Dr. Neal Palafox on the continuing health effects of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific
Dr. Caldicott’s guest this week is Neal Palafox, M.D., Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. Dr. Palafox has been working with Pacific region healthcare disparities and developing cancer healthcare systems in Pacific countries since 2005. He has also been the principal investigator for four international cancer projects. Between 1997 and 2009, Dr. Palafox was the principal investigator for a Congressionally-mandated program to provide medical care for Marshall Islanders who were exposed to fallout from the Bravo hydrogen bomb detonation in the Marshall Islands. As background for this interview, read A survivor’s warning on nuclear contamination and check out the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal site.