Public Lecture on Radioactive Hazards: A Pertinent Issue Facing the Country

Toxics Link logoToxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series

“We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity.” – Marie Curie

The role of radioactive substances is largely hidden especially in developing countries like India. With radiation becoming a key concern in today’s time, bringing information in the public domain is needed. The recent radiation exposure and loss of life has caught not only people’s attention but also center’s concern. Its time we come together to share the burden of dealing with the precarious situation.

Toxics Link cordially invites concerned citizens to a talk on Radioactive Hazards: a pertinent issue facing the country. Lecture is open for everyone.

Key highlights

  • Harmful effects of radiation
  • Radiation hazards in medical practice
  • Safeguards against the hazards of radiation
  • Legal and policy framework for handling disasters involving radioactive materials
  • Institutional mechanism and capacity building for nuclear/radiological disasters
  • Strategy and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Challenges of nuclear/radiological disasters
  • Environmental impacts and role of community awareness in dealing with radiation


  1. Dr. A. K. Chaturvedi, Medical Director, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute
  2. Dr. Arun Sehdeo, Coordinator, National Institute of Disaster Management
  3. Karuna Raina, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace

Date: 25th June 2010, Friday
6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (In collaboration with India International Centre)

For further information, please contact:

Anjali Pandey:
Suparna Dutta:
Nitin Jain:

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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