Siegwart Horst Günther

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Professor Siegwart Horst Günther ( 24 February 1925 in Halle, Saale – 16 January 2015) was a German physician and activist.[1] He once worked with Albert Schweitzer in Africa. He was a prominent proponent of the disputed claim that the use of depleted uranium in munitions causes cancers, birth defects and other pathologies. In 2007 the Nuclear-Free Future Award honored for the third time Prof. Günther for refusing to back down to pressure and for visiting Iraq to study the real-life consequences of depleted uranium use.[2]

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  1. ^ "Nachruf — Prof. Siegwart-Horst Günther, * 24.Februar 1925 † 16. Januar 2015" (in German). International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  2. ^ 2007 Nuclear-Free Future Award, Salzburg, Austria