Raise Awareness with the A, B, C’s of living in the Atomic Age.
Learning the language and understanding our relationship and history with Ionizing Radiation (iR) critically is important. It not only impacts our frontline communities but extends potential genetic damage for generations to come into civilian populations.
It’s no surprise there is a lack of general information in our history books and educational material around many events and influences of the emerging Atomic Age. Regardless of the industry source of exposure, for decades now many of those directly effected by iR have been as invisible as the radiation that impacted their lives in so many ways. Nuclear testing and research projects once shrouded in secrecy have been revealed more to the general population at a time when we have a better understanding of the genetic impacts.
Nuclear Industries, their fuel chains, accident/cleanup and waste/storage sectors recognize the (slightly better understood) risks today than were generally understood decades ago by the many worldwide many who were exposed during the birth of the Atomic Age. As our understanding improves, so should our options and personal resources. We didn’t create the problem, but we can help fix it.
Start the conversation. Who are these “Frontline Communities” that are risk NOW. Is your family or community one of them now? Do you know? Knowing your family history of iR exposure is an important factor for us all to make better decisions for our selves and our future. Was a Grandfather Exposed in military service? Particularly check within family lines that have a generational commitment to military service post 1944
Please share the ATOMIC ALPHABET pdf with your students, groups, friends or families. A simple tool to spark a dialog and educate, it is not intended to be a definitive list. The 8″x 8″ A-Z tiles are intentionally copyright free and are suitable for presentation or print. Be the change.