The book describes the biological effects of ionizing radiation (somatic and genetic). It shows how residents of planet earth have been secretly exposed to radioactive fallout from the air testing of nuclear weapons. It describes radiation exposures to atomic and non-atomic workers and the general public. It covers radiation hazards in the home, from radium dialed watches and instruments. The book shows how radiation exposure increases the risk of cancer. It demonstrates the way cover-up, secrecy and ignorance has harmed many people on planet earth. It relates radiation fallout and heavy rainfall areas to pockets of cancer in B.C. It shows the way radon gas has become the second most silent killer. The book also describes many of the benefits of radiation including attack on cancer, also the way x-radiation is used to detect major flaws in commercial aircraft saving hundreds of lives. It has commercial uses such as sterilization of food, inspection of oil pipelines, x-ray of patients and inspection of suspicious packages.
Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)
Meet the Author
1939 - aced as part of the honorary guard for the king and Queen during their 1939 visit to Vancouver while Sea Cadet member
1941 - 1944 - served as supervisor on final assembly for the Boeing Co. during the manufacturing of Canso FBY and PB2B1 flying boats. These aircraft helped win the war in the Pacific. On June 3-6, 1942 U.S. Ensign Jack Reid and LT. Howard Ady while flying Canso aircraft spotted the 100 member Japanese main invasion fleet approaching Midway Island. The resulting U.S. victory at Midway is generally regarded as the turning point of the war in the pacific.
1942 - 1944 - served in the Seaforth Highlander militia
1944 - joined the Canadian Army Active. Picked out of Army Service Corps for an instructor
1945 - Camp Borden - took Sherman tank training prior to going overseas
1945 - Aug. 14 - listened to the surrender of Japan over a tank radio
1945 - October - discharged from army to return to university. Joined the Royal Canadian Legion
1949 - 1979 - employed by C.P. Air as senior aircraft inspector, air engineer, assistant manager of Quality Control and technical representative on Hong Kong during overhaul and test flight of DC6B aircraft. Broke membership chain with the Royal Canadian Legion while in China. Therefore have only 37 years seniority listed.
1962 - 1964 - Supervised the decontamination of Company jet aircraft during atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the U.S.A. and Russia.
1976 - 1986 - presented with fellowship awards in the United States and Canada. Retired from airline service. Requested by the B.C. Ministry of Health and Atomic Energy Control Board to help clean up radiation hazards. Checked U.S. nuclear subs for radiation leakage during visits to Nanoose Bay and Esquimalt on Vancouver Island. Monitored radioactive materials and gave radiation safety lectures to fire departments, police, emergency response groups all over B.C.
1981 - studied nuclear reactors, radiation and health physics at the Atomic Energy of Canada Chalk River Nuclear laboratories
1984 - presented with a Doctor of Philosophy diploma at an American university with a major in Engineering Systems
1986 - retired from government service to operate a consulting service
1997 - requested lectures to U.S. and Canadian Airforce Assoc. Gyros