Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link
This important book describes past and current
studies measuring amounts of Strontium-90 in baby teeth,
and how this radioactive chemical raises the risk of
The book reads like a mystery, beginning
with the discovery of an old ammunition bunker where
thousands of baby teeth from the 1950s are stored. It
is an easy-to-read account of one of the most crucial
science and health issues of the 20th century.
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Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors
This book offers substantial evidence of the adverse
health effects of radioactive emissions in high risk
areas near each nuclear reactor site.
"At a time when both environmental
and consumer protection legislation is under attack,
Gould's book is a potent and alarming reminder of
the necessity of continued vigilance and skepticism
in the face of the government's and industry's reassurances
concerning the dangers of nuclear power....With
a wealth of backup data, Gould raises the critical and
unanswered questions on the risks of breast cancer and
other hazards of living near nuclear reactors. However
controversial, we ignore Gould's warning at our own
Dr. Samuel S. Epstein
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
Order The Enemy Within
Deceit: Low-Level Radiation High Level Cover-Up
Published in 1990 by Four Wall Eight Windows.
Deadly Deceit discusses
the importance of statistical estimates of excess numbers
of deaths with regard to man-made radioactive pollution.
Practical examples are given showing global effects
from Chernobyl fallout in 1986, low-level radiation
effects from nuclear bomb tests, and similar effects
from nuclear power reactors.
Level Radiation and Immune System Damage: An Atomic
by Joseph J. Mangano
This book establishes an undeniable connection between
the nuclear buildup of the past and the widespread health
problems seen today. While baby boomers were growing
up in the 40s and 50s, aboveground atomic bomb tests
and startups of civilian nuclear power plants were carried
out without fear of public exposure to radioactive emissions.
Although the consequences of low-level radiation are
still hotly debated, Mangano's research findings
emphasize a direct link between nuclear exposure and
immune system deficiency.
Published by Lewis Publishers, Inc. (July 1998)
In Power: The Antinuclear Movement And The Dawn Of The
Dr. Jerry Brown's book, Profiles In Power,
presents, in five case studies, the compelling stories
of ten 'Davids' who won against the nuclear 'Goliath.'
Dr. Brown, and his co-author Rinaldo Brutoco, also profile
individuals involved with soft energy alternatives, offering
a viable alternative to nuclear technology.
These studies demonstrate how we each can make a difference,
by exploring how others have brought about dramatic turnabouts
in the American nuclear arena.
Book Profiles In Power: The Antinuclear
Movement And The Dawn Of The Solar Age is available
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Petkau Effect: Nuclear Radiation, People And Trees
by Ralph Graeub, introduction by Dr. Ernest Sternglass.
Excerpt from Alternative Medicine
Abram Petkau, head of the Medical Biophysics Branch
of the Canadian Atomic Energy research laboratory in
Manitoba, announced a discovery that should have shut
down the nuclear industry as a matter of human survival.
But he was not heeded and nuclear testing, nuclear power
plant operation, and nuclear waste disposal continue
26 years later.
Dr. Petkau discovered that chronic low-level nuclear
radiation exposure produced far worse damage to living
tissues than high-dose, short-term exposure. Continuous
exposure to small amounts of nuclear radiation can destroy
cell membranes in a matter of minutes to hours, leaving
cells, especially those in the immune system, open to
damage and destruction by free radicals (toxic unstable
molecules of oxygen), Dr. Petkau explained.
He named this the Petkau Effect. . ..As Swiss engineer
and nuclear hazards expert Ralph Graeub explains in
his shocking and lucid exposé of nuclear radiation
hazards, The Petkau Effect, the more drawn-out
the radiation, the lower the total dose required to
break the membrane. Small doses of radiation can be
more dangerous than large ones and low-level radiation
magnifies all health risks....The Petkau Effect seems
to cause damage to those cells which are responsible
for the body's resistance to disease.
The Petkau Effect may be ordered from
Four Walls Eight Windows
Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature
Written by Alexey V. Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow, Russia), Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko (Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus). Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger
This is a collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions. Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been discussion of the impact of nuclear accidents and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants, especially those emitted from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Official discussions from the International Atomic Energy Agency and associated United Nations’ agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and consequently have erred by not including these assessments.
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Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer
By Janette D. Sherman, M.D.
With breast cancer rates soaring, Life's Delicate
Balance defines and documents many causes highlighting
means to prevention.
Applicable to other cancers as well, this book is being
published at a critical time. Patients, their families,
environmental activists, physicians, attorneys, and
all of those working toward prevention will find this
book interesting, informative and insightful.
- Analyses the links between chemical, radiation,
endocrine disrupters and cancer
- Dispels the "myths" of risk for breast cancer
- Provides a detailed examination of the promotion
of tamoxifen and post-menopausal hormone use
- Discusses the history, ethics and morality of the
current cancer epidemic
- Considers environmental related diseases in men
as well as women.
Dr. Janette Sherman's two books Life's Delicate Balance,
Chemical Exposure And Disease.
Exposure And Disease Diagnostic and Investigative Techniques
by Janette D. Sherman, M.D.
In any scientific discipline it is rare to find a book
that does not oversimplify, and yet can be understood
by the untrained. Chemical Exposure and Disease
is precisely such a book, making complex issues
clear to the general public untrained in medicine and
toxicology. This book does not discuss the health effects
of radiation. But to truly understand the effects of
radiation, it is necessary to also know the adverse
consequences of chemical exposure. We believe Dr. Sherman's
book is ideal for learning how chemicals effect our
the Big Bang The Origins of the Universe and the
Nature of Matter
Jay M. Gould reviewed Dr. Sternglass's BEFORE THE
Read the review
Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, (1997, 2000)
328 pp, $16.00
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Fallout, Low-Level Radiation From Hiroshima To Three-Mile
by Dr. Ernest Sternglass
This ground-breaking book, Secret Fallout, Low-Level
Radiation From Hiroshima To Three-Mile Island,
is available on-line and for downloading at rat haus.
here to read the book or to download.
End of Nuclear Power
This 55 minute color video features Dr. Jay Gould,
Dr. Ernest Sternglass, Nobel Prize winning scientist
Dr. George Wald, Ruth Messinger, Larry Bogart, Karl
Grossman and citizen activists fighting for safe energy
sources. The program covers topics from a 1987 conference
sponsored by The Citizen's Energy Council on
dangers from continued use of nuclear power plants.
End of Nuclear Power video is available
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Post-Chernobyl Thyroid Disease in the United States
of America by Jay M. Gould, Ernest J. Sternglass and
Joseph J. Mangano, presented to The International Medical
Commission Conference: Chernobyl: Environmental Health
and Human Rights Implications (Vienna, April 12-15, 1996),
RPHP Series 1, Number 1, price $2.00. Out of print.
Why Cancer Rates Are Highest Near New
York Metropolitan Reactors by Jay M. Gould, RPHP
Series 1, Number 2, $2.00. Out of print.
Radioactivity Levels and Cancer In Long Island by
Jay M. Gould, RPHP Series 1, Number 3, $2.00. Out of
Radioactive Strontium in Long Island
Baby Teeth by Jay M. Gould, RPHP Series 1, Number
4, $2.00. Out of print.
Ten Years After
Chernobyl: The Rise of Strontium-90 In Baby Teeth by
Dr. Roland Scholz of The Otto Hug Radiation Institute,
Munich, Introduction by Jay M. Gould, RPHP Series 1, Number
Breast Cancer And Radioactive Strontium
In Baby Teeth by Jay M. Gould, submitted to the World
Conference on Breast Cancer, (Ontario, Canada, July 13-17,
1997). RPHP Series 1, Number 6, $2.00. Out of print.
Infant Mortality Deterioration In The Nuclear
Age by Jay M. Gould, RPHP Series 1, Number 7, $2.00.
Out of print.
USA Newborn Deterioration In The Nuclear Age, 1945-1996 by Jay M Gould, E.J. Sternglass, J.J. Mangano, RPHP
Series 1, Number 8, $3.00.
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