AP: Japan cancer surgeon in fear of what’s to come after Fukushima disaster — “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all”

Published: October 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 am ET


Associated Press, Oct. 22, 2013: Japan mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town […] A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. Today, as mayor of a central Japanese city, he’s trying to avoid a repeat of his own history. […] “If my fears turn out to be unfounded, nothing would be better news,” Sugenoya said […] The Japanese government has detected 44 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer among 217,000 youngsters, 18 and under, checked in Fukushima prefecture. Thyroid cancer among children is generally rare, estimated at only one in a million. […] Yuri Hasegawa, a 45-year-old Fukushima mother, is so worried […] In her backyard and other areas, “The Geiger counter starts going beep, beep, beep, beep,” she said. “The beeps are coming so fast. […] If we could see it, we wouldn’t be living here.” […] [Sugenoya said,] “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all.”

Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Oct. 21, 2013: A delegation from Japan got interested in Belarus’ practices in providing year-round rehabilitation and recuperation services for children and the youth at the education and rehabilitation center Zubryonok, Education Minister of Belarus Sergei Maskevich said […] There are no year-round rehabilitation facilities for children in Japan yet. Over the last years Belarus has welcomed several groups of children. Japanese children from the Fukushima-affected areas took part in a special rehabilitation program […]

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Published: October 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 am ET


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85 comments to AP: Japan cancer surgeon in fear of what’s to come after Fukushima disaster — “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all”

    • timex

      Thats just …depressing , West coast a dead zone…

    • Anthony Anthony

      That is a kick ass report markww!!!

      Unbelievable but true. Thanks.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Definitely a disturbance has been felt in the force and 28 signs for sure.. 🙁

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Its important that we (women for sure) keep the faith strong for what comes this way.

        No need to look at Nuclear Radiation Contamination as the cause of your breast cancers, since its invisible, tasteless and odorless and now coming in volume to the entire world all you women live in.

        Seriously you need to shut down this manmade Nuclear Industry before it exterminates all of you ladies..

        A Great Deal More Action and less faith would be appropriate at this time…

        These Nuclear People have kept you all in the dark on purpose and the reason is called.. massive profits on all fronts!

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          I politely disagree, Obewan. Scientific study has proven positive attitude and even a "positive" spiritual orientation helps people to overcome cancer and chronic illness.

          I've been treated for chronic illness for the past seven years (immune related disorder), and ALL of my doctors, without exception, have emphasized having some sort of spiritual practice. They are not necessarily Christian people, either. But ALL promote a spiritual grounding of some sort for their patients' well being. I'm living proof a positive attitude and strong spiritual practice (whatever that may be) are likely to be beneficial.

          I'm 100% with you on this: the likely onslaught of cancer and other serious illnesses likely to be caused by Fukushima, other radiation exposure, and toxic exposure shouldn't be downplayed.

          Can send you links to these studies privately if you wish. Let's take it to the Forum if you'd like to discuss further.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Obewan, I'd even go so far as to say a positive attitude, spiritual practice can promote good health & can help to prevent cancer.

            This is NOT to say just smiling and a "don't worry, be happy" mentality will solve everything. We certainly shouldn't be going around with our proverbial heads buried in the sand, i.e., "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Don't want to belabor the point, but if it's absolutely unavoidable that I am to suffer greatly before I die, I certainly would like to take in as much joy and beauty as I can before I go. I'm not giving up until all is lost.

              What do we have if we live only to worry and be in fear? I won't live that way. Have nearly died several times due to complications from immune related disorders & stealth infections. This has caused me to feel the need to be thankful for every day, trying live each day to the fullest as if it were my last day on earth.

              • We Not They Finally

                HoTaters, you're correct, good for you, and keep going strong.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                HoTaters, I understand your points completely, and yes, it is known that health can be improved via strong spiritual positive mental/body practices. Usually as the mind is turned in the proper direction the body follows suit through better health practices allowing for better health regimes creating in some cases dramatic improvements.

                Yet, there now exists a slew of cancers/diseases that just take you away and no amount of spiritual intervention will help the cause or end fate from the brought to you by others manmade disease. The force and vibrations of the universe are all around us and even in the food we eat and in all mass we come into contact with. Often it is these vibrations that gives us our good/bad health both in mental and physical form but/and when man brings in unnatural energy/vibrations to your existing world without consent then the individual has a greater challenge maintaining good health.

                My point is why go through any of this disease/pain/pattern/death if it (bad vibrations) can be stopped at the direct source? Praying on Sunday does nothing for the stopping of any Nuclear, fracking, pollution, corrupt political practice etc. ..nothing. One (especially women) must now become very active in the cause by taking action. Simple really, since to many of you are dying from this manmade plague that now affects 1 out of 3 women and it will get worse. Most men are clueless.

                Ergo: A Great Deal More Action and less faith would be appropriate at this time!

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            if only faith could stop the spread of radiation which kills all life, to some degree or another. If the ocean is dying, faith wont be of value

        • We Not They Finally

          obewan, it also exterminates men. We're not a separate race. A few posts back you were talking about women doing whatever to their breasts to stop this. You don't want to hear about the man-parts I'm sure. Just an object lesson.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            Everyone has thyroids and livers and hearts and a circulatory system and bones and a pancreas and an immune system which is affected by radiation.

            It is a mistake to shower with guilt those who have been overcome by too much radiation. Radiation is the fault of nuclear power plants and weapons, cell phone towers and cordless phones, high power electric lines, uranium mining, etc. The industries who manufacture radiation are at fault, not those dying and dead from exposure to too much radiation.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            I know all about the men's parts and of course it takes out both of us.

            In simple terms when my wife wants something done/asks me to do something..I do it!

            Got it.. yet?

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Ok ladies..

              Less races for a cure and a great deal more protests to stop the genocide of yourselves and your own children…

              Men are mostly clueless accept for those frequenting here..

              You women have the power today, right now and it is not a man's world anymore.

              • or-well

                If more men knew…
                The Nuclear Pimpers
                won't tell men why
                they're going "limpers"
                despite how they try.
                If macho men knew
                how radiation deflates
                what they brag about
                among their mates,
                how it turns plums to prunes
                and grapes into raisins
                they might decide
                there's a good reason
                to shut nukes down now
                before they can't get squeezin'.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                This society is a patriarchy. Stop blaming women for the nuclear industry. If men didn't want nuclear, we wouldn't have it.

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  You do have a point!

                  So why not, lets just have more Nuclear Power Plants everywhere!

                  The men are in the ones really in charge! 🙂

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  I have often said that men are the problem. Male dominance has been such a huge worldwide problem.

                  I missed where Obe blamed women for it though. I mistakenly thought he was saying if women really exercised the power they could have, this could overcome mans war like influence.

                  If men didnt want nuclear we wouldnt have it, but the women I see talking…TV, politician, comedian, shool teacher…why dont they speak up against nuclear?

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    They must all be fearful of the men who are rightfully in complete charge of everything?

                    The men by the way built all those Nukes to protect themselves only ..too!

                    Sure they did and they did not fear for any of their women or those same women that originally bore them that they call Mom..

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                  Men are the ones who need to be macho. Persuade men that it is macho to be anti-Nuke, please.

                  I really don't like talking to people who say we should build more nuclear power plants.

                  It isn't a joke. And even if in jest, talking about building more nuclear power plants is extremely unattractive.

              • The women have ALL of the power..

                If women said to them; no more sex, until you turn off these death machines that kill our kids, then men will do anything they ask..

                Wars have stopped because of this.. fact.

                Nuclear power stands no chance if women compete with them directly.

          • or-well

            Popeye ate produce from Japan,
            now he's got the hots
            in his bones and his glands,
            but not for his girl – sweet Olive Oyl,
            he can't give her a whirl
            because of isotopes in the soil,
            so he wants food imported
            but now it's too late,
            his male organ's distorted,
            he can't get a date,
            and his pal who likes burgers
            says "Popeye, my friend,
            watch who you call Wimpy
            and please to me lend
            enough for a burger
            of iodine beef with cesium cheese,
            I'll repay you Tuesday –
            if I'm not dead
            from radiation disease."

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              .. 🙂 Looks like depopulation is right on course and to think I originally thought all those swaths of beautiful lands put aside (for someone else) in our national parks were really for all the/our future citizens…

              • or-well

                Maybe for the lead underwear crowd?
                I'm a man of S35
                I can't – no matter how much I strive.
                Forget good to the finish
                I can't start when it's limpish,
                Im a man of S35.

                I'm a man of S35,
                I was hoping my genes would survive,
                but even when able
                to come to the table
                those swimmers are sterile Oh My!

                I'm a man of S35,
                formed when seawater hit fuel,
                it's an isotope daughter
                that's led to the slaughter
                of my testicles dying inside.

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                depopulation is good, nuclear radiation is bad

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                This should have been our heritage and the inheritance left for our children's children's children in the U.S.


                Think this likely speaks eloquently for people everywhere. Now it may not be safe to breathe, play in the rain or snow, or just enjoy. Hidden danger everywhere. Our heritage is being stolen from us, has been stolen.

                I almost cried when I watched the video.

        • dharmasyd dharmasyd

          Rads in the Nads!

          This hits more that the fair sex. I know you know that, but I could not resist!

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      My younger sister lives on the West Coast and has had 3 different bouts of cancer. When I told her that I avoid going out in the rain and the snow because I have to walk (without a car) and all the radioactive fallout comes down with the rain and the snow, she was speechless. She doesn't even know what a GMO is. She is very educated, but just believes the wrong people.

      They could teach people how to better protect themselves on TV. But they don't.

      People just don't see Strontium 90 when they see dairy products. Or radioactive Cesium. When I look at dairy I see a skull and crossbones indicating poison. Meat and fish and eggs seem just disgusting.

      All animal products should have a warning label: a picture of a mutant, or a cancer ridden dying person or a skeleton. Or a symbol of radioactivity would do it.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Indeed Markww…I just finished my Caesar salad w/anchovies (–yeah yeah, I know, don't lecture me, I'm 81. I've lived my life, no living relatives nor children. So who cares if I die of cancer at 85 or 90 or not. I loved my life. I loved the ocean. I love Caesar salad with anchovies.) I just finished that salad as I watched a Ch 5 TV (SF bay area)report about a huge anchovy die off in Santa Cruz, reported as mysterious. Noone knows why they are dying. BLAH Blah blah blh bl///~~~ But WE know! Oh yeah! (This is not a scientifically verified statement. I post it nonetheless)

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "The Japanese government has detected 44 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer among 217,000 youngsters, 18 and under, checked in Fukushima prefecture. Thyroid cancer among children is generally rare, estimated at only one in a million."

      That's a 20,184% increase in a little over 2 1/2 years. When there's never been this rate of increase in child thyroid in known history. It doesn't take a genius to see what the cause is.

      "Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe."

      Think he knows what he's talking about?

      Bastards. Just as they shut down health care in the US.

  • or-well

    Outside the Exclusion Zone are what I call the Contaminated Zones.
    There are no plans to relocate the people there.
    They are at risk from external and internal exposure for their entire lives, be they elderly or children.
    Meanwhile, there's the pretence that decontamination can make areas of the Exclusion Zone safe to live in again.
    As if entire landscapes can be decontaminated.
    There are no "safe" levels of exposure and cancer is but one consequence of many.
    People WILL sicken and die from radiation there, and continue to sicken and die from radiation everywhere, but the global Nukist cult will never acknowledge responsibility.

    • or-well

      "Hands Up baby kid –
      this is nuclear mugging!
      We don't have heartstrings
      so don't try any tugging!
      Hand over your thyroid
      and your bone marrow!
      Hand over your heart,
      my little sparrow!
      Hand over your lungs
      and immune system!
      Our weapon is nukes,
      don't try and resist 'em!
      While we are at it –
      hand over your future!
      Now toddle on home
      to Fuku Prefecture!"

      Nuclear mugging, ransom and theft –
      they'll still want more even when nothing's left.

  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    TEPCO is worse than Umbrella Corporation in Resident Evil. Japan is just one big Racoon City.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Let's hope the Fujiwara effect doesn't cause the two typhoons to combine into one super storm.

      • We Not They Finally

        A few articles back, Anne was posting about krypton-85 — that it increases the conductivity of electricity, making lightning storms and the like worse. We also know that radiation weakens the ozone layer, which destabilizes weather patterns too(?) It all seems to be interrelated.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Yes. RE: Krypton 85, here's a link:


          There are other studies out there showing Krypton 85 interferes with weather and the hydrologic cycle. On 3/18/11, it began raining where I lived in California, and it continued in a torrential downpour for over three weeks. In mid-April, 2011, there was a massive thunderstorm cloud cell in my area. It must have been 40 miles wide, and 60 miles long. It stretched from roughly Davis, CA, westward to Napa, CA, and from Lake County in the North, to about Walnut Creek (near Mt. Diablo) in the East Bay Area. MASSIVE storm. The hail was the size of large marbles, and covered the ground with about six inches of slush, within 15 minutes or so.

          The people who lived in the area said they had never seen anything like it in their entire lives. The old timers (people in their 80's) were really surprised by the size and intensity of the storm.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          "Krypton-85 could be responsible for creating mid-ocean perturbations, triggering much bigger storms and hurricanes such as Katrina that devastated the coastline of America's Gulf shore, New Orleans included, in August 2005
          Dr David Lowry wrote:
          "'Last weekend I attended an international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, where arguments for and against the Swedish nuclear strategy were presented by radiation protection and nuclear waste managment officials, and countered by various environmental and technical groups such as FMKK and MKG.

          "'One of the surprising points raised came in a presentation by Gunnar Lindgren of Milkas (Milj?r?relsens k?rnavfallssekretariat)- the Swedish environment movement's nuclear waste secretariat – when he argued that the emission of one radioactive gas from nuclear operations, is a possible contributor to acceleration of climate change.

          "'The gas in question is Krypton-85, the release of which has risen some 200,000 times since 1945, whilst carbon dioxide releases over the same time period has increased a substantial, but much smaller, 30 times globally.

          "'He asserted that Krypton-85 could be responsible for creating mid-ocean perturbations, triggering much bigger storms and hurricanes such as Katrina that devastated the coastline of America's Gulf shore, New Orleans included, in August 2005.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            "'I am no atmospheric scientist, but have heard this argument over the impact of increasing krypton-85 releases, put forward by Dr Peter Taylor at a Conference on the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at Sellafield, held at Liverpool University in 1988.

            "'Thorp's operators, BNFL ( now managing the reprocessing plant under contract for the atomic quango, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) were told to build into Thorp during construction in the 1980s a krypton-85 filtration plant, but they declined to do so due to excessive costs. Could that decision be proved very short sighted?
            It may be counter-intuitive, but just maybe going nuclear might exascerbate climate change, not mitigate it, as the IPPC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)scientific panel has argued today (4 May) in Bangkok in Thailand.

            I suggest that anyone wanting to follow-up this issue further contact MILKAS directly – they have several very good English speakers – at informilkas@gmail.com, or telephone : +46 31 42 46 64, or visit their web site at http://www.milkas.se

            Dr David Lowry
            environmental policy and research consultant

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Climate risks by radioactive krypton-85 from nuclear fission Atmospheric-electrical and air-chemical effects of ionizing radiation in the atmosphere


          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            "Abstract :
            The study shows that krypton-85 from nuclear fission enhances air ionization and, thus, interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system and the water balance of the earth atmosphere. This is reason for concern: There are unforeseeable effects for weather and climate if the krypton-85 content of the earth atmosphere continues to rise. There may be a krypton-specific greenhouse effect and a collapse of the natural atmospheric-electrical field. In addition, human well-being may be expected to be impaired as a result of the diminished atmospheric-electrical field. There is also the risk of radiochemical actions and effects caused-by krypton-85-containing plumes in other air-borne pollutants like the latters’ transformation to aggressive oxidants. This implies radiation smog and more acid rain in the countries exposed. This study summarizes findings gained in these issues by various sciences, analyses them and elaborates hypotheses on the actions and effects of krypton-85 on the air, the atmosphere and the climate. (orig./HP) ;
            Quoted at: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=169683

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Krypton-85 up over 14,000% in one day at Reactor No. 2 — Kr-85 used to detect “plutonium separations”

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          What’s causing these monster hurricanes and tornadoes?
          “Recently there have been some suggestions that charged ions can, even at small concentrations, can have a (substantial?) effect on the formation of certain type’s of clouds (Marsh and Svensmark; 2000, Harrison, 2000; Carslaw et al., 2002)…
          If confirmed this would imply that a changing concentration of krypton-85 could affect to some extent the earth’s climate.”
          Source: MNP Report 500116003/2007
          The effect of a nuclear energy expansion strategy in Europe on health damages from air pollution
          Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Nuclear plant emissions may be affecting climate
          Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
          MNP Report 500116003/2007
          The effect of a nuclear energy expansion strategy in Europe on
          health damages from air pollution
          J.C. Bollen and H.C. Eerens
          "Textbox 1: Krypton-85 accumulation in the atmosphere
          Krypton-85 is a long-lived radioactive isotope which is naturally released into the atmosphere in small quantities (Harrison and Apsimon, 1994), approximately 5.2 1013 Bq/yr and, in larger quantities artificially (1017-1018 Bq/yr). It has steadily accumulated in the atmosphere since 1945 (from <0.2 Bg/m3), when anthropogenic nuclear activities started, and reaches 1.3 Bq/m3 nowadays.
          "Ion production
          "The principal concern with krypton-85 release is not a radiological/medical one, as population doses are small (Boeck, 1976), but the possible disturbance of the global electrical system (Legasov et al, 1984, Tertyshnik et al., 1977). It is known from nuclear weapon testing (Huzita, 1966) that atmospheric radioactivity increases air’s natural conductivity.
          The conductivity of air is proportional to the (small) ion concentration. These ions are formed naturally in atmospheric air at a rate (near the surface) of about 10 ion-pairs cm-3 s-1 (Chalmers, 1967).

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            There are three major sources of these ions: airborne alpha radiation, cosmic rays and terrestrial gamma radiation. Near the Earth’s surface, gamma radiation from the soil is the chief source of ionization, due to the nuclear decay in the Earth’s crust. This accounts for about 80% of the ionization near the surface. The remaining ionization is caused by cosmic rays, whose intensity increases greatly with height. Ionization over the oceans is considerably lower, since there is no gamma contribution and a greatly reduced amount of airborne alpha radiation.
            "The removal of ions can take place through two mechanisms: ion-ion recombination and ion-aerosol attachment. In the last case the particles become electrically charged (Fuchs, 1963). In the steady state, the bipolar ion production rate q per unit volume and the ion loss rates are balanced, given by (Harrison and Apsimon, 1994): q-αn2-βnZ=0
            (1) Where α is defined as the ion-ion recombination coefficient (1.6,10-6 cm3.s-1, e.g. Gringel et al, 1978) and β is the attachment coefficient between an ion and aerosol particle. β depends on the aerosol particle radius and charge (Gunn, 1954). Z is aerosol particle number concentration per unit volume, and n is the average ion number concentration. At higher aerosol concentration (i.e. 10 μg/m3 with 0.2 μm radius particles) n is dominated by aerosol-ion attachments.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            From the formula it becomes clear that a change in conductivity can occur due to an increase in the production rate q (by, for example the additional ionization caused by krypton-85) or a change in aerosol concentration (increase will decrease conductivity).
            "Change in conductivity by krypton-85
            "The amount of extra ionization caused by the beta radiation can be found by using the average beta energy (0.249 MeV) for krypton-85. For a krypton-85 concentration of Ckr Bq/m3 the ionization rate is:
            "(2) Assuming a surface ionization rate qo of 10 ion-pairs cm-3.s-1 the change in ion production is:
            dq/q0 = 7.11.10-4 Ckr.
            "(3) Over the oceans, where q0 is about one-fifth of its continental value, the fractional change will be corresponding larger. The concentration of krypton falls with density (height) of air:
            Ckr(z)= c(0)e-z/8561, where c(0) is the surface concentration.
            "(4) Combining ion production from the crust and cosmic ray, a maximum share of krypton-85 ion production can be expected at a height of 500-1500m, about twice the value at the surface and at a surface concentration of 1.3 Bq/m3 , a change of 2‰ in ion concentration at 1000 m can be expected. Locally, near a nuclear waste processing plant, the share can increase to approximately 20% (Clarke, 1979). Note that the conductivity above mountainous (remote) areas (Antarctic, Himalaya, determines the Earths resistance and interaction with the ionsphere.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            "Consequence for the atmospheric system
            "• It is generally assumed, although surrounded with some uncertainty and controversial (Illingworth and Latham, 1975), that thunderstorms provide the earth with a small negative charge. The slight conductivity of the atmosphere (see above) creates a small, opposite “fair weather current” (E= + 100 V.m-1, J ~2 pA.m-2 at the surface). Considering the earth as a spherical capacitor (with Ct ~2.8 Farads) it would lose it’s charge (τ ~667 s) in about an hour. The earth needs therefore continuously be charged by approximately 2000 thunderstorms (Schonland, 1953). A change of 0.1% could therefore be compared with the equivalent of two continually active thunderstorms. The interaction between an increasing conductivity and thunderstorms remains unclear although there are suggestions (Spangler and Rosenkilde, 1979) that it would weaken thunderstorm lighting.
            "• Recently there have been some suggestions that charged ions can, even at small concentrations, can have a (substantial?) effect on the formation of certain type’s of clouds (Marsh and Svensmark; 2000, Harrison, 2000; Carslaw et al., 2002) . If confirmed this would imply that a changing concentration of krypton-85 could affect to some extent the earth’s climate."

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Krypton review of literature

  • patb2009

    thyroid cancer is up 100X in fukushima in 2 years.

    Radio isotopes continue to leak from the plant.

    and the fuel pools are still a huge mess

    • We Not They Finally

      Thyroid cancer has to be up more than that. Most of the parents who had kids tested when they saw nodules on their thyroids, were prevented from getting a second opinion and told to come back in TWO YEARS. That's just criminal medical negligence, apparently institutionalized.

      And that was already upwards of 36% of the childhood population who already had nodules, at least a year and a half back.

      Have also been very disturbed that in May, 2012, they discovered that SIXTY PERCENT of children in that area under the age of twelve, already had diabetes! By now, it has to be even worse, and untreated diabetes is a killer.

      Tried to trace it down and one writer said that a radionuclide called yytritium (not tritium) attacks the pancreas. But we hear nothing in the way of follow up.

      • bo bo

        Yes WNTF, and most mainstream media articles I read back then argued the diabetes was caused by kids being inactive an not being able to play outdoors.

  • jec jec

    Let us do some simple comparison, normally 1:1,000,000 or one in a million thyroid cancer in children. Rare! In Fukushima, 44 in 217,000. HUM..lets see..make that 4.6 times 44, or 203 (rounded up from .76). So 1 vs 202! Those figures are TERRIBLE….where are the doctors, medical community and the world in this disaster. Since they only show testing 217,000–and there are over a million under 18 children in Fukushima alone. Does anyone have the figures? But 203 in a million based on just a rough look at the data..CRIMINAL!Isnt that something like 20,300 percent increase??? Numbers do not lie, they are just hidden..forgive my math skills I am still horrified by the number…

    • We Not They Finally

      We share your horror.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      jec, your math is just fine. I was wondering about those numbers, too, but didn't do the math.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        That translates (ratio of 1:202) to a 20,200% increase in the rate of thyroid cancer. And we're less than three years into this ….

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Thyroid is one of the first signs and/but the first couple paragraphs tell it all and some of these kids may have some internal protection for their thyroids via diet but that will not spare the rest of the body down the line, since they can't hide from radiation contamination. It still comith..

  • or-well

    "The rain! The rain!
    Run Children, Run!
    Come inside quick!
    There's Plutonium!"

    "Onesies, Twosies, Threesies – Stop!
    Kids gotta go in
    When the sky's hot!"

    "Foursies, Fivesies, Sixies – Jump!
    Feel 'round yer neck
    In case there's a lump!"

    Sevensies, Eightsies, Ninesies – Fall!
    Out comes yer hair
    So the Doctor ya call!"

    Tensies, Elevensis, Twelvesies – A dozen!
    Yer Sister got cancer,
    So did our Cousin!"

    "Oh, they'll adapt,
    kids are resilient."

    So say the Leaders
    with reasoning reptilian,
    uncaring, that by their acts,
    they are in fact killing them.

  • pkjn

    44 cases of thyroid cancer checked in Fukushima
    Associated Press, Oct. 22, 2013
    The Japanese government has detected 44 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer among 217,000 youngsters, 18 and under, checked in Fukushima prefecture (state). Thyroid cancer among children is generally rare, estimated at only one in a million. Extensive testing of Fukushima children could account for the higher numbers.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Find it hard to believe there were only 44 cases of thyroid cancer, considering over 40% of the children tested in Fukushima Prefecture last year (Gunderson report?) were found to have abnormal thyroid nodules.

  • yohananw

    In 1971 the Health Physics Society poopooed Sternglass’s research on carcinogenic low level radiation. >"Statement by the President and past Presidents of the Health Physics Society with regard to presentation by Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, July 14, 1971. Radiology. 1971 Dec;101(3):703-4. PMID: 5129118."

    39 years later, the same leading professional medical journal published this review on radiological emergencies:
    >Wolbarst AB, et al. Medical response to a major radiologic emergency: a primer for medical and public health practitioners. Radiology. 2010 Mar;254(3):660-77. PMID: 20177084.
    PubMed abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20177084
    free full text http://radiology.rsna.org/content/254/3/660.full.pdf+html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The lying is so prevalent now and so wide spread within all our prestigious institutions where does one start? Its really almost silly..
    Legal to lie and that is all this guy did all the time?
    New rules for more legal goverment lying?
    If your a citizen, nope can't lie, and we will take all your money to boot! See any money better take it!

    Pretty sure we have created a one way street of/for corruption to flourish in/on…

    • richard richard

      Yes obewan, for a long time I've been convinced that organised crime has slipped it's way into government and regulators.

      The only things governed and regulated now are the tax payers and people who believe in a level playing field. It's the greedy and corrupt that hold the reins now, throughout the entire chain of command. I've explained before what it's going to take to change that.

      The likes of the mafia and any other 'outlaw' group has realised they can't fight and win from outside.. so they get their minions to be 'employed' throughout the entire system at key points. They then have an open-door policy to anything they wish to implement. At the same time, they can stop any legit operations and/or suggestions.

      The USA, a nation of deluded, pharma-drug taking tax-payers, herded into subjugation by organised crime dressed as government. Add to that the other crazies who commandeer The House and it's microphones, calling for more, uhumm, religion. It's Fruitcake Island.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, its all very bizarre and they all want more of the same… 🙁

    Bring more bizarro for me and my friends and well, just bring more bizarro for everybody!

    Confusion rules the mind of man…

  • The Petkau Effect And Low Dose Radiation Harm Caused To Humans, Plants, Animals; via @AGreenRoad

    Mutagenesis; Dangers Of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation; via @AGreenRoad