Oct. 22 — “Two boys in Fukushima Prefecture have been internally exposed to the highest levels of radiation among the nearly 4,500 residents who were checked amid the nuclear crisis,” reports Kyodo.
“The level of exposure is estimated to be equivalent to 3 millisieverts during their lifetime, which is not expected to harm their health, prefectural officials said Thursday,” according to Kyodo.
“The local government has not disclosed the boys’ exact ages, saying only that they are between 4 and 7 years old.”
The checks were conducted between June 27 and Sept. 30 in 13 high-risk municipalities.
- 8 people measured 2 millisieverts
- 6 registered 1 millisievert
- 4,447 residents had less than 1 millisievert
How much radiation exposure do you need to get over 1 millisievert (1,000 microsieverts)? Keep this in mind: “TEPCO says 2 male workers… were showered with highly radioactive water… they had no internal radiation exposure.” -NHK, August 31
Published: October 22nd, 2011 at 12:58 pm ET
- 229 millisieverts/year of cumulative radiation in town outside exclusion zone — Exposure limit for ordinary people is 1 millisievert/year August 20, 2011
- WSJ: Many in Fukushima exposed to radiation well above permitted level, new research shows — “Survey did NOT look at internal exposure” December 13, 2011
- Study finds 12 millisievert average thyroid doses of INTERNAL radiation in Fukushima children — Gov’t had assured “the levels of such doses were zero” — Gov’t won’t notify parents of results July 11, 2012
- All 10 children tested in large city 60 km from Fukushima meltdown have radioactive urine — “High possibility” that children in and near city exposed to internal radiation June 30, 2011
- NHK: 42% of residents’ radiation exposure tops annual limit — Survey excluded people working in places with high radioactivity — Only used 4 months of data February 21, 2012