Building a global volunteer subject base of Atomic Veterans and their multi-generational offspring.
Some studies focusing on military personnel others on civilians. Most lacked the global scope and medical advantages we have at our fingertips now. In the past there have been sporadic follow up research studies on people exposed to nuclear weapons detonations and testing.
- Today, the enormous advances in genetic sciences offers a worldwide community of similarly exposed human beings, exposed at well documented dates and rates, for study of a generation exposed to above ground atomic testing, fallout and other forms of IR exposure through militaries or governments around the world.
- Connecting researchers with qualified volunteer control groups of IR Atomic Veterans or their descendants is a logical control group that, while scattered globally, they are willing to make their genetic contributions to studies and research projects.
- Organizing an independent collection of volunteer subjects from the global pool of Atomic Veterans and their multi-generational offspring.
- Participants have the opportunity to resister their genetic test/kit results if they wish to be involved or considered for future qualified studies. As cohorts, we can reposition ourselves to be an integral part in shaping how science tracks IR in the human body.
- Online discussion forums indicate there is a growing interst to add other qualified groups to this type of research database.
We risk leaving gaps in research if we don’t seize the opportunity to raise questions and awareness.
Multi-generations now carry answers to ionizing radiation pathology in our genes just waiting to be unlocked.
Many organizations are recognizing the need for control group advances in researching IR genetics. Children of Atomic Veterans worldwide can help science understand the scope of impacts. Atomic Bomb Testing Era Veterans direct exposure to specific levels of fallout around the world are better understood today. We will encourage living Atomic Veterans to participate and
register their results to add to the available genetic data for future research.
- Volunteer subjects can chose to register their existing test data or can per-approve their IR Genetics Test Kit results for access by vetted independent research groups.
- Coordinating a global effort to grow a volunteer database that can be accessed in the long term to better understand the unintended consequences to the unborn, as well as improving the healthcare to existing and future generations.
- The ability to prove a family member’s exposure, not to us, but to the research group(s) seeking access to archived genetic data is required.
- Various research groups, or impacted countries, could more easily identify, monitor and track those willing to submit their genetic data, or make themselves available for more detailed studies. Available for contact by research groups, existing or emerging as needs arise.