Although I've never worn a uniform I have served at the pleasure of the United States government since birth. There are many like me around the globe who suffer the genetic damage and medical repercussions of "human radiologic experiments" conducted by our respective country's participation in the nuclear arms race. In continuing our mostly non-voluntary service, those of us listed on our registery offer ourselves up to genetic and medical researchers so more can be learned from this voiceless group emerging from the shadows.
We are a highly identifyable group to study, now able to make ourselves known and available to researchers globally. If we don't, we will miss empowering a generation or two from suffering additional unintended consequences. Children of Atomic Veteran's initiaves are intended to help this and future generations understand the global and individual genetic impacts.
Globally, we worry about GMO food and what it might do to us. What if you had to deal with, and worry about, being a GMO HUMAN? Imagine knowing your are a GMO HUMAN and unable to gather needed information for your medical care in a world of providers that have minimal data on you.
Lets turn the tables and allow researchers to find us! Various militaries globally created a generation of atomic children born surrounded in secrecy and often suffering the now better understood genetic mutations and medical impacts, yet they remain uninformed and struggling to find infomation and care.
The levels of secrecy imposed and the medical fallout is not restricted to the Veteran, their families have silently suffered and sacrificed as well. The genetic impacts carry on in the generations that follow the Atomic Veterans exposure(s) and without information to hand down to them, they may suffer and/or pass on life threatening cancers, deformities and genetic weaknesses to their offspring.
Security Clearances each country required has silenced a generation of Cold War Veterans, along with the Veterans who were tasked to cleanup the radiated test sites, equipment and ships, when their government knew they were putting them directly in harms way. Medical research in various disciplines may be quite relevant, advances in genetic screening and editing may serve this group quite well.
Lifting Veils of Secrecy and Silence.
In the U.S. the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Defense and military branches required 50 year Q clearances carrying very daunting punishments, including jail time. Those have all expired now, but the genetic damage of ionic irradiation exposure and the medical consequences ofgenetic damage rains down upon their generations. I was born into a family above top secret, and lived a life shrouded in silence and lies that bind." No longer willing to be an invisible footnote in history, with this registry we can voluntarily make ourselves available to global researchers inb an attempt to address ojr medical needs in the rapidly changing world of genetic exploration, a world of hope awaits.
Build an International Registry of GIO's (Genetically Impaired Offspring) and living Atomic Veterans, Enewetak Cleanup Veterans and Downwinders, for the purpose of voluntarily making ourselves available for genetic study and research not just for the future generations of our own families and their need to stay informed. Of equal importance is that science does not miss the opportunity to study the genetic damage raining down on the generations of our families.
Organize a Medical Reference document for GIOs, Atomic Veterans and their families. What about what it has already done to humans? Genetic damage in offspring due to radiation exposure is well known, but...
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