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DNA Damage to Your Children and Grandchildren August 16, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Birth Defects, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Chromosomal damage, DNA, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Environment, genes, Health related, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Immune system, Kids, Medical Research, Men's Health, Microwave exposure, radiation, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
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“The damaging effects caused by exposure to even low-level radiation may extend further than previously thought. A new study shows that radiation not only damages the genetic material of exposed mice, but is related to an increase in damaged DNA for at least two successive generations of the exposed animals’ offspring….Researchers say the findings could have significant implications for evaluating the risks of radiation exposure in the future….Scientists in England say they were completely surprised to find the damage extended all the way to the second-generation offspring. The grandchildren had the same increase in germ-line mutations as the mice that were exposed. Germ-line cells, such as sperm, are involved in reproduction. The effects of radiation exposure on these cells can cause birth defects.”

http://www.webmd.com/content/article/16/1685_53176

May 7, 2002, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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