It is widely known that ionizing radiation - radioactivity powerful enough to strip electrons from atoms, break chemical bonds of molecules, and even break chromosomes - can be extremely harmful to humans. Even at low levels, ionizing radiation has the potential to cause DNA damage resulting in an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells, or what is commonly known as cancer.
Atomic Radiation is More Harmful to Women
Brief summarizing findings of the National Academy of Science's landmark Biological Effects of Ionization Radiation Report VII. Published by the Nuclear Information Resource Service, October 2011.
No Immediate Danger:Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth
Dr. Rosalie Bertell
This classic book remains an essential resource for everyone interested in teaching themselves the facts about, and the true costs of, nuclear technology. Part One "The Problem: Nuclear Radiation and its Biological Effects" is also available on-line for free.
Radiation and Health
Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation BEIR VII Phase 2 (2006)
From the National Research Council this study addresses the effects of exposure to low dose ionizing radiation and human health. BEIR VII offers a full review of the available biological, biophysical, and epidemiological literature and a comprehensive risk estimates for exposure to low-level ionizing radiation.
A public interest information project about nuclear waste burial in Canada.
Know Nuclear Waste
Disproportionate impact of radiation and radiation regulation Mary Olson
Pages 131-139 | Published online: 26 May 2019
Risk of Cancer from Occupational Exposure to ionizing radiation: a retrospective cohort study of workers in France, the United Kingdom and the United States (INWORKS), Richardson, et al, BMJ 2015
Invisible Victims by Heidi Hutner in MS Magazine
Science for the Vulnerable Setting Radiation and Multiple Exposure Environmental Health Standards to Protect Those Most at Risk by Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., Brice Smith, Ph.D. and Michael C. Thorne, Ph.D.
The Use of Reference Man in Radiation Protection Standards and Guidance with Recommendations for Change by Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D.
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan, and the Union of Concerned Scientists
ECRR Chernobyl 20 Years On: Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident
Documents of the ECRR 2006