NH #437: Navajo Birth Cohort Study finds Uranium Contamination in Navajo Women, Babies: Dr. Johnnye Lewis, Anna Rondon

Navajo Birth Cohort Study (logo above) discovered uranium in the bodies of more than one-quarter of the women and children studied thus far.

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Navajo Birth Cohort Study toxicologist and principal investigator Dr. Johnnye Lewis explains the medical research that has been done so far on Navajo Nation women and their babies, what can be proven by current data, and what is still being studied.
    Navajo Birth Cohort Study info.
    Dr. Johnnye Lewis contact phone number: 877-545-6775
  • Anna Rondon is the Program Director for the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute. She provides the perspective of the Navajo people and explains some of the cultural and historic challenges faced by researchers trying to collect medical data from native people.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Nuclear cannibal ants?!?!??? Only in Poland… so far!

Links to Further Info:

Australian 60 Minutes feature on the radiation dangers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics