Response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threatsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7447.1074-b (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1074
Renunciation of nuclear weapons could lessen the threat
- Douglas Holdstock, honorary secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Elizabeth Waterston, convenor, nuclear hazards group (email@example.com)
- Medact, Grayston Centre, London N1 6HT
EDITOR—We agree with Turai et al in their review of the medical response to radiation incidents that the use of nuclear weapons is currently unlikely,1 but we are concerned that recent developments could lower the nuclear threshold worldwide.
Some 20 000 nuclear …