Victor W. Sidel MD

If the levels of Strontium-90 in children’s teeth and the variations in level by geographic area reported in this study are validated by appropriate repetition, these findings would appear to justify intensive follow-up and continuing large-scale surveillance. Given the biological risk associated with body burdens of even small amounts of long-lived radioactive Strontium-90, it would be prudent to regard these findings as suggestive of a potential threat to human health.

Victor W. Sidel MD, University Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and past president of the American Public Health Association
H. Jack Geiger MD, past president for Physicians for Social Responsibility