Radiation and Human Health
Scientific consensus finds there is no safe level of ionizing radiation. Meaning, the more ionizing radiation people are exposed to, the higher the risk for health problems. Less exposure to ionizing radiation means less risk. Institutions supporting this view include:
- The National Academy of Science
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
- International Commission on Radiological Protection
General scientific consensus that any level of ionizing radiation increases health risks is not convenient for the nuclear industry. In response to the best science on this issue, the nuclear industry has funded its own studies on radiation and human health. Proponents of nuclear power support a theory that does not find a correlation between health problems and low level exposure to ionizing radiation. This theory is called “Hormesis”. Watch this video that debunks the study claimed to be good science by the nuclear industry and its supporters.
Healthy From The Start
MCE fully supports the Healthy From The Start initiative that the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research is coordinating. Believe it or not, the United States government’s standard for exposure to radiation is based on “The Reference Man.”
The Reference Man is:
- Age 30
- 5ft 7in
Does this description represent you? The risk to infants, women, and almost everyone else in America for that matter, is not represented in the description of “The Reference Man.” One of the Healthy From The Start goals is to ensure that everyone is equally protected under the law instead of a very specific demographic.