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Helen Caldicott
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    (August 7, 1938- )
    Born in Melbourne, Australia
    Birth name was Helen Broinowski
    Physician/pacifist/anti-nuclear activist
    Founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (1980) and the Nuclear Power Research Institute (2001)
    Wrote 'Nuclear Madness' (1979), 'Missile Envy' (1984), 'If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth' (1992), 'Metal of Dishonor: How Depleted Uranium Penetrates Steel, Radiates People and Contaminates the Environment' (1997), 'The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex' (2001) and 'Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else' (2006)
    After Three Mile Island, she claimed Hershey's chocolate was contaminated with strontium 90, even though strontium was not released during the accident.
    She claimed, with no evidence, that the space shuttle program was damaging the Earth's ozone and 300 flights would completely destroy the ozone layer.
    She failed in campaigns for seats in the Australian House of Representatives (1990) and Senate (1991).
    She called Ronald Reagan 'the Pied Piper of Armageddon.'
    She opened the first clinic in Australia to treat cystic fibrosis.
    She taught pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (1977-78).
    She began her anti-nuclear campaign after discovering that fallout from nuclear weapon tests in French Polynesia had drifted to Australia and entered the food chain (1971).

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