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Chapter 1

Historical Background

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You


This chapter includes the following sections: Mysterious Sickness – Discovery – Early Effects on Health – Radiation Protection Measures – Effect of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Regulations – Radiation Safety – Nuclear Safety in Canada



Dale Dewar

Dr. Dale Dewar is associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, an active member of the International Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, a two-term member of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, and former Executive Director of Physicians for Global Survival.

Florian Oelck

Florian Oelck has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Ottawa