Project sunshine and the slippery slope: The ethics of tissue sampling for strontium‐90

  title={Project sunshine and the slippery slope: The ethics of tissue sampling for strontium‐90},
  author={Sue Rabbitt Roff},
  journal={Medicine, Conflict and Survival},
  pages={299 - 310}
  • S. Roff
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Political Science
  • Medicine, Conflict and Survival
When citizens of Atlantic alliance countries are being asked by their elected leaders to suspend many of the fundamental rights of democracy in order to defend them, it is timely to consider the perils of the slippery slope that was opened up by the harvesting of human bones and tissue for studies of strontium‐90 fallout during the height of the cold war. In particular, the need to collect samples from recently deceased infants and children seems to have overridden the rights of parents to… 

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