Science: ATOMIC RADIATION: The Ts Are Coming

MOST experts agree that all-out atomic war might end civilization. But what about the long-range effects of atomic-age peace? Last year the National Academy of Sciences, financed by the Rockefeller Foundation, undertook to find out. Last week its committees of eminent scientists made their report on what increasing radioactivity can do to humanity. General conclusions: 1) something new, strange and dangerous has come into the world; 2) not enough is known about it; 3) careful precautions should be taken to ward off future disaster.

The committees were not much worried about nuclear-weapons tests....

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