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Articles, Scientific Papers, Books, Letters, and Selected Testimony Relating to the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation
Ernest J. Sternglass, Ph. D.

Dr. Sternglass Writes Dr. Chu
Read the letter RPHP's Dr. Sternlass wrote to Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, regarding the adverse health effects of low radiation doses.
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Infant Death and Childhood Cancer Reductions after Nuclear Plant Closings in the United States, with J.M. Gould, J.J. Mangano, W. McDonnell, J. D. Sherman and J. Brown , Archives of Environmental Health, 57, 23 - 31, 2002.

The Strontium-90 Baby Teeth Study and Childhood Cancer, with J.M. Gould, J.J. Mangano, W. McDonnell, J.D. Sherman and J. Brown, European Journal of Oncology, Vol. 5, Suppl. 2, 119-125, 2000.

Strontium-90 in Newborn and Childhood Disease, with Joseph J. Mangano, Jay M. Gould, Janette D. Sherman, Jerry Brown, William McDonnell, Archives of Environmental Health, 55, 240-244, 2000.

The Strontium-90 Baby Tooth Study and Childhood Cancer, with Jay M. Gould, Janette D. Sherman, Jerry Brown. J.J. Mangano and William McDonnell, The European Journal of Oncology, Vol. 5 Supplement 2, 2000.

Strontium-90 in Baby Teeth as a Factor in Early Childhood Cancer, with Jay M. Gould, Janette D. Sherman, Jerry Brown. J.J. Mangano and William McDonnell, International Journal of Health Services, 30, 515-539, 2000.

Nuclear Byproducts' Introduction into the Human Environment, with Jay M. Gould and Joseph J. Mangano, Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 2000.

World-Wide Effects of Chernobyl on Human Health and Productivity. Paper presented at the July 1998 meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Vienna.

Chernobyl Emissions Linked to a Variety of Adverse Health Effects in the U.S, with Joseph J. Mangano and Jay M. Gould, Paper presented at the International Congress on the Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Muenster, Germany, March 18-21, 1998.

U.S.A. Newborn Deterioration in the Nuclear Age, 1945-1996, with Jay M. Gould an Joseph J. Mangano. Paper presented at the International Congress on the Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Proceedings of the International Congress on the Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Muenster, Germany, March 18-21, 1998.

Health Effects of Low Dose Exposure to Fission Products from Chernobyl and the Fermi Nuclear Reactor in the Population of Detroit Metropolitan Area, with Jay M. Gould and Joseph J. Mangano. Proceedings of the International Congress on the Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Muenster, Germany, March 18-21, 1998.

Interview with Dr. Sternglass concerning Cassini
"Dr. Sternglass then went on to discuss how NASA estimates the danger from radiation: 'They make the risk estimates at 10,000 to 50,000 mrad, instead of at 5 mrad.' At those high doses, the effect flattens out -- that's why they choose to try to extrapolate from that level of radiation poisoning, rather than look at the actual effects low-level radiation poisoning has been shown to have!"
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Post-Chernobyl Thyroid Disease in the United States of America, with Jay M. Gould and Joseph J Mangano. Presented to the International Medical Commission Conference "Chernobyl:Environmental Health and Human Rights Implications, Vienna, April 12-15, 1996.

The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors; Breast Cancer, AIDS, Low Birthweight and other Immune Deficiency Effects, with Jay M. Gould, Joseph J. Mangano and William McDonnell, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, NY 10011, 1996.

The Health Effects of Low Level Radiation, Proceedings of a Symposium Held at he House of Commons, London, April 24, 1996, edited by Richard Bramhall, Green Audit Books, Green Audit Wales Limited, Aberystwyth 1997.

A Reply to Comments on "Breast Cancer: Evidence for a Relation to Fission Products in the Diet" with Jay M. Gould, International Journal of Health Services 25, 481-488, 1995.

Nuclear Fallout, Low Birth Weight, and Immune Deficiency, with Jay M. Gould, Presented at the International Conference on Children and Radiation, Trondheim, Norway June 1993, and published in the International Journal of Health Services 24, 311-335, 1994

Krypton-85 Releases from Nuclear Reprocessing Facilities as a Co-Factor in the Destruction of the Stratospheric Ozone Layer, with Wieland Giebel, Strahlentelex, Vol. 172-173, 1-8, March 3, 1994.

Breast Cancer: Evidence for a Relation to Fission Products in the Diet, with Jay M. Gould, International Journal of Health Services, 23, 783-804, 1993.

Radioactive Releases into the Environment and their Relation to Breast Cancer, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Operations, U. S. House of Representatives, October 30, 1993.

Low Birth Weight: Evidence for an Association with Fission Products in the Diet, with Jay M. Gould and William L. McDonnell, Presented at the International meeting on Children and Radiation, Trondheim, Norway, June 1993.

Interview with Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass
The interview discusses events since 1981 in the history of nuclear technology Keywords: nuclear industry's true health costs are fastidiously suppressed.
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The Biological Effects of Low Level Nuclear Radiation on Human Health and Development, Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of Radiation Victims, Berlin, Germany, September 20-25, 1992.

Testimony on Cancer Induction by Nuclear Fallout, before the Subcommitee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance of the Committee on Veterans Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, May 27, 1992.

Low Level Radiation and Mortality, with J. M. Gould, Chemtek 19: 18-21, January 1989.

Medical X-rays and Fallout: Why we Underestimated the Health Effects of Environmental Radiation, First Global Radiation Victims Conference, September 26, 1987.

Initial Evidence for Health Effects from Chernobyl in the United States, with J. M. Gould, First Global Radiation Victims Conference," September 26, 1987.

Biological Aspects of a Star-Wars Missile Defense System. Paper presented at the April 28- May 1, 1986 Meeting of the American Physical Society, in the Session of the Forum on Science and Society, Washington, DC.

Birth Weight and Infant Mortality Changes in Massachusetts Following Releases from the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant, Report for the Township of Plymouth, Massachusetts, June 10, 1986.

Heute 13: 37-43, 1986.

Die Kinder Des Atomaren Fallouts, with S. Bell, Psychologie.

The Implications of Chernobyl for Human Health, International Journal of Biosocial Research, 8, 7-36, 1986.

Radiation Exposure of Bone Marrow Cells to Strontium-90 during Early Development as a Possible Co-Factor in the Etiology of AIDS, with J. Scheer, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 1986.

The 1983 SAT Scores and their Link to Nuclear Fallout, with S. Bell, Phi Delta Kappan 65, 372-373, Jan. 1984.

Fallout and SAT Scores: Evidence for Cognitive Damage During Early Infancy, with S. Bell, Phi Delta Kappan 64, 541-545, 1983.

A Nuclear War's Devastating Effect on Climate with W. T. Land, Letter to The New York Times dealing with the likelihood of a sharp decline in temperature, May 28, 1982.

Ernest J. Sternglass, Physicist, Interview in Nuclear Witnesses: Insiders Speak Out by Leslie J. Freeman, W. W. Nortonand Company, New York, N.Y.!981.

Secret Fallout: Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, N.Y., 1981. Available on-line and for downloading at rat haus.
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Shut-Down: Nuclear Power on Trial; Radiation is Causing Cancer and Birth Defects, with John W. Gofman, The Book Publishing Company, Summertown, Tennessee 38483, 1979.

Testimony in a preliminary evidentiary hearing in the Nashville, TN, Federal District Court on a Petition for Emergency and Remedial Action to suspend licenses for the nuclear industry filed by Jeannine Honicker, October 2, 1978.

Infant Mortality Changes Following the Three Mile Island Accident. Paper presented at the Fifth World Congress of Engineers and Architects, Tel-Aviv, Israel, December 1979.

Cancer Mortality Changes Around Nucear Facilities in Connecticut, in Radiation Standards and Human Health, pp. 174-212, Proceedings of a Congressional Seminar Feb. 10, 1978, Environmental Policy Institute, Washington D.C., 20003, 1978.

Radioaktive 'Niedrig' Strahlung: Strahlenschaden bei Kindern und Ungeborenen. With foreword by Klaus Bajter and discussion by Klaus Batjer and Per Carbonell. Oberbaum Verlag, Berlin 21, Germany, 1977.

Health Effects of Environmental Radiation, Cincinnati Engineer and Scientist, 2, 7-9, 1977.

Radioactivity: The Health Effects of Low-Level Natural and Man-Made Radiation. Chapter 15, pp. 477-515, in Environmental Chemistry, Ed. J. O'M. Bockris, Plenum Press, New York, 1977.

Testimony at a Congressional Seminar on Low Level Ionizing Radiation, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Intrior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, May 4, 1976.U.S. Gov't. Printing Office, Washington, DC. Reprinted by the Environmental Policy Institute, July, 1977.

Testimony on the Proposed Standards for Environmental Radiation Protection for Nuclear Power Operations, Hearings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, DC, March 8-10, 1976.

Implication of Dose-Rate Dependent Cell-Membrane Damage for the Biological Effect of Medical and Environmental Radiation, Proceedings of a Symposium on Population Exposures sponsored by the Health Physics Society, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 21-23, 197

Nuclear Radiation and Human Health, in Against Pollution and Hunger, Edited by Alice Mary Hilton, Universitatsverlagen, Oslo 1974.

The Role of Indirect Radiation Effects on Cell Membranes in the Immune Response, in Radiation and the Lymphatic System, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Hanford Biology Symposium, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1974, ERDA Symposium Series Vol. 37, Edited by J. E. Ballou and D.D. Mahlum, pp.254-277, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Office of Information Services (CONF-720505)1973.

Nuclear Fission: The Biological Peril, letter to the New York Times explaining the significance of Petkau's discovery for the effects of very low annual doses from reactor releases and fallout, May 23, 1974, accompanied by an editorial.

Epidemiological Studies of Fallout and Patterns of Cancer "Mortality" Proceedings of the 12th Annual Hanford Biology Symposium, May 10-12, 1972, Edited by C. L. Sanders, R. H. Bush, J.E. Ballou and D.D. Mahlum, pp.254-277, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Office of Information Services (CONF-720505 )1973.

Radioactive Waste Discharges from the Shippingport Nuclear Power Station and Changes in Cancer Mortality, May 8, 1973 report submitted to Governor Milton Shapp's Hearing Board at the Aliquippa Hearings on Possible Health Effects of the Shippingport Nuclear Plant, July 31, 1973.

Significance of Radiation Monitoring Results for the Shippingport Nuclear Reactor, January 21, 1973 Report submitted to Governor Milton Shapp's Hearing Board at the Aliquippa Hearings on Possible Health Effects of the Shippingport Nuclear Plant, July 31, 1973.

Environmental Radiation and Human Health, in Effects of Pollution on Health, Proceedings of the 6th Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, Ed. by L. M. Lecam, J. Neyman and E. L. Scott, pp.145-California Press, Berkeley, California, 1972.

Low-Level Radiation, Ballantine, New York, 1972.

Infant Mortality Changes Near the Big Rock Nuclear Power Station, Charlevoix, Michigan Testimony presented at the Licensing Hearings, Besse-Davis Nuclear Plant, Ohio, January 1971.

Infant Mortality Changes Near the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Station in York County, Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, February 7, 1971.

Summary of Testimony of Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass in the Matter of the Operating License for the Columbia University Reactor, October 7, 1971.

Infant Mortality Changes Near a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant," Testimony presented at hearings of the Illinois Pollution Control Board, November 30, 1970.

Infant Mortality and Nuclear Power Generation," Hearings of the Pennsylvania Senate Select Committee on Reactor Siting, October 21, 1970.

Infant Mortality and Nuclear Testing - A Reply, Quarterly Bulletin of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine 4: 115-119, September 1970.

The Effect of Low Level Radioisotope Contamination on Infant Mortality, Symposium on Environmental Pollution from Nuclear Reactors, Mid-West Chapters of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the Health Physics Society, Waukegan, Illinois, May 16-17, 1970.

A Reply, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25:41-42, May 1970.

Nuclear Air Pollution, Infant Mortality and Lung Disease, Mid-West Clinical Conference, Chicago Medical Society, March 4, 1970.

A Reply, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25: 29-34, December 1969.

A Reply, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25: 29-32, October 1969.

The Death of all Children, Esquire, pp.1a-1d, September 1969.

Radioactive Gases and Air Pollution, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, September 13, 1969.

Has Nuclear Testing Caused Infant Deaths ?, New Scientist, 43:178-181, 1969.

Infant Mortality: The Nuclear Culprit, The Medical Tribune, July 21, 1969.

Can the Infants Survive ?, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 43: 178-181, July 1969.

Strontium-90 in ABM's, Letter on the enormous rise in world-wide infant mortality likely to result from the successful use of an ABM system to protect missiles, The New York Times, June 13, 1969.

Strontium-90: Evidence for a Possible Genetic Effect in Man, 14th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, June 1969.

Missile Hazard, Letter on the inability of nuclear ABM systems to protect cities from devastating fallout, The New York Times, March 1, 1969.

Infant Mortality and Nuclear Tests. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25:26-28, 1969.

Evidence for Low-Level Radiation Effects on the Human Embryo and Fetus, in Radiation Biology of the Fetal and Juvenile Mammal, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hanford Biology Symposium, May 5-8, 1969, pp. 681-692, AEC Symposium Vol. 16, Ed. by M.R. Sikov and D.D. Mahlum, Division of Technical Information U.S.AEC, 1969 (.CONF-690501).

Infant and Fetal Mortality Increases in the U.S.: Evidence for a Correlation with Nuclear Weapons Tests, meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Federation of Atomic Scientists, October 1968.

Evidence for Leukemogenic Effect of Radiation in Man at Low Dose Rates, Health Physics 15: 202, August 1968.

Leukemia: Evidence for Induction of the Diseases in Childhood by Fallout Radiation at Low Dose-Rates, 13th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Denver, Colorado, June 1968.

Biological Effect of Nuclear Weapons, in Letters on the Vietnam Issue, warning of the large biological effects of small tactical nuclear weapons, The New York Times, March 17, 1968.

Health Hazard in A-Blast for Gas Storage article on the danger of peaceful underground detonations planned for Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 1968.

Fatal Protection, article on the biological danger of a nuclear armed Anti-Ballistic Missile System (ABM), The Washington Post, March 12, 1967.

Nuclear Fallout and Childhood Leukemia, testimony presented at hearings of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Special Subcommittee on Radiation, U.S. Congress, August 1963, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Cancer: Relation of Prenatal Radiation to Development of the Disease in Childhood, Science 140:1102-1104, June 1963.