5146.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

The Health Consequences of the Military Industrial Complex: From Hiroshima to Bioterrorism

The mechanization and industrialization of warfare and violence has had disastrous consequences for health in the twentieth century. The role of state policy which has lead to this deadly proliferation must be acknowledged. Science has been repeatedly co-opted in ways which have undermined public health and diverted scarce resources to military ends. This session will present examples of the health consequences of military technology including follow up contemporary developments in the bioterrorism industry, landmines, uranium mining and atomic proliferation
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Bob Gould, MD
12:30 PMTBA
Kyoko Ichihara, MPH
12:50 PMTBA
Damacio Lopez
1:10 PMLife Near Los Alamos: From Nukes to Bioterrorism, The View From a Downwinder
Carol Miller, MD, Bob Alvarez
1:30 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:Peace Caucus
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Environment; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA