43% of kids have thyroid abnormalities in new Fukushima City test results (CHART)

Published: September 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm ET


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Published: September 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm ET


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20 comments to 43% of kids have thyroid abnormalities in new Fukushima City test results (CHART)

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Wait another year. It will rise sharply from here. Cancer rates will also soar.

  • Sickputer

    Bad, bad news. But just the tip of the iceberg. Wait for the research on the 5 million children in Tokyo metro area. Not just thyroid nodules.

    16.65 million children in Japan under age 15:


    Perhaps 6 million kids are within 200 miles of Fukushima NPP. Very frightening for their future health.

  • dka

    Thes are kids, but later adults will become as sick and catch up on these rates. 60 Million people are living in the red and orange zones from North Japan to West of Kanto, including Nagano and all south of it.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Tiniest tip, of a humongous iceberg, thanks to the nuclear industry.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    If 43% are contaminated already it means we can look forward to Thyroid cancer within the next 6 months. The scary thing is that this problem is only addressing one isotope. The other isotopes cause different types of tissue damage so collecting data on as many forms of contamination will be key here. Alpha particles will be the hardest to detect and confirm tissue damage, however they are the most destructive. The results of this research are a beginning to show the future of Japan and the West Coast of the US.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Maybe I'm ignorant, but does anyone know the general abnormality rate in Japan versus a 'normal' environment (and I know there aren't too many of them). Are we sure this is really out of the 'normal' for over there?

  • Sickputer

    I believe less than 2% is the normal occurrence of thyroid nodes.

    "Thyroid nodules are uncommon in children before puberty (1.5% or less) (Kirkland et al. 1973, Rallison et al. 1975, Scott & Crawford 1976, Yip et al. 1994, Millman & Pellitteri 1997). Any nodule discovered in such an age group should therefore be viewed with suspicion and the diagnostic approach should be more aggressive in children than in adults (Scott & Crawford 1976, Silverman et al. 1979, Ridgway 1991) because they are more often malignant than in adults (Belfiore et al. 1989). The mean incidence of thyroid carcinomas in childhood thyroid nodules which were operated on is summarized in Table 1⇓ and shows an overall 26.4% risk of cancer."


  • Sickputer

    They better start training ten thousand more general surgeons in Japan…the Fukushima necklace is going to be a common sight soon.

    Bad news about Japanese children thyroid cancer will travel very fast in the Internet community. Most people have never heard of the Chernobyl necklace, but they will become well acquainted with the tragic Japanese surgeries looming in the near future.

  • kalidances

    American taxpayers need to call a special election. Our taxes need to be immediately seized and sent to the Japanese people for purposes of medical attention, hospice, relocation, and transportation.
    All assets should by seized from all banks and put in a public bank. http://publicbankinginstitute.org/
    The GE corporation is responsible and has just consistently, for decades,put the lives of everyone on the planet at risk by not disclosing design flaws leading to radioactive leaks and explosions.
    The American government knew it and didn't disclose it. Mass murder is a human rights violation and grounds for treason for every member of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. It also grounds for death by whatever state has the death penalty:http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty

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    September 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Robert Oppenheimer
    Cause of death: Cancer – Throat

    AKA Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    Born: 22-Apr-1904
    Died: 18-Feb-1967
    Location of death: Princeton, NJ

    "…he is often called the 'father of the atomic bomb' for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico."
    wiki – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Robert_Oppenheimer

  • pierre

    then there's the heart attacks in kids to come.
    Chris ("but Fuku is overrated") Busby

    and did anyone think to hand out Iodine pills for the kids?
    oh? you cannot take these pills forever, so you would have to EVACATE JAPAN.
    so heart attacks and thyroid cancers it is then.

  • Paiute023 Paiute023


  • dka

    Wait until the figures for Tokyo are out.
    Maybe 5% or 15% of childrens in Tokyo now have such thyroid abnormalities. But when the figures for Tokyo increase every year to reach 45% in a few years, people will start realizing the nightmare is real and that they have waited too long and been foolish.

  • Sickputer

    Great personal story of Valerie Brown, an Idaho downwinder who had thyroid cancer in 1975 at age 24:

    Pawning the Chernobyl Necklace



    "As I wandered through my twenties and early thirties, I kept an ear cocked for any information I might come across about what causes thyroid cancer. In 1986 – the Chernobyl year – I learned that the link between exposure to ionizing radiation and thyroid cancer was far and away the strongest of all the disease’s possible causes. So I began pondering how I might have been exposed to such radiation.

    That’s when things really started to get ugly. I found an embarrassment of riches. I had grown up in a kind of Nuclear Triangle. Ninety miles north of my home town of Pocatello, Idaho, the Idaho National Laboratory squats in the desert. When I was six months old, the first nuclear-generated electricity in the world was produced there. The site has the highest concentration of reactors in the world – fifty-two (most now mothballed). Although no one admits to any large airborne releases of radiation, at least 11 billion gallons of radioactive waste were injected into the Snake River aquifer between 1953 and 1984.

    Rage really churned up when it emerged… Decision makers had routinely waited to detonate their bomb tests until the wind was blowing exactly toward Idaho. One government document characterizes people living under that plume trajectory as “a low-use segment of the population."