Fukushima child suspected to have thyroid cancer -Kyodo

Published: November 17th, 2012 at 4:23 pm ET
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Nov 17, 2012 report in Kyodo with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:

Fukushima local government admitted another Fukushima child needs a prompt second inspection for the possible thyroid cancer. [...] Fukushima medical university comments, they took longer than 4 years to find increasing thyroid cases in Chernobyl. This case has no strong connection with Fukushima accident, but they will proceed blood and cell analysis to confirm if it’s really a cancer.

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To investigate the effect of radiation by TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the primary examination of the thyroid gland examination Fukushima is going to target the approximately 360,000 people under the age of 18, there is a suspicion of cancer, “immediately following two 17, I found out in an interview to the participants that has one child who is determined for the first time “that needs to be tested. [...] As “it took four years at the shortest to the discovery of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl” Medical Fukushima Prefectural you are investigating, but seeing the causal relationship between radiation is low, examine the cells and blood, or cancer I determine whether.

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Published: November 17th, 2012 at 4:23 pm ET
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19 comments to Fukushima child suspected to have thyroid cancer -Kyodo

  • or-well

    What's a few more deaths
    in a population
    destined to shrink for generations
    as long as we get our superannuation
    and don't have to obey prison regulations?

    What's a few kids with parents easily squashed?
    We've got doctors complicit keeping statistics "washed"
    and media needing our ad money tossed
    and people from birth who've been taught who's the boss.

    We WILL thoroughly spread the contamination
    and reject all pleas for relocation,
    nuke village cronies will profit from "remediation"
    and no wrong ever admitted avoids humiliation.


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  • DrSpindrift

    The Lancet, Volume 358, Pages 1965 – 1966, 8 December 2001
    15 years after Chernobyl: new evidence of thyroid cancer
    Dr Yoshisada Shibata PhD et al.

    Summary
    No thyroid cancer was seen in 9472 children born in 1987—89, whereas one and 31 thyroid cancers were recorded in 2409 children born April 27, 1986, to Dec 31, 1986, and 9720 born Jan 1, 1983, to April 26, 1986, respectively.

    From this paper it can be concluded that thyroid cancer in children not exposed to radiation is vanishingly rare. The suggestion that a second case of thyroid cancer in a child exposed to the radioactive fallout from Fukushima is unrelated to the accident because it is occurring to soon is nonsense. It fools no-one.

    On the contrary, the fact that we are already seeing incident cases of thyroid cancer in children with such a short latency from the reactor explosions implies that the exposure of the population to radioiodine was much greater than that seen in the local population after the Chernobyl accident. Sadly the health effects on the children of Fukushima can therefore be expected to be much worse.


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    • patb2009

      we will see many more juvenile cancers in Japan.

      Whats worse is the ones we don't see, the unborn children, who will never be.


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      • Mack Mack

        Good post Dr. Spindrift

        In an NRC memo dated March 13, 2011, radiation releases from Fukushima and Chernobyl were compared:

        RADIOIODINES –>

        Fukushima: 12,000 curies + 96.5 million curies

        Chernobyl: 48 million curies

        NOBLE GASES –>

        Fukushima: 274,000 curies + 178 million curies

        Chernobyl: 170 million curies

        "OTHER" RADIONUCLIDES:

        Fukushima: 4,000 curies + 100 million curies

        Chernobyl: 72 million curies

        http://www.scribd.com/doc/110327882/Pages-From-C143372-02A-March-13th-2011-PMT-Comparison-of-Fukushima-Daiichi-to-TMI-and-Chernobyl-Accidents

        @ Everyone ….

        –> On March 13, 2011, they were already speculating that Fukushima radiation was greater than Chernobyl.

        Yet, how many times did we hear in the media that Fukushima was less than Chernobyl?

        –> And now we can see why children are (sadly) showing signs of illness already.


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        • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

          What assumptions or models did they use to come up with these figures?

          So far, everyone we have seen come up with estimates of total radiation released stops the radiation coming out at the date of 'cold shutdown', and the assumptions are pretty minor; one reactor melting down, one spent fuel pool with minor issues and then everything is cold after two weeks.

          No corium melt throughs, no active fissioning or criticalities after two weeks, etc.

          And certainly no radioactive ocean releases, or radioactive air releases that keep on going right up to today.. Nope, just not happening, no way, no how. Just can't be, can't be…

          So yea, let's just modify the models and estimates to show cold shutdown after 24 hours or so.. this makes some nice numbers we can congratulate the pro nukers with…

          See how safe it is???


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        • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

          The assumptions were that ONLY 1 and 3 had a complete meltdown in the nuclear reactor, AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED.. the fuel from 1 and 3 is still inside the containment vessels, according to these numbers.

          No corium release, no spent fuel pool melt downs, no EXPLOSIONS, NO NOTHING.

          yea right… keep the numbers teensy weeensyyy, so the teeny weeny minds can not freak out and get all panicy…


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    • Maggie123

      DrSpindrift – "…implies that the exposure of the population to radioiodine was much greater than that seen in the local population after the Chernobyl accident." …

      This is the deep quiet worry I've been holding in mind for months.


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      • razzz razzz

        Again, Chernobyl blew its reactor #4 fuel load into the atmosphere. The effected areas were contaminated with more cesium than Fukushima but the areas were sparely populated, as a whole. Compared to Fukushima contaminating a denser population with less cesium than Chernobyl released. Fukushima blew some(?) of #3's fuel pool into the air which is less 'hot' than a working fuel load.

        Which event is worse, looks like less fallout over a denser population is.

        Fukushima will surpass Chernobyl in total fallout due to the amounts of melted fuel involved but not all of that is going airborne, most is going into the ocean or the melted fuel is not exposed to air but to water.

        From…

        http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/

        "…Initially, everyone was told that radiation level was minimal and that they were safe. Little did they know that much of the radiation had been blown onto this bridge in a huge spike.”

        They saw a beautiful rainbow coloured flames of the burning graphite nuclear core, whose flames were higher than the smoke stack itself. All of them are dead now – they were exposed to levels of over 500 roentgens, which is a fatal dose…"


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    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Thx for this post, Dr. Spindrift, as sad as it is to read.


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  • Nuke is not safe on the best day of its life.
    Silly little boys, playing with big toys, acting godlike in turning matter into energy, and putting everything we hold dear at risk.

    Here is EPA proof that a wide area of America was dusted with uranium from Fukushima, around 3000% over background levels. Tens of tons were aerosolized in order to increase the density of uranium in air to these high levels.

    Kill nuke, before it kills you and yours.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/uranium-aerosolized-into-atmosphere.html


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    Smiley faces of Fukushima public health investigation committee as they discuss about the girl. Of course Yamashita is included, the spotlight is on him. Illness couldn't have been more profitable…how wicked!
    http://hanayuu.posterous.com/168997086
    http://hanayuu.posterous.com/168997069


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    • jec jec

      Wonder where THEIR children are? Hawaii? The poor children with thryoid cancer..I hope the smiles will continue when its THEIR loved ones. The girl..poor thing..if they do surgery and remove the thyroid..I hope everyone knows she will have a difficult life to grow up in a normal fashion. So few children are treated for this cancer (because its NEVER seen in a normal society without radiation exposure)–treatments are more experimental. She may have surgeries..and has anyone mentioned the fact she probably will not have children? Let alone the radiation exposure..the thyroid is critical in human reproduction. Hope they have gotten the disease soon enuf and she is given lots of supportive care..not ignored or shunned.

      Smile on Politicos..you are going to have to face the facts soon in your own families.


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  • ML

    Here's an article regarding effect of radiation on the endocrine system published in an Indian journal April-June 2011…just before the hush came over the medical world again, with the exception of Germany.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3125012/

    Endocrine effects of Fukushima: Radiation-induced endocrinopathy
    This is what governments do not want the populace to know.


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    • ML

      And I believe that the radiation that has blanketed the Northern Hemisphere since the 1940s has led to both endocrine and neurologic effects.
      Why has the sperm count normal been lowered recently? They would have you believe it is anything else permissible to name, such as BPA or GMO.


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    • Mack Mack

      Thanks, ML. That's a powerful abstract.

      From the abstract:

      "More or less every organ is affected by radiation exposure. Some require a higher dose to be affected while others may be affected at a lower dose. All the endocrine glands are susceptible to damage by radiation exposure; however, pituitary, thyroid and gonads are most likely to be affected. In addition to the endocrine effects, the rates of birth defects and carcinomas may also be increased in the population exposed to excessive radiation."


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