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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass (born 1923, Berlin) is an emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project. He is an American physicist and author, best known for his controversial research on the health risks of low-level radiation from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons and from nuclear power plants. This is  his study “Infant Mortality Changes Following the Three Mile Island Accident,” from 1980: http://atomichistory.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/sternglass_infantmortalitytmi.pdf

Go on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd9.html click on: I Agree, do a search, 1979, 1980, PA / Pennsylvania…

11/92 interview with Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, author of Secret Fallout: http://www.ratical.org/radiation/inetSeries/ejs1192.html

TO THREE-MILE ISLAND as a full PDF FILE: http://www.nucleardemolition.com/SF.pdf

and: sternglass fallout and sat scores evidence for cognitive damage during early infancy phi delta kappa april 1983 http://www.jstor.org/pss/20386800

No wonder the NRC staff did not want to let the public know that they knew exactly in which direction the most radioactive clouds had moved, since this information could then be used to tie any later localized rises in fetal deaths, infant mortality, and cancer to the radioactive gas clouds from Three Mile Island. SOURCE: http://www.ratical.org/radiation/SecretFallout/SFchp18.html

media bought by atomic industry: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/02/business/cbs-accepts-bid-by-westinghouse-5.4-billion-deal.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

More insight:

quotes by: http://ratical.org/radiation/KillingOurOwn/KOO14.html

quote: “But the firing of Gordon MacLeod hardly ended the controversy over the health impact of the accident and how it had been handled. In November, Ernest Sternglass charged that figures from the nearby Harrisburg and Holy Spirit hospitals indicated that infant deaths there had doubled from six during February through April of 1979 to twelve in May through July. Only one infant had died at the Harrisburg Hospital in May through July of 1978; seven had died there in those same three months following the accident. The statistics seemed tragically reminiscent of the era of nuclear bomb testing. The NRC, the state, and the utility had all claimed–as had the AEC after so many atomic explosions–that radiation releases had been too small to have more than a very marginal health impact, if any at all. Sternglass asserted the authorities had failed to account for the extreme sensitivities of fetuses in utero in claiming a very marginal health impact from the accident’s releases…” Ernest Sternglass, “Infant Mortality Changes Following the Three Mile Island Accident,” presented at the 5th World Congress of Engineers and Architects, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1980

quote: “The charge that TMI had actually killed area infants provoked a storm of outrage from the government of Pennsylvania. The state responded–as it had at Shippingport six years earlier–that the official statistics Ernest Sternglass had used were, after all, inaccurate. Dr. George Tokuhata, director of the state’s Department of Epidemiological Research, said a “printing error” on the part of the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics had skewed the state’s infant-mortality figures. There were thus eighty-eight fewer infant deaths in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1979 than originally recorded.Sternglass, however, held his ground. Discrepancies between state and federal data are not uncommon. But this particular case seemed “suspicious.” The discrepancy in infant deaths between the two sources for the period of April 1 through June 30, 1979, had been two; from October 1 through December 31 it had also been two. For eighty-eight to surface between July 1 and September 30, precisely in the controversial summer months after the TMI accident, seemed unlikely.”
More about NRC: https://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/us-n-r-c-says-tritium-is-normal-reason-for-children-leukemia/

More about WHO / IAEA: https://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/how-the-iaea-actively-endangers-the-health-of-children/

Why low radiation (PETKAU EFFECT) is dangerous & how it works: https://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/low-radiation-the-petkau-effect/


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