Mother: Child with severe nose bleeds, full body rash after playing in Fukushima contaminated water — So much blood, thought head was cut open — Fingers covered in open sores

Published: December 21st, 2012 at 8:55 am ET
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Title: Trapped inside (part 5 of 6)
Source: documenting ian, blog
Date: Nov 7, 2012

Today I met Mrs. Mutoh, mother of son Shougo, 11, and daughter Rimi, 8. [...]

Source: Ian Thomas Ash

Shougo suffers from severe eczema and his hands and fingers are covered in open sores. Mrs. Mutoh warned Shougo about the dangers of playing outside, but in June of last year, three months after the meltdown, on his way home from school he wandered into a rice paddy in search of frogs. When Mrs. Mutoh went looking for him, she found him playing in the contaminated water and holding several frogs.

Within a month, Shougo was having severe nose bleeds. The first time it happened there was so much blood that Mrs. Mutoh was sure Shougo had cut his head open. Shougo also started having fainting spells, and a red rash broke out over his entire body.

Mrs. Mutoh brought Shougo to a university hospital in Fukushima City. A blood test was conducted, and Shougo was found to have a low white blood cell count. Without asking, the doctor immediately told Mrs. Mutoh that Shougo’s condition was NOT related to radiation exposure and that no treatment was neccesary. [...]

Mrs. Mutoh expressed to me her concern that in the government tests of water, food and internal radiation exposure, they are ONLY testing for cesium. She points out that there are many different radioactive elements that were released after the nuclear explosion, of which cesium is just one [...]

Both Shougo and Rimi have had the official thyroid test and were both found to have thyroid cysts [...] she is worried that the government ordered tests may be intentionally inaccurate in an effort to downplay the situation and that the cysts could be bigger or more numerous than she was led to believe. [...]

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43 comments to Mother: Child with severe nose bleeds, full body rash after playing in Fukushima contaminated water — So much blood, thought head was cut open — Fingers covered in open sores

  • nedlifromvermont

    Lies, liars and damned lies … is all you will get from the nuclear power "industry" …

    Wake up Sheeple … the nuclear dragon is real … find a brave knight to fight GE, TEPCO and these other demons, Westinghouse, Areva etc. before you become a statistic, too …

    You have already been contaminated …

    Get with the program …

    Science and medicine have been corrupted and contaminated, too …

    and all for what???

    for the benefit of a cold war era industry that offers us no real solutions to our problems; only disease, death and misery for all …

    How is that a good thing, GE, you have brought to life???

    How exactly are you not damned liars, all, at that "world class" company?

    peace!


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    • HoTaters

      Maybe we are, collectively, "sleeple" more than sheeple. It's as if the pied piper of advertising, PR, and educating the masses in public schools has dumbed everyone down. It's as if we have collectively been taught not to heed our unease when presented with situations which would have caused dread in our ancestors.

      Radiation is an invisible enemy & it's hard to wrap our minds around the concept of its causing us harm.

      Mack posted a link to a really great article on Edward Teller & the early days of nuclear energy. The link appeared in the comments with the 12/18 or 12/19 article about the earthquake fault running under the Rokkasho site on northern Honshu.

      If we can't see it or detect it with our five senses, it isn't real. Welcome to the world of "rational" man, where everything has been rationalized to death. Consider Frederick Taylor's hypothesis of "the rationalization of labor," and how it changed corporate thinking about the work of human beings.

      'not aware what doctors are collectively seeing here on the West Coast of the U.S., but my physician reports many people here with high body burdens of Cesium. (The office has been testing many patients for it.)

      Speaking only for myself, I've had radiation burns three times on my hands and arms after touching rainwater. I've had a recurring rash on my arms and back, and blood blisters and petechaie all over my upper torso. It comes and goes in about a three to six month cycle. Radiation poisoning…


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      • HoTaters

        Add GMO's, harmful exposures to toxic chemicals, environmental exposure to toxins, Fluoride, etc., along with radiation, and the end result could be chemically lobotomized people, or what I call "sleeple."

        We die because we believe what we are told. Or we don't believe what we are told when it's in our best interest (and disturbs the status quo), i.e., "don't rain on my parade." We often don't investigate the truth for ourselves. Or bother to think.

        It's heartbreaking to read about this kind of thing (severe effects of radiation) happening in children. I consider it a crime against humanity when you deprive a child of his or her innocence, and rob a child of its capacity for play and exploration.


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  • or-well

    How many more?
    "if tears could shout, the Sky would thunder
    and were Rage lightning be torn asunder,
    if Despair were flame the World would burn
    and if sadness a brake would cease to turn."

    "Kids exhausted instead of frisky,
    Thyroid glands getting all cysty,
    white blood cell counts low and risky,
    hearts at risk when beating briskly,
    cancer a 6 instead of at 60,
    weeping parents give one final kissy -
    THAT'S WHAT NUCLEAR MEANS!"


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  • or-well

    And the Doctors?
    "…timorous mice!
    What oath Hippocratic?
    Hypocrisy vice!
    No rad-sickness here,
    it doesn't exist.
    It can't,in the Land
    Of Plum-Blossom Bliss,
    in the wafting stench
    of statistical mist,
    thru mountain passes
    of cherry-picked baselines
    and cultural buffering.
    That's how they'll hide
    a Mt. Fuji of suffering
    as their nation declines."


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    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Master poetry wordsmith! Keep up the good work…:)


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    • Bones Bones

      May I humbly suggest Mr. Orwell that you collect your poetry and put them in a book. They really are beautiful despite the horrific subject. I know you could open people's minds with such a command of language. If there is one thing we could do it's change people's attitudes through art. That may be the most effective weapon. If people don't understand the reality, nothing will ever be done.

      I can only imagine the mother's horror, not just from the pain and suffering of her children, but from the fact she really can't do anything to remedy it. There are things that can help, but it's not the cure-all like an antibiotic is to most bacterial infections. Living in a contaminated zone with contaminated food and water will eventually win out no matter how cautious or what remedies they do. My mom was/is a nurse who then was promoted to teacher at the hospital she worked at and it was so comforting I could cry Mommy! when I was sick and she always made me better. Not so simple for this mother. A new visa program for rad refugees may be the only solution for these kids. Even though the US maybe somewhat contaminated esp the west coast, it's a heck of a lot less than Japan in many parts. It's a start is what I'm saying.

      PS Being in the area with high I-131 I actually got a large painful lump on my neck. It hurt so bad and the next morning a big lump stuck out. I stopped drinking the tap water (2-4 liters a day) and after a week it went away. Who knows? I'm…


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      • or-well

        Bones, thanks, but words aren't enough. I share your view on art, of all types, because it can help some people transcend the factual reality and touch a deeper place.
        I'm working on things when I can. Next year, there will be changes.
        Now, inspired by something YOU said on Jan. 14, 2012 re: "action"
        "Mall Security! Geiger testers!
        They are resistors to profit that comes
        from sourcing abuses.
        How dare they test for
        isotope daughters and sisters!
        Ready the pepperspray – give them all blisters!"
        BUT – proactive and passive
        they gave no excuse for excessive reaction -
        they even bought stuff!
        And then did tests in the street
        where the cameras were waiting,
        while corporate execs
        watched from windows, hating
        that fair and informed consumer reaction,
        could, done smartly,
        deliver a smackdown.


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    • HoTaters

      "The wafting stench of statistical mist"

      Brilliant.


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      • "I only believe in statistics I fabricate myself."
        – Winston Churchill (or, rather, Goebbels)

        Note: the “I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself” is not from Churchill (contrary to what many people believe); this slanderous remark (but quite funny!) was attributed to Churchill by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels to depict him as a liar.


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  • Centaur Centaur

    "Mrs. Mutoh brought Shougo to a university hospital in Fukushima City. A blood test was conducted, and Shougo was found to have a low white blood cell count. Without asking, the doctor immediately told Mrs. Mutoh that Shougo's condition was NOT related to radiation exposure and that no treatment was neccesary."

    One more to be brought to court… -.-


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  • Sol Man

    or-well, you have a way with ideas and words, a great way.
    We see the genocidal behavior before us; all are at risk. While the banking dynasties rehypothecate to infinity all of the peoples rewards for a life of hard work, all in order to sweep these values into their own accounts, the people are left to try to live shortened lives in the midst of so many poisons. ALL are at risk!


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  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    I wish I was "asleep" like the rest of the sheeple sometimes…at least when I'd wake up I wouldn't be sitting outside the chemotherapy infusion center at my wife's hospital waiting for follow-up test results for her last CTSCAN ordered by the Dr.'s treating her for the same symptoms described above except are some 7,000+ miles away!!(?) I wonder why nobody's asking more questions about what "appears" to be a flu outbreak that isn't being treated with antibiotics,but with steroids that alleviate the symptoms rather than the "usual" Amoxicillen or Penicillin?!!They don't seem very comfortable when I ask about or mention radiation issues being behind the EXPLOSION of new patients that caused this hospital to expand the oncology areas & staff to accommodate all of the sad,sickly new faces I see today & every time we're here??!! Feels like "Doomsday"everyday in MY world!….


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  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    God how I HATE hearing of completely avoidable harm befalling children every single day!!- it really rips my already broken heart right outta my chest!… :(


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      It's odd as many of my relatives have been hospitalized and treated with mega steroids and antibiotics. Things that make ya go hmmm.


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    • HoTaters

      I hope you have some emotional support. It sounds like you are carrying a heavy burden right now. It is healthy to be aware of what's going on around you, but considering your family difficulties, do you have the support you need right now? A lot of what we read about here is a real downer. There is just no way to give a positive "spin" to stories like this, if you're in your right mind. I hope and pray you are not depressed this Christmas, and that you will be able to take some joy in this holiday season (am assuming you're in the U.S.) My heart goes out to you and your family.


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  • HoTaters

    Further comment on train of thought above.

    "Herbalist Review, Issue 2006 #2: Depleted uranium and the depopulation agenda — the challenge of holistic health education
    by Roger W. Wicke, Ph.D.

    http://www.rmhiherbal.org/review/2006-2.html

    "While some may tend to blame such superficial attitudes on the New Age movement of the past few decades, the truth is that the inability to recognize the connections between our health, our physical environment, and political and social trends is a phenomenon that has resulted from over a century of intentional policies in public education. During the 20th century, technology and industry depended for their success upon increasing specialization and compartmentalization of job functions. Public education in industrialized nations evolved during this period to service industry's need for workers who could perform narrow sets of tasks repeatably and reliably. A broad, liberal education was considered by the elite administrators and captains of industry to be unnecessary and even undesirable for the mass of workers who would be manning the assembly lines. Indeed, such education was intended to be reserved for the elite 1% of society whose role would include coordinating the machinations of the lesser cogs and gears in the system — the other 99% of the population."

    Hardly anywhere is the indoctrination of people so apparent as in Japan.


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  • HoTaters

    Further comment on train of thought above.

    "Herbalist Review, Issue 2006 #2: Depleted uranium and the depopulation agenda — the challenge of holistic health education
    by Roger W. Wicke, Ph.D.

    http://www.rmhiherbal.org/review/2006-2.html

    "While some may tend to blame such superficial attitudes on the New Age movement of the past few decades, the truth is that the inability to recognize the connections between our health, our physical environment, and political and social trends is a phenomenon that has resulted from over a century of intentional policies in public education. During the 20th century, technology and industry depended for their success upon increasing specialization and compartmentalization of job functions …."

    Acronyms of organizations involved in post-WWII Japan foreign relations (very revealing):

    http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1955-57v23p1/terms

    How did nuclear power proliferation take place in Japan, & why? One needs to understand historical events & Japanese culture to understand why a disaster like Fukushima contamination has taken place – & why it profoundly affects civil

    See here, about 1/4 of the way down the page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Japan

    "During the Occupation, GHQ/SCAP successfully (if not entirely) abolished many of the financial coalitions known as the Zaibatsu, which had previously monopolized industry.(19)"


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    • HoTaters

      From the Wikipedia article (cont.):

      "The phrase 'shikata ga nai', or 'nothing can be done about it,' was commonly used in both Japanese and American press to encapsulate the Japanese public's resignation to the harsh conditions endured while under occupation."

      http://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/japanese-keiretsu.asp#axzz2FikYF7Vn

      "Japan's corporate governance system known as a keiretsu dates back to the 1600s, but was propelled by the Japanese government's newly formed Meiji Restoration in 1866 as the world entered the industrial revolution. These early corporate formations were termed "zaibatsu," translated to English as monopoly. Zaibatsu's began as small, family-owned enterprises that formed in various Prefectures across Japan to specialize in the separate business needs of the nation. As Japan's economy grew, zaibatsu grew to later form into holding companies."

      Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/japanese-keiretsu.asp#ixzz2FikdaGbb

      Here's a really good overview of keiretsu, or the "headless pyramid," the Japanese government, and the mindset of Japanese businesspeople and politicians.

      http://www.sba.pdx.edu/…illingsyun/516/Headlesspyramid.ppt

      If one understands the overview presented above, the situation in Fukushima and the state of the Japanese nuclear industry becomes clear. Another factor to consider is the role of the U.S. military in post-industrial Japan, and its relationship to nuclear power…


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  • stopnp stopnp

    Wow. I've seen footage of bomb test prep for fallout. What to do regarding rain. What to do about the respiratory system. The symptoms of radiation poisoning. There was more information available in the nineteen fifties about how bad nuclear is for anything living. That is before they knew just how bad it is. They knew it was bad. After Chernobyl and the Mayak cover-up they really knew.

    This is ridiculous.


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  • andagi andagi

    Dear Folks,
    Great posts on this overwhelmingly difficult topic. Such brilliant minds here at ENENews :-) .
    I believe it won't be long before healthcare professionals begin speaking out. Collective disbelief, betrayal and grief are much to difficult repress over time, even within Japanese society. Truths of the deceptions and real destruction/dangers will be coming more and more. Japanese people are truly beginning to question and speak -yes!!
    Go ENENews! :-)


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  • beamofthewave

    When I found out about Fukushima radiation coming here on the West coast, I sent my daughter to the East Coast that June and she has been with family there ever since. It is terrible for me being wihout her but I cant have her subjected to this everyday and now with the radiactive debris arriving in 2015 I am out of here myself. Sometimes you just have to do what you can without the assistance of .gov. I dont tell this to others here because they look at me funny. Do what you can to protect your family and if you have the resources or any resources do it. Poor kids, her gov is never going to help her, accept it and move on to something you can do. my gov will help ge and not me and I bet there is a stat analysis about the number of deaths and that it is an acceptable number and thats that.


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