German TV: 42% of Fukushima children now with thyroid disorders — Official blames too much seafood? (VIDEO)

Published: November 19th, 2012 at 4:58 am ET


German TV channel ZDF’s segment on the Fukushima Health Survey translated by SimplyInfo:

[…] More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%. nobody of the experts asks for the reasons. […] He explains the results mainly by improved diagnosis methods, but people don’t believe him. […] There are no refererence [sic] studies, Dr. Suzuki tells us, and maybe the children simply took too much iodine or seafood. He doesn’t know if this has something to do with radiation. “We are mainly here to inform the parents of the results of our study.” But what do such results mean to parents without proper explanations? The official handling of the disaster is more than questionable. Many people have completely lost trust in government and believe that the disaster is played down to protect the mighty nuclear industry of Japan.

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Published: November 19th, 2012 at 4:58 am ET


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15 comments to German TV: 42% of Fukushima children now with thyroid disorders — Official blames too much seafood? (VIDEO)

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Yes, saw that one yesterday in the main news. The journalist also pointed out that none of the experts present at the press presentation of the results asked about the reason for this high percentage. Members of the press were allowed to join, but not to ask questions.
    Prof. "smile-a-lot" Yamashita was there, too.

    Later, the journalist visits Minamisoma with a man who demonstrates the malfunction of the monitoring post in front of a kindergarten. The man says: "When we reported this to the government, we were told: you wanted monitoring posts, now you have them."

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Ahhh, Dr. Suzuki strikes again. I'm waiting patiently for him to get throttled by an angry parent.

  • JHewes76 JHewes76

    Bet he wouldn't smile as much if he were chained to a steel beam at the nuke plant 😉

  • markww markww

    JAPAN in DENIAL and will be cause they do not believe what they do not see.


  • or-well

    There's many actors –
    in Nightmare Medical Theater.
    Is Suzuki Dr. Yamashita's idolater
    or simply a medical science perverter?
    Shinichi Suzuki plays his role
    as Frankensteins' minion, "Fritz" or "Igor",
    Or is it Count Draculas' fly-eating crazy,
    "Renfield", or am I being lazy?

    No reference? He could start with their own control group
    mentioned under "Related Posts".
    If he isn't aware of other studies he hasn't looked,
    which is unconscionable, or he's lying.

    Where is the rest of the medical profession, Japanese or global, politely but firmly calling these men out?
    Yes, I know there's a few. Too few.

  • ElZoido

    To give this horrible news abit more context, I tried to figure out what a "normal" result of such a survey should have been.
    After a quick search, I found the results of a thyroid study conducted in Germany. It showed thyroid abnormalities in 15% of the tested children and 35% of the tested adults.

    So it appears that a spike to 42% is indeed a horrific piece of news. Way above what could be expected and a clear indication of the injury those children have recieved.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi EIZoido,
      which study are you referring to? Could you please provide a link for us?
      I can't imagine "normal" percentage of abnormalities being as high as you state. Are you sure you're not confusing "Über- oder Unterfunktion" with nodules and cysts?


  • Replacant Replacant

    So the start of undeniable effects of the crisis are being denied? How many of the 42% have those growths become cancerous? How many children will get other cancers? As the food and water supply in Japan accumulates more and more Cesium and other radioactive materials how long before its too late?

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    here we got it on youtube too:

  • razzz razzz

    At least one of these two doctors, Dr. Yamashita for sure, involved in Japan's kids 'health' had conducted a 2001 study where gathered information from pre-Chernobyl and pre-Hiroshima/Nagasaki plus a more recent study from the report (can't confirm that one, to much lying and obfuscation going on) showed incidents of kid's thyroid anomalies hovering around 1% of kids tested before nuclear fallout exposure.

    This report had a bias for nuclear apologists towards reporting that healthy diets in kids would prevent any dangerous levels of uptake in radioactive iodine during a nuclear accident…enter the Fukushima disaster where test results are ranging between 30% and almost 50% for signs of radioactive iodine complications. With backtracking now, that 30% abnormalities are the new normal after studies (their on) already showed around 1% abnormalities is typical in kids in a normal background radiation environment. Plus, variations were not to present themselves within a year or two but closer to 4 years after fallout exposure, means these affected kids got a whopping dose of fallout from Fukushima.

    Japanese government is getting caught up in their own lies while trying to downplay the effects of a Fukushima disaster. Only the ones unable to protect themselves suffer the consequences.

    Over 300 tons of melted fuel and everything is fine…

  • razzz razzz

    meant to type…(their own)…

  • arclight arclight

    On 2012/01/12, at 11:50, Noam Chomsky wrote:

    It is a privilege to be able to lend personal support to the Fukushima Evacuate Children Lawsuit.
    There is no better measure of the moral health of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable people within it, and none or more vulnerable, or more precious, than children who are the victims of unconscionable actions.
    For Japan, and for all of us, this is a test that we must not fail.

    Save the Fukushima children from Prof. Yamashita -Lies exposed!

    so kids who eat fish get thyroid ancer dr suzuki? and the smiley yamashita, man of profit orientated health and safety nd dodgy ASEAN "human rights" agreements (i use the term loosely) . for the enenewsers that caught that news it has gone through and h the ASEAN meeting has opened up a trade pact including new zealandad australia..

    trade pats mean share the contaminated food imo..

    and western science largely stands by while science is corrupted..??

    heres the uk version of corrupt and we know that the uk thyrois association is also behind this crap! like imperial college londons responce to issues about cesium.. they just prevaricate ..


  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    @arclight – I have signed your petition and urge others to do the same asap. Keep up the good fight for these innocent children.

  • This news is disturbing, kids Fukushima are really sick and they need help right now. I saw this news on a TV channel from <a href="">German TV</a>.