Eye swelling a symptom of thyroid disorder — I often hear how childrens’ eyes become swollen after being in radiation-contaminated sandboxes, says Japanese organizer… Remember the kitten? (VIDEO)

Published: October 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm ET


Title: Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children Now? (July 14, 2011)

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“Please click on “cc” button to show English subtitles. This video is from a webcast program called “ContAct,” webcasted on July 14, 2011 by OurPlanet-TV. OurPlanet-TV is an alternative media/non profit webcast station with no religious or political affiliations. It was founded by a small group of producers, video journalists and other media professionals who questioned the way mainstream media covered 9.11 and the events that followed.

OurPlanet-TV English website: http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/?q=node/287

Translation by tokyobrowntabby, with a help from EX-SKF blog (http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/).”

Transcript Summary

At 15:30 in

GUEST, Mika Noro, President of NPO ‘The Bridge to Chernobyl’ which has helped to bring Chernobyl survivors to Japan:

  • There are innumerable children who have such minor symptoms as say fatigue.
  • Fatigue is a symptom of thyroid disorder. … Or eye swelling.
  • I frequently heard from mothers their children suffered from eye swelling after they fell in the contaminated places.

HOST: I hear there’s a similar case recently.

NORO: Yes. I often hear the story of how children fell in a sandpit with high radiation and their eyes got swollen the next day.

See also: [intlink id=”deformed-japanese-kitten-similar-to-chernobyl-victims-video” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

…Even more to come about this informative program…


SOURCE: 630musasi

Published: October 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm ET


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44 comments to Eye swelling a symptom of thyroid disorder — I often hear how childrens’ eyes become swollen after being in radiation-contaminated sandboxes, says Japanese organizer… Remember the kitten? (VIDEO)

  • oscar419

    HATE the picture of the kitten, just hate it. To me it represents the radioactive innocence that has been taken away from so many people and creatures in Japan and around the world.

    Once upon a time I read this book, it mentioned how God man in “his image and likeness”. It is amazing how a creature created on the last day is going to disassemble the prior six days.

    The human race may be getting what it paid for, it is just a pity we are taking so many beautiful things with us.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes oscar419,….it occurred to me yesterday,…these sob’s are probably going to try to call these mutations,…evolution.

    • Pensacola Tiger Pensacola Tiger

      In a perverted way, it is evolution. Survival of the fittest, and we have proclaimed ourselves unfit to survive.

  • chaossquared

    My sisters eye was really swollen a week ago. We had been talking about how strange it was. No pain, just woke up with a swollen eye. It went back down throughout the day though.

    Probably not from radiation, but we’ll never really know.

    Im so worried about my kids. They are so young. I hope this is somehow dealt with before the whole planet is ruined.

  • arclight arclight

    What causes thyroid eye disease?

    Most people with thyroid eye disease have or had or will subsequently develop an overactive thyroid gland. In 20% the thyroid eye disease develops in people who do not have an overactive thyroid at the time (may subsequently develop this years later). In 40% thyroid eye disease occurs whilst the thyroid is overactive and in 40% can occur years after the overactive thyroid has been treated successfully.

    Overactivity of the thyroid gland is usually caused by an “autoimmune condition” This means that cells which normally protect the body from infection develop a “fault” and begin to recognise the thyroid gland as foreign material and attack it. This stimulates the thyroid gland to produce extra thyroid hormones. The attacking process may spill over to the cells behind the eye causing them to swell. It is not yet known why cells develop the fault that causes them to attack the thyroid gland or why only some patients with overactivity of the thyroid develop thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease does appear to be more common in smokers.

    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medther/tayendoweb/thyroid_eye_disease.htm#What causes thyroid eye disease?

    of course radiation can causeunderactivity too! here…

    “I have Hashimoto’s disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to get pregnant?
    ….Untreated or poorly treated underactive thyroid can lead to problems for the mother, such as:

    •Preeclampsia (pree-ee-CLAMP-see-uh)
    •Placental abruption
    •Postpartum bleeding
    It also can cause serious problems for the baby, such as:

    •Preterm birth
    •Low birth weight
    •Birth defects
    •Thyroid problems


    so the baby can be effected by the radiation effecting the mothers thyroid this is only the first barage, then there is direct contact with isotopes….etc etc etc

  • alasanon

    Eyes are very sensitive to toxins…great place for things to enter the body… Swollen eyes are a symptom of Grave’s Disease of the thyroid (autoimmune hyperactivity). It sounds like every tissue in the body becomes inflamed with the radioactive exposure. That’s why doctors recommend aspirin, steroids, or quercetin to reduce cellular damage after radioactive exposures…

    I think the kitten had a genetic disorder. That is a lot more than “swelling”–it seems to be a recent congenital malformation. (but not hereditary, based on history & appearance of presumed mother cat :))

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Scientist Marco Kaltofen Presents Data Confirming Hot Particles from Fukushima Japan

  • fuckyoushima

    exopthalmos is present in graves disease, not thyroid cancer.

    there is no evidence linking radiation to graves disease.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      “other disorders – caused by mutations in the TSHR gene
      “TSHR gene mutations can cause disorders in which the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism). These mutations change one of the building blocks (amino acids) used to make the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor. As a result, the receptor is continuously activated and overstimulates the production of thyroid hormones. TSHR gene mutations can lead to an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as a rapid heart beat. Hyperthyroidism that is present from birth is called nonautoimmune congenital hyperthyroidism (or sporadic toxic thyroid hyperplasia). Onset of hyperthyroidism that begins in childhood or adulthood is known as nonautoimmune autosomal dominant hyperthyroidism (or hereditary toxic thyroid hyperplasia)….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne


      “Mutations in DNA sequences generally occur through one of two processes:
      1. “DNA damage from environmental agents such as ultraviolet light (sunshine), nuclear radiation or certain chemicals…”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Nuclear Power, Radiation, and Disease
      “Billions of years ago the earth was relatively radioactive and hostile to life, as radiation emanated both from the terrestrial plane—rocks and soil—and from powerful solar radiation in space. The solar effect was much more intense at that time, because the ozone layer that filters out the carcinogenic ultraviolet radiation from the sun was almost non-existent. Over billions of years, as plants developed and evolved, they generated oxygen (O2) from photosynthesis,
      which rose up through the lower layers of atmosphere into the stratosphere, where it was converted to ozone (O3) by ultraviolet light. Gradually, as the ozone layer accumulated in the upper atmosphere, the intensity of the solar radiation diminished, as did the terrestrial radiation, and the earth “cooled down (pp. 39-40)….”

      “When humans succeeded in splitting atoms, they also embarked upon a process that would inevitably increase the levels and diversity of background radiation on the earth. The process of fissioning uranium in nuclear reactors creates more than 200 new, man-made radioactive elements. Some “live” for only seconds; some remain radioactive for millions of years. Once created, these diabolical elements will inevitably find their way into the environment and will eventually enter the reproductive organs of plants, animals, and humans, where they will mutate the genes in reproductive cells to cause disease and death in the immediate generation or pass a hidden genetic disease to distant offspring down the time track. This is because, as explained above, most mutations cause disease, whereas advantageous mutations are infrequent and require millions of years to express themselves (p. 41)….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      “TSHR gene mutations can cause disorders in which the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism). These mutations change one of the building blocks (amino …

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        “other disorders – caused by mutations in the TSHR gene

        “TSHR gene mutations can cause disorders in which the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism). These mutations change one of the building blocks (amino acids) used to make the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor. As a result, the receptor is continuously activated and overstimulates the production of thyroid hormones. TSHR gene mutations can lead to an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as a rapid heart beat. Hyperthyroidism that is present from birth is called nonautoimmune congenital hyperthyroidism (or sporadic toxic thyroid hyperplasia). Onset of hyperthyroidism that begins in childhood or adulthood is known as nonautoimmune autosomal dominant hyperthyroidism (or hereditary toxic thyroid hyperplasia)….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for the Public

      “Large radiation doses to the fetus during the more sensitive stages of development (between weeks 2 and 18 of pregnancy) can cause birth defects, especially to the brain.
      When a fetus is exposed to large doses of radiation (above the dose received from 500 chest x-rays) during the more sensitive stages of development (especially between weeks 8 and 18 of pregnancy), the health consequences can be severe, especially to the brain. Fetuses in the 8- to 18-week stage of pregnancy exposed to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were found to have a high rate of brain damage that resulted in lower IQs and even severe mental retardation. They also suffered stunted growth (up to 4% shorter than average people) and an increased risk of other birth defects….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Health Effects
      “What are the risks of other long-term health effects?

      “Other than cancer, the most prominent long-term health effects are teratogenic and genetic mutations.
      Teratogenic mutations result from the exposure of fetuses (unborn children) to radiation. They can include smaller head or brain size, poorly formed eyes, abnormally slow growth, and mental retardation. Studies indicate that fetuses are most sensitive between about eight to fifteen weeks after conception. They remain somewhat less sensitive between six and twenty-five weeks old.

      “The relationship between dose and mental retardation is not known exactly. However, scientists estimate that if 1,000 fetuses that were between eight and fifteen weeks old were exposed to one rem, four fetuses would become mentally retarded. If the fetuses were between sixteen and twenty-five weeks old, it is estimated that one of them would be mentally retarded.

      “Genetic effects are those that can be passed from parent to child. Health physicists estimate that about fifty severe hereditary effects will occur in a group of one million live-born children whose parents were both exposed to one rem. About one hundred twenty severe hereditary effects would occur in all descendants.

      “In comparison, all other causes of genetic effects result in as many as 100,000 severe hereditary effects in one million live-born children. These genetic effects include those that occur spontaneously (“just happen”) as well as those that have non-radioactive causes.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne


      “Cells that survive with genomic instability can, over time, cause big problems for people. Two such problems are cancer in irradiated persons and genetic effects in children of irradiated parents.

      “Genetic effects arise from genomic instability in germ cells of the irradiated parents….

      “3.1.2 Genetic Effects

      “Small doses of ionizing radiation can permanently damage DNA in germ cells as previously indicated. One type of permanent damage is gene mutation. A mutation can be transmitted from one generation to another and therefore represents a genetic effect of irradiation.
      “Two specific germ-cell stages are considered important in evaluating the effects of radiation on the heredity of germ cells:

      • The stem-cell spermatogonia in males.
      • The oocytes, primarily the immature ones, in females.

      “Spermatogonia continue to multiply throughout the reproductive life span of an individual. However, oocytes are not replaced during adult life.

      “The genetic effects that could be caused by radiation are too numerous to be considered here individually. For radiation risk assessment, genetic disorders can be grouped as:

      • Dominant and X-linked, single-gene disorders
      • Chromosome disorders
      • Multifactorial disorders

      “ Dominant and X-Linked Single-Gene Disorders

      “Most cells from humans contain two sets of chromosomes with matched pairs of genes, one gene from each parent. The matched gene partners can differ, with one gene being dominant over its recessive partner gene.

      “Achondroplastic dwarfism is an example of a dominant gene disorder that could be caused by ionizing radiation.

      “A recessive gene can only show its effect if both partner genes show the effect. If a bad gene is present on the X-chromosome, it will invariably produce an effect in males. This is because males only have one X-chromosome.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        “Females have two X-chromosomes. If a female has one bad gene on an X-chromosome, but the other X-chromosome has a good gene partner, then the bad gene can behave as recessive (i.e., not having an influence).

        “Single-gene disorders associated with the X-chromosome are called X-linked effects.

        “Muscular dystrophy is an example of an X-linked effect that could be caused by ionizing radiation.

        “There is no direct evidence that the above-indicated diseases have been induced by radiation in humans. However, based on results of animal studies, the diseases are considered possible consequences of radiation exposure.

        “ Chromosome Disorders

        “Chromosome damage in germ cells of parents can influence heredity. Most somatic cells of humans contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, with one member of each pair donated by the father and the other by the mother.

        “Radiation exposure of the parents could lead to an abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy) in their offspring, which could severely affect the unborn or newborn child.

        “In most cases, aneuploidy will result in spontaneous loss of pregnancy. In the remaining cases, a severely affected child would be expected.

        “Down’s syndrome is an example of a consequence of aneuploidy. People with aneuploidy have a significant reduction in their life expectancy, have abnormal body features, and have no children.

        “ Multifactorial Disorders

        “Multifactorial disorders (diseases) involve complex patterns of inheritance. These disorders represent a very large class of genetic diseases.

        “A specific combination of mutant genes must be present for multifactorial diseases to occur. Environmental factors can also be important.

        “Examples of multifactorial diseases include:

        • Congenital malformations (e.g., spina bifida and cleft palate)
        • Constitutional diseases
        • Degenerative diseases ….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Chernobyl’s Legacy of Radioactive Poisoning Passed On
      “‘[Research] has shown genetic mutations in sufferers of Chernobyl, both adults and children. … Those children and adults are more likely to get cancer and pass on mutations to their children.’

      “Radiation is known to cause genetic mutation, and the rate of certain cancers goes up in areas exposed to nuclear fallout, scientists say….”

      Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Revisited

      “The incidences of birth defects have increased in heavily contaminated areas. A condition known as ‘minisatellite mutation’ in the Mogilev district of Belarus is ‘unusually high.’

      “Most genetic mutations resulting from exposure to radiation are recessive and are not likely to be expressed until the individuals affected have grandchildren. The mutation will be fully manifested when two people carrying the same mutant gene marry and produce a child who receives the identical mutant gene from each parent (a one-in-four chance for each child they produce). Radiation effects are dependent upon both level and time of exposure and some individuals continue to be exposed….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Uranium Weapons, Low-Level Radiation and Deformed Babies
      Global Research, January 1, 2010

      “To conclude, the current dogma regarding radiation effects cannot account for the increase in genetic malformations in populations exposed internally to low levels of radiation. Something is deeply wrong with the current science of radiation safety. Given this, statements by the radiation protection community regarding the impossibility that low levels of uranium can cause birth defects are suspect. Numerous studies demonstrate that uranium produces a wide range of birth defects in experimental animals [20,26]. Further, numerous in vitro and in vivo studies conducted in the last twenty years have proven that uranium is genotoxic (capable of damaging DNA), cytotoxic (poisonous to cells), and mutagenic (capable of inducing mutations) [27]. These effects are produced either by uranium’s radioactivity or its chemistry or a synergistic interaction between the two. These findings lend plausibility to the idea that the observed increased incidence of deformed babies in Iraq is related to depleted uranium munitions [26]. “

    • voltscommissar

      @FU-shima who said “there is no evidence linking radiation to graves disease.” Yes, that is my understanding too. There was a British comedian in the 1970s called Marty Feldman, and he had really weird bulging eyes (“proptosis”) and every junior doctor who ever saw him on TV said “Aha! proptosis, the guy’s got hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease. Maybe that explains why he’s so manic, too.” (very British quirky humour/sketch comedy)

      But bilateral proptosis and Graves disease are usually slowly progressive metabolic disorder, and as FU-shima said, the medical physicians have never taught the med students that it can be brought on by radioactive iodine ingestion. But we should of course keep an open mind: maybe Japan’s mass irradiation experiment will throw up a whole new constallation of ways to get ill, feel terrible and then die slowly and in pain…


  • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

    I wonder if an early sign of the effects of radiation on the population could be widespread irregularities in women’s menstrual cycles. Gynecologysts should be on the alert for such reports.

  • larry-andrew-nils

    here on the west coast canada….

    i know people who work for fisheries.

    they know next year there will be no fishing due to fukushima, but it is not in the mainstream knowledge.

    so they should have a clue as to whether it is radiation causing this:


    the sea animals all along the north-coast of north america are affected very harshly by the radiation in the water streaming direct from japan.


    will the radioactive particles cling to evaporating ocean-water particles?

    do dispersed radioactive particles promote evaporation of water?


    • Jebus Jebus

      Water is essentially purified when it changes to a vapor through evaporation or transpiration. The dirt gets back in when it scrubs the air clean as it condenses back and falls as rain or snow…

      The water cycle

      Why Is Evaporated Water Especially Clean?

      • Jebus Jebus

        Consumer’s Guide:
        Preparing an Emergency Food Supply
        Storing Water Supplies

        More Rigorous Purification Methods

        While the three methods described above will remove only microbes from water, the following two purification methods will remove other contaminants. Distillation will remove microbes, heavy metals, salts, most other chemicals, and radioactive dust and dirt, called radioactive fallout. Filtering will also remove radioactive fallout. (Water itself cannot become radioactive, but it can be contaminated by radioactive fallout. It is unsafe to drink water that contains radioactive fallout.)

        Distillation involves boiling water and collecting the vapor. The vapor condenses back to water, but will not include salt and other impurities. To distill, use a clean pot with a lid that will stay in place and cover the pot when placed upside down on the top. The lid needs to have a handle in the center, or near-center, top. Fill the clean pot halfway with water. Tie a clean cup to the handle on the pot�s lid so that the cup will hang right-side-up when the lid is upside-down. The cup should hang suspended above the water, not dangle into the water. Boil the water for 20 minutes. The water that drips from the lid into the cup is distilled.

        To make a fallout filter, punch holes in the bottom of a large bucket, and put a layer of gravel in the bucket about 1-1/2 inches high. Cover the gravel with a towel cut in a circle slightly larger than the bucket. Cover the towel with six inches of clayish soil dug from at least 4 inches below ground level. Cover the soil with a towel; place the filter over a large container, and pour contaminated water through. Then, disinfect the filtered water using one of the methods described above. Change the soil in your filter after every 50 quarts of water.


      • larry-andrew-nils

        ok that’s great… it makes me feel better knowing that if i see steam rising off of a lake, or the ground, it is good to breathe it, not bad.


        snow will blow around here for the next 6 months.

        you know, it’s hard not to breathe it in, so we can see durring winter, our health effects in the north, from the snow… breathing it in.

        • voltscommissar

          Most radionuclides will be left behind when water evaporates. Unforutnately this canot be true for tritium, which is a powerful alpha emitter. All nuclear reactors release tritium apparently, and it is beleived that the tritium is what is responsible for a DOUBLIN of teh risl of leukaemai for kids under 5 years old, living within 5km of NPPs. The meticulous epidemiological research was done in Germany and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

          That’s why the sensible logical rational Germans are ditching this expensive, toxic war-relate method of boiling water.

          There are over 250,000 hts for this Google search:

          >> Leukämie AKW kinder tritium site:.de <<

          (Leukaemia, NPPs, children, tritium, on German web sites)

  • Human0815

    Parents who let their Kids play in a Japanese Sandpit are very rare, this Sand is highly Contaminated, not with Radioactivity but by Cat-Poo, the Eye Swelling could be a allergic Reaction but we don’t know this, ergo we need a further Investigation but to say this is coming as a effect of the Radiation is too simple and maybe only a cheap Excuse!

    Tokyo, Ibaraki and Chiba Prefecture said in June/ Jult that they will exchange the Sand but nothing happened until now, at least here,
    anyway: Children getting sick when they play with Cat-Poo, or more warui- Drug-Addicted like Kelly from Southpark!

  • StillJill StillJill

    Cat poop causing swollen eyes,…not radiation? Someone’s gone over the edge of justification, rationalization, and minimization, my friend.

    • Human0815

      This is maybe your Opinion but maybe you have not investigated so many Sandpits like i have done 🙂

      The Viral- and Bacterial Load of Japanese Sandpits is immense and should be not forgotten!
      (Japan is a Paradise for “Homeless Cats”)

      Maybe you also have a look on the age of a typical Visitor of a Sandpit,
      i would say that this lovely Visitors are very, very young and the Immune system is not fully developed, a allergic Reaction is plausible!