Women’s History Month: Dr. Helen Caldicott

A Woman You Need To Know

Dr. Helen Caldicott was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, the Smithsonian Institute named her one of the most influential women of the 20th Century and history will show that her anti-nuclear activism helped save humanity and planet earth as we know it.

I’m eternally honored that we follow each other on Twitter and I was made aware of the important work she does on behalf of all of us and future generations.

Most recently, Dr. Caldicott is informing the public about Japan’s 2011 Fukushima plant meltdown, one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, and whose radioactive waste continues to spill into the Pacific Ocean and has since reached the United States’ west coast, seeping into seafood and wafting in the air above.

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has decided to dump all of the waste they have contained into the Pacific Ocean claiming it will be safe because the ocean is large so it will be diluted.

Dr. Caldicott knows better and wants you to know the truth. 

“The Fukushima meltdown disaster is not over and will never end. The radioactive fallout which remains toxic for hundreds to thousands of years covers large swathes of Japan and will never be “cleaned up.” It will contaminate food, humans and animals virtually forever. I predict that the three reactors which experienced total meltdowns will never be dissembled or decommissioned. TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) – says it will take at least 30 to 40 years and the International Atomic Energy Agency predicts at least 40 years before they can make any progress because of the extremely high levels of radiation at these damaged reactors.”

Her findings may be disturbing to read, but we cannot live with our heads in the sand. Despite political and corporate pushback and attempts malign her work, Dr. Caldicott remains undaunted and soldiers on as a tireless advocate on behalf humanity’s right to live a healthy, cancer-free life on earth. 




The Dalai Lama with Dr. Helen Caldicott 2003

Above Dr. Caldicott shares the stage with the Dalai Lama as part of a program that brought together one of the world’s most important spiritual leaders with renowned environmentalists, economists, politicians and journalists to discuss the ethical dilemmas of the new millennium. “Ethics And The World Crisis: A Dialogue With The Dalai Lama” took place in 2003 in New York City.

Follow Dr. Caldicott on social media, read her books, keep yourself informed because knowledge is power, and the knowledge that she brings may save your life. 

You can find Dr. Caldicott on Facebook, but she’s most active on Twitter @DrHCaldicott

Read more about Dr. Helen Caldicott’s on her informative website

Click this link to learn more about her latest bookSleepwalking to Armageddon“.


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