posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 01:34 PM
Great thread dear lady. I saw this article in the Japan Times about Thyroid cancer checks in the Fukushima area and thought it was related enough to
"Fukushima kids’ thyroids screened
Aid group provides parents with first real feedback, documents"
"Forty-four children living in areas of Fukushima Prefecture subject to high levels of radiation were screened for thyroid cancer Saturday in Tokyo,
highlighting widespread health fears following the 2011 nuclear meltdowns crisis.
Saturday’s checkup in Shinjuku Ward was organized by a fund-raising group established by well-known journalist Ryuichi Hirokawa that supports young
victims in the areas worst affected by the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Hirokawa, editor-in-chief of monthly magazine Days Japan, which is known for its in-depth photojournalism, said he immediately realized the risk of
children in Fukushima developing thyroid cancer through covering the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe for more than two decades.
He also expressed grave skepticism over the effectiveness of Fukushima’s local government-led screening programs for thyroid cancer, criticizing
their infrequency and inadequate feedback..."