Mar 20th, 2021
The Rational View episode 43 discusses the public misperceptions of nuclear radiation health risks, as presented in the UNSCEAR reports on Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi.
Dr. Gerry Thomas is Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London and, until 2016 was Clinical Director of the newly established West London NHS Genomic Medicine Centre. She is a serial biobanker, having established the Chernobyl Tissue Bank in 1998. She was the Scientific Director of the Wales Cancer Bank, and was Project Director for the Imperial College Healthcare Tissue. She was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to Science and Public Health. Her scientific research has been focused on thyroid cancer. She has carried out research into the health effects of the Chernobyl accident since 1992. Gerry has published extensively on the molecular pathology of thyroid cancer, and is an author of a number of reviews of the health effects of radiation exposure following nuclear accidents, having contributed to IAEA publications on the Fukushima accident, UNSCEAR publications on the Chernobyl accident and more recently an IARC review of Thyroid Monitoring after nuclear accidents.
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