Fukushima Pediatrician Warns: “Clear sign something abnormal is occurring” in young children
Title: Disaster-area kids under hard stress
Date: Sep. 12, 2012
In Koriyama, Fukushima, the weight of about 30 4-year-olds was recorded until they turned 5. It was found that their weight increased at an average annual rate of 2.4 kg before the disaster struck, but the annual rise shrank to 1.5 kg afterward.
Pediatrician Shintaro Kikuchi, 42, of Koriyama, who conducted the study, warned this is a clear sign something abnormal is occurring.
See also: Jiji: Many children appear "prone to sickness and weak" after 3/11 -- Reuters: Many children with "immune system problems and listlessness" after Chernobyl
- UK newspaper reports on Fukushima children with abnormal thyroid growths July 19, 2012
- Jiji: Many children appear “prone to sickness and weak” after 3/11 — Reuters: Many children with “immune system problems and listlessness” after Chernobyl September 11, 2012
- NHK: Fukushima children not growing in weight, average increase down 75% — Doctor says “very unusual”… some gained only 1 pound in year November 7, 2011
- Lawmakers seek free medical care for radiation-exposed children outside Fukushima February 17, 2012
- Gov’t Advisor: Results of children’s tests may point to an elevated incidence of abnormal thyroid function March 22, 2012