Study: Cesium-137 immediately damages the heart muscle — Not slow-acting

Published: July 11th, 2012 at 12:31 pm ET


July 10, 2012 tweet translated by Dissensus Japan:

According to Dr. [Shuntaro?] Hida’s tweet, recently published Russian lucubration says that Cesium 137 is not slow-acting, but immediately damages the heart muscle. […]

Published: July 11th, 2012 at 12:31 pm ET


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29 comments to Study: Cesium-137 immediately damages the heart muscle — Not slow-acting

  • greensnotbubble

    How will people in usa be affected…..probably not at all right….its just one small spot on the map in japan.

    • In June of 2012 a scientific findings were published for public review in a power point presentation titled “US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident” by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Texas.

      The researchers had used a SAUNA-II xenon measurement system in March and April of 2011 to measure noble gasses from Fukushima reaching the US Pacific Northwest. The system measured Xenon-133 at 450,000 times background. The levels persisted for weeks. Xenon-133 emits beta particles (high intensity electrons) and gamma rays as it decays.

      Inhalation of Xenon poses a danger to human health. The EPA’s sensitive radiation detection network must surely have detected high beta and gamma counts due to the presence of high levels of noble gasses.

      People in the US will die because of Fukushima.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        majia, you are sooo right. And, didn't the centers for Disease Control show an increase in deaths the two months following Fukushima in the US when the radiation would have been at its highest here from the first large scale releases in Japan when the reactors blew? The increased death count was similar to when Chernobyl blew, 20,000 extra deaths, especially infants. But, to muddy those statistics, just days before Chernobyl, the US military had a massive nuke accident in an underground facility, and it was allowed to be vented above ground when news of Chernobyl reached the US in order to disperse it from the facility. The US gov't used the Chernobyl accident as the explanation for high rad readings, and withheld telling the public for a month about the military accident in Arizona. So, who were the real culprits for those deaths back then? But, for me, it's clear that it was radiation that accounts for the deaths, whether from halfway around the world or from my own backyard, so to speak.

      • sadtexan

        >The EPA’s sensitive radiation detection network must surely have detected high beta and gamma counts due to the presence of high levels of noble gasses.

        And yet several sites are "offline." Very troubling any way you slice it.

        • SuI33

          sadtexan – I was thinking the same. I remember reading about how the EPA turned off their monitors shortly after this Fukushima disaster began – many of them are still offline. C'mon guys, the only reason they're doing this is because our safety and well being is at the top of their list of priorities, and by that I mean Agenda 21. We can clearly see how all our wonderful leaders and public servants are working towards the same end…

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  • Robert Alvarez wrote to Akio Matsumura:

    Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity.

    –About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).

    The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).

    cited at Akio Matsumura

  • entropy

    The results are in the news. The latest Ernest Borgnine, the first Davy Jones. Related? Oddly it has happened in age groups. First 60 years then 90 years old.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Folks,
    Such sad news today. Take care all.

    "Implications for those living on the Fukushima contaminated territories
    These considerations make it a matter of urgency to begin to carry out clinical
    investigations and ECG measurements on children living in the contaminated territories
    and ingesting or inhaling Cs-137. Any child found to have cardiac anomalies should be
    immediately evacuated to clean territory. If it is found that any children are suffering
    cardiac problems it must be a matter of urgency to evacuate all the children." -C. Busby.

  • tjharleycjmp


    I am on the West coast of North America, a friend of mine's little sister (16) started having heart issues in july of last year. The issue involved extensive damage to the heart muscle for unknown reasons.

    COULD YOU PLEASE help me out, if you know of any papers written of articles online that deal directly with cesuim-137 and it's proven effects on the heart?

    or anything related?

    I was just doing some preliminary googling, see what comes up.

    thanks to all,

  • andagi andagi

    Dear tjharleycjmp,
    I'm glad you're here and hope the girl you mention is doing well. Health professionals need to take ENENews seriously and start collecting hard data. Can clinical findings be directly correlated to the Fuku disaster? Should we model Chernobyl? You brilliant folks say this is different. People and practitioners alike are confused with varying data and opinions.
    Thank you ENEnews. I strongly hope that very soon members of the medical profession will join in!
    What challenging times snd such limited resources!

  • Andres Arce Andres Arce

    Isn't ironic that Tokio still bids for the 2016 Summer Olympics ?

    • flatsville

      Yep. It's lunacy.

      Busy building sex robots, large over-sized military robots…etc…instead of marshaling resources to mitigate the mess and save the country.

    • Andres Arce Andres Arce

      I meant about the athletes, exerting physical effort for a medal, which may will be the last one in their lives.

    • Michele

      It is absurd that nations such as the US and Japan along with other nations unable to help their own citizens and who are forcing austerity upon them; are now promising to our new friend, Afghanistan, $16 billion, with the goal of fighting corruption. A drop in the bucket perhaps, but an addition to all our debts. The seriousness of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, which already impacts the world community continues to be ignored. One excuse is that it is too costly to resolve.

  • andagi andagi

    Thank you all. Bobby1, such a powerful video. Perhaps we may be needing more Pediatric Nurse Practitioners …what to do? So sad.

  • This is an important piece with 25 comments together with related links. I was in the US in the line of the Japanese plumes during August 2011 and in July 2012 in India I experienced a revival of irregular heart beat. July 6 onwards there was heavy rain in the place I stay. There is still a perfect alibi, I cannot pinpoint the cause. Oh please stop this nuke madness. Do not worsen it. For progeny's sake of all life. Thanks enenews for the excellent reportage. Its not only the bosons and the fermions but the spiritual aspect of our conscience that makes matter worse off- example-the heart muscles via Cs137's beta etc. Please humans stop this madness.

    • SuI33

      I'm sorry to tell you this Ramaswami, but most of those responsible for perpetuating this crime against humanity are NOT human. They sold their souls for money a long time ago. It's up to the 99% to figure out what to do now.