Ira Helfand, the author of Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk - Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition report produced by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and its US affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) told Agence France Presse.
What does IPPNW stand for?
IPPNW stands for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
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- IP Phone Messenger (Cisco)
- International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (educational course)
- Independent Progressive Politics Network
- India-Pakistan Peace Network
- Inner-Peace Prosperity Network (unidentified flying objects society; Maryland)
- International Progressive Publications Network (online resource)
- Internet Public Policy Network (est 1999)
- Irish Primary Principals' Network (est. 2000; Cork, Ireland)
- International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide
- Ikatan Pelajar Putri Nahdlatul Ulama (Indonesian: Student Daughter to Training Pengoprasian)
- Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc.
- Iloilo Police Provincial Office (Iloilo City, Philippines)
- Iloilo Provincial Police Office (Iloilo City, Philippines)
- Independent Project Performance Office (Australia)
- Industrial Property Protection Office (Skopje, Macedonia)
- Innovative Partnerships Program Office (NASA)
- International Packaging Press Organisation
- Investment Promotion Programme Office (UN Industrial Development Organization)
- Instituto Penal Professor Olavo Oliveira (Portuguese: Professor Olavo Oliveira Crime Institute; prison)
- In-Line Power Patch Panel (Cisco systems)
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The German affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has just published a detailed report about Chernobyl, concluding that its legacy of genetic disease will be plaguing us for generations.
She takes the somewhat curious position, which we will not dispute, that Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) have won the argument that fallout shelters, evacuation plans, and other proposals for civil defense in response to a nuclear war would be exercises in futility.
It evolved out of an organisation formed in the early 1980s - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - following a chance meeting between two cardiologists - one Russian and one American.
Affiliated with the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) and a member of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the group is the official Irish representative of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
The true human cost of that war may never be known, but a 1993 report by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War estimated that over 200,000 Iraqis died in 1991 from the effects of the war or post-war turmoil.
Ever since the study of the "Medical Consequences of Nuclear War" (Sidel, Geiger, and Lown, New England Journal of Medicine, 1962) and subsequent studies of the economic, environmental, and social consequences of the production, testing, stockpiling, and dismantlement of nuclear weapons (Forrow and Sidel, 1998), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in the United States and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) have called for the abolition of nuclear weapons by all nations.