Tagged: Chernobyl

What we learned from Chernobyl about how radiation affects our bodies - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 27, 2016

By Ausrele Kesminiene, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) The world has never seen a nuclear accident as severe as the one that unfolded when a reactor exploded in Chernobyl on April 26 1986, sending vast amounts of radiation into the skies around Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The planet had experienced massive releases like this before, in … Read More

We still don’t really know the health hazards of a nuclear accident - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 17, 2016

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield Five years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and 30 years after the Chernobyl accident, scientists are still disagreeing about the impact on human health – such as how many people have got cancer as a result and how dangerous the exclusion zones currently are. In Fukushima, residents are forbidden to permanently … Read More