The Medical Implications of Nuclear Energy


Dr Helen Caldicott gives a compassionate and informative lecture on nuclear dangers.

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Year Produced: 1979
Running time: 38 minutes
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Dr Helen Caldicott, an Australian paediatrician who has studied the medical effects of radiation, gives a compassionate and informative lecture on the dangers of nuclear reactors and weapons to college students in California in 1979, soon after the accident at the Harrisburg nuclear reactor. She describes the possible consequences of such an accident and warns her audience of the likely catastrophic conclusion to the nuclear arms race. Despite this chilling warning she ends on a note of hope for us all – “the curators of life on earth”. USA.

Although made some years ago the issues raised are still current. The picture quality is not good specially at the start. Valuable as an archive.

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