Family 100 km from Fukushima Daiichi: 4, 7, and 10 year old each with many cysts on thyroid (ULTRASOUND)

Published: July 14th, 2012 at 11:23 am ET


Shared by Mari Inoue on July 13, 2012:

“This is an ultrasound of the thyroid a 7 year old boy who lived in Aizu Wakamatsu City [100 km from Fukushima Daiichi] at the time of the Fukushima explosion.” 

‎”On the left side you see the right thyroid, on the right side the left one. The boy suffers also from impeded blood flow. The 10 year old sister has also many cysts and gets tired easily. The 4 year old sister has more than 15 cysts. The mother suffers from some abnormality of the thyroid and gets tired easily and her QOL (don t know what that is) is very low.”

Published: July 14th, 2012 at 11:23 am ET


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28 comments to Family 100 km from Fukushima Daiichi: 4, 7, and 10 year old each with many cysts on thyroid (ULTRASOUND)

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    same thing is happening all over the world… every nuclear power plant releases HUGE amounts of radiation, LEGALLY.

    There is NO safe level of radiation. One nuclear power plant pollutes the whole world; all water, air and ground. Contaminating radiation levels are just higher the closer you get to each nuclear plant, mine, processing facility, etc. Mostly they dump at night, high up in the air through the 'vent stacks'. But also through water…

    75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog

  • QOL = Quality Of Life

    The rate of thyroid abnormalities is already higher after 16 months than that of the Marshall Islands after the Bikini nuclear tests. Those bombs released 130 times as much iodine-131 than Chernobyl did.

    • jec jec

      People of Japan (and the world) should look up Bikini health results! The damage to the health of the islanders is still on going, jellyfish babies (!) and miscarriage. AND Bikini Atoll is still not healthy. A sailboat visited this past summer, and their radiation meter badge SPIKED over dangerous levels of 20 mSv! The legacy for Japan will be much worse…

    • I would not put any stock in reported levels of iodine (or any other radioisotopes). TEPCO and all responsible agencies of the Japanese government have proven to be LIARS in that regard from Day-1. They are still lying, and will continue to lie from now until 'forever' in human terms.

      Pertinent fact: Thyroid damage from iodine-131 (and a couple of other iodine isotopes in lesser amounts) to people living in the Fukushima plumes is GREATER THAN thyroid damage reported in residents of the Bikini Atoll after the bomb tests. This very simply means that the Japanese citizens living in the Fukushima plumes received MORE of a limiting dose to iodine-131 than did the residents of Bikini.

      It really is that simple and obvious. People's sensitivity to iodine-131 exposures hasn't changed over the past 50-60 years at all. Due to the nature of biophysical effects of radiation from isotopes, I do not expect sensitivity will ever change (unless we suddenly start being born with lead exoskeletons and replaceable charcoal filtration units in our windpipes).

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Radiation dangers in food and water; via A Green Road Blog

  • CB CB

    This is SPARTA!
    Deception, trivializing life threatening radioactive fallout, and undermining folks trying to get accurate data is nothing less than aiding and abbeting government and corporate criminals. It's a massacre of Japn.

  • Sickputer

    QOL is Quality of Life (so sez my wife the nurse)

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      "QOL (don't know what that is)" from the report seems quite appropriate then, doesn't it…..

      BUT on a lighter note: I received a message from our fellow enenewser rooks (located in Chiba) who is currently selling his family's house and will leave Japan in August!! I'm VERY happy to hear this, rooks-san 🙂

  • ML

    We know radioactive iodine concentrates in thyroid but so does cesium:
    Caesium-137 levels in children's organs were examined at autopsy. The highest accumulation of Cs-137 was found in the endocrine glands, in particular the thyroid, the adrenals and the pancreas. High levels were also found in the heart, the thymus and the spleen.[2]
    This came from Wikipedia. Best I can do on iPhone

  • ML

    This means even if you aren't exposed to radioactive iodine you can be exposed to cesium in foods or pollen and still have endocrine effects. Thyroid cancers are on rise everywhere.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    After reading this I looked up symptoms of thyroid problems and the first link had
    "Top 10 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Problem"

    I have about 4 of these maybe 5. Even with knowing all this has been going on (radiation contamination) I didn't think the variety of annoying health problems I've had might be linked to one thing like the thyroid. I'll be off to the doctor soon over this.

    • ML

      Consider checking thyroid antibodies and not just TSH. Also consider free T3 and reverse T3.

    • Michele

      Good luck 'enough', in the US it has become difficult to find physicians receptive to having the testing scheduled. Many of us have had to go onto the web to find outside help from groups who have doctors who prescribe the testing, and then have clinics around the nation to do the testing. Payment is personal but well worth the cost. I have lived near the Bridgman, Michigan plant DC Cook. My husband was employed as a mediator between the plant and the NRC in order to follow regulations. There seemed to be high rates of thyroid problems. I am no longer in SW Michigan and my readings were in the lower normal range. But, since Fuku, I have been tired, and find that activities even done to keep house cause low energy.

  • many moons

    !00 kilometers….1,000…..10,000….
    There is no here or there, us or them anymore…we all have to try and help each other in every way we can.

  • arclight arclight

    Comments (analyzed urine from March to June 2012)

    ".The French NGO ACRO is still facing a large demand of urine testing from Japan and thus continues its assistance. Here are 59 new results.
    All results of analyzes on children in Tokyo and its suburbs show no contamination, except for a child in the city of Matsudo, Chiba pref..
    Not so far from the Fukushima NPP, there are still children with contaminated urine, more than a year after the massive discharges into the environment. This is particularly the case in the province of Fukushima, but also in the neighbouring prefectures of Miyagi and Tochigi. These contaminations are low, but persist over time.
    At Kurihara, Miyagi prefecture, they are all children of farmers who eat farm products. Contamination levels of the urine are similar ranging from 1.68 to 2.5 Bq / l for both caesium.
    For 5 people, it was a follow up. In all cases, there is a decrease in contamination, which shows the merit of this kind of test that helps people to be careful…"

    they must be still uploading the list but there are some july results of cs 134 and 137..

    this is an ADDED burden to the system on top of the iodine damage..

    • arclight arclight

      and this
      Federal Republic of Germany
      II. Radiocaesium in the food chain of animals and man, and ways of reducing radioactive contamination


      "…When about the same amount of radiocaesium is ingested daily, the concentrations increase in all soft tissues until a plateau is reached. This plateau of radiocaesium concentration varies from tissue to tissue and is reached at different times. Within a given tissue the level of the plateau concentration is determined by the daily dose of radiocaesium. When a plateau is reached in all tissues, there is an equilibrium between uptake and excretion of radiocaesium. In this state the intake is the same as the excretion, and the radiocaesium concentration has reached its maximum in all tissues…"

  • GeoHarvey

    The industry, government, and various apostles of nuclear theology will continue to do whatever it takes to stem the tide of truth. When it is no longer to do so, the damage done will depend on how long they were successful. The longer they hold out, the worse it will be, for the world, for the victims, and for the innocent people. But the longer they hold out, the worse it will be for them as well. The time will come when the truth will no longer be deniable.

    But for right now, it seems that when the government is told the people have thyroid problems, the answer is "Let them eat iodine-131!"

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is a crime, plain and simple. The ones in charge can not deny it. It absolutely should be pursued as such.
    There is no question across the board that 100 millisieverts yearly accumulated dose is the maximum limit for humans!
    Pro-Nuke, Anit-Nuke, Anyone! 100 millisieverts dose accumulated in a year and the risk is too great. The data is there. At that amount, it's not good for you anymore. Right?
    Do the math.
    These people have received accumulated doses, of unknown amounts.
    No, continuous, legitimate data has been kept. No one knows if they are over 100 millisieverts accumulated dose. They don't know what the accumulated dose is for anyone, internal or external.
    But they know that 100 millisieverts accumulated yearly dose turns good radiation into bad radiation.
    It's so fxxxxxg absurd and it is criminal.
    Passive Murder…

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      I think passive murder was the earthquake – unless it was intentional, which we will never know. Active murder is the intentional lack of effort to control, along with active burning of debris and scraping as much as they can into the ocean. Signing treaties preventing testing of food products, etc.

      Just a thought.

  • arclight arclight

    Bad news and good advice for Fukushima's refugees
    "..Iodine131 affects the thyroid gland. A few years ago the New York Times reported that doctors had found a puzzling increase in thyroid cancer in New York State. Here's the link. The increased cancer rate was driven by immigrants from Belarus and Ukraine, many of whom settled in New York. Their doctors and, presumably, public health officials didn't realise that it was important to watch for changes to their thyroids, while back in the homeland the people who stayed behind were monitored closely and treated early. Eventually, the emigrés' thyroid cancers became impossible to ignore. Unfortunately, in many cases they were diagnosed too late…"

    scroll down on the home page frame to find the qoute…

  • arclight arclight

    July 15: "Take the Yellow Train (Sobu Line) to Funabashi (Noda's Constituency), Make the Sound of Drums Heard!" Demo from 1PM in Funabashi, Chiba

    "…Clearly including the ones who organized the very fun protest on June 24 in Funabashi City, Chiba (Prime Minister Noda's constituency), the group of people calling themselves "Drums of Fury" is doing another protest in Funabashi. Participants are encouraged to take the "Yellow Train" – JR Sobu Line that goes from the western Tokyo into Chiba…"

  • arclight arclight

    【日本語字幕付】「放射能と子どもたち」/"Children and Radiation"