[ RadSafe ] Mangano - Disease and death toll from Fukushima radiation needs careful, patient, tracking
Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH)
gyf7 at cdc.gov
Wed Sep 5 11:54:27 CDT 2012
I am concerned about this RADSAFE thread.
At the present time, there have been NO deaths (and diseases) directly attributable to the radiation and radioactive contamination released from (and present at) the damaged Fukushima reactor plants. The Japanese people have more serious matters with which to contend (e. g. 20,000 + deaths from the tsunami). Physiological effects can also result from the very real physical threats present, as well as from psychological stress (more from these stressors than from the low levels of radiation/radioactivity which are still present in the area).
Since all probabilistic deleterious effects from low dose/dose rate radiation take TIME to manifest in humans AND it has been about 18 months since the releases occurred, I would expect that no relevant scientific significant "study" (especially the DATA) yet exists. At present, most of the work done on this topic is, at best, speculation.
John E. Dixon, CHP
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If anybody is interested I have put up a scrutiny of Mangano's latest joke on the NPYP web site:
Blog post with general comments:
More detailed look into the numbers:
Mattias Lantz - Researcher
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Division of Applied Nuclear Physics
Uppsala University, Box 516
SE - 751 20, Uppsala, Sweden
On 08/19/2012 05:25 AM, Roger Helbig wrote:
> Suggest that professionals make news media aware of all the
> shortcomings of Mangano's past research and claims - he has
> established himself with the help of Janette Sherman as an expert on
> Chernobyl just like Busby has -
> Roger Helbig
> Christina MacPherson posted: "[in the 12 months after Fukushima] an
> excess of 38,700 Japanese deaths, with no obvious cause. Nobody should
> yet race to conclusions that 38,700 Japanese died from Fukushima
> exposure in the first year after the disaster. The final element
> Disease and death toll from Fukushima radiation needs careful, patient, tracking
> by Christina MacPherson
> [in the 12 months after Fukushima] an excess of 38,700 Japanese
> deaths, with no obvious cause.
> Nobody should yet race to conclusions that 38,700 Japanese died from
> Fukushima exposure in the first year after the disaster.
> The final element needed before conclusions are made is patience;
> vital statistics must continue to be tracked, and compared with
> radiation exposures to the Japanese people.
> [In 2009] A team of Russian researchers, led by Dr. Alexey Yablokov,
> published results of 5,000 reports and articles on Chernobyl - many in
> Russian languages never before made public. Yahlokov's team concluded
> that near Chernobyl, increases in disease sand deaths were observed
> for nearly every human organ system.
> Let the Counting Begin Fukushima's Nuclear Casualties
> by JOSEPH MANGANO, 15 Aug 12 It's been nearly 18 months since the
> disastrous nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. There have been many
> reports on the huge amounts of radioactivity escaping into the air and
> water, unusually high levels in air, water, and soil - along with
> atypically high levels of toxic chemicals in food - that actually
> "passed" government inspection and wasn't banned like some other food.
> Conspicuously absent are reports on effects of radiation exposure on
> the health of the Japanese people. Have any health officials publicly
> announced post-March 2011 numbers on fetal deaths, infant deaths,
> premature births, birth defects, cancer, or other health conditions?
> The answer so far is an emphatic "no."
> The prolonged silence doesn't mean data doesn't exist. Japanese
> health officials have been busy with their usual duties of collecting
> and posting statistics on the Internet for public inspection. It's
> just that they aren't calling the public's attention to these numbers.
> Thus, it is the public who must find the information and figure out
> what it means. After locating web sites, translating from Japanese,
> adding data for each of 12 months, and making some calculations,
> mortality trends in Japan after Fukushima are emerging. Read more of
> this post
> Christina MacPherson | August 16, 2012 at 4:03 am | Categories:
> health, Japan, Reference | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-73G
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