Day 617 The thyroid disorder debate begins

Radioactivity and Health

Posted by Barbara Gottlieb and John Rachow, MD PhD on October 31, 2012

http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/environmental-health-policy-institute/radioactivity-and-health.html

Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

By Steven Starr

October 31, 2012

http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/environmental-health-policy-institute/responses/costs-and-consequences-of-fukushima.html

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Safecast, The Film

Adrian Storey

They also have an app for iPad, iPod, and iPhone.

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Photos by Teppei of the Friday night protests outside the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.410915015643878.99285.100001761490534&type=3

And by the way, the protests continue every Friday night in Osaka, Nagoya, and (not sure what day) in Hokkaido, Kanagawa, Fukuoka, Kyoto, etc. Check out the Independent Web Journal live casts at:

http://iwj.co.jp/channels/main/

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German TV: 42% of Fukushima children now with thyroid disorders — Official blames too much seafood? (VIDEO)

 http://enenews.com/german-tv-42-of-fukushima-children-now-with-thyroid-disorders-official-blames-too-much-seafood-video

German TV channel ZDF’s segment on the Fukushima Health Survey translated by SImplyInfo:

[…] The number of thyroid disorders has jumped. Fukushima City this morning: the health commission of the prefecture presents the newest numbers of children tests, one and a half years after the disaster. More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%. nobody of the experts asks for the reasons. In the afternoon, in Minamisoma, Dr. Suzuki wants to inform concerned citizens. He explains the results mainly by improved diagnosis methods, but people don’t believe him. […] There are no refererence studies, Dr. Suzuki tells us, and maybe the children simply took too much iodine or seafood. He doesn’t know if this has something to do with radiation. “We are mainly here to inform the parents of the results of our study.” But what do such results mean to parents without proper explanations? The official handling of the disaster is more than questionable. Many people have completely lost trust in government and believe that the disaster is played down to protect the mighty nuclear industry of Japan.”

As SimplyInfo notes:

Dr. Suzuki’s claim on iodine levels and seafood consumption are actually the opposite of how this works. Seafood consumption increases dietary iodine. The traditional Japanese diet is high in iodine. Dietary iodine is radioprotective (protects the thyroid from taking in radioactive iodine). Dietary iodine also protects they thyroid from creating goiters and other thyroid problems.

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Is Thyroid Cancer in Children Rare in Japan?

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/11/is-thyroid-cancer-in-children-rare-in.html

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Fukushima health survey committee chair apologizes over secret meetings

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121119p2a00m0na017000c.html

 

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Award-winning community center unveiled in tsunami-hit city

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121119p2a00m0na013000c.html

 

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Old news, but important:

 

Radiation On West Coast of North America Could End Up Being 10 Times HIGHER than in Japan

Posted on July 16, 2012 by

 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/radiation-in-west-coast-of-north-america-could-be-10-times-higher-than-japan.html

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