«The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»

23 - September - 2014

“IndependentWHO – Health and Nuclear Power” is organising a “Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionising Radiation” on Saturday 29th November 2014 in Geneva, with presentations by 6 internationally renowned experts in the field (Japan, USA, Finland, England, Germany).

“Read or download the Programme for the Forum”

“Read or download the abstracts of the presentations with a short biographies of the presenters”

Entrance free

Simultaneous interpretation English-French

Please register in advance

Christophe Elain

Tel: 33 (0)6 02 27 36 32
Tel: 41 (0)22 79 73 830

The Forum will be held from 8.30 am till 6 pm at the Ecumenical Centre
150 route de Ferney – Geneva

How to get to the Forum

Bus N° 5 from Geneva train station (Cornavin)
Direction Airport
Bus stop : “Crêts – de – Morillon”
(Request stop)

By car : Parking at the Ecumenical Centre


The genome: humankind’s most precious treasure

 “The genome is the most valuable treasure of human kind. It determines the lifeGenome of our descendants and the harmonious development of the future generations. As experts, we confirm, that the health of future generations is threatened by the expansion of the nuclear industry and the growth of the quantity of radioactive sources. We also consider the fact of appearance of new mutations observed in people to be fatal for them and for their descendants.”

This is how, in 1956, the expert group on genetics at the WHO, including H.J. Muller, Nobel Prize winner, assessed the threat that ionising radiation represented to the human genetic legacy. No scientific proof has emerged since 1956 to contradict this position. On the contrary, later studies indicate that the dangers had been underestimated.

Why does no one talk about it ?

Thus, 23 years after Chernobyl, these international organisations agreed together to explain the poor health of the population in the areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster, by what they called “radiophobia” (Press release of 24th may 2009). Three years after Fukushima, these same representatives of the international organisations, meeting at a symposium on the 8th and 9th September 2014, are going one better. They are introducing the concept of resilience of the population and are relying on this to counter the ill effects of the radioactive contamination, removing the choice of fleeing the danger, and freeing the government, from the necessity of evacuating people.

Make the truth known

In the face of this ‘psychologising’ discourse, a complete denial of the ill effects of radioactive contamination, we are taking upon ourselves the task of making known to members of the public who are interested in the truth, the current state of research on the health consequences of these disasters. Hence, the Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionising Radiation. It follows the first Scientific and Citizen Forum on Radioprotection – from Chernobyl to Fukushima – which we organised, with the support of the city of Geneva in particular, on 12th-13th May 2012, the proceedings of which were published in March 2013 and can be downloaded here.

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