Health and Environment – Fukushima radiation’s long term effects – theme for March 2013
The nuclear lobby loves to concentrate only on the dramatic – explosions, accidents, sudden deaths from acute “high level” radiation. The nuclear lobby very deliberately leaves out the more subtle effects of ionising radiation from its industry – the long term non dramatic ones, - cancers, birth defects, damaged genes.
Nuclear “experts” are, as we are always told, nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers – the “hard” scientists – the ones who know all about machines, reactor designs, functions, reactor buildings, nuclear weapons. ( But some “hard” scientists are very worried about radiation effects - these ones are called “cranks”)
Nuclear “non experts” are the doctors, biologists, ecologists, paediatricians – the ones who know about human bodies, and the lives of humans and other species. These are the people who know, and care, about ionising radiation and its effects.
Thank goodness – these true radiation experts, (and some well informed “hard” scientists). are getting together in New York on March 11-12, to tell the world the facts about ionising radiation, health, environment – and the true long term effects of Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters. Symposium on The Medical and Ecological Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident To Be Held at the New York Academy of Medicine nuclearfreeplanet.org
Just a few of the topics they will cover:
- Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places, Biological Consequences (Dr. Tim Mousseau,)
- Congenital Malformations in Rivne Polossia and the Chernobyl Accident (Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki)
- Thyroid Pathology in Children with Particular Reference to Chernobyl and Fukushima (Dr. Marek Niedziela)
- The implications of the massive contamination of Japan with radioactive cesium (Steven Starr)
- The Hazards of Low-level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence.” (Dr. Herbert Abrams)
- Gender Matters in the Atomic Age (Mary Olson)
- The Nuclear Age and Future Generations (Dr. Helen Caldicott)
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