"Ionizing radiation may well be the most important single cause of cancer, birth defects and genetic disorders… The stakes for human health are very, very high in radiation matters. It is essential that people take no chance that conflict-of-interest is producing radiation databases which cannot be trusted."

John Gofman

John Gofman, PhD, M.D., was a distinguished investigator, in particular, of human impacts of ionizing radiation. Attached is one of the most delicate and elegant expression concerning the systematic distortion of the truth by virtually criminal multiple members of multiple governments promoting nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

This gentle aphorism is one of the many examples of decency and idealism of John Gofman. Not only did he contribute much toward the understanding of genetic damage to the human race by ionizing radiation, but he also contributed our understanding of low and high density lipo-proteins (LDL, HDL) as cardiovascular risk factors. 

W. Wertelecki, M.D., Ed.

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