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Turkey point

The Turkey point nuclear reactor in Florida.It lost power for five days after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.Was kept
going by diesel back up pumps.Reasearchers have found higher concentrations of strontium 90 in the teeth
of children living near the five Florida reactors.Data suggests that this correlates with childhood cancer.
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Lithuania

The Lithuanian government has shut down (permanently) a reactor that was considered unsafe.

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That's why Iran, North Korea, China and Pakistan are much better in control of it ! (?)

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Baby teeth

RADIATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT The Baby Teeth Study - "Tooth Fairy Project"
The Radiation and Public Health Project's (RPHP)

Baby Teeth Study is the first to measure radioactivity in the bodies of Americans living near nuclear reactors. It will also help determine whether this radioactivity raises the risk of cancer in children and adults.

The study grew out of Dr. Jay Gould's research, The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors, which found that women living in counties within 100 miles of nuclear reactor are at the greatest risk of dying of breast cancer.

An earlier study showed that radioactivity in baby teeth rose rapidly due to fallout from atomic bomb tests above the Nevada desert in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when childhood cancer rates were also rising. This information was instrumental in the 1963 ban of aboveground tests by the United States and Soviet Union. The federal government withdrew finding for the study in 1970, and no longer collects information on how much radioactivity is entering our bodies.

Specifically, the Baby Teeth study measures levels of radioactive Strontium-90 (Sr-90), a known carcinogen released by nuclear facilities. The chemical structure of Sr90 is so similar to that of calcium that the body gets fooled and deposits Sr-90 in the bones and teeth, where it remains continually emitting cancer-causing radiation. During pregnancy, Sr-90 is transferred from the mother to the fetus and ends up in the baby's teeth and bones, at the time of birth. To determine where radioactivity was absorbed from the environment, we need to know where the mother lived during pregnancy and where the baby was born.

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