Columbia Medical Professor: Inhaling just one radioactive hot particle can cause cancer (VIDEO)

Published: May 8th, 2012 at 12:17 pm ET


Footage of the NYC Press Conference May 4th 2012
Cinema Forum Fukushima

New York — Description: Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.

Dr. Andy Kanter, MD, MPH, President of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility, has studied radioactive plume projections from nuclear reactor accident scenarios and other public health impacts of nuclear radiation dispersion. He is the director of Health Information Systems/Medical Informatics for the Millennium Villages Project for the Earth Institute at Columbia University as well as an Asst. Prof. for Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University.

“Even a single hot particle consumed or inhaled into the body can cause a cancer.”

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Published: May 8th, 2012 at 12:17 pm ET


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31 comments to Columbia Medical Professor: Inhaling just one radioactive hot particle can cause cancer (VIDEO)

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Good good good. That seems to have been a brilliant conference – thank you so much for posting those bits, Admin!
    Very glad to see they were discussing the "Techa river" topic.
    For any new enenewsers not yet familiar with it:

    I've been following quite closely the "pneumonia cases in Japan" chart since last summer. As it seems, the cases have not decreased significantly – in fact, they are still higher than one year ago at May, and numbers are rising again recently.


    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Techa does not spell like Minamisoma, but…you know.
      I'm sad.

    • This will come down to money, taking care of the masses and this is what the system dose Not want to do, … Billions and Billions $$$ ! They have/will discount and denounce and make villains of all that speak out for truth of disclosure, their health or compensation !
      They are already failing to allow medical care from other articles here, next they will make these people appear to be mental and imagining their health fears ?
      I said it a year ago, … It's going to get fukun ugly !

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        i'm afraid your right doc. things are going to get really crazy.

        • Whoopie TWEET THIS !
          Reply In Japan, Evacuation-Aid Pleas Dismissed
          This week one American family in Japan became caught up in the controversy after its appeal on an online fundraising site raised $7,500 in funds for their evacuation.

          Carol Swift, of Overland Park, Kansas, the mother of Joshua Swift of Inzai, Japan, on had set a goal of raising $25,000 by August 31 because her three grandchildren "are sick from radiation poisoning and the food source has been compromised" as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.

          The online appeal listed various medical ailments affecting the family including autoimmune diseases affecting all three children.

          The family's evacuation plea sparked a flurry of comments on social media sites. While some sympathized with the Swifts, other were less charitable calling them naïve alarmists or …

    • Bobby1

      This conference is the most significant positive thing that has happened in the US yet, in a political sense. Dr. Kanter is highly respected, along with PSR, and now Prof. Koide has been given the opportunity to speak in the US about the dangers from Fukushima, after having achieved "rock-star" status in Japan.

  • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

    I saw an ad last night for a new movie "Chernobyl Diaries" It is about a mutant monster terrorizing people.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Sharp, yes, I think the movie was discussed here a while ago somewhere. It's by the director who did "Paranormal Activity", right?
      Why would anyone go to the movies and watch a Chernobyl zombie movie when they have "Fuku paranormal activity" in realtime at their doorstep and don't care one bit?
      People are strange.

    • Wouldn't be the first time the victims are made into the monsters, … intentional or accidental, Frankenstein and is still happening !century's later !

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear plants must be outlawed. Will happen, but sooner is better.

  • bigfatscaryman bigfatscaryman

    This is the most wonderful talk I have heard thus far!!! Please send this to the masses…ASAP

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    "Columbia Medical Professor: Inhaling just one radioactive hot particle can cause cancer."
    How much radiation is too much?
    Arnie Gundersen estimates that people in Japan get a dose as high as 10 hot particles a day. People living on the west coast of the US and Canada get about 5 hot particles a day. Hot particles can be found in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and in the food we eat. There is no safe level of radiation.
    This is why the people on ENEnews seem to be so upset all the time. Fuku has given all of us a potentially fatal cancer causing dose of radiation. If we get 5 of these hot particles each day, that's 150 per month, and 1,800 per year. Since it has been over a year since 311, some of us even in the USA have nearly 2,000 very deadly hot particles inside us right now, any ONE of which can cause cancer! The very least we can do about this is to stop nuke power now. No nukes!

  • arclight arclight

    Biological Dosimetry in Contaminated Areas:
    Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, Techa River, Three Mile Island

    "…At the same time, even the first studies showed that the exposure of people in the upper reaches of the Techa river had led to the development of chronic radiation sickness (particularly in Metlino where this disease was diagnosed in 1956 in 64.7% of the adult population and in 63.15% of examined children) [8].

    Chronic radiation sickness was revealed in a total of 935 people. An increase in the incidence of leukoses in the examined population was established. For a period of 33 years, 52 cases of hemoblastoses were recorded, including 37 leukosis patients among 17200 people examined since 1950, which is by 15 cases more than expected without irradiation.

    Besides chronic radiation sickness, a decrease in immunologic reactivity, depression of hemopoiesis, an increase in cases of vegetovascular dystonia, hypertensive disease, pathologic pregnancy and labor, and increased infantile mortality were recorded in the inhabitants of the riverside settlements. As shown in the work by M.
    M. Kossenko and M. O. Degteva [8], the mortality from cancer increased in 1950- 1982 as compared to a group …."

    "…In the same populations, a statistically significant excess over the control level by the frequency of chromatid aberrations was observed…"

  • arclight arclight


    Causal relationship between radiation and cancer in USA See on map
    a cool bit of investigation by a japanese blogger

    in japanese but translate to english