[ RadSafe ] Nuclear mortality

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue Jul 8 20:18:02 CDT 2008

July 8

         I did a Google search for "Atomic veterans" "mortality study" and 
was referred to an online book by the National Academy Press.  The link 
below will take you to page one of the front matter.  This is the material 
on page one:
Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test
Medical Follow-up Agency
J. Christopher Johnson
Susan Thaul
William F. Page
Harriet Crawford with oversight from the
Institute of Medicine
Committee on the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test
Washington, D.C.


         I would recommend reading the Summary, the Study Rationale, and 
Other Studies of the Human Health Effects of Radiation Exposure.  Of 
course, this is only about the CROSSROADS test, however it should get you 
started.  The first Reference is to Beebe GW and Simon AH. Ascertainment of 
mortality in the U.S. veteran population. American Journal of Epidemiology 
89:636---643, 1969; which will doubtless give a broader picture.

Steven Dapra

At 02:07 PM 7/8/08 -0400, Joel Cehn wrote:
>Regarding "Numerous medical studies in the last 50 years clearly establish 
>when large populations are exposed to..."? is anyone aware of a mortality 
>study of "atomic veterans?"? I was asked about that the other day.
>Joel I. Cehn, CHP
>Oakland, California

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