Dr. Chris Busby reports that the cancer rates increased 30% due to the nuclear bomb tests of the 1900’s, causing 60 million deaths (or more). He also reports that this same low dose radiation causes infertility in both men and women.
“The fertility rate globally has dropped by nearly half since 1955. The cumulative effects of radiation-caused infertility raises the possibility of gradual human extinction.
Escalating infertility in the United States has forced couples to turn to the fast emerging new world of assisted reproduction and pre-made embryos in ever growing numbers. A front page New York Times article (November 23, 1997, “Clinics Selling Embryos Made for Adoption”) looks at the “anguished infertile couples” who “are more than willing to pay for whatever infertility clinics can offer.” Fear of the “population bomb” of the 1960’s has turned into the “birth dearth” of the 1990’s.
The so-called replacement rate is 2.1 children, which is needed to keep the population from falling. In the year 2010 fertility rates hovered between 1.1 and 1.4. In the less developed countries fertility rates were 6.0 in 1972 and had dropped to 2.9 in 2010.The current fertility rate in the developed nations is 1.6 children per woman. According to the CIA World Factbook, 2010, the fertility rate of the United States has nearly halved in the last 50 years.
Dr. John Gofman, an eminent scientist, medical doctor and eloquent spokesman against the hazards of nuclear power explained, back in the 1970’s, “that the worry about over-population would become a non-worry due to radioactivity.” (Tamplin, Arthur R. and John Gofman. Population Control Through Nuclear Pollution. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1970.)
This prediction is confirmed in the decline in fertility among those born during the period of atmospheric bomb testing between 1955 and 1963.
Dr. Rosalie Bertell, mathematician, epidemiologist and founder of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health has been researching infertility for some years and feels it is the “cutting edge” of radiation health damage, surpassing immune damage in the extent of its implications, as it raises the possibility of human extinction.
In response to questions on the status of this research, Dr. Rosalie Bertell wrote in a personal correspondence (November 1997): “We found in Kerala, India, that when comparing couples matched for socioeconomic status, class, religion, occupation and life style, those living on the high radiation background (300 to 3000 mrad per year) had twice the infertility rate of those living on the normal background soil (below 300 mrad per year).”
The Baby Boomers are the group born in the USA after the war, from 1945 through 1963, and these are the years of atmospheric bomb testing as well as the start of the nuclear power industry. They show a high rate of immune related diseases and also an increasing rate of infertility. Data from the U.S. Public Health Service illustrate the difference between the fertility rates of the Baby Boomers and those who are called Pre-Baby Boomers:
The two surveys in the chart (at link below), done in 1965 and 1976 by the US Public Health Service, show that the percent of infertility of the baby boomers increased, and the percent of infertility of the pre-baby boomers born before bomb testing and nuclear power, decreased.
In an article in the conservative journal Foreign Affairs Nicholas Eberstadt says:
“If the twentieth century was marked by vast improvements in public health, then the twenty-first century is likely to be defined by steep declines in fertility rates.”
He points out this new demographic reality includes the West, Europe and rising economies. (Eberstadt, Nicholas. “The Demographic Future: What Population Growth Means for the Global Economy.” Foreign Affairs 89, no. 6 Nov/Dec 2010).
Low level radioactivity includes radiation released from the routine operation of the world’s 433 nuclear power plants, plus leaks and accidents, nuclear fuel recycling, uranium mining and other related activities.
In summary, here are the major negative effects of low level radiation, coming out of the above facilities, during normal operation.
Radiation causes infertility. The global fertility rate has dropped by nearly half since 1955.
WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM
Radiation weakens the immune system. A hundred nation study on quality of health found the United States was number 1 in 1943. By 1992, the United States was number 100, according to a U.S. Public Health Statistics Report. Globally, health is deteriorating with the incidence of cancer, heart disease, allergies and infectious diseases increasing.
MUTATED VIRUS AND BACTERIA
Even at low levels radiation may increase mutations of bacteria and virus. Mutations are causing the appearance of new diseases such as Reye’s Syndrome, Legionnaires’ Disease and Lyme Disease. Super bacteria are killing people in 1-2 days.
LOSS OF OXYGEN GLOBALLY
The percentage of oxygen in the air is down to about 19 percent. The standard reference amount is 21 percent. Oxygen is formed by trees and plankton. Trees and plankton can be killed by radiation.
Large-scale breakdown of the protective ozone layer in the stratosphere was initiated in 1958 by high atmosphere bomb tests and continues due to releases from nuclear power plants and reprocessing plants. Radioactive Krypton-85 goes to the stratosphere where it greatly enhances CFC ozone damage.”
Source: CHAPTER ONE: HAZARDS OF LOW LEVEL RADIOACTIVITY http://www.nuclearreader.info/chapter1.html
Infertility; Hazard And Effect Of Exposure To Low Dose Radiation, via @AGreenRoad