In this post I look at recent findings on whether or not radiation leads to genetic effects that may be transmitted intergenerationally. In other words, is there evidence that the offspring of someone who has been exposure one or several generations before will suffer health impacts as a result of the radiation?
I have a new comment at The Ecologist that anyone interested in nuclear energy and disasters may enjoy:
Comments and discussions are welcome.
I am extremely thankful to Oliver Tickell for valuable discussions and editing.
UPDATE 7-02-2014: In response to the comment by Franz Meister from the Environmental Agency in Austria I post a graphic that I did some while ago which shows the high correlation between nuclear accident insurance levels and GDP as well as GDP per capita. Obviously Franz Meister is correct in his comment as there are exceptions, see below, but in general poorer countries have lower insurance levels.