[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Fukushima children thyroid cysts?
achris1999 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 10:22:42 CST 2013
I would have thought that, in the context of thyroid, one would see
benign adenomas in the population, before out-and-out carcinomas,
where radiation is suspect as a causative agent. I have the
impression that cysts are more likely to be the result of an
inflammatory process, but I easily could be wrong.
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From: Eric Goldin <emgoldin at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fukushima children thyroid cysts?
To: "radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Hey folks, looking for some actual information here, not opinions.
Last night I was told by someone that he's heard a report about
children from the Fukushima area showing up with thyroid cysts,
presumably caused by radioiodine from the plant. Way too early for
thyroid cancer (latency) but I'm not familiar with "radiation-induced
cysts." The information reportedly is supported by doctors in the
area and parents are concerned. Does anyone out there know something
factual about this issue? I'd like to find out if it's simply a
result of additional screening rather than a real health problem
caused by radiation.
Thanks, Eric Goldin, CHP
emgoldin at yahoo.com
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