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Critical Analyses of UNSCEAR report ”Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the great-eastern-Japan earthquake and tsunami”

Datumjuni 2014
Classificatie (JAPAN - FUKUSHIMA (Dai’ichi ongeluk))

Uit de publicatie:

Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR Report
“Levels and effects of radiation exposure
due to the nuclear accident after the
2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and
Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War / Physicians in social responsibility, Germany
Physicians for Global Survival, Canada
Mexican Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Mexico
Association of Guatemalan Physicians and Scientists for the Prevention of War, Guatemala
Physicians for Social Responsibility / IPPNW, Switzerland
Danish Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (DLMK), Denmark
Medical Association for the Protection of the Environment and Against Nuclear and Biochemical Threat, Greece
French Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons (AMFPGN), France
Physicians Union Lege Artis, Serbia
Dutch Medical Association for Peace Research (NVMP), The Netherlands
Irish Doctors Environmental Association, Ireland
Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility / IPPNW, Kenya
Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind, Nigeria
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Egypt
Physicians for Peace and Preservation of the Environment, Israel
Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), India
Physicians for Peace and Social Responsibility, Malaysia
Austrian Physicians against Violence and Nuclear Dangers (OMEGA), Austria

I) Introduction
The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear
War (IPPNW) is a global federation of doctors working towards a healthier, safer and more peaceful world. In more than 60 countries, our national affiliates are acting as advocates of nuclear abolition and proponents of a nuclearfree
world. For its work, IPPNW was awarded the N obel
Peace Prize in 1985.
In 2011, the IPPNW Board of Directors unanimously agreed to adopt a more encompassing stance towards the goal of a nuclear weapons-free world by  addressing the strong interdependency between the military and civilian branches of the nuclear chain. A world without nuclear weapons will only be possible if we also phase out nuclear
energy. As physicians, we are also concerned about the
environmental and health implications of all aspects of
the nuclear chain – from the public health impact of uranium
mining and the creation of large amounts of radioactive
tailings, the inherent dangers of processing and
transporting fissile material around the globe, the uncontrollable
risks attached to the civil use of nuclear energy,
the dual use capability of fissile material for both civilian
and military purposes and the ensuing proliferation risk,
all the way to the global health impact of nuclear weapons
testing and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste.
Every human being has the right to live in an environment
free of radioactive contamination, compatible with health
and well-being.
After the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns in March of 2011,
IPPNW physicians were approached by many affected families,
local politicians and doctors in Fukushima and
were asked for their expertise on the health effects of
radioactive fallout. In the past three years, IPPNW physicians
have been helping the people of the contaminated
regions gather valid scientific information and protect
their children from the harmful effects of radiation. In
many instances, IPPNW has had to confront and publicly
criticize attempts by the nuclear industry and its lobby
groups to downplay the consequences of the catastrophe.
We supported the families, doctors and scientists
who opposed the government’s decree to raise the permissible
annual radiation exposure level for children from
1 to 20 mSv and took a strong stance against the proponents
of the Japanese “nuclear village” who publicly proclaimed
that the increased radiation exposure would pose
no harm to human health.

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