S2 E3 – Guest: Kathy Sinai
In this episode, we sit down with guest Kathy Sinai to discuss the mission and purpose of her group Children of Atomic Veterans (www.childrenofatomicveterans.org). We dive into ionizing radiation exposures in the military, the impact on health and bodies of those exposed, and the broader DNA impacts. We also talk about the larger issue of military contamination at a variety of bases across the country and how to address this systemic problem and its impacts on those who served or worked aboard them.
This is the group’s vision statement:
Children of Atomic Veterans helps bridge the global gap to provide easier access to relevant information. If our information or resources benefit others affected by radiogenic cancers or genetic impacts of radiation exposure by any other circumstances, that will be a bonus. Our focus is to the service men and women around the globe and their families, as it poses particular challenges due to the levels of secrecy required, government and regulatory agencies, and records restrictions involved with service personnel. Civilians impacted by these research and test events have far more resources and substantially easier access to the necessary care, information and compensation options.
Stay tuned for more podcasts on a variety of base contamination issues, plus interviews and stories. Our goal is to develop a weekly series. You can always find our episodes here, or on our podcast site.