Health Effects of Tritium Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., GNSH
I have directly studied the health effects of ionizing radiation at low dose levels. Therefore I do not rely on extrapolations from high dose and fast dose rate. I disagree with many scientists and nuclear regulators who conduct such unreliable and outdated extrapolations.
Since about 1990 the international radiation research community has fortunately begun to considered low dose health effects in a more direct manner. We no longer guess at a suitable extrapolation from high doses and high dose rates down to the lower doses that are more frequent in radiation protection practice. Many scientists now conducting direct low dose research have been surprised to discover such effects as genomic instability, the bystander effect, an increase in Relative Biological Effect (RBE) at low dose, mini-satellite damage and non-homogeneous distribution of radionuclides, especially for internal exposures, which significantly effect absorbed dose estimates at low levels of exposure.
Tri-Valley CAREs is an anti-nuclear watchdog group focused on the lab since 1983. Using the Freedom Of Information Act, Tri-Valley CAREs found that including two major radiation leaks at the Tritium Facility in the 1960s and 70s, over one million curies of airborne radiation were released by the lab over the last fifty years. Tritium is radioactive hydrogen. Studies show that low-level exposure to tritium is extremely hazardous; there is no safe minimum threshold for radiation exposure to tritium. Over 1,500 claims have been filed by Livermore Lab employees, former employees, or relatives for compensation from on the job exposure to radiation, beryllium and other poisonous substances, resulting in terminal illness or death from working in proximity to these materials.
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starlight: Posting the links in the chat now you have made the thread is perhaps a mistake, I say this in all good faith and only because eventually the chat will be erased by new chat posts which, though slow, require space of their own. Best wishes for 2019!
Dec 29, 2018 10:08:48 GMT -5
millie: Hi, Starlight. No problem. I posted here because the thread is not visible to the outside world, just members apparently. I post in enough other places it's not a big deal. Thanks for the correction, and Happy New Year!
Dec 29, 2018 12:15:26 GMT -5
starlight: Are you experiencing difficulties building a thread? For certain things such as expanding pictures one has to log in but building a thread is still possible I’m sure. Don’t give up just yet!
Dec 29, 2018 22:29:33 GMT -5
starlight: Linking to YouTube here will result in slower page redraws over time on a thread as pages grow, so that’s frustrating! Linking to multiple vids in a single
Dec 29, 2018 22:42:46 GMT -5
starlight: post will result in slow page redraw, cumbersome. So don’t try to post Dana’s entire output retrospectively but stuff you have a comment on .... might be a good balance? It’s tricky! I have just one thread and go there to post my contribution over time.
Dec 29, 2018 22:49:01 GMT -5
Dec 30, 2018 20:45:38 GMT -5
starlight: bust link? Got there by typing ‘ Fukushima nuclear infomercial’
Dec 30, 2018 21:02:44 GMT -5
millie: add "https://" in front. Can't figure out how to fix it
Dec 30, 2018 22:20:30 GMT -5
millie: ignore this
Dec 30, 2018 22:23:24 GMT -5
starlight: Great find Millie!
Dec 30, 2018 22:47:11 GMT -5
millie: For #Fukushima's eighth anniversary (3/11), netc.com was taken down so we can't see the EPA radiation levels. Therefore we should conclude that everything is a-ok. Not.
Mar 11, 2019 7:47:14 GMT -5
starlight: Yawn...reactor building three fuel pools being removed...lol
May 17, 2019 12:05:02 GMT -5
starlight: The UK is in the midst of a huge Chernobyl fest, news articles a plenty, mini t.v series and such. Really quite odd!
Jun 21, 2019 15:39:45 GMT -5