Nuclear weapons are ecocidal.
According to scientific studies, nuclear war in a region would impact the planet and human health worldwide.
It can affect billions worldwide. Lots of soot would be released into the air, disrupting the climate and impacting agricultural production globally in the long-term. Over 2 billion people would be at risk of starvation due to global nuclear famine.
Apart from the effects of a blast, nuclear weapons also impact human health. The production, testing, use, and waste of nuclear power and weapons release harmful radiation that ionizes to cause critical long-term illnesses.
The health effects are inter-generational and lethal. They include:
- Multiple myeloma
- Chromosomal aberrations
- Colon, stomach, breast, lung, and thyroid cancers
- Birth defects
Healthcare professionals advocate for public health solutions to increasing danger of nuclear weapons. However, a medical response would be insufficient in curbing humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, including effects on health and the environment.
Therefore, prevention is the only CURE.
Join us today to continue the fight against nuclear weapons and power in the UK and worldwide.