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Please read the appeal from the daughter of a researcher who lived in Hiroshima for several years, asking for support for the landmark RPHP study of cancer risk to Baby Boomers using baby teeth.
Click here to read

RPHP is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization, established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level, nuclear radiation and public health. Learn more or make a financial contribution.

To document a possible radiation/cancer connection, RPHP needs only one of the baby teeth that your child has lost...So please help. Every tooth is a clue! ~ Alec Baldwin
 
 

Read the moving article The Journey called Life by Agnes Reynolds, Mom to Michelle and Jon, Wife of Gilbert. Cancer Parent. Staff RNC in Women's Health at Hartford Hospital, CT and volunteer tooth collector for the RPHP.

  RPHP Researchers are featured in the award-winning documentary Fatal Fallout.
 

Read Alec Baldwin's letter giving his support to The Tooth Fairy Project.

Read Patch Adam's letter where he "wholeheartedly endorses the work of the Radiation and Public Health Project."

Want to know the results of the Tooth Study Where You Live? Look up average SR-90 tooth concentrations by location.

See how local infant deaths and childhood cancer decline after nuclear reactors close.

 

 

 

Public Education Tooth Fairy Project Long-Term Health Effects Study

Find out about our public information campaigns to educate concerning the adverse health effects of radiation exposure.
Learn more.

Help us track the effects of radiation in your community by simply donating one of your child's baby teeth. Learn more.
Download a tooth donation form.

Could you be an adult who donated a tooth as a child in the 1960s? We have over 85,000 teeth from the original study and would like to follow up with you. Learn more.

We are currently not testing teeth. When this changes we will announce it here.

In October 2012, RPHPs Joseph Mangano published a new book on the dangers of nuclear power entitled "Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment."  Alec Baldwin has written the prologue.

Click here: OR Books Mad Science

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2013 RPHP Annual Meeting

On June 13, 2013, RPHP held its annual meeting in New York City. Speakers included Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Dr. Donald Louria, and several RPHP Board members. Much emphasis was placed on the RPHP role as reactors age and close (four U.S. reactors shut down in the prior four months)

Christie Brinkley and Alec Baldwin at the 2013 RPHP annual meeting
photo by: Greg Allen

Click here to see more photos from the 2013 annual meeting

Click here to view summaries and photos of previous RPHP annual meetings

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First Journal Article on Post-Fukushima Rise in Disease Rates Published by RPHP

In March 2013, RPHP's article on an increase in west coast newborns with hypothyroidism was published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics. Co-author Joseph Mangano presented the article at a March 11-12 conference at the New York Academy of Medicine.

To read the article, please click here

Click here to view comments on the importance of the RPHP article by Dr. Don Louria, one of the foremost public health experts in the U.S.


Dr. Donald Louria

Click here to view Joseph Mangano's presentation on the new article about the rising number of west coast newborns with hypothyroidism, after Fukushima


Joseph Mangano


Click here to see Dr. Donald Louria's comments in support of RPHP research on rising hypothyroidism on the West Coast after Fukushima.


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RPHP Releases New Journal Article on Reduced Cancer Rates Near Closed Nuclear Plant

RPHPs Joseph Mangano and Dr. Janette Sherman have published a first-ever article examining reductions in cancer rates in Sacramento County after the 1989 shut down of the Rancho Seco nuclear plant. In the 20 years following shut down, there were 4,319 fewer cancer cases among county residents. The information was published in the journal Biomedicine International, and announced at a March 28, 2013 press conference.

To read the article, please click here.

To read the press release, please click here.

To access the live stream of the press conference, click here.

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RPHP co-sponsored a commemoration of the original study of Strontium-90 in baby teeth in St. Louis, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the treaty signed by President John F. Kennedy banning above-ground nuclear weapons tests. Joseph Mangano took part in a panel discussion at the Missouri History Museum.

Click here to read Mangano's August 1, 2013 presentation at the museum
Click here to read the press release on the commemoration
Click here for a list of major events in the St. Louis tooth study
Click here for a list of persons with major roles in the St. Louis tooth study
Click here to read the August 1, 2013 article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

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RPHP Documents High Local Rates of Cancer Near California Nuke Plant Just Before Shut Down

High local levels of radiation-sensitive thyroid cancer and child cancer were among the findings of a spring 2013 RPHP report near the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California. Before the report was released publicly, the plant's two reactors shut permanently in June 2013.

Click here to read the full report

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RPHPs Joseph Mangano wrote an essay on the need to research health hazards from the Fukushima meltdown, in the March 7, 2013 Counter Punch.

Click here to read essay

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Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman published an essay on the link between health dangers and high costs of nuclear reactors, in the December 5, 2012 Counter Punch

Click here to read essay

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Click here to read articles written by our board members Karl Grossman and Bob Alvarez

 

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RPHP Finds Early Evidence of Link Between Japan Fallout and U.S. Infant Death Risk

RPHP members Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman have published a report with preliminary information showing rising infant deaths in areas hardest hit by Japanese fallout.  Using CDC data, the researchers found a 35% rise in the Pacific Northwest and a 48% rise in Philadelphia.

Click here to view the Fox-TV June 16 report on the results in Philadelphia
Click here to view the press release on Philadelphia results
Click here to view the press release on results in the Pacific Northwest
Click here to view the report on results in the Pacific Northwest
Click here to read the article in the June 8 issue of San Francisco Bay View
Click here to read the article in the June 10-12 edition of Counter Punch

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RPHP Responds to the Nuclear Meltdowns in Japan
Please Read Our Press Releases on Contamination and Health Risk

RPHP analyzed official EPA data on Japan radiation that drifted to the U.S., and found it is 20 times above normal in the air and precipitation.  Levels in Idaho are about 100 times above normal.  This suggests that Americans born later in 2011 will have higher rates of infant deaths, low weight births, cancer, and other conditions, which is what occurred after the Chernobyl plume drifted over the U.S. in 1986.

Click here to read the March 14 2011 press release
Click here to read the March 21 2011 press release
Click here to see the April 7 press release on Iodine levels from Japan in U.S. air and water

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Read our many editorials in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 warning about the health risks of building new nuclear reactors.

Click here to read Joseph Mangano's op-ed in the May 2, 2013 Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger

Click here to read Joseph Mangano's op-ed in the December 7, 2012 Asbury Park (NJ) Press

Click here to see all our editorials

Be sure also to check out our press releases and our reports, as well as our list of publications and our trade and technical articles.
(Or, click on the "Reading Room" menu item at the top of this page.)

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Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette has been a long time supporter of RPHP.  She is a Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame University, and the author of 380 articles and 15 books.  An expert in physics and mathematics, and is director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health at Notre Dame. 
She recently said about RPHP

For years, I have used several of your articles and one of your books in my classes, and I cite you (tons of times) in my new book Nuclear Power and Climate Change which Oxford will soon publish - in 2010 or 2011.  You have done magnificent work, and citizens everywhere are in your debt.

Click here to visit her website and to learn more about her important work in the fields of health, envirnment and philosophy
Click here for her CV

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RPHP research associate Janette Sherman edits an important new book on the Chernobyl Catastrophe
Click here for more information about the book
Click here to read Karl Grossman's powerful review of the book

Click to read the review at the Environment News Service

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Joseph Mangano Testifies at NJ DEP Hearing
On February 24, 2010, Joseph Mangano submitted testimony at the public hearing of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in Lacey Township NJ.  The hearing was called to hear opinions on the DEP proposal to mandate the construction of cooling towers at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant.
Click here to read the submitted testimony

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We are very proud of our internet article and guide, Making Use of the Internet to Obtain Data on Nuclear Reactor Performance and Health Risk Near Reactors: A Guide for Non Health Professionals by Joseph J. Mangano. With it, you will be able to do your own health risk analysis. Click here to read and begin your own study of health and radiation exposure in your community.

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