Thursday, April 10, 2008

Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link by J. J. Mangano (a book review)

April 10th, 2008

Dear Readers,


I own close to 400 books on nuclear power. I've read over a hundred of them completely, in case you're wondering. Take it from me: THIS ONE IS SPECIAL.

Joseph J. Mangano's newest book, Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link, is written by a scientist, and is about science, but is hardly cold and dry. Somehow in a mere 149 pages (plus ten pages of references), Mangano has written THE definitive guide to understanding what the radiation debate is all about: How we got where we are, how strong the scientific evidence against nuclear power really is, how bad the political situation really is, and what we've got to do to fix it -- he covers it all.

This book is absolutely monumental in its scope and I urge EVERYONE to immediately purchase a copy. [Subscribers to my newsletter INCLUDING MEDIA may request a FREE COPY directly from me. Or you can spare me the expense and order your own copy directly from the UNPLUG Salem activist group which is handling the sales for Mangano (and who I will be ordering your copy from anyway). Contact details are shown below.]

Mangano is a gifted writer, and Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link comes across as the detective story it is. For most of us, by the end, he has established definitively enough WHO the guilty party is -- RADIATION. But HOW can the good guys bring down the bad guys? How can WE stop nuclear power?

His book is how. Send copies of Mangano's book to all your legislators, your governor, your local health officials, etc.. Demand that studies like the Tooth Fairy Project be done for ALL radioactive elements released from nuclear power plants (Mangano's book almost exclusively discusses only Strontium-90: How they've tried to track Sr-90, and what cancers and deaths its presence is correlated with).

I'll give you one example of the sleazy statistical tricks used by pro-nuclear zealots, which Mangano coldly exposes and explains:

My local nuclear power plant, San Onofre, has had exactly ONE study of health effects around the plant done in nearly 40 years of operation. And that ONE study ONLY studied childhood cancer DEATHS at a time when medical breakthroughs were vastly INCREASING THE SURVIVAL RATE of such cancers. Death rates AT THE TIME (no longer) were, in fact, going DOWN.


Okay, I'm getting excited here. You will too. Buy this book. GET EXCITED. Don't just wonder why you, or your parents, or your friends, or your child, or your sibling, or all of them, got cancer. Nuclear power could be the answer, as this book explains.


Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

In addition to his huge collection of nuclear-related books and videos, Hoffman has interviewed more than a thousand scientists on nuclear topics. He is also an award-winning educational software developer whose programs are used in hundreds of universities. His nuclear-related essays have appeared frequently on the Internet.

Contact information for UNPLUG Salem:

Hi all,

You can buy Joe Mangano's book either through the link at the bottom of this email, or directly from the UNPLUG Salem Campaign. If you buy it through UNPLUG, Joe will autograph your copy.

Cost thru UNPLUG is 20.00 plus 4.60 shipping ­ total of 24.60. Please send you check to the address below, or call me with your credit card information. Multiple quantity discounts may be available.

Please let me know how many copies you need.


Norm Cohen

Coalition for Peace and Justice; UNPLUG Salem Campaign, 321 Barr Ave, Linwood; NJ; 08221; 609-601-8583; Cell Phone - 609-335-8176; MySpace


To order Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link by Joseph J. Mangano from B&N:

Barnes and Nobel:
Publisher: Radiation and Public Health Project
Pub. Date: October 2007
ISBN-13: 9781566199094
Edition Description: Only From B&N Books

Release information from Joseph J. Mangano:

Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:32 AM
Subject: New book on baby tooth studies features New Jersey/Oyster Creek

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that my latest book Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link has just been published and is available for purchase, from Barnes and Noble for $20 (see link below).

The book is the story of studies measuring radioactive Strontium-90 in baby teeth, and how these studies affected public policy. It includes research projects in the U.S. and abroad on fallout from atomic weapons tests, emissions from Chernobyl, and routine emissions from reactors (including our own study near U.S. nuclear plants).

This is the first attempt to describe in-body radioactivity studies in one volume. These efforts exemplify how citizens and scientists can collaborate to generate knowledge that can effectively have an impact on critical public issues. While technical topics are covered, an easy-to-read style ensures that all citizens can understand the book.

Please note that I have devoted an entire chapter to the "New Jersey story", which is an account of the concerns about health risk from the Oyster Creek reactor; the Toms River cancer cluster; the tooth study in New Jersey; and the battle over license extension.

I would appreciate if your organization would post a web site notice on how to purchase the book. Please let me know if you have further ideas.

With many thanks,

Joe Mangano
Executive Director

Radiation and Public Health Project

Contact info for the author of this newsletter appears below...

Quotes collected by Ace Hoffman:

"Nuclear war must be the most carefully avoided topic of general significance in the contemporary world. People are not curious about the details." -- Paul Brians (author; quote is from: Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction)
"When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." -- Sinclair Lewis (first American Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 2.7.1885 - 1.10.1951)
"There is no such thing as a pro-nuclear environmentalist." -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa, 1992)
"Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories." -- Sun Tzu (Chinese general b.500 BC)
"The most intolerable reactor of all may be one which comes successfully to the end of its planned life having produced mountains of radioactive waste for which there is no disposal safe from earthquake damage or sabotage." -- A. Stanley Thompson (a pioneer nuclear physicist who later realized the whole situation)
"Any dose is an overdose." -- Dr. John W. Gofman (another pioneer nuclear physicist who saw the light (9.21.1918 - 8.15.2007))
"Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery." -- Octavia Butler (science fiction writer, 7.22.1947 - 2.24.2006)
"If you want real welfare reform, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

If you want to reduce poverty, you focus on a good education, good healthcare, and a good job.

If you want a stable middle class, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

If you want to have citizens who can participate in democracy, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

And if you want to end the violence, you could build a million new prisons and you could fill them up, but you never end this cycle of violence unless you invest in the health and the skill and the intellect and the character of our children. you focus on a good education, good health care and a good job.

And other than that, I don't feel strongly about anything."

-- Paul Wellstone (US Senator, D-Minnesota, 7.21.1944 - 10.25.2002)
"There are no warlike peoples - just warlike leaders." -- Ralph Bunche (8.7.1903 - 12.9.1971)
"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Please send this to everyone you know!" -- Ace Hoffman (original collector of the above quotes, January, 2008)

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Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA