10 times more deformed worms in Fukushima town — Some have 2 abdomens, legs with necrosis, damaged feelers

Published: August 16th, 2012 at 4:38 am ET
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Follow-up to: Japan Paper: Malformations in 10% of cotton worms from Fukushima town -Entomologist (PHOTO)

Report from the Hokkaido Shinbun with a summarized translation by Fukushima Diary:

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Prof. Akimoto [of Hokkaido University] collected 200 samples from Japanese elms to find about 10% of them deformed.

Their bodies and the cast-off skins showed their legs had necrosis,or feelers are damaged, and also some of them had 2 abdomens.

The deformation rate is normally less than 1%. Prof. Akimoto states something must have caused genetic disorder. It can be radiation from Fukushima.

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He adds, “The insects might also have short lives or abnormal behavior besides deformation.”

Published: August 16th, 2012 at 4:38 am ET
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27 comments to 10 times more deformed worms in Fukushima town — Some have 2 abdomens, legs with necrosis, damaged feelers

  • arclight arclight

    Behaviour of birds and worms at Chernobyl
    March, 28, 2007

    "..I asked Dr Mousseau whether the study of insects and other invertebrates in such high background radiation areas (HBRA) is of any interest.

    “It would seem to me that this region would likely reveal some very interesting adaptations to radiation that might not have had time to evolve in other regions”, he conceded. “…it would be important to focus on a few key species that occur in this area and examine survival and reproduction with control sites.

    Similarly, it would be valuable to examine the community of organisms, especially insects, to determine if species composition changes in a predictable way.

    Either way, I suspect that this region would be an excellent target for further investigation and my suspicion is that one would be very likely to generate many exciting discoveries of organismal responses to this environmental effect”, he asserted…"

    "..Learned national academies and international agencies should support a dedicated research project to study the flora and fauna in the HBRA.

    Radiation biologists, geneticists, biotechnologists and radiation physicists must carry it out.

    The International Commission on Radiological Protection has realised that its old concept that if man is protected, other organisms will be protected has no scientific basis

    K. S. PARTHASARATHY
    FORMER SECRETARY, AERB ….."

    http://www.hindu.com/seta/2007/10/18/stories/2007101850081500.htm


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      We need to be very specific on the terminology of the mutations we are reading about.

      What the biologists are seeing are 'lethal mutations':

      "A type of mutation in which the effect(s) can result in the death or reduce significantly the expected longevity of an organism carrying the mutation."

      http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Lethal_mutation

      Most radiological mutations are 'lethal mutations'. Less than 1% of all mutations are 'beneficial'. So when everyone is talking about 'Fukushima mutations', they should be saying 'Fukushima lethal mutations'.

      Clever how the biologists have all seemed to leave this out of their papers. They know the correct terminology. Who'd doing the editing of their work? And really, who's paying for it?


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    The situation in Fukushima is so bad that children under 18 are not allowed to be given a copy of their ultrasound photo if their thyroid was examined. Since May, national insurance stopped covering the thryoid ultrasound examination but it's random, lottery so one of the twins might get it but the other don't etc. I think Japan is lawless like the US and UK. Probably deicions are made by flip of a coin or it depends how tptb feels like on the day :(


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      And what is going to happen in the US and Canada? Same thing? Will hospitals and clinics put up signs telling people they won't look into any issue that might be radiation related?

      What is a civilized society, when their medical system is specifically ordered by the government to not treat certain diseases that happen to be spreading in the population like an epidemic?

      This radiation spreading around the globe is lethal, and is a pandemic of historic proportions. Very soon every medical issue could be considered 'radiation related'. Will doctors refuse to treat us? Refuse to treat your children? Then what?

      Now you know why the US government is buying over a billion bullets in less than the last six months. Poisoned food and water, no medical care (except for the wealthy and the politicians)- good luck.


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      • andagi andagi

        Dear Time Is Short,
        Wonderful post. Your frustration resonnates! I've been urging the medical professionals for awhile now. I believe many are steadfast readers of ENENews.
        Healthcare today is so regulated that minutes are measured/monitored, words scripted, plan of care 'programmed', formularies and supply inventories honed to satisfy national purchasing agreements… and on, and on.
        I am challenged, yet not imbittered, by these changes, which have eroded true personalized and confidential care. I believe it began as a sort of 'pissing contest' back in the 70's – 80's with Medicare and individual practice.
        I'm +30yrs in this 'industry' now and vow to continue to grow/adapt. Yes, I've fought many battles for things I knew were/are true. My resolve stems from 'remaining in the game'.
        If these projections come true, the 'industry' will be revealed. What will remain will be persons caring for persons, as it used to be… and the caregivers will need some 'oldies' like me to help.
        Dear medical professionals, it's always prudent to prepare body, mind and spirit for whatever comes our way. Let's stay steady and strong together.
        Aloha.


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      • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

        @Time Is Short
        'And what is going to happen in the US and Canada? Same thing? Will hospitals and clinics put up signs telling people they won't look into any issue that might be radiation related?'

        I am afraid that could happen. You only have to look at the history such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, 911 (asbesto/lung issues from dusts), 3 mile. People had hard time convincing the government that their ill health was caused by the disaster. It's only now that some people's symptoms are acknowledged as due to the radiation poisoning (in the case of Hiroshima & Nagasaki).
        So I'd imagine that the US and Canadian citizens would be treated the same. According to the elites, internal radiation poisoning doesn't exists and furthermore whatever the illness people might suffer, it won't be link to the radiation. End of.
        But this is all BS. On one hand, they say that it can't be linked, on the other they will either deny treatments or a clause added to the insurance agreement that it won't be covered!
        So if you think you are affected, or have been suffering from radiation poisoning symptoms, YOU'd better make sure the evidence is kept safe e.g. milk teeth, hair samples as evidence


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    • Urban27

      There are so many possibilities to falsify data. First of all it is possible to deny examination. Then there is possible to hide results. That no one can say if this information of one individual is significant to other people.
      And if you make reports about these examinations – then it is possible to present the information together with many other and healthier people, so it would not show any significant. I.e. Japan has over hundred million people, and only four- five million have been radiated, then it is possible to mix in these in the whole population, so it doesnt show the influence of radiation.
      Actually statistics can be used for lying instead of showing truth.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Like this?

        From the Threat Journal:

        "Whooping Cough Outbreak Worst in 50 Years
        August 15, 2012

        The juicy parts:

        Per the New England Journal of Medicine:

        According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is currently experiencing what may turn out to be the largest outbreak of reported pertussis (whooping cough) in 50 years.

        Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe.

        The bacteria attach to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria release toxins, which damage the cilia and cause inflammation (swelling).

        After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breathes which result in a "whooping" sound. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age."

        Now, couldn't this also be symptoms of radiation poisoning in the lungs? Which would affect children the earliest? And this outbreak started in the Pacific Northwest last fall?


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    • andagi andagi

      Dear GlowInTheDark,
      You have so much courage to post this. I have so many thoughts and emotions regarding this situation. In your opinion, what should healthcare professionals do? In Japan, are persons prescreened for insurance before being allowed access to healthcare? Is every citizen granted healthcare… until that right is taken away? Can persons pay out of their own funds and still get access? Is the issue about access, or, ability to pay?
      If it is about access, the medical professional's hands are tied because persons needing care will be denied at the business office. Don't shoot the caregivers, please :(
      Aloha.


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      • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

        @andagi 'courage to post'? It was unbelievably inhumane and had to share it with you. It was posted by a mother in Fukushima. The Japanese health system is heavily subsidised so as long as a person has contributed towards the national insurance contribution, they'll only have to pay little proportion towards either treatments or for prescriptions.
        It's not like people have to by a private health insurance like in the US though things are heading that way which would be very bad. So foreigners (or even me because I haven't paid any tax in Japan etc) have to pay out of their pocket to get treatments, not like in the UK where everyone gets treated under NHS unless some wealthy person chooses to go private.
        You just walk into a hospital or a particular specialist doctor. There is no months and months of waiting list like in the UK :D
        But private insurance sucks! First they take loads of money off you, then later when it becomes no longer profitable, they'll change their mind and say xyz is not covered!

        I think issue is about the government moving goal post to suit them and not the citizens. It seems they want to hide the facts or unwilling to give out patient record which could be used against the government at later stage.


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a 1,000% increase in mutations?

    Will we see a 1,000% increase in human mutations?

    This is only the beginning of what we're about to see.


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    • Cindy Cindy

      Exactly! The offspring in insects and mice reproduce rapidly, hence able to see genetic deformations more quickly. We (as a species) only have offspring every 20 or so years..give or take.
      The devastation will not be seen for at least the minimum 10-15 years. Enough time for the sheeple and the elite to say "wonder what caused this (deformation)?" So quickly THEY forget…or WANT us to forget! Thank the powers that be that there is now a source of information called the "internet, cell phones w/ camera's, twitter..etc)". Hence the reason the elite want to silence and block even this information from getting into the hands of the "informed" few.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      I hope I'm wrong but aren't we already seeing an effect in humans perhaps bot by WHO but by individuals that are having various symptom like hair loss, gastrointestinal and heart problems. I read that kids are having myocardial infarctions. All this seems to by caused by radiation exposure. I do hop I'm wrong.


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  • kalidances

    We will not have long to wait. Women that became pregnant in March of this year are due to have Winter 2013 babies.

    We will soon see astonishing miscarriage rates here in America. There will be a lot of excuses given but the women will know something is very wrong. School starts here in California the second week of September. By early December a lot of kids will suddenly endure a lot of sick days for various reasons which will test their parent's stress levels. There will be a marked increase in SIDS deaths too.

    By Spring of 2013 there won't be a parent in America who is not furious at what has happened.

    Wait for it…


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      According to Bobby1's numbers (http://optimalprediction.com/wp/excess-mortality-for-selected-us-cities-in-2012/) and CDC birth/death numbers, here's a rough estimate:

      As of 2010, the US population was 308.745 million. The normal death average is just under 1%, with 2.437 million deaths. Bobby1's numbers put the Fukushima caused death increases at 7.75% additional per year, or just under an additional 200,000 Fuku-related deaths per year. According to Bobby1, the majority of the death increases is in children and infants.

      As of 2010, births were at 4.4 million. With a 52% rate of gene mutation due to Fuku fallout (based on 'original' butterfly mutations, and we're all 'original'), that's 2,288,000 babies born with gene mutations. The death rate will increase due to bioaccumulation, and the mutated birth numbers will steadily increase simultaneously.

      Plus the explosion of 'pertussis'. And if the 'pertussis outbreak' is Fuku related, the pertussis vaccine won't do a thing.

      Off we go!


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  • Sol Man

    It may well be that the level of revulsion and distrust of tptb is so great that service members will refuse to fire into crowds of disgruntled Americans who have noted their discontent. Those 1.24 billion hollow point bullets may not be used for those that lost everything at all.


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    • many moons

      I'm not so sure about that…take for instance those TSA workers….they seem very focused….I've seen them take down somebodys daddy just for going under the cords that keep people in a straight line….but when I saw the man do this…there was no one else in line…but the TSA jumped him anyway.
      I don't think there's much thinking going on there.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        They advertise for employees on pizza box tops.

        At the end of the Roman Empire, they made it illegal for the highly trained and battle-tested Legions to come back to Rome, knowing they wouldn't agree to everything the corrupted leadership was doing. They hired guards from the rabble.

        Take it from there.


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        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Oh, and most of our military is overseas, with more war right around the corner. With stop-loss, they may never come home if Martial Law is declared.


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    • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

      Ask anyone on any street in Syria what orders the armed forces will follow. They will tell you. Soldiers are soldiers. They do unspeakable things, then suffer PTSD and guilt for the rest of their lives. The homeless Viet Nam Vets, who are dying out now, will know. Ask them.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima hit insects, but spared humans

    by: Elaine Kurtenbach
    From: AAP
    August 16, 2012 6:08PM

    RADIATION from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear plant has caused mutations in some butterflies and damaged the local environment, though humans seem relatively unaffected, researchers say.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/fukushima-hit-insects-but-spared-humans/story-e6frfkui-1226452045760#ixzz23lBP3FWY


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    • The last paragraph from this article states:

      "To study the genetic changes, the scientists raised the new generations of the butterflies in Okinawa, which has not been affected by the radiation releases, mating each abnormal butterfly with one unaffected by such changes."

      Seriously, WHY…? !!! It really is 'Frankenstein' science.
      ___________

      This 'risky' experiment didn't work either.

      Americanized Bee vs Honey Bee
      (That was another good idea.)
      "The Africanized honey bees in the Western Hemisphere are of mixed descent from 26 queen bees… ACCIDENTALLY released by a replacement bee-keeper in 1957 near Rio Claro, São Paulo, in the southeast of Brazil, from hives operated by biologist Warwick E. Kerr…"

      "However, following the ACCIDENTAL release, the African queens and drones mated with domesticated local non-African queens and drones, and their descendants have since spread throughout the Americas."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee#History


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      • CB CB

        This research has already been studied. The article also states;

        "We do need improved estimates of the radiation dose that people in and near Fukushima prefecture actually received," he said.
        "Right now our estimates are based on very, very rough calculations."

        This information should have now and previously been available by both Tepco and the Japanese Government. In a few, the accumulative affects will be self evident. I'm sure scientists will soon be able to reverse engineer the true story.


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    • This news report is yet another example of PROPAGANDA (not the scientific study – the news report linked here:

      http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/fukushima-hit-insects-but-spared-humans/story-e6frfkui-1226452045760#ixzz23lBP3FW

      The scientists who conducted the study are NOT SAYING that there are no effects for humans.

      (The guy from Columbia is a plant, in my opinion)

      The scientists who conducted the study are saying that so far there haven't been acute effects (acute radiation syndrome kills people quite quickly).

      They are also saying implications for humans are not clear.

      That is their way of saying "PAY ATTENTION HERE!"

      This is actually an understated way of saying we don't know if the humans are safe.

      Now, I believe that acute radiation syndrome may have occurred among citizens who died of leukemia and heart attacks.

      No way to prove it though, since the evidence is being hidden.

      That said, its clear that the words used by the scientists are being misrepresented by the journalist in order to convey the message that everything is fine.

      Go back to sleep.


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