The following diagrams show the historical evolution of ionizing radiation in the environment, and its potential growth trends for the future. It’s growth can increase and become a biological threat for the correct development of life, beacause increased ionizing radiation has a direct link to cell aging and cell metabolic disorders.

Ionizing radiation has become increasingly high worldwide, due to the presence in the environment of artificial radioisotopes. Since the second half of the 20th century the presence of the artificial or synthetic radioisotopes in the environment has experience an unprecedented growth. The Nobel Laureate, Irene Curie, was together with her husband Frederic Joliot, the discoverers of artificial radioactivity in 1934.

Natural background radiation incorpores the presence of this new artificial radioisotopes and Ionizing radiation grows more or less evenly in all the planet. It is noticeable that the new proposed geological era called Anthropocene, has most commonly being scientifically argued by the initial appearance of artificial radioactive isotopes in stones worldwide.

This new natural background which our grandparents and grand grandparents didn’t had to experience, is a new technological challenge that needs our brightest minds and research capital to minimice its future growth impact.

Ionizing radiation growth represents a significant risk, that is much higher in young generations that are unable to vote, and certainly it sums up to the intergenerational environmental debt generated for future generations.


Ionizing radiation is the main variable Cancer Query Calculator models analyze. Ionizing radiation has experimented an unusual historical exponential growth trend in the last decades, making the increase of environmental Ionizing radiation more noticeable in the beginning of the XXI century.

Increased ionizing radiation in the environment has a direct impact in world cancer incidence. Children, young people and women are more susceptible to cancer incidence due to ionizing radiation increases.

The evolution of ionizing radiation is a relevant variable for the study of cancer incidence.

There is no research on how to mitigate ionizing radiation increases and most of the growth is due to the growing presence of radioactive isotopes derived from the nuclear industry and nuclear accidents.

Increased sterility, increased heart attacks in young adults, increased cancer cases in young adults, hair loss, nausea, sleeping problems, increase cancer cases in children, cognitive and bone development problems for children are some of the many health implications of increased ionizing radiation in the environment.