Alliance for Nuclear Accountability/The Workbook
Are you at risk? An important message about radiation health effects for people who were children in the 1950s
Nuclear weapons testing sill affects human health
This educational program, consisting of fact sheets, background information, and action opportunities, is sponsored by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), a national network of grassroots and national organizations working on issues of nuclear weapons production and nuclear waste. Public education, awareness, and involvement are necessary because the health effects of above-ground nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s have still not been fully disclosed by the U.S. government even though tens of thousands of people are affected. In 1982, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services to assess the effects of Iodine-133 exposures from above-ground nuclear weapons tests conducted between 1945 and 1962. Results of that study were released in 1997, only after pressure was brought by ANA and other organizations.