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Genetic effects in humans

Sandy provided us with the following
Reuter's report:

Soviet-era nuclear tests in  Kazakhstan
will affect the health of the local
population for centuries and
international aid is needed to ease the
results of the deadly experiments,
Kazakh scientists said on Friday. 
  ``It would take 300 to 350 years to
get rid of genetic  
mutations caused by decades of nuclear
tests,'' Aitkhazha 
Bigaliyev, director of the Kazakh
Institute of Ecological 
Problems, told an international

I thought there was no evidence of
radiation induced genetic mutations in
humans.   I'd appreciate some learned
comment.  Thanks.

Bill Stephany
Assistant RSO
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA 30912-7520
(706) 721-9832