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2011-05-27 11:27:59

New study challenges belief that exposure to nuclear radiation has no or negligible genetic effects in humans Ionizing radiation is not without danger to human populations. Indeed, exposure to nuclear radiation leads to an increase in male births relative to female births, according to a new study by Hagen Scherb and Kristina Voigt from the Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen. Their work shows that radiation from atomic bomb testing before the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963, the Chernobyl accident, and...

2011-04-26 07:47:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It has been 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now, researchers say investigating that incident may help us better understand health consequences of nuclear accidents in the past, present, and future. Radioactive elements with a long half-life (the time it takes for half the sample to decay), especially caesium and strontium, will be prevalent in the environment for decades to come. Radioactive iodine, despite having a half-life of just eight days, can cause...

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2011-04-25 06:20:00

Why are people so afraid of radiation? Is it the unseen nature of its presence? The long-term possible damage to our DNA? And what about the radiation we are exposed to every single day caused by cell phones, solar flares, and medical equipment? After nuclear power plant accidents in Russia, Japan and the US, the fear of radiation contamination can cause more panic and confusion than the actual radiation. Despite the daily dangers we all face, such as disease, cancer, auto accidents and...

2011-03-31 07:25:00

CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 9.0 Earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. A 30-foot tsunami. A volcano erupts in southern Japan. A $35 billion hit to the economy. Thousands dead, injured, displaced, and missing. And now fears of a nuclear meltdown. This confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. Japan is the third largest nuclear power user in the world and, as of 2008, had 55 active nuclear reactors operating around the island...

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2011-03-30 06:10:00

Record-high measurements of contaminated seawater were discovered Tuesday near Japan's stricken Dai-Ichi nuclear facility, according to Japan's nuclear safety agency. Radioactive iodine 131 in seawater near the nuclear plant rose to 3,355 times the legal limit Tuesday afternoon, from 2,572 times earlier in the day, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency, in a briefing with reporters. Scientists say the problem will likely remain localized, but warn that such...

2011-03-25 09:00:00

Media Statement On Nuclear Crisis In Japan KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which is manufactured by Heyl chem. pharm. Fabrik Berlin GmbH in Germany. Radiogardase® traps radioactive cesium and thallium in the...

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2011-03-23 09:30:00

Radioactive iodine isotope particles have been detected in Iceland and are believed to have come from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's northern coast, according to a Reuters report The miniscule traces of radioactive iodine were not considered to be in any dosage to be harmful to humans. The Vienna-based UN body for monitoring possible breaches of the atom bomb test ban, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has 63 stations around the globe for...

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2011-03-22 13:25:00

Despite its assessment on Monday that Japan's food supplies were safe to eat, the World Health Organization (WHO) later said the detection of radiation in some food in Japan was a more serious problem than it had expected. After Monday's announcement by the WHO, Chinese and South Korean officials said they would tighten checks on Japanese food imports for contamination due to radioactivity leaked out by the Fukushima nuclear power plant in disaster-stricken Japan. China's Xinhua state news...

2011-03-21 12:58:19

The growing concern surrounding the release of radiation from an earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear complex in Japan has raised fears of radiation exposure to populations in North America from the potential plume of radioactivity crossing the Pacific Ocean. To help Americans understand their radiation-related health risks, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Thyroid Association (ATA), The Endocrine Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)...

2011-03-18 04:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world watches the nuclear tragedies unfold in Japan, fears are rising regarding the potential for radioactive fallout to travel to the United States, particularly the West Coast. Could this really happen and can we protect ourselves from a nuclear event? The general answer to both questions is yes, according to Medical Expert Dr. Isaac Eliaz. But there is much more you can do to protect yourself and your family from radiation...


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2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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