Gerry Thomas (Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London) is interviewed about the potential short-term and long-term health effects associated with the Fukushima nuclear accident. Among other things, she provides a comparison among different types of natural forms of radiation as well as those from past nuclear testing and accidents. She also explains the prevalence of misconceptions related to radiological risk and the range of factors that can influence both dose and exposure to radiation.
This interview was recorded on 15 October 2014, the same day that Dr. Thomas spoke at the United Nations University for an open seminar on communicating health risks from nuclear accidents. Additional information and an audio recording of the seminar are now available.