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Radiation and Human Health: Updated and Abridged Paperback – September 12, 1983

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon; 1st ed. updated and abridged edition (September 12, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394713605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394713601
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,125,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lewis on November 15, 2003
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This book contains infomation which will help you evaluate your chances of getting cancer later in life, from an X-Ray you got yesterday. Yes X-Rays do carry a certain amount of risk, and an intelligent person should weigh the harm X-Rays and other forms of radiation might do, against the benefit one will receive from the prescribed treatment. Your doctor probably will not tell you about this book, its contents, or the dangers of low level radiation.
The book is very well written and can be understood by someone with a good high school education. It was designed for the layman as well as individuals in the medical and legal professions. I recommended it to anyone who is concerned about their long term health and who wishes to understand the risk of getting cancer from any form of ionizing radiation.
Note that the reviewer is an Engineer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Morton S. Skorodin on June 9, 2009
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Best source of info on the subject that I have found. Almost 20 years old, the "establishment" has had to, kicking and screaming, be dragged to Dr. Gofman's clear analysis. I'd rather have a more recent book of a similar calibre, but, alas... Get your own copy; it's encyclopedic and worth the effort of mastering it. Well-written and clear, the author does not "skip steps".

Nothing has changed. Very recent studies from Germany, for example, continue to show increased childhood leukemia and other cancers around nuclear reactors; unnecessary suffering (surplus pain and death) since this is already known. Bottom line; we must get rid of nukes. No compromise with this makes any sense!

This is for INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SCREWED OUT OF A DECENT EDUCATION, BUT WANT A DECENT LIFE FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR KIDS AND PEOPLE IN GENERAL. If you have a 10th -12th grade education, start with a library book on radiation/nuclear issues from the juvenile section; no shame there.

This is work; working for a better world requires an informed, thoughtful and pro-active citizenry.

Also Highly recommended: "Lifes Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer," by Dr. Janette Sherman; a sophisticated and wholistic analysis.

"The Code Killers" by Ace Hoffman, a lucid explanation of nuclear power based upon superb graphics. As a public service, Mr. Hoffman offers it free online, but the wonderfully produced hard copy will literally last you and your great-grandchildren 100 years.
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