The Risk of Low Dose Radiation
Medical Doctor & European vice-president of
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
Language: The Speech and Q&A will be in English.
30 years Living with Chernobyl, 5 years Living with Fukushima:The Risk of Low Dose Radiation
In the decades since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, Angelika Claussen, has been studying the health effects of radiation exposure. She is currently in Japan as she continues her research for an upcoming report by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War: "30 years after Chernobyl, 5 years after Fukushima", co-authored by Dr. Alex Rosen.
The IPPNW is a federation of medical groups in 64 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens "who share the common goal of creating a world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation." Claussen studies low dose radiation effects. She is among many physicians who say Chernobyl triggered a rise in thyroid, leukemia, breast and other cancers, as well an increase in the incidents of stroke, heart attack, and thyroid and endocrine diseases.
At her press conference, Claussen will share her studies in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including her alerts to the Japanese government.
Claussen is a medical doctor, and a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She has been European vice-president of IPPNW since 2014. She specializes in radiation health effects and is the co-author of the IPPNW-report "The Health Effects of Uranium Weapons" and the study on "Health effects of Chernobyl Catastrophe". Claussen also holds a Master of Peace studies and is in active in human rights work with refugees from war-torn regions, including Iraq and Turkey.
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