New Study on Cancer Risk from Atomic Bomb Fallout
A new scientific study has found very high levels of radioactive Strontium-90 in baby teeth of U.S. “Baby Boomers” who have died of cancer. This Sr-90 represents fallout from atomic bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s. Results suggest that U.S. cancer deaths from fallout are much greater than the U.S. government estimate of 15,000.
The study marks the first attempt to estimate cancer risk from bomb fallout by measuring actual levels in bodies of Americans. It uses a unique data base of 85,000 baby teeth not used in a 1960s study of fallout by researchers in St. Louis. These teeth were discovered in a remote storage area several years ago.
The study comes at a time when the U.S. Senate is considering ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty supported by President Obama.
Janette M. Sherman MD, toxicologist
Joseph J. Mangano MPH MBA, epidemiologist
Endorsements: Endorsed By professional experts on environmental health, especially in radiation health. Those endorsing the baby tooth study include:
Rosalie Bertell PhD
Christopher Busby PhD
Samuel Epstein MD
Ian Fairlie MD
Cathey Falvo MD
Lennart Hardell MD PhD
Daniel Kohl PhD
Donald Louria MD
Rudi Nussbaum PhD
Leif Peterson PhD MPH