Increasing Genetic Liability Options
- The state of being responsible for something.
- A person or thing whose presence or behavior is likely to cause embarrassment or put one at a disadvantage.
Why we created iGLO
Why we created iGLOW for women.
Increasing Genetic Liability Options Women
Women exposed to ionizing radiation (iR) during childhood suffer from cancer at a rate 10 times higher than predicted by traditional models used by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The radiation and gender “siren” has not been heard widely, but it has been heard. In many cultures, including multiple experiences of a cofounder raised in the U.S., the possibility of producing iR genetically inferior or modified offspring often will limit your options and impact your life choices. More cancers are derived from radiation than national regulators now report. They may not be aware that both age-at-exposure and one’s sex determine how much harm we suffer from radiation.
The models assume that “Reference Man” represents us all. Invented to simplify calculations, Reference Man is 25 to 30 years old, weighs 154 pounds, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, “Caucasian and has a Western European or North American” lifestyle. There has never been a pause as more than 2,000 atomic tests since 1945 have been spreading radioactivity worldwide and hundreds of nuclear factories have proliferated. No one asked if Reference Man is an appropriate stand-in for all of humanity and radiation harm.
The difference between male and female, with males more resistant to radiation harm, is measurable in all the age-of-exposure cohorts, even into old age — the difference between genders is smaller when adults are exposed rather than when they are children.
HIBAKUSHA A term coined originally to describe people thought contaminated by the atomic bombs fall out, in nd around Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Sadly, it was revived to describe victims of the Fukushima accident. Victims of this label have been met with discrimination in the areas of finding mates, employment and interpersonal relationships. The issues even extending to their children.