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#33-23 Cancer Math: The deep research of biometrist Rosalie Bertell

Rosalie Bertell, PhD (1929-2012), was a biometrist – a mathematician who analyzed risks to health from radiation and pollution. In this interview she mainly tells about her research on radiation and cancer, which led to restricting X-rays to diagnostic uses, revealed how above-ground nuclear testing had led to elevated breast cancer cohorts, and helped prevent the establishment of nuclear power plants in several communities.

Unlike Australia and Germany, for example, the US is still promoting and funding nuclear as “clean energy.”