Envisioning a world where everyone is fully informed about the potential harm of radiation and can make wise decisions for themselves and their children

In the atomic age, gender matters. 


Artwork by Loren Olson




We know both the benefit and the harm of radiation; many of us learned about the potential for harm as children.

Today, we have the chance to invest in a project whose goal is to keep our grandchildren from experiencing harm from radiation. This opportunity is rooted in a new understanding that a silent siren has been going off for seventy-five years: for every two men who develop cancer through exposure to ionizing radiation, three women will get the disease. 

Our goal is an overall reduction in harm, better protection, and better choices for preventing unintended exposure to radiation – for everyone, but especially for little girls who are most impacted. 

Now that we can hear the siren, we must act now.


Watch founder Mary Olson speak at the United Nations on the disproportionate harm to girls and women from radiation exposure.

These findings, and the studies behind them, are of a truly revolutionary nature. They give a whole new dimension to the 70-year old problem of nuclear weapons.
— Ambassador Henrik Salander, Sweden

For our grandchildren.
For future generations.


The Gender and Radiation Impact Project works at the intersection of public health, medicine, and public policy. We are an educational and funding group that brings together top thinkers to understand the role biological sex plays in harm from radiation. 

While this public health threat impacts us all, the risk is dramatically greater for girls and women. For every two men who develop cancer through exposure to ionizing radiation, three women will get the disease. Now we must learn why.

Join the Gender and Radiation Impact Project in jump-starting a five-year effort to broaden research on the impact of radiation to include girls, women, and the entire human life-cycle. Become a Research Catalyst today!