NZ nuclear veterans' long term chromosome damage: Rowland 2008

"Elevated chromosome translocation frequencies in New Zealand nuclear test veterans", by Associate Professor Al Rowland and other Massey University researchers, is a significant study documenting health effects for NZ sailors who witnessed Britain's Grapple nuclear tests at Christmas Island in the 1950s. The study details evidence of long term genetic damage, of a type linked to the presence of a wide range of illnesses and with the potential to result in intergenerational effects Published in the leading international peer-reviewed scientific journal "International Cytogenetics and Genome Research".