The timebomb in your lymph nodes
illustrating the fallacy of the "average dose" model.
The red star shows tracks made by alpha rays from a particle of plutonium 239 in the lung tissue of an ape.
The tracks are about 35 microns (5 cell diameters).
This set of alpha tracks occurred over a 48 hr period and would go on irradiating the same tiny volume of tissue for as long as the ape lived. These are high doses, but official risk agencies make them seem small by averaging the radiation dose from this particle as if it affected the entire lung. This is a fundamental lie.
See this link for establishment admissions on this subject.
The situation would have been much the same if the particle had been depleted uranium
Alpha particles have a short emission path so may be hard to detect outside the body. Customary histology and autopsy studies do not detect plutonium in the living body so it is likely to be an occult, undetected and unreported factor. In man, it is particularly well situated to cause harm since it lodges especially in the body-wide reticulo-endothelial system. (2), in human tracheo-bronchial lymph nodes at concentrations between 100 times and 10,000 times higher than in any other tissues in the same body. (3), (4). Here it can impair and kill cells of the immune system leading to immune deficiency and eventually leukaemia. Leukaemia is found down wind from Windscale which has been processing nuclear waste and extracting plutonium since 1952.
It hs also been shown to become incorporated into tree rings and in children's teeth in Britain (6).
See a report on plutonium in the environment on this site.
1. From At Work in the Fields of the Bomb, Robert de Tredici, Harper and Row, 1987, page 39.
2. Environmental Plutonium in Humans by David M. Taylor Applied Radiation and Isotopes V.46, No.11, 1995, p1245-1252
3. McKinroy, J. F. Kathren, R.L. Voelz, G.L. Swint, M. J. 1991 U. S Transuranium Registry Report on the 239 Pu distribution in a human body Health Physics, Vol. 60 No. 3 307-333 March 1991
see this link for the data
5.Plutonium in the Environment Symposium Report, Ottawa July 1994, reported in Applied Radiation and Isotopes V.46, No.11, 1995 :
6. Variations in the concentation of plutonium, strontium 90 and total alpha-emitters in human teeth collected within the British Isles. Science of the Total Environment 201 (1997) 235-243.
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