Now Almost 100,000 Fukushima Kids Have Thyroid Problems

From the article:

“Despite parental concerns about radiation exposure, it remains difficult to say with any certainty whether the 40-percent occurrence rate is alarmingly high or not.”

Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):

More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.

– German: Fukushima: Bei Mehr Als 42% Der Kinder Wurden Schilddrüsenknoten Oder -Zysten Festgestellt (ZDF Video, Nov 18, 2012)

And now we can say (unlike the Asahi propaganda piece) with absolute certainty that the rate is more than alarmingly high.

And I told you to evacuate Fukushima city, Minamisoma, the entire Fukushima Pref. etc. and even Tokyo a looong time ago.

“If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.”
– Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University


Asahi: Now almost 100,000 Fukushima kids with thyroid problems, parents concerned — Whether that’s “alarmingly high” it’s difficult to say (ENENews, Nov 20, 2012):

(Subscription Only) Title: Thyroid gland tests on kids in Nagasaki to be compared with Fukushima findings
Source: Asahi
Author: YURI OIWA
Date: November 20, 2012

[…] The Fukushima prefectural government […] survey found that 40 percent of 96,000 or so children for whom test results are available developed thyroid gland problems, such as nodules, or lumps, and cysts. […]

Despite parental concerns about radiation exposure, it remains difficult to say with any certainty whether the 40-percent occurrence rate is alarmingly high or not. This is because no exhaustive thyroid gland tests have been done on children using highly reliable ultrasound technology.

The Environment Ministry commissioned the Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology to conduct thyroid gland checkups on 4,500 children aged 18 or under in three prefectures outside Fukushima.

[…] Nagasaki Prefecture was chosen as a study area partly because of its remoteness from Fukushima as well as the absence of obvious health issues stemming from the nuclear disaster and the presence of experts in thyroid gland testing. The Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology also plans to carry out similar tests in Yamanashi and Aomori prefectures. […]

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