Chasing the Ghosts in our Genes.
Civilian casualties and Atomic Veterans around the world are producing Genetically Modified Offspring (GMO).
We are so worried about GMOs in our food chain, but no one seems to care about the genetically modified human offspring various governments helped to create in the race to develop nuclear weapons. Most of us are afraid we will die having suffered the consequences of that race for knowledge. Afraid the world may miss the chance to learn through us, the full scope of ionizing radiation effects on human beings and how to help them. Proven decedents with known health complications encourage and deserve access to research involving those of us that are effected, willing or able.
We seek information from any relevant research, papers or studies that can help us self-organize a printable document that will give GMOs a brief guide to share with their physicians or care givers as to anything that is beneficial regarding tests, treatments and studies, past, present and future. With emerging genetic screening and treatment technologies, this is an important identifiable group that deserves care and the hope of solutions for future generations.
Genetic Impact of Radiation Exposure.
Trans generational damage to families of an IR exposed parent, grandparent, or even great-grandparent.
- In the U.S. it took a number of years for the differences in dose and cancer risk from regional and global fallout to be understood.
- Research has quantified the likely number of cancer cases to be expected in the U.S. from Nevada exposures which has contributed to the assessment of risk at other worldwide locations.
- Nuclear testing in the atmosphere began 60 years ago and ended in 1980, in part because of public concerns about involuntary exposure to fallout. By that time, increased cancer risk had been established as the principal late health effect of radiation exposure. Primarily based on studies of populations exposed to medical x rays, to radium and radon decay products from the manufacture of luminescent (radium) watch dials in uranium mining, and to direct radiation from the atomic bombings.
- Fallout studies have substantially clarified the consequences of exposure to specific organs from internal contamination with radioactive materials. Since then, organ- specific
dose-response relationships for radiation-related risks of malignant, and more recently,
benign disease. For example, cardiovascular disease and benign neoplasms of various organs have been increasingly well quantified with further follow up of these and other populations.
- It is increasingly clear that radiation related risk may persist throughout life.
The only way forward is to look into the past with clearer vision.
Decades of research have made us better prepared to respond to nuclear terrorism, accidents or other events that could disperse radioactive materials in the atmosphere. Our improved understanding of individual radionuclides, radiation dose and related health risk is due in part to decades of study of fallout from nuclear testing.
The PROJECTS selected for support in Still Glowing’s initial 2021 launch cycle dovetail nicely. Each group’s mission contributing greatly to elevate the global understanding of IR impacts and targeting solutions focused on tangible gains to improve outcomes.
Low Level Dose vs. High Level Dose
Radiation Health Effects Ionizing radiation has sufficient energy to affect the atoms in living cells and thereby damage their genetic material (DNA). Fortunately, the cells in our bodies are extremely efficient at repairing this damage. However, if the damage is not repaired correctly, a cell may die or eventually become cancerous.
Exposure to very high levels of radiation, such as being close to an atomic blast, can cause acute health effects such as skin burns and acute radiation syndrome (“radiation sickness”). It can also result in long-term health effects such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Exposure to low levels of radiation encountered in the environment does not cause immediate health effects, but is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination.