Remembering Dr. Rosalie Bertell, with gratitude

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The international health and science community lost a bright light this week with the death of Dr. Rosalie Bertell. She was 83 years old.

Dr. Bertell was well known for her work as a scientist, environmental activist and international expert on radiation’s effect on our health.

She was very influential in environmental health research, with her work on the effects of disasters such as the Union Carbide gas leak disaster in Bhopal, India in 1984 and the nuclear power plant meltdown in Chernobyl in 1986.

Dr. Bertell was the first Director of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, founded in Toronto in 1984.

Read the tribute to her by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri on Global