more missing girls?

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Millions Fewer Girls Born Due to Nuclear Radiation?

“‘Unexpected’ findings suggest bomb tests, plant accidents boosted male births.

“Nuclear radiation from bomb tests and power plant accidents causes slightly more boys than girls to be born, a new study suggests. While effects were seen to be regional for incidents on the ground, like Chernobyl, atmospheric blasts were found to affect birth rates on a global scale.

“The result: Millions fewer females have been born worldwide than would otherwise be expected, researchers estimate….”

not so good.

edit: research article available online: The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities

previously: india and china’s missing girls

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4 Comments

  1. Very scary. I saw a lecture by Helen Caldicott that freaked me out and convinced me that all nuclear power is way too dangerous to be a practical source of energy. The amount of poisons already contaminating the planet from nuclear tests and power plants is shocking. BTW, Germany is phasing out all of its nuclear plants in a few years.

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  2. The study wasn’t particularly convincing. I’ll do a post on it when I find the time.

    Very scary. I saw a lecture by Helen Caldicott that freaked me out and convinced me that all nuclear power is way too dangerous to be a practical source of energy. The amount of poisons already contaminating the planet from nuclear tests and power plants is shocking. BTW, Germany is phasing out all of its nuclear plants in a few years.

    I don’t take Helen Caldicott’s claims seriously, having seen many distortions and misrepresentations from her direction. Germany’s decision was rather idiotic but apparently is in line with the wishes of 70% of the German populace. I guess this is a case where democracy is about giving the people what they want and giving it to them good and hard.

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