Irrational Fears Give Nuclear Power a Bad Name

Allison states note the health concerns of nuclear radiation. however, he diminishes this fact and narrows it down to a small quantity of admission like in the case of X-ray examinations. It is true that small amounts of absorption of radiation into the body are less harmful to the body. Nonetheless, he must have considered that erection of the nuclear power plants may emit such small radiation, but constantly. In other words, medically administered radiations are usually monitored and controlled and are never continuous. thus, they have minimal effect on human health (Jha and Boseley 02). For instance, examining internal tumors in the body or cracked bones among other internal organs may only subject a person to the radiation once after sometimes. On the other hand, nuclear power plants will subject the environment and the humanity to a constant dose of radiation thereby increasing health risks related to the radiation.
Additionally, imagining of a situation where such nuclear power plants are erected about ten to twenty in every nation. What is the amount of nuclear-related radiation will be submitted into the atmosphere? Nonetheless, it is worth noting that a small amount of radiation is never highly dangerous to humanity and the environment, but cumulative small amounts per power plant will lead to enormous amounts of nuclear particles into the environment that cannot be tolerated by the human body thereby leading to devastating global health problems (Jha and Boseley 02).
Reading from Allison’s understanding of the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he should have noted that massive emission of nuclear-related particles or radiation into the environment usually have long and dangerous effects to the present and generation after generation. Therefore, despite the accident or the intentional enormous release of nuclear radiation into the environment, humanity will suffer a great deal, effects that will be passed to generations to come (Glasstone and Dolan 138).