3 September 2023 Families exposed to radiation in 1969 dietary study

Susie Rack & Ushma Mistry report on bbc.co.uk, “A historian [Dr Louise Raw] is “delighted” her social media post about a study in which Asian women were fed radioactive chapatis has led to renewed calls for an inquiry. Dr Louise Raw’s thread on X, formerly Twitter, questions whether 21 research subjects from Coventry involved in the 1969 study gave informed consent [. . .] It was “possible that a word did not exist for ‘radiation'” in the languages spoken by the women, the [Medical Research Council committee’s report said. [ . . ] University of Warwick researcher Shahnaz Akhter has been looking into what happened since 2019 as part of research on the experiences of South Asian women in the UK.” click here.