Locus Focus on 08/05/13

Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring and: Gender Matters in the Atomic Age
Barbara Bernstein is off this month. Today we'll hear Cindy Folkers and Mary Olson: Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring and: Gender Matters in the Atomic Age  
Mary Olson and Cindy Folkers spoke at the Fukushima Symposium, organized by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and o-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, held in NYCity on March 12, 2013.
Cindy Folkers specializes in radiation impacts on health. She works with Beyond Nuclear. They call attention to the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future.

Mary Olson is Southeast Regional Director of NIRS, the Nuclear Information and Resource Services. She speaks on: Gender Matters in the Atomic Age. In 2011 Mary Olson published a briefing paper on the fact that Women as a group suffer significantly more from the impact of ionizing radiation than do men. There is a dramatic fifty-percent greater incidence of cancer and fifty-percent greater rate of death from cancer among women, compared to the effects of the same radiation dose level to men. 
From the series TUC Radio 


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