Childhood Nukes

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Writes Steve Scott:

I just had a thought regarding the ongoing saga of the Fukushima disaster. 

The leaking radiation is claimed to be very dangerous, and capable of causing all kinds of health problems worldwide.

I don’t doubt this, but it makes me wonder about something. I grew up in the 50′s and 60′s (I’m a ’55 model) and seem to remember that every so often somebody would test an H-bomb. It would be interesting to find out just how much radiation was released and dispersed as a result of testing, by all countries, since the Trinity test in 1945. I’m guessing that even a rough estimate done by genuine experts in the field would be really enlightening.

And the real question in my mind is this: What are the chances that this has adversely affected the health of millions of people worldwide since 1945? Could there be a link here to the abundance of cancer we’re all familiar with?

10:12 am on April 11, 2011
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