the adrenals and the pancreas. High levels were also found in the heart, the thymus and the spleen.
PDF: Non-cancerous Medical Conditions
in Areas of Belarus Contaminated by Radioactivity from the 1986
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, with Dr. Galina Bandazhevskaya, Belarus (2009)
Professor Yury Bandajevski, President of The Ecology And Health Center of Kiev, Responds To The Information Which Appears In The Last Assessment Of The United Nations Scientific Committee On The Effects Of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Published By The Agency REUTERS On September 22, 2010
Reuters article titled: “FACTBOX-Long-term Chernobyl effects lower than feared” - local PDF copy
PDF: Chernobyl: Prospects For The Second Generation, Coordination and Analytical Center “Ecology and Health”, 2015, 33 pages
Demonstration materials contain the results of scientific research by Professor Yu.I. Bandazhevsky, Associate Professor N.F. Dubovaya, Associate Professor G.S. Bandazhevskaya.
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