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Letter from Albert Szent-Györgyi to Linus Pauling. October 16, 1961.
Szent-Györgyi writes to express his concern with media portrayals of the danger of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests.

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October 16, 1961

Dear Linus:

I am disturbed by the repetitive pattern in which the Press tells about new atomic tests, adding that the thousand-fold increase in fallout is not dangerous yet. This must give the impression that high-energy radiation below a certain limit is not harmful. As far as I know, there is no harmless radiation. Don't you think that something could, and should be done about this?

With the best of regards, as always

Yours,

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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