Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Radiation / Health Effects Working Group

The Abolition 2000 Working Group for Health and Radiation Effects is a network of experienced health workers, scientists, physicians, activists, and other experts on radiation effects, gathering information and issuing reports and documents on the truth about the toxic legacy of the nuclear age. If you would like to join with us in our efforts to disseminate the truth about radiation hazards, and have information, studies, or data to share about the toxic health and environmental effects of radiation,
please contact us.

News & Events

2007 report of health effects on indigenous people in India living in close proximity to a uranium mining operation. The results: statistically significant increases in congenital deformities, sterility, cancers, and shortened life span among those living close to the mines. Read more

Using Baby Teeth as a Geiger Counter
In 2001, the Radiation and Public Health Project Inc. acquired custody of thousands of baby teeth collected from America’s young mostly during the 1950’s and 60’s for a study of the effects of atom bomb tests.

Reports & Resources

Bibliographic Compilation of Scientific Reports on the Health Effects of Radiation Exposure: A Guide for Activists
Compiled by Kizzy Charles-Guzmán. Published and distributed by the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment, New York.

Medical Association for Prevention of War Australia (MAPW) Policy Statements and Submissions

Avoidable Tragedy Post-Chernobyl: A Critical Analysis
This new paper by working group member Dr. Rosalie Bertell assesses the aftermath of Chernobyl.

Contact Information

Cindy Folkers
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
1424 16th Street NW, #404
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Tel: 202.328.0002
Fax: 202.462-2183