No cancers found until 4-5 years after nuclear disaster?
Kyodo, June 5, 2013: Researchers at Fukushima Medical University [...] said they do not believe that the most recent cases are related to the nuclear crisis. They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later. [...]
Wikipedia: As of August 2013, there have been more than 40 children newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer and other cancers in Fukushima prefecture as a whole, but these cancers are not attributed to radiation from Fukushima [...] if Chernobyl is anything to go by the increase in thyroid cancer rates won’t begin until approximately 4–5 years after the accident.
Actual data shows cancers “occurred almost immediately within 1 year”
Hiroshima to Fukushima – Data on Fukushima, Eiichiro Ochiai (2014): “12 out of 174.000 children” [...] is much higher than that seen in the Chernobyl incident [...] If 15 more likely cases were taken account of, the thyroid cancer incident rate among Fukushima children would be about 7.8/100.000/year, extraordinarily a high rate. (Note: this number is still an underestimate. This number would he 21/100,0110/y if the data is more properly analyzed). The authority denies that they were caused by the radiation released from the TEPCo NPP on the basis that thyroid cancer would emerge only 4-5 years after such an incident. However, the data on the Chernobyl incident show that thyroid cancer did show up even just one year later (see Fig. 14.4) [...]
Hiroshima to Fukushima – Data on Chernobyl, Eiichiro Ochiai (2014): [...] a few cases of thyroid cancer seem to have occurred almost immediately within 1 year. In children, the incidence [...] has kept increasing, even after 25 years. A similar trend has been observed for the groups aged 15 years or more (Ukraine report 2011). This continuous rise suggests that radiation sources other than the short-lived I-131, such as I-129 and Cs-137 may also be involved. In a highly contaminated area. Gomel of Belams, the annual incidence of thyroid cancers among children 2-18 years of age in 1998 was 58 times higher than that in 1973 [...]
Published: September 29th, 2013 at 8:43 pm ET