Why New Studies Are Needed Now!
Dr. Sherman and Joseph Mangano write again for CounterPunch, calling for research to be done in Japan and elsewhere to help determine the effects of radiation on the health of Japanese citizens and others in the northern hemisphere.
“Once-skeptical health officials now admit even low doses of radiation are harmful. Studies showed X-rays to pregnant women’s abdomens raised the risk of the child dying of cancer, ending the practice. Bomb fallout from Nevada caused up to 212,000 Americans to develop thyroid cancer. Nuclear weapons workers are at high risk for a large number of cancers….medical research on changes in Japanese disease and death rates are needed – now, in all parts of Japan.”