The clinical evidence concludes that exposure to radioactivity increases the risk of not only contracting a cancer and a host of diseases but also genetic mutations and birth defects. But beyond the clinical findings, we continue to witness the persistent, irreversible consequences of uncontrolled radioactive releases from nuclear accidents from Three Mile Island to Fukushima.
Twitter feeds are now imprinting on the global consciousness the images of san_kaido’s mutant daisies found growing in Nasushiobara City, 70 miles from the 2011 Fukushima disaster site. They are hauntingly similar to botanical specimens preserved by Harrisburg, PA resident Mary Osborne that she still collects from around the site of the Three Mile Island reactor accident in 1979.
They are all reminders, indeed warnings, that Life in all its forms is being deleteriously altered by the increasing exposure to radioactivity escaping from every link of the nuclear fuel chain; the mining, the routine releases, the radioactive waste and the inevitable, recurring nuclear accidents.
Better active today, than radioactive tomorrow. Act Now!