Radiation

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Is the radiation from Indian Point dangerous?

Four of the more dangerous routine by-products of Indian Point are Iodine 131, Cesium 137, Strontium 90 and Tritium. These continual radioactive releases enter the soil and water, then plants and animals, traveling the food chain to humans. These elements concentrate in blood cells, bone, muscles, genitals and glands. The CDC has reported cancer rates are 66% higher surrounding Indian Point.

Sources: CDC, International Journal of Health Services

 

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