AW: [ RadSafe ] Nuclear mortality

Rainer.Facius at Rainer.Facius at
Tue Jul 8 22:27:23 CDT 2008

Steve and all:

Results of a more recent and more comprehensive study are reported in another publication by the National Academy Press:

Susan Thaul, William F. Page, Harriet Crawford, and Heather O'Maonaigh, 
Committee to Study 
the Mortality of Military Personnel Present at Atmospheric Tests of Nuclear Weapons

The Five Series Study:
Mortality of Military Participants in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests

NAP #9697 (2000) <> 

Regards, Rainer

Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Voice: +49 2203 601 3147 or 3150
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Von: radsafe-bounces at im Auftrag von Steven Dapra
Gesendet: Mi 09.07.2008 03:18
An: radsafe at
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] Nuclear mortality

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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