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"Most of the women had miscarriages [jibun] after the 1954 "Bravo" H-bomb, including myself who gave birth to something that was not like a human being [ejab armij]. Some women gave birth to things resembling grapes and some women even stopped having children, including me."
- Nine Letobo, interviewed on Utrok in 1981

"The habitation of these people on Rongelap affords the opportunity for a most valuable ecological  radiation study on human beings. The various radionuclides present on the island can be traced from
                                              the soil through the food and into the human being." 
                                       - Dr. Robert A. Conard, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1957 

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