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“There is no such thing as a radiation exposure that will not do damage.” — Dr. Rosalie Bertell

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Remembering Rosalie Bertell

Author, distinguished scientist, environmental activist, international expert on radiation, sister of the Grey Nuns

131448“There is no such thing as a radiation exposure that will not do damage. There is a hundred per cent possibility that there will be damage to cells. The next question is: which damage do you care about?” Dr. Rosalie Bertell, 1990

Dr. Rosalie Bertell, author, distinguished American scientist, environmental activist, international expert on radiation, and sister of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, died yesterday after a long illness. She was 83. She had been battling cancer over the past two years. According to Sister Julia C. Lanigan, president of the Grey Nuns, Dr. Bertell “was hospitalized this past week for advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” Continue reading