Scientists: Fukushima radiation is causing “serious biological effects” — Disaster’s widespread impact now being revealed — “Major irreversible shifts” in ecosystems discussed — “High rates of abnormality and mortality”… severe damage to humans next?

Scientists: Fukushima radiation is causing “serious biological effects” — Disaster’s widespread impact now being revealed — “Major irreversible shifts” in ecosystems discussed — “High rates of abnormality and mortality”… severe damage to humans next? (PHOTOS) (ENENews, Aug 14, 2014):

American Genetic Association, Aug 14, 2014: [S]tudies are now beginning to reveal serious biological effects of the Fukushima radiation […] A series of articles summarizing these studies has now been published in the Journal of Heredity. These describe widespread impacts, ranging from population declines to genetic damage […] Common to all of the published studies is the hypothesis that chronic (low-dose) exposure to ionizing radiation results in genetic damage and increased mutation rates […] Hayashi et al. 2014 […] documented the effects of radiation on rice […] After three days, a number of effects were observed […] Taira et al. 2014 […] examined the response of the pale grass blue butterfly […] They found size reduction, slowed growth, high mortality and morphological abnormality […] A review of genetic and ecological studies for a range of other species […] revealed significant consequences of radiation. Population censuses of birds, butterflies, and cicadas at Fukushima showed major declines attributable to radiation exposure.

Journal of Heredity (Oxford Journals), Sept. – Oct. 2014: The massive release of ionizing radiation to areas near nuclear power plants may cause major irreversible shifts in ecosystems and severe damage to human health, and understanding the risks and quantifying the outcomes of nuclear accidents is of global concern. [This] collection, the first of such a series for Journal of Heredity, covers 3 diverse taxa: rice plants, butterflies, and birds.

Dr. Tim Mousseau, Univ. of South Carolina, Aug. 2014: A growing body of empirical results from studies of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects suggests that some species have been significantly impacted by the radioactive releases related to the Fukushima disaster […] There is an urgent need for greater investment in basic scientific research of the wild animals and plants of Fukushima.

Dr. Joji Otaki, Univ. of the Ryukyus (Japan), Aug. 2014: Non-contaminated larvae fed leaves from contaminated host plants collected near the reactor showed high rates of abnormality and mortality.

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2 thoughts on “Scientists: Fukushima radiation is causing “serious biological effects” — Disaster’s widespread impact now being revealed — “Major irreversible shifts” in ecosystems discussed — “High rates of abnormality and mortality”… severe damage to humans next?

  1. Appears that the rest of the world, except the mindless US, is starting to wake up to the disaster we all face.

  2. I am already seeing it in the birth of young ones. Defects, strange and ugly. It is already upon us, but the parents won’t face it…..I have never seen such denial as I see now. Today, I have no hope for this nation or the world……for the simple reason they refuse to face the truth. I hope I have the strength to do what must be done to avoid such a terrible death……..it isn’t something that will happen in a decade……..it happens while I write this comment.

    Perhaps denial is what caused other great empires to fall, but this affects the entire world. America, Europe, China…..it will kill us all, and nary a word is said.

    I don’t think there has been any time in history when all nations faced death together…….and are we united to fight this dreadful disaster? No. Not a word is said, and the US continues to war with other nations, accusing the Russians of doing the same.

    It puts me in mind of stories I have heard about the world being in danger from an alien force, but this time, nobody acknowledges it. Nuclear power should never have been put into the hands of average men……….they went mad with it, not realizing or caring about it’s long term danger.

    Now, it is too late and nobody will accept it.
    I feel like a voice in the wilderness, or in a vacuum………nobody will face it.

    Why are people so inherently stupid?

    A friend of mine put it best.
    “If there is a God, I have two questions for him.
    One, why did he make humans?
    Two, why did he make me one?”

    I think that sums it up.

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