radiation levels

Five Surprising Public Health Facts About Fukushima

April 8, 2015 by Breakthrough Institute

Fukushima and Measured Risk

Four years ago an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. 15,000 people were killed. A subsequent nuclear meltdown added fear to grief. As terrible as the meltdown was, the radiation did not have significant public health consequences, much less the catastrophic ones that many feared and some continue to claim.[read more]

National Academy of Sciences Moving Towards BEIR VIII

October 4, 2014 by Rod Adams

As has been reported in numerous articles, there has been a large body of scientific research on the health effects of low level radiation published in the period since the last time the National Academy of Sciences produced a report on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation.[read more]

Opportunity to Use Science to Establish Radiation Standards

July 12, 2014 by Rod Adams

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments from the general public and affected stakeholders about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations.[read more]

Radiation, Pollution, and Radiophobia

March 20, 2014 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Radiation Risk

I found a book titled Nuclear Shadowboxing: Legacies and Challenges. It includes a fascinating appendix titled Radiation, Pollution and Radiophobia that should be required reading for people who are interested in understanding more about the health effects of low level radiation.[read more]

Healthy Doses of Radiation

March 19, 2014 by Rod Adams

Radiation and Health

Doses of radiation that are lower than about 700 mGy/yr are more likely to reduce cancer incidence and increase life span than to decrease it. In other words, moderate radiation doses are good for you in the same way as moderate exercise is good for you.[read more]


Radiation: The Facts

March 3, 2014 by Robert Hargraves

Radiation Facts

Nuclear power can solve the global crises of air pollution deaths and climate change, help developing nations escape poverty, and let industrialized nations improve economic growth. The primary obstacle to nuclear power is misunderstanding of radiation safety. Radiation is safe within limits.[read more]

Energy Risk: Radiation Superstition

October 21, 2013 by Robert Hargraves

Radition Superstition

Within our reach, advanced nuclear power is a solution to the global crises of increasing air pollution deaths, climate change, and the growing populations of nations trapped in energy poverty. Unwarranted fear of radiation and ignorance of facts keeps nuclear power from rapid adoption.[read more]

Cancer, Low Dose Radiation and Fukushima

July 9, 2012 by Rod Adams


  Dr. Kiyohiko Sakamoto was one of the presenters at the American Nuclear Society 2012 Annual Meeting President’s Special Session on Low Level Radiation and Its Implications For Fukushima Recovery. The session organizers thought that his work on using whole body and half body radiation treatments to cure cancer and prevent...[read more]

Fukushima Comparable to Chernobyl [Robert Alvarez]

June 12, 2011 by

Democracy Now's June 10th airing of an interview with Robert Alvarez from the Institute for Policy Studies and Aileen Mioko Smith ED of Green Action, provides excellent dialogue on the nuclear consequences from Fukushima, with specifics on ocean and land contamination, and why nuclear waste is a concern in Japan and elsewhere. After...[read more]

Facts and Information about Radiation Exposure

March 19, 2011 by Willem Post

Elements that contain unstable nuclei are radioactive; they are called radionuclides. They decay by releasing mostly alpha and beta particles accompanied by gamma rays. An alpha particle has low-energy, is positively charged and consists of two protons and two neutrons, i.e., a helium atom without its 2 electrons; it can be stopped by...[read more]

Myths About Radiation Hazards Debunked - But Why Are They So Often Repeated?

January 2, 2011 by Rod Adams

The truth about the health effects of low level radiation are beginning to appear in the main stream of public media. I am not sure when the segment in the video above actually ran on ABC, but it has been available on the web for more than a year. As you can see if you watch it, there are excerpts from other stories that also should...[read more]

Health Effects of Low Level Radiation - Presentation to APGES Roundtable

July 16, 2009 by Rod Adams

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) hosted an event on May 1, 2009 titled Round Table on the Future of Nuclear Energy. Pieter Van Vliet, P.Eng. provided a presentation on Low Dose Radiation that included a brief on the history of radiation protection, the Linear, No Threshold (LNT)...[read more]

Hard to Believe Story About TMI Radiation and Health Effects

April 12, 2009 by Rod Adams

As part of my rambling effort to catch up with events and commentary about nuclear power, I found an article about "new" whistleblower accusations of a massive cover up following TMI. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the Steven Wing studies that claim that the health records of people who lived near the facility indicate patterns that...[read more]