Excerpt from: Md. woman sees long-term effects of radiation in Fukushima
Date: Dec 30, 2012
[...] Residents report strange symptoms
[...] Some of the mothers told [Akemi Maeshima of Rockville, Maryland, a school nurse for 25 years in Japan who's been volunteering for the past year at Mano Elementary School in Minami Soma City] that they lost hair within six months of the plant meltdown and subsequent release of radiation.
“Their hair started falling out,” she says. “They were almost bald. They told me they were wearing wigs.”
An office administrator at her school, a 26-year-old woman, reported that her throat had started to hurt and her lymph nodes had started to swell.
In both cases, doctors told the women there was no way to determine if the symptoms were caused by radiation. But the women saw other patients with similar symptoms at doctors’ offices, Maeshima says. [...]
Published: December 30th, 2012 at 10:13 pm ET
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