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In "Radiation and Reason" Wade Allison explains, in simple terms and without using fancy maths, how radiation affects life. Wade is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford with 40 years experience of teaching these things.
His account challenges the traditional view that nuclear radiation is very hard to understand and an extreme hazard. Modern scientific and medical evidence makes it obvious that this view is wrong -- but how dangerous is ionising radiation? Thanks to evolution, biology protects life very well and radiation is about a thousand times safer than suggested by current international safety standards. But you should see the evidence for yourself and make up your own mind by reading the book (see above).
A little nuclear radiation is quite harmless and in a world of other dangers -- social and economic stability, global warming, population growth, shortages of power, food and water -- the pursuit of the lowest possible radiation levels is in nobody's best interest. Levels should be permitted as high as is relatively safe. Radiation, far from being a major cause of cancer, is one of its major cures through radiotherapy applied in every major hospital.
Without justification great damage has been inflicted on public health and economic life in Japan as a result of the accident at Fukushima. Throughout the world the intention of many countries to abandon the use of nuclear power or load it with ever greater safety regulation and cost is unnecessary and even dangerous to the future of mankind. Evidently a complete change in world radiological safety is needed.
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Radiation and nuclear technology: Safety without science is dangerous
8 May 2013 Download article The world economy and the application of science (61 Kb)
4 May 2013 Data on risk from Internal radioactivity at Goiania and Fukushima (101 Kb)
6 April 2013 Open Radiation- Friend or Enemy? from Scientists for the Public Understanding of Radiation (SPUR)
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and then please read an unedited survey of submitted views
4 April 2013 Industrial safety compromised by ALARA regulations new Nuclear Safety info (49 Kb)
3 Jan 2013 For everybody to read, think about and decide themselves Confidence & Prosperity (109 Kb)
or A new attitude to nuclear safety (97 Kb)}.
11 Dec 2012 Nuclear Power Briefing Warsaw The Road to Public Confidence in Nuclear Energy (696 Kb)
15 Oct 2012 At Oxford Energy Society lecture (6.4 Mb) and see video below
12 Sept 2012 An educational article for all, An appreciation of Nuclear and its safety (237 Kb).
28 July 2012 On German nuclear policy (56 Kb), published in FOCUS magazin in Germany.
14 July 2012 An article refuting the conclusion of the NAIIC Report (2.4 Mb) on the causes of the Fukushima accident, also published in Japanese.
27 June 2012 Invited lecture at ANS Meeting, Chicago (3.2 Mb) "A Tragedy of Misunderstanding: there was no major radiation disaster at Fukushima"
20 Mar 2012 Public Trust in Nuclear Energy (194 Kb) published by World Nuclear Association
Dec 2011 Submission published by UK Parliamentary Select Commitee on Science/Technology
29 Aug 2011 A lecture: "Why radiation is far safer (546 Kb) than current regulations suppose"
26 Mar 2011 Article published by BBC World Service "We should stop running away from radiation"
23 Oct 2009 English edition Book Information (94 Kb) -- select CONTENTS tab to download sample chapters.
Free downloads of post Fukushima Preface (79 Kb) and Conclusions and Fukushima Epilogue (96 Kb)
29 July 2011 Japanese edition 放射能と理性 なぜ「100ミリシーベルト」なのか
also Kindle and ePub English language editions
February 2013 Chinese edition 正確的輻射觀