Radiation is caused everywhere and by everyone
In keeping with the opprobrium of Mayapuri Co60
radiation and a dire need for awareness on the subject, the hazards of
Radioactivity were discussed at the Environment and Health public
lecture series by Toxics Link, hosted by India International on June
25th 2010. The speakers for the event included Dr Arvind Chaturvedi,
Medical Director, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Arun Sehdeo from
National Institute for Disaster Management, and Karuna Raina, nuclear
campaigner from Greenpeace.
Radiation issues in medical practice: the
understanding of radioactive and radiation, their sources, usage and
exposures, risks from medical radiation exposure, the technology, risks
and benefits associated with it were all highlighted by Dr Chaturvedi
and was translated into the most simple language for common parlance.
Arun Sehdeo, on the other hand threw light
on the dangers radiation can cause and how can one protect him/herself
from any calamity that occurs through radioactive exposures. Some light
was also thrown on government legislations and acts for radioactivity.
Karuna Raina, who has extensively been
working on the issue of radioactivity in the capital and in other parts
of the country, looked at India’s policy framework and implementation
aspect of radioactive hazards.
With participants ranging from government bodies,
medical practices, media, ngos, activists and other informed groups ,
the lecture was instrumental in bringing out information on a subject of
such intrinsic importance for not only those at the policy level but
also at the implementation level or the ones who are at the receiving
For more information please visit: http://toxicslink.org/pub-view.php?pubnum=265