Radiation and the Big Silence
Recommending nuclear power as a a cure for climate change is like recommending cigarette-smoking as a cure for obesity – Helen Caldicott
Well, it’s just not nice to talk about ionising radiation right now – when we’re all gearing up for the COP26 Glascow climate change talkfest . I mean, by now the nuclear lobby has probably bribed its way into the conference, along with other corporations.
You’re allowed to mention – costs , safety, even time delay – in assessing the relationship of the nuclear industry to global heating.
Strangely – you can talk about the rapid health effects of tiny invisible viruses. BUT NOT the slow drawn out effects of tiny particles of low-level ionising radiation. Health impacts of unseen dangers
Especially ignored are thg effects of Internal exposure – radioactive particles taken in by breathing or swallowing:
The dangers are probably still small for most foods, but…
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