Low dose radiation panel: Please register to attend, comment

The National Academies is hosting another public meeting this Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 11 AM -5:45 PM ET to examine how to move forward on low dose radiation research. Please register and attend what you can. The public comment time is from 5:30-5:45 PM. The first meeting was hosted on July 21, 2021 and the video posted.

This study is sponsored by the Department of Energy, which has previously funded low dose research. This is despite DOE having its research into radiation’s impact on humans curtailed in the past due to its lack of transparency, inadequate record-keeping, and willful exposure of humans to radioactivity without their knowledge or consent — for research purposes. The Academies have provided a list of provisional committee members and Beyond Nuclear signed a group letter requesting John Graham be removed due to conflicts of interest and lack of radiation expertise. No action has been taken yet on this request as the committee remains provisional as of this announcement.

Research on low dose radiation impacts has led to some unsettling discoveries, like damage to cells that were never directly hit by radiation, and evidence that radiation may be destabilizing our generational health. Integration of these phenomena into regulations hasn’t happened yet.