– Yomiuri: “Relatively” High External Radiation Exposure for Children, Pregnant Women in Koriyama City, Fukushima (EX-SKF, Jan. 6, 2012):
For the month of November 2011, one pre-schooler in Koriyama City in the high-radiation “Nakadori” region in Fukushima Prefecture was found with 0.66 millisievert of external radiation exposure. The maximum number for the pregnant women was 0.36 millisievert.
On an annualized basis, 7.92 millisieverts from external radiation alone for the particular child, and 4.32 millisieverts for the pregnant woman. The average for the children was 0.11 millisievert, which would be 1.32 millisievert in one year. The average for the pregnant women was 0.10 millisievert, which would be 1.20 millisievert in one year.
Just a friendly reminder: Before the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident, the natural “external” radiation exposure average in Japan was 0.59 millisievert per year.
Another reminder: Koriyama City started fitting the children and pregnant women with glass badges starting November 2011. There is no way of knowing what the radiation exposure may have been in the earlier months.
Yomiuri Shinbun (1/6/2012):
Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture announced the result of cumulative radiation exposure in the month of November 2011 for the pre-school children and pregnant women in the city. One child was found with 0.66 millisievert of radiation exposure, which would be 7.92 millisieverts for the annual cumulative exposure, a relatively high figure.
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