Mainichi: They didn’t bleed and hair didn’t fall out, yet so many were deathly exhausted -Doctor on internal radiation exposure

Published: January 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 am ET


Title: Bomb survivor doctor continues to speak up about significance of internal exposure –
Source: The Mainichi Daily News
Date: January 23, 2012
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“Internal radiation exposure has been around since the Hiroshima/Nagasaki days,” said 95-year-old doctor Shuntaro Hida. […]

To his audience in Yokohama, Hida spoke about people who had survived direct damage from the bomb, but who after a few years were suffering from fatigue so intense that they could not sit up.

“They didn’t bleed, their hair didn’t fall out, they were suffering no visible ailments, and yet there were so many people claiming to be deathly exhausted. I’d examine them, and find nothing wrong. They were perceived to be lazy, and a patient’s family member named it “bura-bura” (an onomatopoeia describing someone hanging out and doing nothing) disease.

Bura-bura patients were mostly healthy people prior to radiation exposure, but now become easily ill. […]

After the lecture, Hida added: “To put it simply, it’s a generalized weakness in the body. You only have the patient’s word, and it defies categorization under modern medicine, so a doctor might diagnose it not as a physical illness but as a neurosis. Recently, a researcher on the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union told me there’s such a thing as “radiation fatigue” — thus named because people who had been exposed to radiation from the incident were tired. The way I see it, it wouldn’t be strange in the least if such symptoms were seen in Fukushima.” […]

It ends with this quote, “For the many people who experienced the bombings, I’ve stood up against the occupation forces and the Japanese government, who others have often deferred to. I have this ‘so what, I’m not doing anything wrong’ attitude at the core.”

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Published: January 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 am ET


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35 comments to Mainichi: They didn’t bleed and hair didn’t fall out, yet so many were deathly exhausted -Doctor on internal radiation exposure

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    HP comment section isn’t loading. I WILL add this here though:
    Sumiteru Taniguchi 2011
    82 year old Survivor Of Hiroshima
    “Nuclear power and mankind cannot coexist. We survivors of the atomic bomb have said this all along. And yet, the use of nuclear power was camouflage­d as ‘peaceful’ and continued to progress. You never know when there’s going to be a natural disaster. You can never say that there will never be a nuclear accident.”

  • arclight arclight

    “Recently, a researcher on the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union told me there’s such a thing as “radiation fatigue” — thus named because people who had been exposed to radiation from the incident were tired. The way I see it, it wouldn’t be strange in the least if such symptoms were seen in Fukushima.””

    and the pro nuclear english universities are trying to tell us that thi “fatigue” is in the mind!! because of fear?

    amazing bit of reporting by mainichi

    and this.. most relevant paragraph…

    “Atom bomb survivors were at one time unable to take out life insurance policies. Countless survivors have been discriminated against in marriage, studies, employment, and other important life events,” Hida writes in his book, “Naibu hibaku no kyoi” (The Threat of Internal Radiation Exposure). “This is inherited by the second (children’s) generation, and the third generation . . . ”

    and noda wants to send children back to this?? shame!!!

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I’ve heard/read about the fatigue factor, causing people to be tired. Noda should be taken out and _______ (fill in the blank)!

      • arclight arclight

        hey whoopie
        heres why the science is always skewed in favour of the corporations

        11 universities received nuclear energy research funds from gov’t, industry

        “Yasuda Auditorium at Todai’s Hongo campus in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward. (Mainichi)Eleven top universities, such as the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, accepted a total of some 10.4 billion yen in nuclear technology research funds from the government and industry between fiscal 2006 and 2010, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned.

        Some of the institutions even accepted hundreds of millions of yen a year. These universities have been effectively guaranteed stable amounts of research funds as long as they cooperate in the promotion of nuclear power, demonstrating that such high education institutions have been incorporated into the national policy.”

        go mainichi go!! 🙂

        wowzer!! maybe the BBC next? err maybe no! 🙁

        • Whoopie Whoopie


        • Saw this around the G O M with B P $$$ !

          • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

            Morning doc…
            Lots of TV ad time the last month or so purchased jointly with BP $ and US chamber of commerce expertise being shown on Oregon TV extolling the beauty of the gulf, lots of emphasis on fishing and eating sea food (everybody’s doin it, must be safe)…probly all across the country, don’t know.

      • “exposed”. he should be taken out and exposed.

    • Wreedles Wreedles

      Obviously the global powers running the show have weighed the costs of crashing the global economy against the costs of sacrificing their children, and decided to sacrifice their children. Short-sighted and sad, but everything about this disaster is the result of short-sighted decisions ending in sad outcomes.

  • Finch Finch

    Fatigue, fatigue , it is fear under the surface, it is severe depression. Way too much fear for human beings; fear under the surface, suppressed emotions, always smiling, never making anyone angry, this is way too much for human beings, even if they say it’s their culture.
    So, either way: we die because of fear of radiation or we die because of radiation. We die because of fear of living or we die because of the inevitable consequences of life.

  • Bobby1

    Fatigue is a common system of toxic exposure. The following substances also cause fatigue:

    Aluminum, arsenic, benzene, beryllium, chlorine, chromium, copper, fluoride, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, lead, manganese, mercury, methylene chloride, PCB’s, tin, toluene.

    • Radioactive elements are toxic heavy metals that can cause fatigue. How many of these are there?

      Very little has changed since Chernobyl blew up and radiated everyone, except that many more nuclear accidents and releases happened, plus way more radioactive substances are now in the air, on the ground and in the ocean as well as inside all of us.
      What kinds of things are inside of us you ask?

      How about a little bit of 93 different long lived radioactive elements lasting anywhere from 17,000 years to BILLIONS of years in total decay life, plus maybe some more that do not last as long?

      This is what you can tell your kids that you left for them to clean up, once you are gone.

      The Egyptian pyramids are only 5,000 years old, and the Bible is about 2,000 years old.

      How much sense does it make to heat water for only 30 years with radioactive ‘fuel’ that blows up and melts down (creating huge non livable zones for 50,000 – 5 Million years?

      Do we really want our future generations of kids and grandkids to have to deal with the radioactive leftovers from the spent fuel, laying around for billions of years, just so we can have hot water TODAY?

      Do we REALLY want our kids and grandkids for infinite future generations to pay for the storage and guarding of these dangerous, terrorist inviting waste products?

      More details on just 13 of the above toxic long half life radioactive elements;

      Part I Elements 1-9

      Part II Elements 10-

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And mold exposure.

  • Bobby1

    When my thyroid was swelling up the last few months, I also had massive fatigue. The fatigue might be worse than the other symptoms, because it affects everything you do, including avoiding radiation (which is a lot of work).

    • We have seen many here speek of having fatigue !

    • jec jec

      @bobby1 @Xdrfox, its a fatigue that just comes in terrible waves–while I don’t have cancer, my daughter does, thyroid cancer outside the gland. She has radiation treatment every three years..or when the level of internal radiation is down enough for another treatment. We were exposed during Chernobyl -we were close to the border with Belarus, not even near any zones. Of course, no one was told of the contamination, we didnt even know of the disaster until later. The sun shown, it was nice weather, we were outside lots. Myself, I am on chemo, have been for 4 years to try and control disease. So the tired and rundown-hard to get up and do anything, hard to think let alone work, we do know THAT feeling. Our best to you all, and keep fighting for your health.

      • @ jec,
        So sorry you and your daughter and so many others there affected in Chernobyl’s fall out field, terrible and will go on for centuries to come affecting countless victims !
        Sure glad you folks are staying on top of it, so sad you were not told of the approaching dangers ! WHY ?

        Do you have an idea how many people around you are having or has been affected by cancers and such ?

      • When out riding my M/C first three months of this the sun shown, it was nice weather, we were outside lots and after each outing I would become fatigued for a few days, fallout you can’t see !

        • StillJill StillJill

          I feel it today and yesterday, after being out in the rain a few times this weekend for a minute or two. Can hardly raise my arms long enough to shampoo,…or much else. Some of you know what I mean, unfortunately. 🙁

          On days like this, foraging for food is work enough.

          But,…we are breathing! “The show MUST go on!” 🙂

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    When the Japnese mothers find out that these scum have done…
    …I hope they take it out of their hides….
    Missing minutes…..BS….

  • StillJill StillJill

    The dog ate them.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nothing mysterious about fatigue caused by radiation.
    Ask the Chernobyl liquidators..
    So…Jaczko..let’s learn a few lessons or two from Chernobyl…what cha say?

  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    Thank you Heart of the Rose, pointing this out really brings a strong message home.

    “According to figures given by the Russian authorities, more than 90% of the liquidators have become invalids; i.e. at least 740,000 severely ill liquidators. They are aging prematurely, and a higher than average number have developed various forms of cancer, leukaemia, somatic and neurological psychiatric illnesses. A very large number have cataracts. Due to long latency periods, a significant increase in cancers is to be expected in the coming years.”

    More than 90% of the Fukushima workers are in serious trouble according to this report. Do you think any of the Japanese liquidators are made aware of these figures? If I knew then what I know now…

    Let us be kind, one to another, for we are each of us together in our pain!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    How about the criticality accident at Tokaimura which in 1999 I read somewhere was the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl. For sure the ocean and air received huge amounts of radiation and we got zapped in the US. But I never heard about it until last week. They were experimenting with fuel. Sound familiar?

    Criticality accident at Tokai nuclear fuel plant (Japan)

  • chronic chronic

    The only way I got over my fatigue was my continual efforts at chelation. The best one has turned out to be sodium bicarbonate.

    One glass in the morning, one at night. Seems to work on all the isotopes – Strontium in my marrow and teeth, and uranium in my head and my soul…

    Those who chelate,…. will struggle to make it, but…

    Don’t let the stuff build up in you. Its exhausting carrying it around.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Chronic, I agree chelation is very helpful. If I stop the detoxification baths (baking soda, herbal bath salts, French green clay) and/or chelation for 2-3 days or longer, I become very fatigued.

      Just got an herbal tincture made up by an area naturopath. It was created to detoxify people from effects of the chemtrails.

      Noticed there was a LOT LESS puffiness under my eyes a couple of days after starting to take the tincture. If I can find out who made the stuff up, will post it at the Remediation/Protection area of the Forum. ‘Have no idea what it costs, at this point …. Was given a sample by my M.D.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Very cool stuff HoTaters and chronic! I appreciate the ‘nudges’ to keep at it.
    On the days that I don’t sauna, I take the sodium bicarbonate/epsom salt soak. If I miss a day,…it feels scary~