Further information on the book "Radiation and Reason The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear", also by Wade Allison, is given on this site, and it can be ordered here.
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3 Dec 2014 FCCJ Press Conf, Tokyo Time for the scientific, environmental and economic truth about nuclear power video, and here is a pdf of the accompanying handout
3 Oct 2014 Radiation and Reason: A Fresh Look at the Effect of Radiation On Life (Lecture for 16/17 yrs, 58 mins)
18 Aug 2014 Why radiation is safe & all nations should embrace nuclear technology (video with slides) br> and a version with Japanese subtitles and slides
4 June 2014 INTERVIEW Why we should not fear radiation! 13 mins
6 May 2014 Energy Prices, the Climate and the Nuclear Bubble (117 Kb)
22 Mar 2014 What a waste -- what a complete misunderstanding! (118 Kb)
10 April 2014 What Nuclear Needs Today (2.7 Mb) at InstChemEng. Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference, Manchester
27 Dec 2013 Better and Safer than Fire (473 Kb), "Man's Fear of Nuclear Technology is Mistaken"
Wade Allison explains, in simple terms and without using fancy maths, how radiation affects life. He is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford with 40 years of teaching experience.
His account challenges the traditional view that nuclear radiation is hard to understand and an extreme hazard. Modern scientific and medical evidence makes it obvious that this view is wrong -- but how dangerous is ionising radiation? Thanks to evolution, biology protects life and radiation is about a thousand times safer than suggested by current international safety standards -- but readers should look at the evidence for themselves and make up their own minds.
A little nuclear radiation is quite harmless and in a world of other dangers -- social and economic instability, global warming, population growth, shortages of power, food and water -- the pursuit of the lowest possible radiation levels is in nobody's best interest. Levels should be permitted as high as is relatively safe (AHARS). Radiation, far from being a major cause of cancer, is one of its major cures through radiotherapy applied in every major hospital.
Without justification great damage has been inflicted on public health and economic life in Japan as a result of the accident at Fukushima. Throughout the world the intention of many countries to abandon the use of nuclear power or load it with ever greater safety regulation and cost is unnecessary, and even dangerous to the future of mankind. Evidently there should be a complete change of approach by the United Nations towards radiological safety.3 Oct 2013 Radiation Science and Society (83 Kb), to the Oxford and Cambridge Dining Club of Geneva
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23 Oct 2009 English edition Book Information (94 Kb) -- select CONTENTS tab to download sample chapters.
Free downloads of post Fukushima Preface (79 Kb) and Conclusions and Fukushima Epilogue (96 Kb)
29 July 2011 Japanese edition 放射能と理性 なぜ「100ミリシーベルト」なのか
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February 2013 Chinese edition 正確的輻射觀