Atomic Testing & Known Human Consequences
What they knew then and what we know now about Ionizing radiation are oceans apart as are the generational victims. Now able to self-identify, even if our respective governments are lagging in their efforts, to organize an effort to help sort out and attempt to stop the genetic damage raining down on generations after generation in families who passed down genetic damage. Many of these unwitting participants in Human Radiologic Experiments (HREs) struggle to chase medical information under unique security circumstances, we can find a way to help bridge the researchers access to us as a group, both nationally and internationally. The registry is voluntary and minimal information is required to be listed in the database for researchers to access and/or updated information.
Genetic Effects of Radiation
Ionizing radiation damages the genetic material in reproductive cells and results in mutations that are transmitted from generation to generation. The mutagenic effects of radiation were first recognized in the 1920s, and since that time radiation has been used in genetic research as an important means of obtaining new mutations in experimental organisms. Although occupational exposure to high levels of radiation has always been of concern, not until during and after World War II was there a concerted effort to evaluate the genetic effects of radiation on entire populations. These efforts were motivated by concern over the effects of extremely large sources of radiation that were being developed in the nuclear industry, of radioactive fallout from the atmospheric testing of atomic weapons.
Atomic Veterans were silenced for 50 years. Now they’re talking!
U.S. History of Human Experimentation for National Security
Jonathan Moreno, nationally distinguished bioethicist, presents an overview of the ethical issues raised by state sponsored human medical experimentation.
The Moment In Time
Documents the beginning of World War II when it was feared the Nazis were developing the atomic bomb traced through recollections of those who worked on “the gadget.”
Where to Find Information
Links to Reports and Research Papers from carious related sources. Detailed information relevant to only that country will be listed on their individual page under the International Outreach page reserved for each country testing during the Cold War.