While I listen to Libbe because she does her research and has some interesting and pertinent links to uniquely-sourced nuclear news, I have not followed her for the past year like I used to. But this particular show this week has an abundance of news that is important to us all as well as a primary story of Navajo Indian poisoning in the Southwest USA.
in Navajo Women, Babies.
Over 1/4 of all women studied in the Navajo Birth Cohort Study show high levels of uranium in their bodies — and so do many of their infants. Toxicologist and Principal Investigator Dr. Johnnye Lewis explains the medical research that has been discovered so far about uranium contamination in Navajo Nation women and their babies.
Anna Rondon is the Program Director for the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute. She provides the perspective of the Navajo people and explains some of the cultural and historic challenges faced by researchers trying to collect medical data from native people.
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Nuclear cannibal ants?!? Can the Zombie Apocalypse be far behind?