Jay M. Gould

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Jay Martin Gould (August 19, 1915 – September 16, 2005), was a statistician and epidemiologist who cofounded the Radiation and Public Health Project in 1989. It was Gould's contention that radiation from nuclear power plants was causing high rates of cancer in surrounding neighborhoods. For more than two decades, Gould routinely warned that low levels of radiation from nuclear reactors were far more dangerous than commonly believed. But his research was criticized by many in the scientific community as being alarmist.[1]

In 1996, Gould published the book The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors.[2][3]

Gould was born in Chicago in 1915 and raised in New York. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and his doctorate from Columbia University. He was originally an economist before becoming interested in radiation.[1]

Jay M. Gould's publications[edit]


The following is a partial list of articles authored or co-authored by Jay Martin Gould.

  • Mangano, Joseph J.; Gould, Jay M.; Sternglass, Ernest J.; Sherman, Janette D.; McDonnell, William (2003). "An unexpected rise in strontium-90 in US deciduous teeth in the 1990s". Science of the Total Environment. 317 (1-3): 37–51. doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(03)00439-X. 


The following is a partial list of books authored or co-authored by Jay Martin Gould. Where possible, the date indicated in parentheses is the date of the first edition.

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