Nuclear radiation health hazards are life-threatening, dangerous

[PhotosLessons From Japan 2011 campaign reached Unity College, Chowk, Lucknow, to raise awareness about nuclear radiation hazards, and promote dialogue and mobilize public opinion among young people for non-nuclear clean energy options. WHO International Awardee and Adviser, Lessons From Japan campaign 2011, Professor (Dr) Rama Kant said: "Radiation can trigger unconscious long-term effects which are usually even more dangerous. Some of the lethal effects of nuclear radiation exposure due to long-term agreements are as follows: cancers (particularly blood cancer or leukemia), premature aging, nervous system disorders, reproductive and genetic mutation."

Prof Rama Kant is also the President of Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), Lucknow chapter and national President-elect of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).

“The impact of chronic long-term nuclear radiation would generally be triggered by low levels of radiation that is not realized and are not anticipated until the years” said Prof Rama Kant.

Lessons From Japan campaign will culminate on Hiroshima Day, the 6th August 2011 with a seminar at IMA Bhawan (9-1pm) which will bring together country’s noted experts on nuclear-radiation health hazards, clean energy and nuclear disarmament. Shobha Shukla, former Physics faculty, Loreto Convent Inter College who presently edits CNS: was also present as key resource faculty.

This campaign is organized under the aegis of Asha Parivar, National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), Citizens for Healthy Lucknow (CHL) initiative, and supported by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), Indian Medical Association (IMA Lucknow), Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP), Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), and Jahangirabad Media Institute (JMI).

The Lessons From Japan 2011 campaign promotes the use of indigenous energy resources such as coal, gas, hydro (small, micro dams or run of the river categories), solar, wind energy, biogas etc., and ensuring our future energy supplies from Iran and other countries in West and Central Asia. India’s future energy policy should be low carbon and no nuclear.

Students of UNITY COLLEGE, Chowk, are making poster exhibits to display on HIROSHIMA DAY, 6th August at IMA Bhawan (9-1 pm). All are invited.

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