Nuclear weapon detonations produce radiation in two primary forms, external radioactive waves, and particles of radioactive fallout.
Our health models have been built on studying the effects of external radiation to those who survived in #Hiroshima & Nagasaki. But with 2,000+ nuclear tests, most people have instead been exposed to fallout, and may internalize radionuclides into their bodies.
Their health claims are routinely dismissed by citing studies that have only examined the health effects of external exposures.
These are the global #hibakusha, and we are just learning how to understand what happened to them during the Cold War.
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