DiscoverScience Magazine PodcastHow Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution
How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution

How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution

Update: 2020-07-231
Share

Description

Contributing Correspondent Dennis Normile talks about a long-term study involving the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Seventy-five years after the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the two cities in Japan, survivors are still helping scientists learn about the effects of radiation exposure.

Also this week, Sarah talks with Winnie Lau, senior manager for preventing ocean plastics at Pew Charitable Trusts about her group’s paper about what it would take to seriously fight the flow of plastics into the environment.

This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.

Listen to previous podcasts.

About the Science Podcast

Download a transcript (PDF).

[Image: MPCA Photos/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook]
Comments 
loading
In Channel
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution

How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution

Science