Full Third of Fukushima Children Face Cancer Risk

 

Photo: Mononeko (PD)

According to  Russia Times, a Japanese public health organization has released grim finding: Aafter examining 38,000 children from the Fukushima Prefecture, site of the infamous nuclear disaster, the organization has estimated that a third of the prefecture’s children will be at risk for developing cancer as a result of radiation poisoning.

The Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey reports that over 13,000 of the children examined exhibited swollen cysts or nodules on their thyroids. Radiation penetrates soft tissues and settles in thyroids. Over time, the nodules can swell and become cancerous.

The children of the effected Prefecture will receive cancer screenings every two years until they turn 20, and will then continue to receive screenings every five years until the end of their lives.

Some physicians in the international community feel that the Japanese are not adequately publicizing the results of the study and minimizing the true danger that the children face. This is not the first time that the Japanese have been accused of obfuscating the true danger of the disaster.

Read the original story at Russia Times.

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  • Camron Wiltshire

    I visited Fukushima prefecture in the winter of 1999 and enjoyed the ‘kuni’ kindness displayed by everyone as well as the gorgeous country side.  I hope that those affected can utilize Hemp oil in their healing journeys.  It is known to eradicate tumors entirely.   I imagine it would be easy to provide if the residents there ignore the immoral prohibition of this potent medicine and find untainted ground to ‘grow their own’.  

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    • Calypso_1

      What kind of tumors?

  • IrishPotatoGun

     Isn’t everyone at risk of cancer?

    • http://twitter.com/mattstaggs Matt Staggs

       Probably, but I suspect the people living in the Fukushima Prefecture are at more risk that you or I.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      all humans have cancer all the time
      in about 3% or less of humans
      the cancer destroying mechanisms in the body fails to operate properly

      there are genetic and environmental factors
      that can impair the cancer destroying mechanisms
      gamma radiation is one of those factors
      easily escalating the 3% to 33%
      however, it’s not a sure thing that they will get cancer

      there was one Japanese dude
      that survived both Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-bombs
      he was within a mile of both explosions
      had three normal kids subsequent to that
      lived to be 93

      • Malk

        Don’t get all smart with your truths and reality talk. We want to hear about children dying horrible deaths, preferably involving zombies. We have to sell this shit somehow, come on.

        Seriously though, the lack of awareness on what cancer is and how it takes hold in some bodies is at best staggering. There have been so many methods -repeatedly- shown to eradicate all forms of cancer from the body, but they haven’t made it to Dateline with Roger Dickus tonight at 8, so the world pretends chemo is the only way. Doesn’t chemo on it’s own only have like a 2% success rate? Keep on feedin that money machine! -_-’

        On a side note I live in Japan and it’s totally awesome.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    I heard on Democracynow.org that there will be 1 million cancer deaths as a result of Fukishima.

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