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February 25, 2011
Reading about scientific uncertainty, and the importance of material time, I come accross a chapter on Chernobyl. The book was published in 1998, twelve years after the event. I was two when ut happened. I never really thought about it; my sister remembers having her throat smeared with iodine, I don't remember anything. But Barbara Adam is right, as a species we forever live with the unforeseeable consequences of our actions, and now, twenty four years later, I am told I have an underactive thyroid, and that this illness never used to occur in young women, until Chernobyl that is...