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ACTION KIT TO PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE
Most radiation protection standards are based on â€œReference Man,â€ a hypothetical young white male.Â However, the reality is that children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of radiation.Â Women are 50% more likely than men to develop cancer from the same amount of radiation.Â Whatâ€™s more, current standards focus solely on cancer risk and do not consider risk for other diseases or reproductive harm, such as birth defects or early miscarriage.Â Although based on a man, the current standard fails men too, because it doesnâ€™t take into account their capacity to become fathers.
This needs to change, and YOU can help.
We have designed an Action Kit for use in your community.Â The Action Kit provides resources anyone can use to educate friends, neighbors, colleagues, classmates, and other members of your community about this important issue.Â It includes a downloadable, printable handbill, talking points and a sign-up sheet for use in collecting signatures to a letter to the White House in support of this important campaign.
The goal of the Healthy from the Start Campaign is to change federal policy to include women, children, and future generations in environmental health standards.Â The Open Letter to President Bush on Protecting the Most Vulnerable now has well over 2,000 signatures, but we need more to get the attention of the media, Congress, and the White House.
Thank you for taking the initiative to improve environmental health standards for women, children and future generations
The Healthy from the Start Campaign is a project of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS), Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, People for Childrenâ€™s Health and Environmental Justice, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
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