The history of nuclear war is full of secrets and mysteries. The effects of atomic bombs are well known, but the stories of those who lived through them are often forgotten. People who were directly impacted by nuclear weapons are called Atomic Veterans. So, if you were a veteran during the nuclear test era, you
A downwinder is someone who has been or is thought to have been exposed to radiation during and after nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site in the 50s and 60s. The radioactive material released from these tests is called “fallout” and it was carried by the wind hundreds of miles from the testing site.
Ionizing radiation has a significant impact on human health, leading to a wide range of illnesses, including thyroid cancer. People who lived downwind of nuclear test sites, known as downwinders, have been particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of such exposure. Here, we explore the link between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure, specifically focusing on
Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted nearly 200 atmospheric nuclear weapons development tests in regions such as the Nevada test site and areas of the Pacific and the Atlantic. The tests had a significant impact, with many of the brave men and women involved in the testing program continuing to face the lingering
Since the advent of nuclear technology, radiation exposure has become an increasing concern for many people, particularly those directly involved in or living downwind of nuclear tests, known today as downwinders. These people were the unfortunate victims of radioactive fallout which has lead to the manifestation of a wide range of cancers and illnesses as