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.
Downwinders Cancer Claims
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