Thursday, January 19, 2012

So you think Nuclear Power is safe ?

America is experiencing an explosion in Thyroid Cancers.
Thyroid Cancers are 3 times more common in Women than Men but the rise is puzzling, or is it ?
Pennsylvania, with its nine nuclear reactors, has the highest incidence of Thyroid Cancer which does suggest its linked to Nuclear Power Stations.

Most thyroid cancers don’t develop for 10-30 years after radiation exposure which could mean a link to Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979.

Thyroid cancer cases have more than doubled since 1997 in the United States, while deadly industrial practices that contaminate groundwater with radiation and other carcinogens are also rising. New information released by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 56,460 people will develop thyroid cancer in 2012 and 1,780 will die from it.

That’s up from 16,000 thyroid cancer cases in 1997 – a whopping 253% increase in fifteen years, while the US population went up only 18%.
From 1980 to 1996, thyroid cancer increased nearly 300%, while the population increased by (again) 18%

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