Science: The Fourth R

Atomic-age man had better learn, and quickly, how to live with radiation. Last week the Atomic Energy Commission called a conference in Washington of sanitary engineers and sewage and water supply experts from all over the U.S. There is no reason to get panicky, the AEC said in its best scientific manner, but the U.S. must realize that the use of radioactive substances is increasing rapidly. Public health authorities must familiarize themselves with radioactivity as a regular problem. In the curriculum of the atomic age, said AEC Chairman David E. Lilienthal, radiation...

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