Mayor: Free medical care needed for exposed residents — They say we’ll be ok under 20 millisieverts a year, “we cannot take it literally” — Health hazards due to radiation exposure a concern for rest of lives

Published: August 3rd, 2012 at 10:56 am ET
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(Subscription Only) Title: Fukushima town in push to exempt evacuees from medical fees
Source: Asahi Shinbun AJW
Author: TAKAAKI TAMURA
Date: August 03, 2012

The town of Namie, in the no-entry zone surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is set to issue its own radiation dose book for evacuees this month in the hope it will lead to a national system exempting book holders from medical fees.

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In deciding to introduce the health book system, Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba cited distrust of the central government.

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Namie residents and others from municipalities within the no-entry zone are eligible for free health care through February under a provisional plan.

But Baba said health hazards due to radiation exposure, particularly among women and children, will likely remain a concern for the rest of their lives.

“Even if the central government tells us that we will be all right as long as our radiation doses are kept under 20 millisieverts a year, we cannot take it literally,” he said.

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17 comments to Mayor: Free medical care needed for exposed residents — They say we’ll be ok under 20 millisieverts a year, “we cannot take it literally” — Health hazards due to radiation exposure a concern for rest of lives

  • arclight arclight

    "..in the hope it will lead to a national system exempting book holders…."

    "..In January 2006 at the meeting of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences, scientists discussed the use of genetic passports to:

    Assess and reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer
    Prevent neurodegenerative diseases
    Analyze neurophysiological characteristics of an individual at the molecular level
    Identify newborns who are susceptible to allergens, medications and other “agents”
    Examine genetic variants of the central nervous system to “reveal future abilities”
    Promote personalized medicine
    Collect genetic biometric data on the Russian population
    Unambiguously identify anyone
    Nikolay Plate, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, expressed concern over whether the healthcare system could handle an influx of genetic data. He also worried about unspecified “career problems.” There was no mention of genetic privacy violations.

    Good to see that Russian scientists are interested in genetics and DNA technology. Not so good to see that they are portrayed as believing in genetic determinism. Doubly not good that they may use genetic data to conduct surveillance on its citizens…"

    http://www.eyeondna.com/2007/05/26/genetic-passports-for-russians/

    cont..


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    • arclight arclight

      Bibigul’s choice: pregnancy, risk and radiation in Kazakhstan

      "..After the Apocalypse is the haunting story of one woman’s pregnancy played out against a background of Soviet nuclear testing, radiation science and genetic “improvement” in Kazakhstan.
      Bibigul has unusual facial features. The central area of her face is widened so that her eyes are set far apart and her nose is wide and flattened.
      Her own mother has the same features although her sister seems to be free of whatever has caused Bibigul’s distinctive appearance.
      Bibigul’s son shows a family likeness to his mother with his wide-set almond eyes but it is not clear whether he has inherited whatever it is that affects his mother and grandmother…"

      http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2011/07/bibiguls-choice-pregnancy-risk-and-radiation-in-kazakhstan/

      footnote: her child was born "normal" and healthy

      the genetisists and doctors would have eradicated her family line because of statistical data and theory..

      cont..


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      • arclight arclight

        Disability, Feminism and Eugenics:
        Who has the right to decide who should or should not inhabit the world?

        ".. I hear you howl: what has this got to do with us today in humane compassionate Australia, the land of a fair go? Well, I argue: lots. Firstly eugenics practices throughout the 20th century have persistent links with the medical profession's long distaste of disability, deformity and any abnormality, inherited or acquired. Secondly, these practices can only be fostered in societies where disability-phobia persists, and includes Australia 1996, despite disability discrimination legislation and all of the improvements in community integration and support services that have been implemented in the past 25 years.

        Blatant eugenics policies aimed at the elimination of disabilities through sterilisation programmes have been introduced in China and Japan in the past 5 years. China's public health programme aimed at eradicating "inferior births" consists of the screening of all pregnant women for foetal abnormalities, if abnormality is detected the mother is to be coerced into having an abortion and sterilised to prevent her from producing other such children. .."

        interesting read
        http://www.wwda.org.au/eugen.htm


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        • arclight arclight

          genetic passport in japan?? not a good idea!! pity the poor people of fukushima… their genetically decided future awaits with dr mengle err i mean yamashita.. yikes!


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          • arclight arclight

            the only fair thing to do is to have free health care for all like in the uk france canada etc.. the hotspots and previous air borne contamination means that the area contaminated is further out in place than just fukushima.. this project that all the worlds oncologists decided on at the fukushima symposium in september.. to assess and treat the people of fukushima independently from other areas.. this is discriminatary practise, and with genetic science as a cudgel.. imo ..

            the fukushima medical hospital has been embroiled in controversy since the start of this and has been the centre of information control… IT SHOULD NOT be running this study..

            and uk universities should be called out in their part of the 20 millisievert/y figure as should the worlds other complicit universities.. a day of reckoning is coming.. imho!


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        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          This is going to be a huge question in the US and Canada soon. It's being discussed in hushed rooms now. This is not a decision made lightly.

          I think we're past eugenics now. The population reduction they want is on track, except that they are now all part of it. Fukushima is the great equalizer to the plans of our Masters.

          The question now is, do we let mutated children live, and have the government pay for their care, since their parents will probably not have insurance, or does our government kill them to prevent further expenses?

          We know already what our Masters want to do. The big question is whether we agree or not.


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          • bluerthanblu bluerthanblu

            Swimming up_thread, sorry. The issue of what to do about radiation damaged foetuses, a touchy one!, is about expenses 2nd but quality of life is the first concern. Most mutations will never be born, many trisomy13 foetuses will survive, while those with gross abnormalities won't live long after birth. Parents in the U.S. approve of babies carrying trisomy13 foetuses to term and indeed, some survive into adulthood. Multiple toes and fingers can be repaired easily and even joined twins can be separated and grow into adulthood, although this is an expensive path and may sacrifice one of the attached babies. Kids with the trisomy13 mutation may have many other problems, some not so much. Obviously one hopes that trisomy13 adults would not have kids due to the guarantee that any future generations going forward will have increasing genetic mutations! Where I see a real issue that will likely not be talked about at all is all the genetic damage that is carried by kids of parents who were exposed to one immense radiation dose. These kids may look perfectly normal but they carry radiation damaged DNA. According to the recent Russian study (sorry I don't have the link handy), each generation out has increasing genetic mutations. Possibly the end result for some future generation is that the mutations will not be survivable. Imagine testing all children born for genetic damage and then telling them they should not have kids, period! We are living in a brave new world- :(


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            • BluerthanBlue

              I would be grateful for that cite or link on the Russian study.

              I agree that the problem is not just overt mutations, but includes covert mutations that will affect health, longevity, and reproduction for generations, leading possibly to sterility so great that the population collapses.

              Recessive genes are more likely to be mutated and less likely to result in obvious mutations;

              however, given enough time these quiet recessive mutations can collapse a population.

              Geneticists warned of this danger in 1956 in response to atmospheric testing.

              We've been damaging our DNA massively since the late 1940s.

              Now, Fukushima is the ultimate insult to our DNA

              It is a genetic time bomb


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            • bluerthanblu bluerthanblu

              Nix the 'at all' above, lol. Despite the genetic damages of rad exposure in it's ability to scramble DNA and cause each generation forward to carry increasing DNA mutation(s), the best course is to continue having babies in order to save the human race! A small percentage of relatively healthy babies who carry some radiation damage, will become adults and have relatively healthy babies. They might carry some radiation, although it takes longer to show major health problems in generations forward. Since humans historically procreate like rabbits- :) , it is possible that a smaller healthy population will emerge after much suffering, death, and disability over a very long time. We must deal with this reality, starting with telling the truth about radiation risk to the human genome and stop all this nonsense about 'radiation is everywhere' and the fantasy that 'man will adapt by radiation mutation.' If I'm wrong about this, let me know why! A grim vision of human suffering untold, unhealthy, radiation caused mutations, with myriad brain, endocrine, heart, bone, etc. diseases and decreased functioning (like math ability) from birth to death (many we haven't seen the end of from 50 years ago bomb exposure), hangs like a coffin over our heads. This is not just about Fuku or shutting down NPP plants. It's about hanging on to our last marble- ;)


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              • arclight arclight

                "..the best course is to continue having babies in order to save the human race! A small percentage of relatively healthy babies who carry some radiation damage, will become adults and have relatively healthy babies. They might carry some radiation, although it takes longer to show major health problems in generations forward. Since humans historically procreate like rabbits.."

                i concur.. the worst deformities will likely be rejected naturally and there is no guarantee of serious disability as bibgul proved to the Kazakh doctors..

                evacuation of seriously contaminated areas and remedial work in less contaminated areas would improve things alot..

                i am a strong proponent for disability rights and dont like disability discrimination of any form.. it doesnt do the wonderful world of disability justice! imo

                humans need a variety of genetic materials to be able to evolve and humans need a variety of psychologies to thrive intellectually and overcome diversity.. "dont right off the disabled" so easily is my thoughts irrespective of how the disability came about!

                dont know if this branch is black hats or not ;)

                but i like it..
                wish the childrens branch could pick it up a little though! :(

                http://www.un.org/disabilities/


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  • Most Health Insurance Policies say something like this…

    (in the 'fine' print)

    "…may also EXCLUDE treatment for NUCLEAR reactions or radioactive FALLOUT, etc."

    I wonder why?


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  • arclight arclight

    Fukushima children – physical and mental health issues

    “I’ve tried to prepare myself mentally for the discrimination my son may face when he looks for a job or when he gets married, just because he was in Fukushima last March,” said the woman, who withheld her name.

    Her son left the prefecture to enter a university in Niigata Prefecture in April 2011, a month after the crisis started, but that
    hasn’t eased her worries. “I just hope my son will stay healthy,” she said in tears. A father of two university students in the city of Fukushima and one of the 30 speakers at the hearing also expressed misgivings.

    “I’m deeply concerned about whether it is OK for my children to marry
    and raise their kids in Fukushima,” the man, who only gave his
    surname, Nogi, said. “Young people (in Fukushima) have to feel anxious
    and fearful at such joyful moments in life. Can we accept society and
    politics that are causing this situation? It’s time for us to think
    seriously about this.”

    He urged the government to abandon nuclear energy as soon as possible
    so the people who live near reactors won’t be put at risk…"

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/08/03/fukushima-children-physical-and-mental-health-issues/


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  • arclight arclight

    a sensitive and informative take on this story with general up to date comments here from Ryan!

    36 Percent of Fukushima Children Have Abnormal Thyroid Growths

    Published on Aug 3, 2012 by freedomwv
    It seems that the children of Fukushima are the first to suffer the effects of the massive nuclear meltdown at former Fukushima NPP. A study carried out by the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey has found that 36 percent of the children have abnormal thyroid growths.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0KeNRRtfKU


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  • arclight arclight

    the head of the "health" project speaks…

    This video clip is from a news program called "Hodo Station" aired on March 24, 2011.
    Other remarks by Dr. Yamashita:
    "Radiation won't affect people who are smiling": http://dai.ly/KKj90x
    "I can't take responsibility": http://dai.ly/Jb8Rc4

    Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby, with a help from kna60.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xr7w16_dr-brainwasher-yamashita-speaks-3-don-t-worry-about-cesium-yyyy-yyyyyyyy-yyyyyyyyyyy_news


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    • arclight arclight

      and to proove yamashita is talking out of his "hole" , as we say in ireland, here is some proof that cesium does cause damage…

      ".When the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at Chernobyl in north-west Ukraine on 26th April, 1986, the grim after effects were felt most keenly by the region's vulnerable children. The horror goes on today, as these kids grapple with life-threatening illnesses in the still highly contaminated areas of south-east Belarus and northern Ukraine. With your support we can help them, and our pledge is that not one penny raised will ever go on administration."

      http://www.chernobylheart.org.uk/

      meet the children of gomel (belarus) short clip

      "..Uploaded by Sam0940 on Oct 31, 2010
      Meeting the amazing kids at the Gomel Children's Hospital in Belarus made us realise that we were doing absolutely the right thing in setting up a charity to try to help save their lives. It's hard work, and you get let down by your close friends and family at times, but we are determined to keep going and achieve our goals…"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9_qy98Wtw


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Whatever happened after Chernobyl is a complete road map of what will happen after Fukushima. Times 1,000,000,000,000.

    ANYONE in authority that says they don't know what is going to happen next, is lying. All the info is there.

    Good work, arclight. Keep it up.


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    • arclight arclight

      thanks for the encouragement time is short

      boy! did this sentence stick out for me personally! profound, so i thought i would share…

      "..and you get let down by your close friends and family at times, but we are determined to keep going and achieve our goals…"

      a common theme here at enenews i think! ;)

      gnight
      peace!


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