UK newspaper reports on Fukushima children with abnormal thyroid growths

Published: July 19th, 2012 at 5:34 am ET


Title: Nearly 36pc of Fukushima children diagnosed with abnormal thyroid growths
Source: Telegraph
Author: By Julian Ryall
Date: 6:14AM BST 19 Jul 2012

Nearly 36 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture have been diagnosed with abnormal growths on their thyroids, although doctors insist there is no link between the “cluster” of incidents and the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in March of last year.


A study by the Japan Thyroid Association in 2001 found that zero percent of children in the city of Nagasaki had nodules and only 0.8 percent had cysts on their thyroids.

“Yes, 35.8 percent of children in [The Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, released in April] have lumps or cysts, but this is not the same as cancer,” said Naomi Takagi, an associate professor at Fukushima University Medical School Hospital, which administered the tests.

“We do not know that cause of this, but it is hard to believe that is due to the effects of radiation,” she said. “This is an early test and we will only see the effects of radiation exposure after four or five years.”


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    Published: July 19th, 2012 at 5:34 am ET


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    15 comments to UK newspaper reports on Fukushima children with abnormal thyroid growths

    • dosdos dosdos

      I keep being disheartened by people saying that something doesn't happen outside the "established schedule" when it comes to something as complex as this type of contamination. There is no precedence to Fukushima in terms of the type of multi-isotope release, except Chernobyl. There is no "established schedule".

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        And fear of losing their paychecks. We're used to thinking of doctors as heroes. What we are seeing is a massive amount of MD's that are total cowards to their profession, and to humanity.

        There will be many more to come, too. I don't hear Dr. Oz talking about this . . .

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Perhaps there was a certain combination of chemicals, other toxins, stress, from the tsunami coupled with a different mixture of radioisotopes, many carried on the stream that was different from Chernobyl which may account for the formation of these cysts. A double whammy – exposure to high levels of industrial chemicals, many now being burned in the piles along with radioactive debris, and clouds of radiation. There are different kinds of cysts. The two that might matter here are those that encapsulate a toxin as the bodies defense against invasion and those that grow from mutation. They really may not be finding tumor markers or precancerous cells. These would not be expected to show up until later because they haven't in the past. But, there is less study about industrial chemicals and toxins and their effects than on nuclear radiation because that industry is also very entrenched and protected as is the nuclear industry. Very few chemicals are ever tested before being released. These kids may have been exposed to a very toxic stew far more lethal than radiation itself. It would take far longer to show up in adults.

    • Max1 Max1

      Visiting my father, he lives within ten mIles of SONG, he was shocked to see paying attention to Fuku. His response, "is that still going on?" so I began to tell him of the current situ and he immediately responded, "Then why don't you go there and get paid to help clean it up, if you're that interested in it." Stunned at his lack Of knowledge and quip to me, he followed it up with, "besides, I'm too old(83) to care. It's not going to affect me." so I quipped back, "I'm thinking of your grandchildren. Someone's gotta be thinking about them." his response, "Oh?"

      Yea, he's too old to care about himself AND his children's children.

      • gotnuttin2lose

        I he too old to pray? I believe all of us have an elderly friend or relative like this. I know I do.
        Don't feel too maddened about it. Some old timers just get burnt out on reality 'cause they've seen a life time of bad news. My own mother quit watching the news years ago…because the doom and gloom was causing her unbearable depression. As for my father–he always says, "They are just trying to sell more newspapers…"

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        This is a situation that will either bring out the best, or the worst, in people. The door is shutting close, and few people want to know what is really going on.

        On a very subconscious level, I think all life knows something is very, very wrong. Quantum physics has already shown the global connection of all life. It's going to be ugly when it becomes consciously known by everyone.

    • mark_eric

      Sometimes when I'm really feeling the horror of this event I can get a little dark. In those moments I've been known to spew a rant that starts "You know, we very well may already be in an ELE situation here…" to my friends and acquaintances. It's very disconcerting the number of times when I do this, I get the feeling that the listeners are kinda hoping that I'm right. Like that would somehow be this massive Get Out of Jail Free card that would justify avoiding dealing with 'X'. Creepy. Don't they see Game Over isn't the same as Get Out of Jail Free?

      Strangely the best way I've been able to break through to these people often is to look them dead in the eye and say "You know, this probably means there are going to be a lot fewer dogs and cats around. When fluffy dies of cancer, you probably won't be able to afford a new cuddly companion. They'll be too rare. Yep, cats and dogs are going to start dieing in record numbers, just like us."

      I know this point is debatable, but I'm fascinated by how deeply this thought crystallizes the reality we find ourselves in. Kids cleaning rain gutters in Fukushima, no biggie, but threaten the puppy or kill the kitty, now that'll raise some ire.

      • gotnuttin2lose

        I have known a friend or two like that. He was indifferent to a global nuke holocaust. In his warped mine, he reason that he would not have to pay off the student loan balance that he had amassed after 10 years of college, with no degree and no job. Some people are so afraid of the suicide taboo (burning in hell for all eternity) that they'd rather just pray for the apocalypse, when they hit rock bottom.
        Yeh, it took Pat Benatar's anthem song, "Hell is For Children" to undue all of Sister Mary Elephant's brainwashing. I joined my wife's Bhuddist religion just because she was able to convince a pig-headed Irish-Catholic that HELL is right here on earth.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Check your local shelters. There are large outbreaks of 'unknown' diseases among the pets. I wouldn't adopt anymore. You might be bringing home a furry petri dish.

        Sorry to say this, as I love animals, too, but as the world's resistances break down, there will be more diseases making a species jump.

    • arclight arclight

      "…We do not know that cause of this, but it is hard to believe that is due to the effects of radiation,” she said. “This is an early test and we will only see the effects of radiation exposure after four or five years.”.."


      NY Times Admits: Mainstream News is Basically Censored Propaganda
      Posted on July 17, 2012

      "..Important article from the NY Times demonstrating how real journalism covering the criminal political elite in America is basically dead. Even better, is Glenn Greenwald’s article at Salon slamming the complete joke that is the mainstream media, and he shows us all exactly why alternative media is taking over. After all, only an incredible 21% of Americans have confidence in television news, a new low according to a recent Gallup poll…"

      • gotnuttin2lose

        I remember the gold ol' days in rural Oregone, when nearly every family had only 2 and 1/2 channels. Seems the sponsors had to get the news strait, cause that's all we had (aside from radio). Now there are so many channels, all of US society is fragmented. Nobody really knows what the strait poop is. And if we really want to know what's going on we have to visit sites like this. What would it take for ENENEWS to branch off into a spot on Cable TV? Or would it get corrupted like every other news channel?

        • arclight arclight

          hi gott

          why enenews HAS many video branches with exciting information not published on the msm tv…

          heres my little enenews multimedia attempt.. 😉

          enenews europe lol!

          edf hates me 🙁

          will be posting more news type of videos in the next few weeks.. just in the early stages.. it will be directed at the european market, especially the uk ireland and scandinavia where the news is tottaly controlled (apart from greg pallast… sort off .. hes been category d bashed imo)

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      "Naomi Takagi, an associate professor of Fucking Stupidity"

      Has it occured to this fucking imbicile that maybe, just maybe, when kids are exposed to a reactor that has exploded they can develope thyroid issues faster than what one would normally expect?

      • gotnuttin2lose

        Professorship jobs are extremely scarce in Japan. Hardly any students now. Associate Profs are a dime a dozen. Oviously, she has just been told to peddle the bull shit in a male-dominated society as a female judas goat for concerned mothers.
        Most sickening, is that if she peddles this horse shit too much, she might actually start to believe it. Cognitive dissonance requires it.
        She can lie all she wants to, but she can't get angry when mothers with such children try to chop her head off and shit down her throat.