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WHO Press Conference
Date: 28 February 2013
10:30 - 11:15
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room XXV
Subject: Launch of the report ‘Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami based on a preliminary dose estimation’ - a comprehensive estimate of the health risks from radiation exposure for people living in Fukushima Prefecture, in other regions of Japan, and in the rest of the world, as well as the risks for workers and emergency workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.



Launch of the report ‘Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami based on a preliminary dose estimation’ - a comprehensive estimate of the health risks from radiation exposure for people living in Fukushima Prefecture, in other regions of Japan, and in the rest of the world, as well as the risks for workers and emergency workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

  • Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO
  • Dr Angelika Tritscher, Acting-Director, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, WHO
  • Dr Roy Shore, Report co-author, Vice-Chair of the US-Japan Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan (via audio link)


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