Guardian, Feb. 23, 2013: As of February 2013, Japan has tested 133,000 children in Fukushima and found abnormal thyroid cysts and nodules in 42% of them. Three cases of cancer were confirmed and another seven were suspected cases “with an 80% chance of malignancy”. The issue is bound to escalate further.
Japan resident James Corbett, Corbett Report: I’ve also got a post up on the front page of Fukushima Update right now talking about the thyroid cancers that are skyrocketing right now. They found 3 youths under 18 right now in Fukushima with thyroid cancer, which is an unusual level. And supposedly they’re now doing controlled testing in other parts of Japan to try to see if this is really unusual or if they’re just uncovering more thyroid cancers. But again this coming from the Japanese government, I’m not exactly holding my breath for an independent evaluation of what’s going on here.
Published: February 24th, 2013 at 3:06 pm ET