Watch: “All who met with Fukushima’s radioactive fallout are probably to have some problem with the thyroid” — Many in Tokyo already with problems (VIDEO)

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 1:11 pm ET


Title: Report on the “Learn from Chernobyl” tour in Japan
Source: ERF2012 (Cinema Forum Fukushima)
Date: Nov 25, 2012

Ms. Kazuko Kawai, Founder of Voices for Lively Spring (a Japan-based human rights organization and a grass-root organization): Unfortunately, I have to say many people from even Tokyo have thyroid problems already developing.

It’s not a problem only in Fukushima, but all the people who met with this radioactive fallout are probably have some problem with the thyroid.

Watch the video here

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 1:11 pm ET


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12 comments to Watch: “All who met with Fukushima’s radioactive fallout are probably to have some problem with the thyroid” — Many in Tokyo already with problems (VIDEO)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Give it a year. There's no way to hide this.

    World governments are in panic mode. There's no stopping this sickness. Total life-form annihilation.

  • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

    He created a new race of men , with deformity in their blood. With squalor all around them and ahead, in the future, no prospects but of more squalor, worse deformity and finally , complete extinction . Yes , its a terrible thing to fall into the hands of Living Evil.

    Aldous Huxley . Ape and Essence

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      For a second I thought I read-you wrote "lurking evil" and I couldn't help but think of HP Lovecraft. But – maybe that is where the mountain of madness will be in the future anyway. all of this is just so sad and upsetting!

  • Weeping Lulu Weeping Lulu

    It amazes me that people only think this is Japan's problem, this is a global problem for everyone and thing on the plant that has exposure to air and water! We know how to fix the current by being aware and changing behaviors but, I believe that mother nature will deal with the past that will soon bite us. I think it's way past running for the hills covering our eyes and hoping things will go away!

  • patb2009

    It's a huge problem for japan, it's a non trivial problem for Hawaii and Alaska, it's a problem for the west coast and areas in the Continental US where heavy rains occurred at the wrong time. It's an issue for Europe where rains occurred at the wrong time.

    Fortunately the Half life of Radioactive Iodine is pretty short so, if it didn't rainout onto the watershed you are in, it was mostly a fallout plume area.

  • jec jec

    In USA, only one state, Virginia, alerted the public to rainwater radiation contamination from Fukushima(to my knowledge). Governor Bob McDonnell was the only concerned elected offical who REALLY attempted to help the public! So for the others, shame on you..

  • DrSpindrift

    The radioiodine effects are the ones which tell us the real magnitude of this disaster. Radiation-induced thyroid problems present relatively soon after the exposure, and so are most obvious to scientists. They are least easy to deny.

    It is much more difficult scientifically to demonstrate effects of radiation that are delayed. Tracing populations, finding medical records and calculating exposure doses are difficult, expensive, time consuming and inexact. Causes of death and reduced life expectancy are complex, and factors interact.

    It took many decades to unearth the real effects of tobacco smoking, which is the major non-infectious killer worldwide. Prepare for the nuclear industry to use the same tactics of obfuscation and denial as does the tobacco industry when faced withe the evidence of the sickness and shortened life expectancy it causes.

    It is certain that the Fukushima disaster will effect the life of living creatures for many hundreds of years, though to what extent and in what ways is not certain. It is equally predictable that this fact will be relentlessly denied by those with a vested interest in the nuclear industry (which is, unfortunately, a huge number of people). There will be a Herculean struggle for the truth and for the future of the planet as a space fit for our children and their children.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Well stated DrSpindrift. Children and what the tenacious nuclear industry has done to our planet is beyond words. Thank you for your well written post.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All of Tokyo, and beyond. Plus the Northern hemisphere.

  • Sol Man

    Thank god we've got another hemisphere!
    No, we are all at risk!

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      xennon133, among other things were detected by government monitors (CSIRO) in Darwin 8 days after Fuku blew. All went quiet after that…..

  • You can visit our website more information & other footages on "How to protect the right to health and life of citizens from radiological contamination after the nuclear accident in Fukushima?" You will see the footages of Mar Inoue esq. (Human Rights Now NY) as well as Special Rapporteur, Mr. Anand Grover's press conference in Tokyo Nov 26th 2012

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