Nuclear weapons interfere with carbon dating
Erythropoeitin, for instance, causes new blood cells to form in the bone marrow.
After the Second World War, tests of nuclear bombs spewed carbon-14 pollution into the atmosphere.
This isotope was incorporated into plants and the people who consumed them.
I loved it so much to the point I started listening to episodes released before I became to know Radiolab. As a family member of the victim of nuclear accident, I was extremely offended by multiple comments made during this show.
One particular one was "I kind of want to detonate atomic bomb again." This is NOT ACCEPTABLE TO BE BROADCASTED IN PUBLIC RADIO STATION.
Fallout from nuclear bomb tests during the cold war has just yielded encouraging news for those searching for ways to reverse heart disease.