While we don’t know why gender is a factor in harm from radiation exposure, we do know that it is. And knowing that there is greater risk calls for action. We must protect our grandchildren, particularly our granddaughters – now.
The following resources provide greater context for why urgent action is needed now. They also show us the breadth of wisdom available to us now, while we build the future we seek.
Articles + Publications.
Interdisciplinary Science Review, special issue on Gender (June 2, 2019) includes “Disproportionate impact of ionizing radiation and radiation regulation ,” by Mary Olson, Director Gender and Radiation Impact Project
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.