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Category: Radiation
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Chernobyl Disaster True Story: First Responders Speak On Radiation Deaths 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
First responders at the Chernobyl disaster faced radiation and death. Some of their stories have only been told years after the meltdown.
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HBO's 'Chernobyl' Fact vs. Fiction 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It has been 33 years since the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Power Plant, and the incident continues to fascinate audiences.
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Is Chernobyl Safe? A Real-World Rundown Ahead of HBO Special 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the site of what has been called the world's worst nuclear disaster is safe, but radiation still poses a risk long into the future.
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‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ reveals the nuclear disaster's untold story 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The explosion on April 26, 1986, at the V.I. Lenin, or Chernobyl, Atomic Energy Station in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic is thought to have “vaporized” one worker on the spot. Another 30, drenched in fatal doses of radiation, died gruesome, lingering deaths. As of 2005,...

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NASA Twins Study results show how a year in space affects an astronaut’s DNA 11.4.2019 LA Times: Science

For almost one year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly circled the planet on the International Space Station, completing three spacewalks, conducting experiments on plants and playing ping-pong with a ball of water. His earthbound twin, Mark, lobbied for stronger gun laws, played golf and drank an occasional...

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The Messy History of Atomic Development 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The yield of the first atomic bomb far surpassed any of the scientist’s expectations—as did the fallout.  
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Deceased Cancer Patient Spread Radioactive Substance 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Two years ago, the 69-year-old patient was taken to the hospital and received a therapeutic radioactive compound known as lutetium Lu 177 dotatate.
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Thanks to This Advocacy Group, the Trump Administration Believes a Little Radiation Is Good for You 27.2.2019 Mother Jones
World War II, virtually every American business where radiation is present—hospital emergency rooms and cancer wards, uranium mines, nuclear power plants, and others—has operated under rules generally requiring that exposures be kept as low as possible. The rules are based on a widely-accepted scientific dicta that even small amounts of extra radiation can be harmful […]
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The EPA should regulate tiny doses of radiation? Tell that to radiation oncologists 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The article on the work by toxicologist Edward Calabrese (and many others who agree with him) is a start at introducing the scientific debate about the use of the linear no-threshold (LNT) oversimplification for regulatory purposes.

I would like to explain why LNT (the idea that...

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Grand Canyon Visitors Exposed to Uranium for Decades 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The buckets were kept by a taxidermy exhibit at the monument.
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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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Virtual reality is more than a game at local hospitals 24.10.2018 Philly.com News
As virtual reality technology gets more portable and less expensive, hospitals are turning to it to calm patients and train staff.
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Hyperbaric oxygen: The mysterious therapy that saved a cancer survivor from radiation side effects 8.8.2018 Philly.com News
Delayed injury from radiation therapy is common, tricky to diagnose, and hard to treat. One patient beat disabling injuries with hyperbaric oxygen treatment - but it is not clear why.
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New radiotherapy may help treat liver cancer, says a study 24.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Before the US Approves New Uranium Mining, Consider Its Toxic Legacy 28.2.2018 Truthout.com
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Uranium -- the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such as  Energy Fuels, Inc.  have played  well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for  public lands  with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for  new weapons production  to expand the US nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as " critical minerals ."  What would expanded uranium mining in the US mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My  book  examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new ...
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Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine […]
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Radiation from cellphones is not hazardous to your health, government scientists say 3.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile phone, you’ll be happy to learn that your habit isn’t hazardous to your health, according to a new government safety report.

The findings, released Friday by the National Toxicology Program, reaffirm the agency’s previous research.

“The reports don’t go...

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up 3.2.2018 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but scientists and federal regulators say don't worry - it is safe to use your device. They still do....
Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The organization says life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment.
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Embattled Trump Nominee Inadvertently Draws Attention to Radiation in Drinking Water 11.1.2018 Truthout.com
Kathleen Hartnett White is probably best known for her idealistic view of fossil fuels, but a scandal from her tenure as a top environmental regulator in Texas is drawing attention to radiation in drinking water -- a problem environmentalists say is widespread and a public health concern. (Photo: Delwin ; Edited: LW / TO) Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump's pick to run the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is probably best known for her idealistic view of fossil fuels. In 2014, she  suggested  that energy from fossil fuels "dissolved the economic justification for slavery" in the British Empire. As the Texas Observer  noted  at the time, coal mining fueled industrialization that actually increased demand for cotton picked by colonial slaves in the early 19th century. Hartnett White has other controversial ideas. She told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in November that climate science is still "subject to debate," and the degree that human-caused carbon pollution is ...
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