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On Cancer’s Trail (Native Americans and Uranium)

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: On Cancer’s Trail (Native Americans and Uranium)  Reply with quote

On Cancer’s Trail

http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.Article?article_id=17708

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The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer. Now the young Navajo biologist is asking why.
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Scientists have long known that uranium damages human cells. But in over six decades of atomic health testing, no one had ever noticed that uranium, at low doses, can act like an estrogen. No one, that is, until recently, when Raymond-Whish and her coworkers observed some unusual effects in lab animals.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The U.S. has standards for radiation exposure and insists that there is nothing wrong with low levels of exposure due to routine radioactive releases from nuclear power plants, nuclear carriers, etc.

It is unlikely that anyone in the U.S. is safe from low level exposure to radioactivity.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Yellow cake Reply with quote

Wyoming has been and remains the top uranium producer nationwide.  We all have a special glow about us.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sailboat I lived aboard for 12 years was moored near North Island Naval Air Station which has a lot of nuclear carriers and a nuclear waste dump. They said that the reason they didn't install a warning system, an evacuation plan, and make iodine pills available was because they didn't want residents to panic in the event of an accident.

Makes me think of the boiling frog analogy. If they killed us quickly, we might gripe about it, but when they do it slowly, we get used to it.

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