Living on Earth: Health Risks of Nuclear Power and Testing

Posted by Trish Riley, October 25, 2009

061 - CopyUsing baby teeth, researchers have analyzed the amount of the radioactive chemical strontium-90 in peoples’ bodies who lived in the 1960s—an era of above ground nuclear testing in the U.S. Through this research, scientists at the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) in New York are making the connection between strontium-90 and cancer.

Listen: Living on Earth: Health Risks of Nuclear Power and Testing.

I wrote about this research years ago when I was introduced to an entire neighborhood of children with cancer, all living in the shadow of a nuclear power plant:

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