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Mom/Nutritionist Battles Fukushima Radiation in US Food Supply in Silence Deafening
Updated Book Highlights Dangers to Children, Women; Still No US Transparent Testing for Fallout
"Radioactive fallout from nuclear reactors and food do not mix, and children are especially at risk." – Kimberly Roberson
Suburban mom Kimberly Roberson's background as a Greenpeace Radioactive Waste Campaign worker and nutritionist merged suddenly on March 11, 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. She immediately understood the dangers posed by what turned out to be the worst industrial accident in world history – a nuclear crisis that is far from over – and began to research steps she could take to keep her family safe from the dangers of radiation in their food and water.
The resulting book, Silence Deafening: Fukushima Fallout… A Mother's Response, speaks to the urgent need for food monitoring, conservation and renewable energy in the face of ongoing nuclear dangers and the resulting radiation contamination of our food and water. Gracefully written in an engaging style, Ms. Roberson's book – updated in time for the second anniversary of Fukushima -- focuses awareness on the devastating impact of radiation, particularly on women, children and fetuses. Roberson includes easy-to-understand explanations of the different forms of radiation, realistic suggestions for protecting health in the new nuclear reality, and ways that anyone can get involved to help create a nuclear-free future.
"Facts are facts," author Roberson says. "There have been at least three major nuclear power disasters to date: Three Mile Island in 1979 Chernobyl in 1986, and now Fukushima Daiichi in 2011… and there are many more smaller nuclear accidents and near misses every year. Do we wait for another catastrophic event to destroy our way of life, or do we act now to preserve life, health and our genetic future?" Silence Deafening: Fukushima Fallout… A Mother's Response is her timely answer to that question.
"Platitudes about 'permissible doses' cannot take away parental responsibility and non-monitoring of fallout by the government does not make the problem go away! Thank God for mothers like Kimberly!" – Rosalie Bertell, PhD, GNSH, founder of International Institute of Concern or Public Health and former consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada.
"We all owe Kimberly Roberson a debt of gratitude for bringing to light the health and safety issues related to the dangerous radiation releases from Fukushima." – Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food and Water Watch (food safety branch of Public Citizen)
"An insightful and well-written account of the global consequences we all face from the ongoing disaster at Fukushima, this story is an inspiring example of the power of taking action and getting involved." – Bill Richardson, Deputy Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Silence Deafening: Fukushima Fallout… A Mother's Response – Review copies are available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated Edition is available in print for purchase on Amazon.com and as an ebook on Kindle Nook, Kobo, Sony and iTunes. More information at www.silencedeafening.com and https://twitter.com/
CONTACT: Kimberly Roberson