Title: Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Date: June 5, 2013
Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Nine more young people have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer since Japan’s worst nuclear accident two years ago.
That has brought the total number of cancer cases to 12 residents, who were 18 or younger at the time of the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant [...]
“Fukushima’s survey examines people who have no symptoms across the board and it is hard to evaluate it because there are no comparable data,” an unnamed Environment Ministry official was quoted as saying.
“We need to take a careful look at it.” [...]
See also: Kyodo: 27 Fukushima minors with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer -- Almost tripled since last report in February
Published: June 5th, 2013 at 8:33 am ET