|Letter to 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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Click here to read the reply from the DOE
|Testimony of Joseph J. Mangano to the NRC Regarding Indian Point License Renewal
Cortlandt Manor NY,
February 12, 2009
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|Rising Child Leukemia Rates Near U.S. Nuclear Plants
An RPHP study on rising child leukemia rates near U.S. nuclear plants was published in the most recent issue of the European Journal of Cancer Care. Congressman Edward Markey and actor Alec Baldwin both commented on the research and its importance.
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Excess Infant Mortality After Nuclear Plant Startup in Rural mississippi
International Journal of
Volume 38, Number 2--2008
Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA
American utilities are considering
ordering new nuclear power reactors, which would be the first
such orders in the U.S. since 1978. One potential site would
be the Grand Gulf plant near Port Gibson, Mississippi. This
report examines potential reasons why an indigent, largely
African-American community may be at higher risk than other
populations from exposure to an environmental toxin such as
radiation. It also considers potential health risks posed
by new reactors at Grand Gulf.
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Health Risks Of Extending Licenses
Of The Indian Point 2 and 3 Nuclear Reactors
On November 12, 2007, RPHP released a detailed report on the
health threats posed by the Indian Point nuclear plant at a
press conference in New York City. The report contains much
original research by RPHP on radioactive contamination from
Indian Point, and on unexpectedly high cancer rates near the
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read the entire report
The press conference was reported by NBC Nightly News, CBS-2
TV NYC, NBC-4 TV NYC, Fox-5 TV NYC, ABC-7 TV NYC, New York One
TV, News-12 Westchester, WCBS-880 radio NYC, Columbia University
radio NYC, Metro Network (WABC, WOR radio) NYC, Westchester
Journal News and The New York Post.
here to read The coverage by the Westchester Journal News
Variance In Pennsylvania Thyroid Cancer Incidence And The Link
With Nuclear Power Reactors
Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA
February 14, 2007
here to read this article regarding high thyroid cancer rates
and proximity to nuclear power plants.
Short Latency Between Radiation Exposure From Nuclear Plants
And Cancer In Young Children
By Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA
International Journal of
A new study by Joseph
Mangano was announced in Trenton NJ on March 28, 2006,
published in the International
Journal of Health Services.
The article was presented at a news conference
at the NJ state capitol in Trenton, which featured Mangano,
Dr. Donald Louria of New Jersey Medical School, and Suzanne
Leta of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group. The
conference was covered by over a half-dozen newspapers, radio
stations, and television stations from New Jersey.
The article examines the link between in-body
radiation and cancer risk Mangano’s paper showed that
near the Brookhaven (NY), Indian Point (NY) and Oyster Creek
(NJ) nuclear plants, trends in Strontium-90 in baby teeth
and childhood cancer incidence were similar. With several
hundred teeth and cancer cases used near each plant, the findings
were highly significant. This research suggests a cause-and-effect
link between radioactivity from reactors with cancer in local
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to read the entire study.
| A List of Radiation
and Public Health Project Professional Publications Since 1994
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|to view a more comprehensive list of the
Articles, Scientific Papers, Books and
Selected Testimony Relating to the Health Effects of Ionizing
Radiation by Ernest J.
Sternglass, Ph. D.
"Three Mile Island: Health study
meltdown" in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
By Joseph Mangano, RPHP
National Coordinator, October 2004
Author Joseph Mangano
faults researchers for largely ignoring health problems near
the Three Mile Island nuclear plant after the partial meltdown
in 1979. Mr. Mangano points out that only five journal articles
using actual cancer trends near the plant have been published,
versus 38 articles exploring mental health effects from the
He noted that no research has been published on radiation-sensitive
diseases like low weight births, infant deaths, childhood
cancer, and thyroid cancer. The article includes a map showing
that infant death rates rose in most counties downwind of
Three Mile Island after the accident.
Mr. Mangano discussed his findings at an August 17 press
conference at the Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg.
the full article by clicking here.
Unexpected Rise in Strontium-90 in U.S. Deciduous Teeth in
the 1990s" by Joseph Mangano, Published
30 December 2003 in The Science of the Total Environment.
"The South Florida Baby
Teeth and Cancer Case Study" was officially
released April 9th, 2003. The Study finds that infants and
children are especially vulnerable to cancer caused by federally-permitted
radiation releases from nuclear reactors such as the Turkey
Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants, located in southeast
Read the article.
Childhood Cancer Incidence Proximate to U.S. Nuclear Power
Plants," Archives of Environmental Health,
Death and Childhood Cancer Reductions After Nuclear Plant Closing
in the U.S.," Archives of Environmental Health,
Statement to the NRC Regarding Re-licensing of Turkey Point
3 and 4 Reactors.
Radiation from Nuclear Reactors and Increasing Children's
Cancer in Southeastern Florida
Report on the Florida Baby Tooth Study, March 28,
in Deciduous Teeth as a Factor in Early Childhood Cancer"
Jay M. Gould, Ernest J. Sternglass, Janette D. Sherman, Jerry
Brown, William McDonnell, Joseph J. Mangano.
International Journal of Health Services
Volume 30, Number 3, Pages 515-539, 2000
Copyright Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
Strontium-90 concentrations in deciduous (baby) teeth of 515
children born mainly after the end of worldwide atmospheric
nuclear bomb tests in 1980 are found to equal the concentrations
in children born during atmospheric tests in the late 1950s.
Recent Sr-90 concentrations in the New York, New Jersey, Long
Island metropolitan area have exceeded the expected downward
trend seen in both baby teeth and adult bone after the 1963
ban on atmospheric testing. Sharp rises and declines are also
seen in Miami, Florida. In Suffolk County, Long Island, Sr-90
concentrations in baby teeth were significantly correlated
with cancer incidence for children 0 to 4 years of age. A
similar correlation of childhood malignancies with the rise
and decline of Sr-90 in deciduous teeth occurred during the
peak years of fallout in the 1950s and 1960s.
Independent support for the relation between
nuclear releases and childhood cancer is provided by a significant
correlation with total alpha and beta activities in local
surface water in Suffolk County. These results strongly support
a major role of nuclear reactor releases in the increase of
cancer and other immune-system-related disorders in young
American children since the early 1980s.
a draft of the entire study
in Newborns and Childhood Disease," Archives
of Environmental Health, Fall 2000.
Strontium-90 Baby Teeth Study and Childhood Cancer," European Journal of Oncology, Fall 2000.
in Baseball Players: A New Outbreak?" Pesticides,
People, and Nature, Summer 2000.
Radiation Harmed Humans Near Three Mile Island"
Joseph Mangano's August 1997 In Environmental Health
Perspectives Volume 105, Number 8
an article and two charts by Dr. Gould showing 20
Million Premature US Deaths Since 1950.
in Local Infant Health After Nuclear Power Reactor Closing," Journal of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology,
Rise in the Incidence of Childhood Cancer in the U.S.," International Journal of Health Services, Spring 1999.
Post-Chernobyl Rise in Thyroid Cancer in Connecticut," European Journal of Cancer Prevention, February 1996.
Mortality Near Oak Ridge, Tennessee," International
Journal of Health Services, Summer 1994.
LETTERS TO MEDICAL JOURNALS
the Challenge," (response to Sen. Pete Domenici),
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 7/98.
Radiation Harmed Humans Near Three Mile Island,"
Environmental Health Perspectives, 8/97.
Leukaemia in U.S. May Have Risen Due to Fallout From Chernobyl,"
and Hypothyroidism," Lancet, 5/25/96 and
8/17/96 (response to comment).
Cancer in the United States Since Accident at Chernobyl,"
Newborn Deterioration In The Nuclear Age, 1945-1996
Low-birthweight babies and infant mortality in the nuclear
age--presented March 1998 at the International Congress
On The Effects Of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation. The paper
focuses on the effects of radiation on infants in the United
States. Charts are given for each state in the US for both
low birthweights and infant mortality.
Read the paper.
View the abstract.
Emissions Linked to a Variety of Adverse Health Effects in
In Kohnlein W and Nussbaum R (eds.): Effects of Low Dose Ionizing
Radiation. Muenster, Germany: German Society for Radiation
Effects of Low Dose Exposure to Fission Products from Chernobyl
and the Fermi Nuclear Reactor in the Population of the Detroit
Metropolitan Area." In Kohnlein W and Nussbaum R
(eds.): Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation. Muenster, Germany:
German Society for Radiation Protection, 1998.
Level Radiation and Carcinoma of the Thyroid." In
Schmitz-Feuerhake I and Lengfelder E (eds.):100 Jahre Roentgen:
Berlin, Germany: German Society for Radiation Protection, 1995.
of Joseph J. Mangano, MPH MBA
To The New Jersey Commission on Radiation Protection
February 16, 2005
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