UN Press Conference: Fukushima parents denied access to children’s medical records — Must try FOIA requests (VIDEO)

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 10:10 am ET
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Title: Anand Grover, United Nations special rapporteur, health investigator on Monday
Source: OPTVstaff
Date: Nov 26, 2012

Summary

  • I regret that the Japan gov’t did not distribute stable iodine
  • Regrettable that public was not informed of radiation plume forecast
  • The survey only checks thyroid, unfortunately narrow; Only uses bad Chernobyl data, ignores studies that point to cancer and other diseases
  • Concerned about parents being denied right to access their child’s medical documentation, must go through cumbersome freedom of information act procedure to get them
  • Govt should urgently strengthen enforcement of food safety

More from UN’s Grover: UN informs Japan: Radiation went far beyond Fukushima, affected people should get health checked -- Gov't not protecting residents properly -- Chernobyl data is no good, there was information blackout

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 10:10 am ET
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7 comments to UN Press Conference: Fukushima parents denied access to children’s medical records — Must try FOIA requests (VIDEO)

  • Soon, some will be using the word 'regrettable', others, will just continue saying "It's of no immediate concern".
    – ChasAha from enenews May 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Denied the RIGHT to their own medical information.
    That's not regrettable… it's reprehensible!!!

    He certainly says the word "regrettable" a lot.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Regret comes from the obsolete "grate", which is a variant of "grote", to cry. Hence regret means "to cry again". Regrettable hence means something that possesses the quality that causes one to cry every time it is considered. I'd say that is appropriate.


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  • jec jec

    Since diagnostic ultrasound machines are dropping in price..why doesnt an enterprising person start up a "view your organ" business..ultrasound style..

    "South Carolina's medical school has 25 laptop-sized ultrasound systems, which cost $50,000 to $70,000 each. It is just beginning to use hand-held pocket devices, which are about the size of a smartphone, that sell for $3,000 to $10,000." credit to The Cronical of Higher Education.


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  • Kudos to UN Anand Grover

    I don't know if anyone saw this headline at Asahi?

    WHO forecasts no significant increase in cancer patients in Fukushima November 25, 2012 By YURI OIWA/ http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201211250051

    I'm feeling sick with sadness and outrage today.

    I posted some data about children and the health effects of radiation in response
    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/sick-with-sadness-and-frustration-about.html

    I cannot believe that the WHO is involved in this level of cover up.

    :(


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  • razzz razzz

    Regrets nuclear power is making everyone sick or regrets nuclear power is a bad idea?


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    • Nuclear power is a bad idea Razz.

      There is no stopping the continuous release of gasses such as tritium and there is no safe and cost-effective way for decommissioning nuclear power plants and nuclear waste.


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  • Sol Man

    Governments around the world will deny and obfuscate on this issue. They will deny the responsibility to provide all of the necessary medical to the victims of the vastly flawed technology that was foisted upon their hapless citizens.


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