Edmund Lengfelder, Germany

2014 in Munich

After the Chernobyl catastrophe, the doctor and radiation biologist Edmund Lengfelder immediately went to the Chernobyl site to see the consequences for himself. In 1987, he published a detailed map of the Chernobyl contamination in southern Bavaria; in 1991, he founded a medical centre in Gomel, where to date well over 100,000 children and adults suffering from thyroid disease have been treated. He received the NFFA for his life's work.