Science: Nuclear Neuroses

Atomic radiation is dangerous, and as the atomic age develops, the danger will increase. This is the conclusion of the National Academy of Sciences (TIME, June 25), and the public is justified in taking it seriously. But in many parts of the world, the atom is being blamed for ills that it could not have caused, and for some that do not exist.

Last week in Washington the House Military Operations Subcommittee tried to stop a panicky rumor (started by testimony at one of its hearings) about the "dangers" of luminous watch dials,...

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