S2 E5 – Guest: Joe Mangano
In this episode, we sit down with guest Joe Mangano to discuss the mission and purpose of his group The Radiation and Public Health Project (www.radiation.org) We have a fascinating and eye-opening discussion about radiation exposures, the impact on human health , and the broader DNA impacts. Finally, we focus in on his latest project – The Tooth Fairy Project – testing 100s and 1000s of baby teeth from as far back as the 1950s to uncover the true impacts of radiation exposure on the population.
Joseph Mangano is a health researcher who has served RPHP since 1989. Mangano managed the study of Strontium-90 in baby teeth and is author or co-author of 33 medical journal articles on radiation health. Author of the books Low Level Radiation and Immune System Damage: An Atomic Era Legacy (1998) and Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link (2008).
Mr. Mangano currently manages the citizen-based radiation monitoring programs near the Indian Point NY and Oyster Creek NJ nuclear plants.
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