Experts question Fukushima thyroid screening

Jul 31, 2014

Experts question Fukushima thyroid screening

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More than three years after the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture devastated the lives of thousands of residents, the effect that the radiation release is having on children’s thyroid glands still weighs heavily on residents’ minds. The iodine-131 released into the air by ...

Nov 13, 2013

Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima

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Screening of Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster had found 26 confirmed and 32 suspected cases of thyroid cancer as of Sept. 30, the Fukushima Prefectural Government says.

Japanese mayor offers Fukushima kids a home in his town

Oct 23, 2013

Japanese mayor offers Fukushima kids a home in his town

A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Today, as mayor of Matsumoto, he is trying to avoid a repeat of his own history. Beginning in April, parents living in the ...