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Australian news, and some related international items

Skin cancer- special risk for Australians

The skin cancer time bomb, Sydney Morning Herald, November 26, 2010“……………..Skin cancer doctors say the key time frame between sun damage and skin cancer is 10 to 15 years.They urge young people to have yearly skin check ups and consider what impact skin cancer could have on their futures and life long dreams.

SOME SKIN CANCER FACTS…………..read more at  Skin cancer facts

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November 26, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, health | , , , | Leave a comment

Airport radiation scanning – skin cancer risk

unlike other scanners, the radiation from these devices is delivered at low energy beam levels, with most of the dose concentrated in the skin and underlying tissue. “While the dose would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high,”

Full-body airport scanners ‘as likely to kill you as terrorist bombs’ By Kate Schneider  news.com.au *November 26, 2010 CONTROVERSIAL full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist’s bomb exploding on your plane, a leading scientist says. Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

A legal setback, but British nuclear veterans will fight on

“I’m convinced that if we took this to the European Court of Human Rights, we would win our case…..We are fighting for justice – not money.

A-bomb vets vow to continue fight  Shields Gazette, John Taylor witnessed atomic tests in 1957.  23 November 2010 By Terry Kelly DISAPPOINTED nuclear test veterans in South Tyneside are set to fight on for justice Continue reading

November 24, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australian soldiers exposed to depleted uranium at Maralinga

An Australian royal commission first discovered the use of depleted uranium in atomic tests at Maralinga some 14 years ago, but the government failed to take any action at the time.

Depleted uranium used at Maralinga, Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 23 Nov 10, Australian Government Confirms Depleted Uranium Used in 1950s The Australian Federal Government announced that it will conduct a health study of Australian volunteers who worked at Maralinga, a British nuclear test site. Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, uranium, weapons and war | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UK legal case – nuclear veterans’ claim is far from over

the fact that Mrs Sinfield’s case concerning her late husband Bert can take place in a full court hearing where all the scientific evidence held on ionising radiation damage to health will be revealed is good news .

THE IRON FIST OF JUSTICE Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 23 Nov 10, from Dennis Hayden A partial victory in the appeals verdict is all we needThis message has been sent to Members of Parliament . That is , the legal team is fully supportedby all nuclear veterans and widows in efforts to get the nine test cases excluded to be allowed to go to full high court trial . Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

British govt has partial legal win against nuclear veterans

The High Court in London ruled Monday that just one out of 10 test cases, representing more than 1,000 claimants, was entitled to proceed to a full trial. The remaining nine cases had been launched outside a legal time limit, it said…..However, lawyers for the claimants indicated that they would take the case to the Supreme Court in Britain.

British government wins partial victory in nuclear test claim case, Monsters and Critics, Nov 22, 2010, London – The British government Monday claimed a partial victory in a long-running legal battle over compensation for ex- servicemen involved in 1950’s nuclear tests in Australia. Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s UV radiation and skin cancer

One Australian dies every six hours | Herald Sun, 23 Nov 10, “……..Every year, 1700 Australians die from skin cancer. Two-thirds of these deaths are men. While most skin-cancer deaths can be prevented through the use of sun protection and early detection, only one-quarter of the population use proper protection for their skin. Throwing on a cap is not proper skin protection. Neither is putting onsome sunscreen after you have been swimming for a while.
The Cancer Council recommends a five-step approach for proper sun protection:….” One Australian dies every six hours | Herald Sun

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s stupidity over skin cancer and radiation

Ain’t it great! Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world!  You can see how stupid we are, at any beach, with bodies determinedly exposing themselves to ultra-violet radiation and skin cancer.

Well, the Australian government is either just as stupid as the public, or perhaps banks on the apathy of Australians. Australia is to compund our skin cancer risk by installing the radiation “back scatter’ scanning security at airports. bad luck for airline crews and frequent flyers.  We won’t even get thge choice of a pat-down (that might be a bit embarrassing, but its not cancerous). If you keep up with news on the radiation scanners – their biggest risk is that of skin cancer.

But never mind – Australia can keep on winning in the world skin cancer stakes! – Christina Macpherson

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Christina reviews | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australia and ionising radiation – National Skin Cancer Action Week

National Skin Cancer Action Week 21 – 27 November With summer on the doorstep, National Skin Cancer Action Week (21 to 27 November) aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in Australia.“Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with more than 430,000 new cases each year,” said Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver. “Sun protection needs to be part of our everyday routines and the Cancer Council range of products has been carefully designed to make looking after ourselves in the sun easy, practical and fashionable.”The major cause of skin cancer is too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Skin can burn in as little as 15 minutes in summer sun so it is important to protect skin from UV radiation. Press Release: National Skin Cancer Action Week 21 – 27 November

November 22, 2010 Posted by | General News | , , | Leave a comment

Body parts destroyed, as UK hid evidence of nuclear veterans’ radiation effects

What happened to the removed body parts , organs and tissue ? The Redfern Report states they were destroyed .A very convenient destruction of evidence……the Redfern Inquiry shows the NRPB was explicitly and deeply involved in the process to remove of body parts from the corpses , examining them for radiation damage and then destroying the evidence ….It is corruption by officials on an epic scale …..

What the UK veterans think – RedfernPaul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 22 Nov 10 “……… just when we UK nuc vets needed it , another nail has been hammered into the Ministry of Defence’s cold war policy of excluding nuclear test veterans, our premature widows and genetically damaged children from truth and justice .The Redfern Inquiry Report Continue reading

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cancer risks of radiation airport scanning, versus “pat-down” privacy concerns

the relationship between ionizing radiation  is  cumulative. The time you spend on an airplane + the time you spend getting dental or medical x-rays……….accumulates, every hour of it increasing the probability of tumor formation.

(USA) What full body scanner radiation means to you –  Examiner.com, 20 Nov 10, “………..The equipment creates images of your body by scanning a narrow beam of x-rays across your body. The x-rays either penetrate your skin and propagate through your body, the same way as hospital or dental x-rays, or are bounce off your skin, back toward a detector. These back-scattered x-rays are the ones from which the image is built. Continue reading

November 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Skin cancer danger from airport radiation scanning

“While the dose would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high,”

Airport scanners may pose risk to skin Kelly Brewington, Meredith Cohn and Andrea K. Walker – baltimoresun.com, 18 Nov 10, The new body scanners at U.S. airports are getting a lot of attention for how much they show of the human body, but doctors are saying there’s another problem: The radiation ticks up the chance of developing skin cancer. Continue reading

November 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Port Hope residents urged to sue govt over radioactive wastes

Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. has begun a 10-year, $260-million project to dig up 1.2 million cubic metres of low-level radioactive waste buried in numerous sites around town and store it in a huge covered mound.

Sue government over toxic town, activist tells Port Hope – thestar.com, 17 Nov 10 “…………. Radium is leaking into Lake Ontario and uranium from the Cameco refineryPort Hope’s air, drinking water, fish, beach, soil — virtually everything in the town of 16,000 poses a health risk from radioactivity, anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warned an overflow crowd Tuesday night. Continue reading

November 18, 2010 Posted by | uranium | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

65 years later, radioactive beach still endangering people

23 drums of radioactive waste have been removed. Two years ago SEPA said particles found on the beach could give a child a potentially lethal dose of radiation…Experts admit the particles could kill if they found their way inside the body.

(Scotland) Families allowed on Fife beach awash with radiation « Deadline Press & Picture Agency, Amanda MacMillan, 15 Nov 10, THE clean-up of a Fife beach has been halted putting families at risk of potentially lethal radiation. Continue reading

November 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Secret documents may prove guilt of British atomic test program

the papers could be the “smoking gun” that proves military chiefs knew they were sending servicemen to their deaths when they made them watch atomic blasts 50 years ago.

Release of secret documents that could bring justice to nuclear bomb veterans ordered   – mirror.co.uk, By Susie Boniface 7/11/2010 A judge has ordered the release of top secret documents that could bring justice to Britain’s nuclear bomb veterans. Continue reading

November 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment