Global Solutions: Finding Resources
As children of Cold War Atomic Veterans we were literally conceived during the birth of the modern Atomic Age. Some arrived as “at risk” births with presumptive genetic damage, others were suspected due to exposure but either were not documented properly due to faulty dosimeters or simply the lack of governmental tracking mechanisms.
Most unknowingly passed the damage on to their children unaware, only to learn later when they or their parent were declassified, or maybe it was a grandparent. Human Radiologic Experiments, (HRE’s) were conducted by most governments involved in the arms race. Most governments and institutions didn’t have tracking mechanisms in place.
We are left to support one another on a quest to improve our situation. So as not to duplicate efforts, we understand the need for centralized resources.
The need to stay informed is critical for ourselves and generations to come. As an identifiable group and we should harness this to help researchers study and inform us. This is a great place to start…
Member Organizations and Individuals from across the world are listed in the directory. The first of it’s kind in the world, allowing people to contact their representatives within their country, ensuring that they are not forgotten and can receive any help they need.
LABRATS represents all individuals across the world who have been affected by the Atomic Testing programs. We are one big family, connected together with one common bond. Our Education, Recognition and Awareness program is a new ERA for the community.
The Atomic family, includes Veterans, descendants, indigenous people and organizations that represent all aspects of the Atomic tests. Thousands of people have been affected by the tests, and there are many organizations across the world representing these people. LABRATS brings all of these organizations together in one place. We want your stories and your input for our site. Be sure to subscribe to their recently launched online and print magazine ATOM.
ChildrenofAtomicVeterans.org has chosen the narrower lane of genetic research to focus on and how the global opportunities modern science brings can improve the outcomes for many generations of civilian decedents.
As we identify new resources we will continuing to update the pages below. For broader scope of subjects and resources, please let LABRATS help guide you through the entanglement ionizing radiation has brought to humanity.
Locations of Cold War Nuclear Weapons Test Sites
Search for the Truth
Many Atomic Genetically Modified Offspring (GMO’s) are only now discovering the truth or extent of their, or their child’s medical impacts.
Understanding the range of conditions and organs effected is expanding, from blood disorders, reproductive challenges, cancers, birth defects, and a variety of emerging data is revealing and potentially hopeful for the future of mankind. Genetic damage is getting easier to identify, predict, evaluate and potentially valuable in treatments.
Getting this information however is nearly impossible, even for the Atomic Veteran themselves. As offspring we struggle finding the information, dealing with civilian doctors who are less informed in my experience than military medical professionals. Not only have we had to watch our parents suffer in silence, often dying before their clearances expired, have lived under the shadow of them, many were allowed to bear children unaware of the genetic damage they were passing on,. Now not only have they suffered in silence with their own health impacts, they are forced to watch their children suffer.
These generations of victims need this information, and we need it now. We need our respective governments’ to allow those that can legitimately trace the exposures(s) in their heritage to have access to the information so we can help ourselves identify our risk potentials, have the option of preemptive testing, or simply documents organized we can provide our physicians so they are better prepared to diagnose and treat the generations of victims now and those families now destined to produce a lineage of Genetically Modified Offspring (GMOs).
Emerging groups organizing online communities are desperate to help on another share information. The need to stay informed is critical for ourselves and generations to come. We are an identifiable group globally and we should harness this to help researchers study and inform us. Future generations depend on it. A porthole to post relevant research results or simply announce volunteer studies to this growing tribe. I’ve been at it since I was told I was an “Atomic Child” at age 12 by the U.S. Navy’s Oak Knoll Naval Medical Facilities “Gold Team” in 1968. They informed of my father’s exposures and that his high level Q Clearance was presumptively extended to me now because of my “dirty dna.” Still, I consider myself one of the lucky ones. As I’m discovering most of my friends at Atomic Veteran online communities were not.