[ RadSafe ] Latest Claim - They Keep Coming - Fukushima’s children: more than a third at risk of developing cancer
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Fukushima’s children: more than a third at risk of developing cancer
by Christina MacPherson
doctors are outraged that the results are not being sufficiently publicized.
The World Health Organization warns that young people are particularly
prone to radiation poisoning in the thyroid gland. Infants face the
direst consequences, as their cells divide at a higher rate.
Children who were under 18 when the nuclear disaster struck last year
will be subject to continuous thyroid examinations every two years
until they reach 20 years of age, and after that, every five years for
the rest of their lives.
Over a third of Fukushima children at risk of developing cancer
20 July, 2012,Over a third of children in Japan’s Fukushima region
could be prone to cancer if medics don’t apply more effort in treating
their unusually overgrown thyroid glands and commit to international
health aid and consultations, according to a new report.
The shocking new report shows that nearly 36 per cent of children in
the nuclear disaster-affected Fukushima Prefecture have abnormal
thyroid growths. This is an extremely large number of abnormalities –
some of which, experts say, pose a risk of becoming cancerous.
After examining more than 38,000 children from the area, medics found
that more than 13,000 have cysts or nodules as large as 5 millimeters
on their thyroids, the Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health
Management Survey states.
In comparison, a 2001 analysis by the Japan Thyroid Association found
that fully zero per cent of children in the city of Nagasaki, which
suffered a nuclear attack in August of 1945, had nodules, and only 0.8
per cent had cysts on their thyroids, reports the Telegraph.
Radiation enters the body and is distributed through soft tissue,
especially in muscle, and then accumulates in the thyroid. It is this
accumulation that can potentially lead to cancer. Read more of this
Christina MacPherson | July 21, 2012 at 1:10 am | Categories:
Fukushima 2012, health, Japan, Reference | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-6JQ
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