Based on her experience of supporting victims of the Chernobyl disaster, a senior NPO member said much more attention should be paid to the reproductive health of those exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Considerable attention has been paid to the increased risk of thyroid cancer, as research in Ukraine showed that the incidence rate among children started to increase four to five years after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.

However, Yuko Yoshida stressed that reproductive health must also not be overlooked, telling a symposium in Tokyo held by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations that "women exposed to low levels of radiation in adolescence face a high risk to their reproductive systems."