Summary of Negative Health Effects Of Low Dose Radiation On Children Around Chernobyl

Many children are dying and suffering from terriblediseases due to low dose internal radiation exposure around the world. Low dose radiationeffects on children have been extensively studied by many independentscientists globally.

Children are negativelyaffected by low dose radiation in many ways. The following is a brief summarypresented by scientists who have studied this extensively after Chernobyl:
Increase in spontaneous abortions and stillbirths
Increase in mortality
Increase in number of ill and feeble newborns
Increase in number of genetic defects and diseases, totalof over 2,000 possible
Increase in number of congenital malformations
Increase in incidence of cancers of all kinds
Increase in impaired mental development of babies andchildren
Increase in psychiatric diseases among the children
Increase in alterations of immune system, weakening ofconstitutions
Increase in abnormal hormone balances
Increase in diseases of the cardiovascular system
Increase in abnormal slow growth of children
Increase in abnormal exhaustion of children
Increase in delayed recovery from diseases
Increase in premature aging effects
The results above were presented by Mr Yablokov at aninternational conference of nuclear experts regarding Chenobyl, includingofficials from the UN, IAEA, WHO, etc. 

Children’s Radionuclides Syndrome Discovered
Yuri Bandazhevsky, a scientist and medical researcher,discovered and proved that a new radiation disease exists, which hecalls the Long Term Incorporated Radionuclides Syndrome
This is a totally new disease that did not exist beforemanmade radiation came onto the scene, due to ‘accidental’ releases fromnuclear power plants and atomic weapons testing. Of course, the nuclear industry and nuclear apologists universally deny the existence or possibility of this even happening. 
According to researchers, Radionuclides Syndrome is a disease of the heart, due toa toxic loading of radioactive Cesium in the heart muscle. As the Cesium collects andconcentrates in the heart muscle, it causes problems there. (It is well knownthat radioactive cesium is absorbed by muscles, including the heart muscle,because the body thinks that radioactive Cesium is potassium.) 
The normal level of cesium in children is ZERO Bq perkilogram of cesium. This ‘safe’ level of cesium was established by Nature over millionsof years of evolution.
An internal radiation load of 50 bq per kilogram meansthat for ever 1 kilogram of the child’s weight, 500 atoms disintegrate everysecond, above the normal background rate. The disintegration effect fromcesium, (inside the heart muscle) has a negative effect on children’s health..

10,000 radiations are thrown out every second forchildren with 10,000 Bq per kg of internal radiation. Children around Chernobylexposed to low dose radiation have been measured with 10,000 Bq of Cesiuminternal radiation.
After about 50 Bq/kg, a child’s heart will be found (if properly examined) to have lesionsdeveloping.  At a rate higher than that, he found that the child can diesuddenly for no obvious reason, or have heart attacks, strokes, or other healthproblems around the heart.
Yuri has presented over 400 scientific papers, and hasbeen honored with five awards. After he formally announced to the world hisresearch results above, he was charged by the Russian government withcorruption. No proof was presented at the military trial, ruled over by threemilitary judges. Yuri was found guilty by this military tribunal and sentencedto eight years in jail and hard labor. This was later reduced to house arrest,after pressure was applied from human justice organizations outside Russia.
80% of Children In Belarus Have Health Issues
Belarus is located near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. This area was contaminated by low level radiation from the Chernobyl accident, much like Fukushima Province was contaminated in Japan.The future of children’s health in Japan can potentially be predicted by what is happening in Belarus today. After all, these children have been studied for over 30 years. 
Only 15 to 20 out of 100 children in Belarus aredeclared healthy at birth today. These health statistics are getting WORSE, notbetter.  According to a hospital nurse,the problems are getting WORSE and more numerous each year. 

Before Chernobyl, 80 out of100 children were declared healthy at birth. Now that statistic has been completely reversed. Only 1 or 2 children out of ten that are born are born healthy. 

What is the explanation for thiscatastrophically high rate of deformities, health problems and infectionspresent at birth? And why are the numbers of problems increasing, notdecreasing? The studies and articles below will help to explain this.
ECRR: Chernobyl 20 Years on. The Health Effects of theChernobyl Accident

“………. Disorders of intellectual development in childrenirradiated in utero in the polluted territories are described as the mosttragic consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe’s impact on health.Pathologies include neurotic disorders, asthenic syndrome, vegetative dystonia,CNS organic pathology, delayed mental development, EEG pathology, delayeddevelopment of speech, lowered psycho-emotional development, low IQ indices,deviations in mental development, memory impairment, immaturity for school,organic pathology of the brain, decreased and delayed psychomotor development,epilepsy and epilepsy-related conditions, and schizophrenia.”
 “Psychologicaldiseases correlate with levels of radioactive pollution. There is a steep andcontinuing increase in diseases of the nervous system, e.g. congenitalconvulsive syndrome, brain circulation pathology, general neurologicaldiseases, short-term memory loss, deterioration of attention function inschool-children.”
“In adults there is growing evidence of a syndrome markedby deteriorating memory and motor skills, occurrence of convulsions, andpulsing headaches. This is caused by the destruction of brain cells and in theregion has been dubbed Chernobyl dementia.”
“…….Sometimes the weakening of the immune system in theseradioactively polluted territories is referred to as Chernobyl AIDS.”
Chernobyl 25 years later
If a person will go into these studies, they will more than likely find that there is a pattern that is inescapable and repetitive. The results keep repeating themselves, no matter where the radiation is found, or which population is studied. 

But, some people still manage to disagree with all of the above evidence that low dose INTERNAL radiation causes harm. They go even further, and state that NO EVIDENCE EXISTS of internal radiation causing harm. 

How ‘Authorities’ Mislead The Public And Downplay TheDangers
The IAEA, UN, WHO, NRC and other pro-nuclear agencies,scientific experts and pro nuclear politicians representing the nuclearindustry have NO EXPLANATION for this public health crisis, other than blamingthe victims of this low dose radiation for causing their own illnesses withphobias, worries and ‘stress’.
The pro nuclear monopoly believes that internal radiationcauses absolutely no harm whatsoever, despite all of the scientific and medicalevidence to the contrary. In most cases, they refuse to even talk about, muchless present this information at their industry symposiums, associationmeetings, safety meetings and/or community meetings.
Ask a pro-nuclear industry ‘expert’ about internalradiation and it’s effects on health. The odds are very high indeed that theywill either refuse to talk with you about this issue, dismiss all studies aboutit, or call anyone studying this issue a quack, charlatan or a fraud, no matterwhat their expertise, experience or industry reputation as a doctor, biologist,etc.
NHK reported the risk of internal exposure in June 2009
Yuri reported that statistics about children getting sickfrom radiation around Chernobyl have not been and still are not beingshared with ANYONE in the nuclear community; not the UN, not the WHO, notanyone else in the nuclear community, not with the education community and notwith the public, via the mass media, much of which in the US is owned by GE, anuclear power plant builder. Could there be some bias or built in conflict ofinterest here?
The official final draft coming out of the nuclearconference never mentions that new research is being done on low dose radiationand does not recommend that any research be done in this area. The conferenceof nuclear experts never voted to accept any new research for low dose radiation,despite much evidence and urging from civilian doctors and scientists gatheredthere from around the world. Is this evidence of a coverup? Or could it beevidence of a very deep state of denial? Judge for yourself, and watch thevideo…
Helen Caldicott, MD explains how nuclear apologistsmislead the world over radiation dangers in this material.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first wepractice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott  

There is even a manual that is very well hidden, which details 30 ways to deceive the public about the dangers of radiation. If you want, you can read it for yourself. You will see that the news items from the industry and apologists all use these 30 techniques, with positive results for the industry. 

A Primer In The Art Of Deception
Following the publication of an article in the newspaperMainichi Daily News, here is the reaction of Michel Fernex, professor emeritusat the Medical Faculty of Basel, former member of the steering committees ofTDR (Tropical Diseases Research) in the WHO and President of the Association ofChildren of Chernobyl Belarus from 2006 to 2010.
“The central dogma of radiation biology, that biologicaleffects of ionizing radiation are a direct consequence of DNA damage occurringin irradiated cells, has been challenged by observations thatgenetic/epigenetic changes occur in unexposed “bystander cells” neighboringdirectly-hit cells, due to cell-to-cell communication or soluble factorsreleased by irradiated cells.” Italian research paper in Chinese translationabout low level radiation will results in brain cancer.
English version
More Links TO Scientific Research Around Low DoseRadiation And Harm Caused To Humans
National Academy of Sciences Low-Dose Radiation Report
Data tables used, 12D-1 and 12D-2: 
How to scale that data to unique exposure scenarios,Annex 12D, Example 1:
Cancer Risks Near Nuclear Facilities :Current methods ofinvestigation inadequate
“From 1957 to 1978, scientists secretly removed bonesamples from over 21,000 dead Australians as they searched for evidence of thedeadly poison, Strontium 90 – a by-product of nuclear testing. The movie‘Silent Storm’ reveals the story behind this astonishing case of officiallysanctioned ‘body-snatching’. Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, the sagafollows celebrated scientist, Hedley Marston, as he attempts to blow thewhistle on radioactive contamination and challenge official claims that Britishatomic tests posed no threat to the Australian people. Marston’s findings arenot only disputed, he is targeted as ‘a scientist of counter-espionageinterest’. In 2001, tons of human bones were found in Melbourne, contaminatedby Strontium 90, a toxic residue of nuclear weapon tests in Australia.
Low Dose Radiation Study In France
Study Finds that Childhood Leukemia Rates Double NearNuclear Power Stations
“…The study by the Institut National de la Sante et de laRecherche Medicale (French Institute of Health and Medical Research, or INSERM)found a leukemia rate twice as high among children under the age of 15 livingwithin a 3.1-mile radius of France’s 19 nuclear power plants….”
Iraq; Low Dose Radiation Effects On Children FromDepleted Uranium Weapons
Only a small percentage of babies being born in Fallujahare healthy and normal, and the rest all have genetic deformities or healthproblems. Doctors and residents blame US depleted uranium weapons forcatastrophic levels of birth defects in Fallujah’s newborns.
Seven years after the invasion of Baghdad, the Iraqipeople are experiencing a devastating legacy. Babies are being born with severedeformities and cancer at a rate, which makes the effects of Hiroshima looktame.
Birth deformities in Iraq
Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parentsof children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq
United States; Three Mile Island And Low Dose RadiationEffects On Children
The official figures are too low to account for the acutehealth effects reported by some local residents and documented in twobooks;[5][6] such health effects require exposure to at least 100,000millirems (100 rems) to the whole body – 1000 times more than the officialestimates.[7] The reported health effects are consistent with high dosesof radiation, and comparable to the experiences of cancer patients undergoingradio-therapy,.[8] but have many other potential causes.[7] Theeffects included “metallic taste, erythema, nausea, vomiting,diarrhea, hair loss, deaths of pets and farm and wild animals, and damage toplants.”[9] Some local statistics showed dramatic one-year changesamong the most vulnerable: “In Dauphin County, where the Three Mile Islandplant is located, the 1979 death rate among infants under one year representeda 28 percent increase over that of 1978, and among infants under one month, thedeath rate increased by 54 percent.”[4] Physicist ErnestSternglass, a specialist in low-level radiation, noted these statistics inthe 1981 edition of his book Secret Fallout: low-level radiation fromHiroshima to Three-Mile Island.

Scientific work continued in the 1980s, but focusedheavily on the mental health effects due to stress,[4] as the KemenyCommission had concluded that this was the sole public healtheffect.[12] A 1984 survey by a local psychologist of 450 local residents,documenting acute radiation health effects (as well as 19 cancers 1980-84amongst the residents against an expected 2.6[9]), ultimately led the TMIPublic Health Fund reviewing the data[13] and supporting a comprehensiveepidemiological study by a team at Columbia University.[8]

US Low Dose Radiation Deaths
An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United Statesare linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushimanuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the firstpeer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the healthhazards of Fukushima. Authors Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman note thattheir estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushimameltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after theChernobyl meltdown in 1986.  The rise in reported deaths after Fukushimawas largest among U.S. infants under age one.  The 2010-2011 increase forinfant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37percent in the preceding 14 weeks.
Science Explores How And Why Low Dose Radiation HarmsChildren
It is important to understand how the body responds toionizing radiation, natural or manmade. When a DNA strand is broken due toradiation damage, how does the body respond? From New Take On Impacts Of LowDose Radiation;
“…”Humans evolved in an environment with very low levelsof ionizing radiation, which makes it unlikely that a cell would suffer morethan one double strand break at any given time. A DNA repair center would seemto be an optimal way to deal with such sparse damage. It is like taking abroken car to a garage where all the equipment for repairs is available ratherthan to a random location with limited resources.
Time-lapse imaging of DNA damage response to radiationshows that 1.5 minutes after irradiation, the sizes and intensities ofradiation induced foci are comparable throughout the nucleus, but 30 minuteslater RIF have clustered into larger and brighter regions called DNA repaircenters. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), through a combination oftime-lapse live imaging and mathematical modeling of a special line of humanbreast cells, have found evidence to suggest that for low dose levels ofionizing radiation, cancer risks may not be directly proportional to dose. Thiscontradicts the standard model for predicting biological damage from ionizingradiation – the linear-no-threshold hypothesis or LNT – which holds that riskis directly proportional to dose at all levels of irradiation. ”
The human body is adapted and has evolved over tens ofthousands of years of being exposed to normal background radiation, just likeall life on the planet, which is designed the same way. Humans and animals canhandle the damage caused by this radiation exposure. But when a child’s body isexposed to chronic higher levels of low dose radiation for long periods oftime, this repair mechanism no longer functions as well and can getoverwhelmed. When the body is exposed to ionizing radiation from manmadesources that break multiple strands of DNA at the same time, the repairmechanism of the body gets overwhelmed. This results in DNA strands that end upbeing repaired incorrectly, or not at all.

 “It is the same aswhen dozens of broken cars are brought to the same garage at once, the qualityof repair is likely to suffer,” Costes says.” Source: New Take on Impacts ofLow Dose Radiation”
The World Health Organization Director says thatradiation in any amount is always dangerous. There is risk to any increasedamount of radiation. Radiation Is Always Dangerous, Says World HealthOrganization Director-General
Mutations caused by radiation are an abomination.
How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease AndStroke
“Radiation interferes with your body’s Chemistry…” (Dr AlSears, MD)
Concern for Public Health International, Institute ofConcern for Public Health
Nuclear powered cancer clusters
Cancer Clusters And Nuclear Power Radiation Pollution
Downwinders Cancer Cluster Near Nuclear Power Station
Why Marin County Has The Highest Breast Cancer Rates InThe US
Health Dangers of Tritium Emissions
Health Dangers of Tritium Emissions
Nuclear reactors blamed for Eastern PA cancer clusters
Study Reveals Eastern PA Cancer Clusters
Resort near nuclear plant is worst cancer cluster
Go Figure: How can you explain cancer clusters?
Geographic variation in U.S. thyroid cancer incidence anda cluster near nuclear reactors in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Drinking Water And Radiation
Thyroid Cancer, Fracking, Nuclear Power, and DrinkingWater
X-ray Radiation Dangers For Workers
Cancer Cluster Possibly Found Among TSA Workers
Nuclear Bomb Testing And Negative Effects On Downwinders
Nuclear Testing and the Downwinders
Fukushima Low Dose Radiation Studies
Watch the video below about how and why radiation harmschildren and women more than anyone else, but the nuclear industry ignores thisand does not inform the public. In Japan, the evidence based on science isignored and actually attacked as being false, quackery or does not exist atall. In Japan, the ‘safe’ dose of radiation has been established for EVERYONEat 100 mSv per year. Watch the video to find out what the effects of thisamount of radiation are on children and women.
In this online audio interview and talk, Dr. HelenCaldicott MD (a pediatrician with deep knowledge of radiation dangers)continues to explain in an online audio interview with Arnie Gunderson that InFukushima, 3000 kids were tested, and 1000 had thyroid ‘lumps’. (Jan. 2012) Tofind lumps in children is extremely rare normally. The latent period for canceris very short, 1 year. Children are very sensitive to radiation. To know ifthis is cancer, you need to take the lumps out. A cyst can have cancer cells init.
A tumor is just a collection of cells. Probably quite afew of these are cancers. They are about 5 mm in size. Japanese doctors arejust monitoring them, waiting for the cancer to spread through the whole body.They could do a needle biopsy to find out what they are. This is medicallyirresponsible. At least they are starting to monitor them. This is only tenmonths in.. This predicts a real problem in the future.
They should have evacuated 250,000 to 500,000 people, andonly 100,000 people were actually evacuated. The rest were left in radiationcontaminated areas. 80% of radiation went offshore. Only 20% of total wentonshore to land. They were lucky. More than 1/2 of Japan where people live iscontaminated.
Small girls are five times more sensitive to radiationthan small boys. These girls are at great risk of getting cancer due toradiation doses of 20 mSv per year. A recent Frontline show about Fukushimaclaims this dose is ‘safe’ for kids and adults. They believed the nuclearapologists and did not investigate any further. One out of 500 people will getcancer at this dose. This risk is doubled every year, at this dose.
In five years, one out of 20 girls will end up withcancer during their lifetime. This process of increasing radiation risk andodds of getting cancer keeps going up, for each year that they are exposed tothis level of radiation…. This cancer risk is ON TOP Of the normal odds ofgetting cancer in a lifetime; 1 in 3 in US.
A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities SinceMeltdown
Is the Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result ofFukushima Fallout?
Weekend Edition June 10-12, 2011
The health impact of Fukushima: warnings andrecommendations by Michel Fernex



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