ABC: Children’s growth stunted around Fukushima meltdown (AUDIO)

Published: November 10th, 2011 at 7:13 am ET


Nov. 9 — The latest report by ABC Australia’s Mark Willacy examines how children’s growth has been stunted in the shadow of the Fukushima meltdown.

Willacy’s Fukushima coverage has been consistently informative and well done. Unfortunately, this segment is based on the premise that the children’s lack of weight gain is attributed to lack of appetite from a sedentary lifestyle.

However, one only needs look at America to see the problem with this logic, where inactive children are struggling to not be overweight.

Listen to the report here.

h/t voltscommissar

Published: November 10th, 2011 at 7:13 am ET


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6 comments to ABC: Children’s growth stunted around Fukushima meltdown (AUDIO)

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Complete garbage conclusion to hide the real problem. Exactly as said above, inactivity leads to weight gain. Duh.

  • pure water

    I wish he said something about the children`s height instead of the conclusions. Some people lose appetite without physical activity and under stress, while other react just the opposite.

  • many moons

    Radiation changes DNA, causes cancer, horrible birth defects, this doesn’t seem to matter. I wonder if a study came out that proved radiation causes people to be gay if that would stop nuclear proliferation.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    According to the industry logic children are gaining weight because they are now unable to go outside because of being moved to Tsunami shelters. Hence the children do not get enough exercise resulting in health related problems. They forget to add that these children CANNOT go outside as often anymore due to radiation. The lack of weight gain shows a combination of both indoor long term living AND hot isotope exposure. What the physicians fail to see is that the lack of weight gain is due to radioactive isotopes binding with cells it mimics causing stunted growth around the affected area. If these isotopes build up in organs they accumulate and irritate the effected area of the body doing more damage to weakened tissue. When the body is already weakened is when it becomes susceptible to accumulation from being unable to eliminate the hot isotopes quickly enough. This radiation is similar to the AIDS virus in the way that it will attack the body and slow the production of white blood cells. Once the white blood cells are gone there is no biological barrier to combat disease and remove hot particles from the body. Next comes major organ failure, skeletal damage and circulatory disorders for those with weakened red blood cell counts. Well they can try to cover it up. Until then the casualty rate is still not in their favor.

  • arclight arclight

    “love u tokyobrown tabby!!!

    “Life in the Deathzone (by German WDR-TV, Oct. 18 & 24, 2011)
    From: tokyobrowntabby | Nov 8, 2011 | 75 views

    This is a mirrored video from 007bratsche’s channel at:

    This report was broadcasted on October 18 and 24 by the german TV-station WDR. WDR is a part of the public channel ARD. Their Japan-correspondent went to Minamisoma for a week and talked to people there about their lives after the Fukushima catastrophe.

    Translation and captioning by 007bratsche.