Genetic Impact of Radiation Exposure
Children of Atomic Veterans around the world are producing Genetically Modified Offspring (GMOs).
We are so worried about GMOs in our food chain, but no one seems to care about the genetically modified human offspring various governments helped to create in the race to develop nuclear weapons. Most of us are afraid we will die having suffered the consequences while the world will have missed the chance to learn the extent that research, testing and clean up genetically modified the human race. Proven decedents with known health complications encourage and deserve access to research involving those of us that are effected, willing or able.
We seek information from any relevant research, papers or studies that can help us self-organize a printable document that will give GMOs a brief guide to share with their physicians or care givers as to anything that is beneficial regarding tests, treatments and studies, past, present and future. With emerging genetic screening and treatment technologies, this is an important identifiable group that deserves care and the hope of solutions for future generations.
Gathering the information to help researchers locate Children of Atomic Veterans.
The mutations induced by radiation can also occur spontaneously. When humans are exposed to low doses of radiation, it is difficult to estimate what small increment of mutations is induced by radiation above that from spontaneous background radiation. However, radiation has been found to be mutagenic in all organisms studied so far, and there is no reason to suppose that humans are exempt from radiation’s mutagenic effects. These mutagenic effects are expected to be harmful to future generations because, in experimental organisms, the majority of new mutations with detectable effects are harmful, and it is assumed that humans are affected similarly. Indeed, the harmful effects of mutations that occur spontaneously in humans are well documented, because many of them result in genetic disease.
Low Level Dose vs. High Level Dose
Radiation Health Effects Ionizing radiation has sufficient energy to affect the atoms in living cells and thereby damage their genetic material (DNA). Fortunately, the cells in our bodies are extremely efficient at repairing this damage. However, if the damage is not repaired correctly, a cell may die or eventually become cancerous. Related information in Spanish (Información relacionada en español).
Exposure to very high levels of radiation, such as being close to an atomic blast, can cause acute health effects such as skin burns and acute radiation syndrome (“radiation sickness”). It can also result in long-term health effects such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Exposure to low levels of radiation encountered in the environment does not cause immediate health effects, but is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination.