We know much about the medical effects of ionizing radiation, the impacts of nuclear disasters, the immense harm caused by the entire nuclear chain and the inextricable connection between the civil and militarynuclear industry (see www.hibakusha-worldwide.org).
We realize that the issue of nuclear arms and nuclear energy is a highly political one in many countries and that different political parties and groups have very diverse views on these subjects. When we speak about the health effects of Fukushima, civil nuclear energy or other parts of the nuclear chain, we do so strictly as doctors and scientists, concerned with the health of the affected population.
We cannot and will not forbid any person or group from using our publications or statements, but we wish to distance ourselves from any attempt to use them for their own political gain. We declare that we are not affiliated to any political group or party. We welcome the cooperation of every group and individual around the world that is working towards a world free of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.