Ira Helfand

Dr. Ira Helfand is an internist and co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and a past president of the organization’s U.S. affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org). He is the author of the new report “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?”

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:18am
The Trillion Dollar Road to Armageddon
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:06pm
Two Billion At Risk: The Threat of Limited Nuclear War
As physicians we spend our professional lives applying scientific facts to the health and well being of our patients. When it comes to public health threats like TB, polio, cholera, AIDS and others where there is no cure, our aim is to prevent what we cannot cure. It is our professional, ethical and moral obligation to educate and speak out on these issues.
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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 1:12pm
Unsafe at Any Exposure
As the radioactive contamination of food, water, and soil in Fukushima, Japan worsens, the media is continuously reassuring us that these levels are "safe." But there is no safe level of radiation.
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