UC Experts Explain Radiation Risks – Real and Relative

By Jeffrey Norris, Public Affairs | August 12, 2011

What ills do we risk from radiation to which we are exposed naturally, by choice, or by accident? The question looms large in the aftermath of the meltdown of fuel rods from nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan.

UCSF NewsMonths later, hot spots continue to release radiation as workers at the plant struggle to quench the fuel. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and many who remain or who dream of returning worry about their fates.

Features Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Member Rebecca Smith-Bindman and Associate Member Lydia Zablotska.



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