Who is Dr. Helen Caldicott?

Dr. Helen Caldicott

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An Extraordinary & Influential Woman Fights to Protect the Human Race

Dr. Helen Caldicott has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the most influential women of the 20th century. She was nominated for the Peace Prize by none other than Linus Pauling.

Caldicott started out as a physician, earning distinction early in her medical career. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital in Australia and she later became an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and worked at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Caldicott had a promising medical career ahead of her but in 1980, she resigned medicine to focus on a much larger cause. as a physician, helping people had always been important to Helen, but she embraced a much larger objective: helping the global family by her involvement with and sounding a warning about the dangers of nuclear testing and nuclear energy.

Caldicott has devoted 38 years of her life, educating the public and launching an international campaign to educate the masses about the hazards of nuclear energy and environmental destruction.



Dr. Caldicott's Campaign Against the Dangers of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste and Radiation Dangers

  • 1971--Caldicott played a major role in Australia's opposition to French atmospheric nuclear testing in the Pacific
  • 1975--Helen worked with the Australian trade unions to educate them about the dangers of uranium mining and the nuclear fuel cycle.
  • She co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility (comprised of 23,000 doctors) who work to educate the medical community about the dangers of nuclear power, weapons and warfare.
  • 1980--founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND)
  • Dr. Caldicott was the founding president of STAR, Standing for Truth About Radiation
  • Founder of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) which became Beyond Nuclear
  • Founder/spokesperson for People for a Nuclear Free Australia

Japan Nuclear Crisis--the Dangers of Radiation

Dr. Caldicott--Advocate for the Future of the Planet and the Human Race

Dr. Caldicott frequents both the U.S. and Australia and lectures widely, she hosts a radio show entitled, If You Love This Planet, has written 7 books, and has been the subject of award-winning films.

She is currently the president of The Helen Caldicott Foundation, an educational outreach project which seeks to inform and warn people about the dangers of nuclear power, with an objective of a world that is finally free of nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons of mass destruction, a world that embraces renewable energy sources that do not threaten the planet.


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When Helen Caldicott speaks, people listen. With a list of awards and accomplishments a mile long, this courageous woman is certainly a credible source of information, most definitely qualified to speak about the hazards of nuclear energy.



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