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Old 14th January 2019, 12:50   #121
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Has there been any long term health study done for personnel who are onboard nuclear subs?
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Has there been any long term health study done for personnel who are onboard nuclear subs?

Most navies with a submarine service have been doing these sort of studies. Life on board non nuclear subs were not that good for ones health. Apart from the mental issues of being locked up underwater in a small tube with a bunch of guys, the environmental systems on some of the earlier subs left lots to be desired. So, you were just not breathing very clean proper air.

Nuclear subs, these days, very advanced environmental systems. If you go by what you read from the official channels, you will be receiving less radiation exposure during a 4 month tour under water on one of these nuclear subs, than if had lived for four months above the water. An hour on the beach sun bathing appears to be more risky than a career on a nuclear sub.

In theory that could well be true. But I would not trust anything on these matters coming from regimes such as Russia. They are notoriously callous when it come to personal safety for their citizens and worse for those in the armed forces.

Would be interesting to see some recent studies though. If you google you get lots of hits, but it all appears quite dated.

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