«Radiation Disasters and Children»

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama

Below is a news release on a policy statement to be published in the June issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This policy statement is being made available online in advance of publication in Pediatrics in order to disseminate this important information in the most timely manner possible. 

For release April 3, 2003

CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that households within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant keep potassium iodide (KI) on hand to protect the thyroid in the event of an accidental or intentional release of radioactive iodines («radioiodines») into the environment. Schools and child care facilities within the same radius also should have immediate access to KI. It may be prudent to consider stockpiling KI within a larger radius because of more distant windborne fallout. These are among the recommendations the AAP is releasing to help prevent and minimize damage from harmful levels of radiation in its new policy statement, «Radiation Disasters and Children.»

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Annual Academic Conference on the Asia Minor Catastrophe

The Hellenic League of America, HLA is proud to announce this year’s annual Academic Conference on the Asia Minor Catastrophe, hosted by the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago, on Saturday November 7th, 2009. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Pan-Pontian Federation of USA & Canada, the Hellenic Link-Midwest and the Federation of Hellenic American Organizations ‘Enosis’, will focus on the experiences of Ottoman Hellenes living in Asia Minor, Pontos, and Eastern Thrace during the Hellenic Genocide. A follow-up to last year’s Conference, which addressed several important issues dealing with the struggle for recognition of our Genocide. For more information concerning this year’s conference please visit the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago’s web site [http://ww.pontiangreeks.org]

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Beyond the waters beach party in Chicago


Our friend Kostas Z, took the initiative and organized on August 1st at Osterman Beach in Chicago a beach party , that over 300 persons attended and sent us some photographs. We would like to congratulate Kostas for the beautiful idea he had.

The event served children and adults with physical disabilities, as well as friends, families, and other community members.

Beyond the Waters – Beach Party (Photos)

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