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Title The enemy within : the high cost of living near nuclear reactors : breast cancer, AIDS, low birthweights, and other radiation-induced immune deficiency effects / by Jay M. Gould, with members of the Radiation and Public Health Project, Ernest J. Sternglass, Joseph J. Mangano, William McDonnell
Published New York : Four Walls Eight Windows ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, [1996]


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Description v, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Fallout and County Breast Cancer Rates -- 2. Fallout and Immune Deficiency -- 3. Low Birthweights and Baby Boomer Immune Deficiency -- 4. Breast Cancer Mortality and Emissions from Nuclear Reactors -- 5. Geographic Differences in Breast Cancer Mortality since 1950 -- 6. Why the National Cancer Institute Failed to Find Increased Cancer Risk Near Nuclear Reactors -- 7. The Nature of Increased Cancer Risk Near Reactors -- 8. Fallout and Breast Cancer --9. Is It Too Late? -- Appendix A: How to Calculate Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Near Nuclear Reactors --Appendix B: Sixty Reactor Sites and Computer Generated Maps of Nearby Counties -- Appendix C: Radioactive Materials Released from Nuclear Power Plants --Appendix D: How the National Cancer Institute Confirmed that Proximity to Reactors Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-337) and index
Subject Immunodeficiency -- Complications.
Immunosuppression -- Risk factors.
Nuclear reactors -- Health aspects.
Radioactive fallout -- Health aspects.
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes.
Nuclear Reactors.
Radiation Effects.
Radioactive Fallout -- adverse effects.
Author Gould, Jay M.
Radiation and Public Health Project.
LC no. 96000789
ISBN 1568580665