Effects of the Recent Bomb Tests OM Human Beings

Arnold, James R.
November 1954
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1954, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p347
The article examines the evidence of the radioactive fallout as described by the Japanese scientists on human beings. Accordingly, it was when the death f a Japanese fisherman on September 23, 1954 made the radioactive fallout appear the most fearful consequence of hydrogen bomb. This case is one of the unexpected consequences of the series of American nuclear weapons tests in the spring of 1954. Nearly three hundred persons received unpleasantly large doses of radiation. Radioactive fish turned up in Japan. Radioactive rain was observed in many places. From these events flowed political results, chief among them being apparently a sharp growth of anti-American feeling in Japan. Other significant information, views and analyses of the author are presented.


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