Human Radiation Exposure Research

Radiation Exposure Research – Human & Animal

NEWDevelopment of a stochastic biokinetic method and its application to
internal dose estimation for insoluble cesium-bearing particles

*cesium bearing microparticles are a significant and dangerous component of fallout from the Fukushima disaster.

NEWMisrepresented risk of thyroid cancer in Fukushima

Human radiation experiments in the US

The Green Run – US radioactive iodine 131 exposure of US citizens in 1949

Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima



IPPNW Gesundheitliche_Auswirkungen_der_Atomkatastrophe_von_Fukushima_final

Fukushima Health Survey Documentation

Pages from ML12318A365 – March 29th, 2011 – Radiation readings from US Embassy in Tokyo

PTSD in Fukushima dogs from the evacuation zone

MEXT – Results of the Nuclide Analysis of Plutonium and Strontium by MEXT 9-30-2011

NIH – Food safety regulations: what we learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident.

DOE – Field radiation measurements Fukushima

DOE – Radiation air samples Fukushima

DOE – Radiation soil samples Fukushima

DOE – Aerial radiation readings, ground exposure and cesium deposition
*also see monitoring results pages for more DOE data

APHA –  Radiation Exposure to the Population in Japan After the Earthquake

ACPD – Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, atmospheric dispersion, and deposition

Journal of Environmental Rad – Food safety regulations: what we learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident

NIH – Indicators of the Fukushima radioactive release in NW Romania.

NIH – Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident.

NIH – Observations of Fukushima fallout in Great Britain

Evidence of Plutonium In The Environment After Fukushima Daiichi Disaster 

Tracking the complete revolution of surface westerlies over Northern Hemisphere using radionuclides emitted from Fukushima

Fukushima Health Survey Methods Paper

Environmental Monitoring for the
Upper-Bound Radiation Dose Assessment Operation TOMODACHI 

US  CDC Mortality database 

Worker cumulative doses chart


Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Thyroid Disease Manager

Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima






UN statement on human rights & children

National Academies of Science – Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2

US Universities – Radioactive Isotopes And Their Risks

The biobehavioral and neuroimmune impact of low-dose ionizing radiation

UK – Decontamination procedures

German study of childhood leukemia near nuclear power plants

Germany – Background information on the KiKK study

Germany – Release of significant amounts of radiation to environment during refueling

US study of childhood leukemia near nuclear power plants


Environmental Science Pollution Research Int. The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities.

NIRS – Plutonium Exposure

NIH – The role of miRNA in the direct and indirect effects of ionizing radiation

NIH – Suicide by Cesium

Wikipedia – Polonium exposure

Wikipedia –  Alexander Litvinenko (died by polonium poisoning)

NIH – Fukushima Radiation Study Launched

NIH –  Relationship between Radiation Exposure and Risk of Second Primary Cancers among Atomic Bomb Survivors

NIH –  The biobehavioral and neuroimmune impact of low-dose ionizing radiation.

NIH – Exposure to low level chronic radiation leads to adaptation to a subsequent acute X-ray dose and communication of modified acute X-ray induced bystander signals in medaka (Japanese rice fish, Oryzias latipes).

CJMA – Cancer risk related to low-dose ionizing radiation from cardiac imaging in patients after acute myocardial infarction

Low Dose Radiation and  30 years half-life of 20 mSv

Radiat Environ Biophy – The role of miRNA in the direct and indirect effects of ionizing radiation

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – The biobehavioral and neuroimmune impact of low-dose ionizing radiation (fatigue)

BMJ -Is cancer risk of radiation workers larger than expected?

Annals of Surgery – Latency Period of Thyroid Neoplasia After Radiation Exposure

Annals of Surgery – Recurrent thyroid cancer. Role of surgery versus radioactive iodine (I131)

Chronic Low Dose Exposure Cancer Risk Radioactive Concrete In Taiwan

Project Sunshine – report on human radiation experimentation and informed consent or lack of  

NIH – The Southern Urals radiation studies. A reappraisal of the current status. (Mayak 1957 explosion & plutonium exposure) 

NIH – Cerebrovascular diseases in nuclear workers first employed at the Mayak PA in 1948–1972 August 2011

Information on the 1957 Mayak explosion in Urals – Russia

MedicBD Kyshtym Disaster

MedicBD Mayak (nuclear facility) 

Data Analysis and Physicochemical Modeling of the Radiation Accident in the Southern Urals in 1957

Global Security – Information on the Mayak nuclear weapons facility

Radiat Environ Biophy – Cerebrovascular diseases in nuclear workers first employed at the Mayak PA in 1948–1972

Radiat Environ Biophys – The Southern Urals radiation studies 

Chernobyl Workers Exposure Dose ehp.1204996

Environmental Health Perspectives – ¹³⁷Cesium Exposure and Spirometry Measures in Ukrainian Children Affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Incident

NIH – The accelerated occurrence of age-related changes of organism in Chernobyl workers: a radiation-induced progeroid syndrome?

Biology Letters – Insects around Chernobyl

Biology Letters – Reduced abundance of insects and spiders linked to radiation at Chernobyl 20 years after the accident

UNSCEAR – Exposures and effects of the Chernobyl Accident

Schizophrenia Bulletin – Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders in Persons Exposed to Ionizing Radiation as a Result of the Chernobyl Accident

University SC – Chernobyl birds have smaller brains 

University SC – Chernobyl Research Initiative

University SC – list of Chernobyl research papers 

Global Security Chernobyl

Strahlentelex – Symposium collection of papers on Chernobyl – some on Mayak

Criticism and analysis of the Yablokov study 

Strahlentelex – Yablokov study
(ed note, Yablokov’s study has a number of critics and claims of poor methodology, posting it here does not intend to give an endorsement either way)

Strahlentelex – index of Yablokov study 

IAEA – Radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident in the Soviet Union and measures taken to mitigate their impact

Pregnancy outcome after the Chernobyl accident

NEI Magazine – Chernobyl radiation affects bird brain size

Bandazhevsky – Non-cancerous Medical Conditions in Areas of Belarus Contaminated by Radioactivity from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

Malformations in a Chornobyl-Impacted Region

Hanford Health Information Network –  Archives

Hanford Health Information Network – Radiation genetic & birth defects at Chernobyl and Hanford

Science Journal – Original baby tooth survey paper full text

The baby tooth survey – 1959 to 1961 tested for Stronium 90 in children’s teeth in the US

NY Times – Founder of the baby tooth survey dies 

The Nation – 1959 article on the baby tooth survey

U of Missouri St. Louis – Files of the baby tooth survey 

Scientific American – Interview with Barry Commoner

NIH – Linus Pauling papers (genetics and radiation)

UK- Plutonium in children’s teeth from Selafield 

Various Radiation Resources Europe & East Europe – Russia

Maria Medical Reactor – Poland Atomic Institute

Maria Medical Reactor home page

Moscow Uni Nuclear Physics Department 

Canadian Medical Isotope Company That Works W/ Maria Reactor and RosAtom Reactor – Nordion

Krsko Nuclear Power Plant Slovenia 

IAEA – EUROPE contacts

Nuclear power in Romania

International nuclear safety center Ukraine

Ukraine meteorological agency – historical weather page

Ukraine Safety Ministry – Radiation safety

Ukraine radiation readings – upper corner of page live current only

NTI – profile on Ukraine


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