TITLE

Fallout Isn't All That Dangerous

AUTHOR(S)
Boggs, William E.
PUB. DATE
June 1962
SOURCE
New Republic;6/18/62, Vol. 146 Issue 25, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the health implications of the fallout from atmospheric nuclear tests in the U.S. Implication that fallout and radioactive debris from nuclear tests will cause no more than 2,700 fatal cases of bone cancer and leukemia in the U.S. during the present generation; Calculation that the past atmospheric tests will increase the death rate from these diseases by only about three percent; Discussion on the effects of nuclear testing; Mention of an undue health hazard to the world's population.
ACCESSION #
9947686

 

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