What is a Downwinder?

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Woman Tracking Epilepsy Possibly Caused By Rocky Flats Chemicals

Epilepsy Clusters are being discovered near Rocky Flats

DOWN-WIND-ER: A person living downwind of a nuclear test site, weapons plant or reactor, where the risk from fallout or radiation leaks is greatest.

Are you a Rocky Flats Downwinder? 

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Join Rocky Flats Downwinders September 16, 2017 in Denver and Race to Cure Sarcoma. Research shows a connection between radiation exposure and sarcomas. Come join team Rocky Flats Downwinders for a family friendly 5k! Show your support for those impacted in our community. If you cannot attend you can still donate to a great cause.

Board Member and former Arvada resident Denise Leonard speaks out about her family’s health crisis. Look for her video and full story coming soon!

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Print and share version of Denise’s story.

Exposure to radiation can cause illness and death. The Veterans Administration has recognized certain diseases as resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation.

  • Cancers of the thyroid, bile ducts bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, lung, pancreas, pharynx, ovary, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, urinary tract (kidney/renal, pelvis, urinary bladder, and urethra)
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphomass
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-malignant thyroid nodular disease
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts
  • Tumors of the brain and central nervous system

Other health problems that may be linked to radiation exposure include:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Illnesses
  • Reproductive problems and birth defects
  • MS
  • Autism
  • Anxiety/Mental Health Illnesses and more

Current Open Health Surveys & Health Studies 

CSU is currently conducting a health study under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Malin. Please email stephanie.malin@colostate.edu to see if you meet the criteria. Please donate to help fund this important study here

The Metropolitan State University of  Denver through its Integrative Health Department  is conducting an ongoing Health Survey to collect data from former and current residents who reside near the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. This study has been recently been revised (updated 4/10/17).

In late 2016, Metropolitan State University presented their initial findings to the public in community meetings. For the preliminary findings of the health survey, click here.