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%.
– WHO: Fukushima workers had radiation dose over 10 sieverts in their thyroids (ENENews, Dec 1, 2012):
(Subscription Only) Title: High thyroid radiation doses in 178 Fukushima workers
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: YURI OIWA
Date: December 01, 2012
High thyroid radiation doses in 178 Fukushima workers
[…] A forthcoming WHO report, which cites the data, says two workers had an exposure of more than 10,000 millisieverts, a level widely considered to be a lethal dose when received as full-body exposure. However, a dose of this level received in the thyroid gland alone can have an impact limited to that organ and may not cause acute symptoms. […]
TEPCO has not published its thyroid test results directly. The company justifies this by noting that it publishes other test results instead.
[…] it has also not released individual thyroid results to many of the workers employed as contractors at the disaster site. […]
“There is a possibility that the thyroid gland radiation dose is 100 millisieverts even if the whole-body dose is only 5 millisieverts,” said Saburo Murata, deputy director of Hannan Chuo Hospital. […]