"Fukushima is the most terrifying situation I can imagine," Dr. David Suzuki .
A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS!
Position Statement: What Is Currently Happening to Fukushima Children?
Source: Michiyuki Matsuzaki, M.D.
Translated by: Fukushima Voice
Date: May 19, 2012
"The fact that 35% of Fukushima children (average age around 10) have thyroid cysts strongly suggests that these children’s thyroid glands are negatively affected by undesirable environmental factors.
There is a strong concern that waiting for further analysis of above data and the completion of follow-up examinations will lead to irreversible health damages in these children.
Consequently, it is strongly desired that small children living in Nakadori (adjacent to the coastal region) and Hamadori (the coastal region) in Fukushima receive immediate implementation of preventive measures such as evacuation and more frequent screening examinations.
Based on above findings, a letter from Shunichi Yamashita to thyroid specialists all over Japan, instructing them not to offer second opinions to concerned families, can only be considered a repressive conduct: a violation of human rights for those exposed to radiation and current patients."
IN THE BEGINNING, SCIENTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE SAID CLEARLY THAT ALL OF EASTERN/NORTHEASTERN JAPAN, INCLUDING TOKYO SHOULD BE EVACUATED, AND BRIEFLY, THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SEEMED POISED TO DO SO.
WHY ISN'T JAPAN PROTECTING ITS PEOPLE INSTEAD OF ITS ECONOMY?
WHY AREN'T CHILDREN MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE STOCK MARKET THERE?
WHY IS TEPCO STILL LYING TO THE JAPANESE PEOPLE?
“I am shaking with anger” says head of University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center before testimony about internal radiation
<<So, using our knowledge base at the Radioisotope Center, we
calculated. Based on the thermal output, it is 29.6 times the amount
released by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In uranium
equivalent, it is 20 Hiroshima bombs.
Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, head of the Radioisotope Center at the
University of Tokyo testifying in Japan’s Lower House committee:
What is more frightening is that whereas the radiation from a nuclear bomb will decrease to one-thousandth in one year, the radiation from a nuclear power plant will only decrease to one-tenth.
In other words, we should recognize from the start that just like Chernobyl, Fukushima I Nuke Plant has released radioactive materials equivalent in the amount to tens of nuclear bombs, and the resulting contamination is far worse than the contamination by a nuclear bomb.
As to the food inspection, there are more advanced survey meters than germanium counters, such as semiconductor detectors. Why doesn’t the Japanese government spend money in supporting (the development of these advanced detectors?)?
After 3 months, the government has done no such thing, and I am shaking with anger.” [...]
I have been in charge of antibody drugs at the Cabinet Office since Mr. Obuchi was the prime minister [1998-]. We put radioisotopes to antibody drugs to treat cancer. In other words, my job is to inject radioisotopes into human bodies, so my utmost concern is the internal radiation exposure and that is what I have been studying intensely.
The biggest problem of internal radiation is cancer. How does cancer happen? >>
Because radiation cuts DNA strands.
Professor Kodama’s Speech in Four Languages (Japanese, English, French, German)
For English, make sure the closed captions are turned on by pressing the CC button at the bottom of video.
THE ABOVE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN REMOVED!!!!
ASK YOURSELVES WHY!!!
Dr. Shintaro Kikuchi, Pediatrician in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture
PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE!
<<We need help from outside Japan because Japanese people don’t think the situation for children is getting worse and worse.
We are now in very bad condition. Especially for children.
So please give us help.>>
Japanese Doctor: Children’s health problems increasing — Incurable stomatitis, chest pain, nosebleeds that don’t stop, diarrhea...
Fukushima Woman Organizes Radiation Information Centers At Church
Source: Eurasia Review
Author: By Hisashi Yukimoto
Date: April 18, 2012
Doctor Shigeru Mita wrote a short essay in the newsletter published by Association of Doctors in Kodaira, metropolitan Tokyo.
Tomoyuki Yamazaki, a Japanese doctor and a United Church member in
Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan who provides medical counselling at
the information center every month, said in an email to ENInews that an
increasing number of children he has seen “have nosebleeds that don’t
stop, diarrhea, dark circles under their eyes, and incurable stomatitis
[an inflammation of the mucous linings in the mouth]. A growing number
of children [at the centre] have pains in their chests.”
Although the target readers for this essay were not the general public, it has been cited in a weekly e-mail magazine published by journalist Kota Kinoshita, who has been organizing actions to urge people to leave radiation affected areas (including Tokyo) since 3.11, 2011.
It is the opinion of WNSCR that Dr. Mita’s views have significant meaning for the general public, especially for those who are interested in the health impact of radiation on the general population.
<<To my fellow doctors,
I closed the clinic in March 2014, which had served the community of Kodaira for more than 50 years, since my father’s generation, and I have started a new Mita clinic in Okayama-city on April 21.
In the afternoon of March 11, 2011, Tokyo experienced slow but great motions in the earthquake. I thought, “now this is what’s called long-period seismic motions. The South Eastern Sea earthquake, with the following Hamaoka NPP accident, are finally coming”. Instead, the source of the earthquake was in Tohoku. The temperature of the reactors in Fukushima Daiichi NPP rose and it caused massive explosions, followed by meltdowns and melt-through.
I think it is important to acknowledge what people who visited Belarus and Ukraine, and heard the stories of the locals, have seen and felt there, and listen to those who served in rescue operations in Chernobyl in the past more than 20 years.
Their experience tells them that Tokyo should no longer be inhabited, and that those who insist on living in Tokyo must take regular breaks in safer areas.
Issues such as depopulation and state decline continue to burden the lives of second and third generation Ukrainians and Belarusians today, and I fear that this may be the future of Eastern Japan.
Since December 2011, I have conducted thyroid ultrasound examinations, thyroid function tests, general blood tests and biochemical tests on about 2000 people, mostly families in the Tokyo metropolitan area expressing concerns on the effects of radiation. I have observed that white blood cells, especially neutrophils, are decreasing among children under the age of 10. There are cases of significant decline in the number of neutrophils in 0-1 year-olds born after the earthquake (<1000). In both cases, conditions tend to improve by moving to Western Japan (Neutrophils 0-->4500). Patients report nosebleed, hair loss, lack of energy, subcutaneous bleeding, visible urinary hemorrhage, skin inflammations, coughs and various other non-specific symptoms.
Contamination of the soil can be shown by measuring Bq/kg. Within the 23 districts of Metropolitan Tokyo, contamination in the east part is 1000-4000 Bq/kg and the west part is 300-1000 Bq/kg. The contamination of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, is 500 Bq/kg (Ce137 only). West Germany after the Chernobyl accident has 90 Bq/kg, Italy has 100 and France has 30 Bq/kg on average. Many cases of health problems have been reported in Germany and Italy. Shinjuku, the location of the Tokyo municipal government, was measured at 0.5-1.5 Bq/kg before 2011. Kodaira currently has 200-300 Bq/kg contamination.
Kodaira, in western Tokyo, is one of the least-contaminated areas in Kanto; however, we began to notice changes in children’s blood test results around mid-2013 even in this area. Contamination in Tokyo is progressing, and further worsened by urban radiation concentration, or the effect by which urban sanitation systems such as the sewage system, garbage collection and incineration condense radiation, because contaminated waste is gathered and compressed. Data measured by citizens’ groups showed that radiation levels on the riverbeds of Kawabori River in Higashiyamato and Higashimurayama in Tokyo have increased drastically in the last 1-2 years.
Other concerns I have include symptoms reported by general patients, such as persistent asthma and sinusitis. The patients show notable improvement once they move away.
I also observe high occurrences of rheumatic polymyalgia characterized by complaints such as “difficulty turning over,” “inability to dress and undress,” and “inability to stand up” among my middle-aged and older patients. Could these be the same symptoms of muscle rheumatism that were recorded in Chernobyl?
Many patients report experiencing unfamiliar symptoms or sensing unusual changes in their bodies. Perhaps they feel comfortable speaking to me, knowing that my clinic posted signs informing of possible radiation-related symptoms immediately after the nuclear accident. Many young couples with small children and women worried about their grandchildren visit my clinic and earnestly engage in the discussion, and there is not a single patient who resists my critical views on the impacts of radiation.
Ever since 3.11, everybody living in Eastern Japan including Tokyo is a victim, and everybody is involved.
We discovered that our knowledge from the discipline of radiology was completely useless in the face of a nuclear disaster. The keyword here is “long-term low-level internal irradiation.” This differs greatly from medical irradiation or simple external exposure to radiation. I do not want to get involved in political issues; nonetheless, I must state that the policies of the WHO, the IAEA or the Japanese government cannot be trusted. They are simply far too distanced from the harsh realities that people in Chernobyl still face today.
The patients from Eastern Japan that I see here in Okayama have confirmed the feelings that I have had for a long time, since I was based in Tokyo. People are truly suffering from this utter lack of support. Since 3.11, mothers have researched frantically on radiation to protect their children. They studied in the midst of their hostile surroundings in Tokyo, where they could no longer trust either government offices or their children’s schools. Family doctors were willing to listen about other symptoms, but their faces turned red at the slightest mention of radiation and ignored the mothers’ questions. Mothers could not even talk openly to friends anymore as the atmosphere in Tokyo became more and more stifled.
I believe that it is our duty as medical doctors to instruct and increase awareness among the Japanese public. This is our role as experts, having knowledge of health that the general public does not possess. Three years have quickly passed since the disaster. No medical schools or books elaborate on radiation sickness. Nevertheless, if the power to save our citizens and future generations exists somewhere, it does not lie within the government or any academic association, but in the hands of individual clinical doctors ourselves.
Residents of Tokyo are unfortunately not in the position to pity the affected regions of Tohoku because they are victims themselves. Time is running short. I took an earlier step forward and evacuated to the west. My fellow doctors of medicine, I am waiting for you here. And to the people in Eastern Japan still hesitating, all my support goes to facilitating and enabling your evacuation, relocation, or a temporary relief in Western Japan.>>
(Translation by WNSCR team)
THIS SAME PHYSICIAN ISSUED WARNINGS TO PARENTS IN NOVEMBER, 2013.
The original article in Japanese is in Mama-revo magazine website.
<< Q: Please tell us about the examinations that are conducted by the Mita clinic.
A: Since October 2011, we have carried out blood examinations, which include ‘differential white blood cell count’, and thyroid ultrasound examinations. The WBC (white blood cells) consist of 5 different kinds of cells: neutrophil, lymphocyte, eosinocyte, basophil, and monocyte. The ‘differential WBC count’ consists of comparing the ratio of occurrence between these five cell types. Workers who work in environments with high radiation levels have to take ‘ionized radiation health checks’, which particularly focus on ‘differential WBC count’.
In the current situation, thyroid ultrasound examinations have been getting a lot of attention, but I consider differential WBC count to be rather important as well, for assessing the effects of radiation.
Q: Do you mean that we can understand the impact of radiation on humans by checking differential WBC count?
Mita: Yes. Blood is produced in the bone marrow which is one of the organs that are most vulnerable to radiation. If the bone marrow is exposed to high doses of radiation, the quality and ratio of blood corpuscle cells can be changed. The values of differential WBC count can be affected easily by even tiny inflammation in the body. So, in our clinic, we first take a close look at patient’s condition such as the symptom of inflammation and liver function. If a patient is diagnosed with such conditions, we ask him/her to undergo the blood examination only after full recovery.
It is possible to see tendencies of areas by evaluating the data of hundreds and thousands of people.During a Press Conference in New York on May 4, 2012, Dr. Junro Fuse, an internist and head of Kosugi Medical Clinic near Tokyo, discussed children, diabetes, and Fukushima radiation:
If at all possible, I would like them to move away from East Japan. >>
If at all possible, I would like them to move away from East Japan. >>
There are hot spots even within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area that have actually already led to physiological problems/damage.
We are expecting thyroid disorders in children, but also cancers (bladder, leukemia, lung), diabetes.
PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW TO READ HOW DOCTORS HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO SAY THAT THERE IS RADIATION SICKNESS IN THEIR PATIENTS!
Head of Tokyo-area Medical Clinic: “Risk from internal exposure is 200-600 times greater than risk from external exposure"
The Asia Pacific Journal recently noted
that the studies used to assess radiation risk fail to account for
internal exposure: “These studies are [only] concerned with external
Shunichi Yamashita, the head of the commission and the vice president of Fukushima Medical University explains, “There is no malignant change due to the nuclear plant accident”
HE WAS REFERRING TO THIS, WHICH WAS POSTED ON A JAPANESE WEBSITE.
From Fukushima Minpo (1/25/2012):
<<1143 Children (Over 30%) of 3765 Tested for Thyroid Abnormalities in Fukushima Had Lumps
At the expert commission, the result of the thyroid test was reported. The test was done on the children below the age of 18 in Namie-machi, Iitate-mura, and Yamakiya District of Kawamata-machi [all planned evacuation zone].
Total number of children tested: 3765
No. of children found with lumps 5.1 millimeters and larger: 26 (0.7% of total)
No. of children found with lumps smaller than 5.1 millimeters: 1117 (29.7% of total)
But the prefectural government has decided they are "benign". >>
<<The thyroid testing is part of the Fukushima residents health management survey, and was carried out in Namie, Iitate-mura, and Yamakiya District of Kawamata-machi first. For the other areas, it has been on-going.
It decidedly does not look totally OK to me, and the explanation by the Fukushima officials sounds suspect.>>
NO, WE DO NOT KNOW THAT THESE ARE "BENIGN"!
THEY REFUSED TO SEND ALL BUT A HANDFUL OF THEM FOR FURTHER TESTING!
Japan Correspondent: It’s very scary, officials trying to brainwash public about Fukushima crisis — Professor: We’re wrapping our heads more and more around Fukushima’s legacy… human impact becoming more clear… that’s a very big and serious issue here — “Virtually no public support for nuclear powerJuly 14, 2014 (h/t Fukushima Response) — Umi Hagitani, interpreter, Japan correspondent for Ecological Options Network (at 9:30 in): The survivors of the nuclear power accident and supporters of children… are asking the city of Koriyama to evacuate them because of the exposure to the radiation. But the women of Fukushima, their statement demanded that the reduction of the radioactive exposure is more urgent than the current federal policies and practices in Japan, which is to force people to remain in the contaminated area… Many students of the 5th and 6th grade in elementary school, they attend something called a cancer seminar where they learn about how cancer is such a typical story for many people, they don’t have to worry about it… They’re trying to even build a junior high school and high school combined together by 2020 in Futuba County — that is the closest place to the Fukushima Daiichi. But the administration of the town invited and made a survey of the kids, and I guess kids were not told about the options that they could evacuate, they made it look like they’re interested in coming back. It seems that right now the Abe cabinet has already schemed out a lot of brainwashing and making people feel that it’s possible to decontaminate — and its making the suffering of the people invisible… I feel like that after 3 years, there are more cover-ups and silencing the survivors of this ongoing nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi, and it’s really well supported by the structural power hierarchy… it’s very scary to see this. The current situation is that the Ministry of Environment is putting fake radioactive monitors all over.>> Full KWMR broadcast here
ABC 90.3 FM, July 14, 2014 — Dr. Robert Jacobs, associate professor at Hiroshima City University (at 3:15 in): It’s become a much more common and regular thing you read in the newspapers and topic of discussion among people in Japan… it’s become increasingly a topic of conversation because we do here have to deal with the fact that it’s every day pouring radiation into the sea. We’re wrapping our heads more and more around the legacy of it… The human impact is unfolding in more clear view than it did at first, so that’s a very big and serious issue here… People are very, very aware of [contamination in the food supply]… People are very anxious about it… There’s virtually no public support for nuclear power, especially in the communities in which the plants are located. >> Full ABC broadcast here
"Fukushima is the most terrifying situation I can imagine," Dr. David Suzuki has said.
"Three out of the four plants were destroyed in the earthquake and in the tsunami. The fourth one has been so badly damaged that the fear is, if there's another earthquake of a seven or above that, that building will go and then all hell breaks loose.
"And the probability of a seven or above earthquake in the next three years is over 95 per cent."
Suzuki said that an international team of experts needs to go into the Fukushima plant and help fix the problem, but said the Japanese government has "too much pride to admit that."
Suzuki's warning came as radiation from the Fukushima plant has been detected in northern Alaska and along the west coast, CBC News reported.
Radiation in Alaskan waters could reach Cold War levels, said Douglas Dasher, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, although John Kelley, a professor emeritus at the same university, doesn't seem as certain that it will reach dangerous levels for humans.
"The data they will need is not only past data but current data, and if no one is sampling anything then we won't really know it, will we," he told the network.
MANY TOP-NAME, HIGHLY RESPECTED SCIENTISTS AND NUCLEAR ENERGY EXPERTS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WARN JAPANESE RESIDENTS ABOUT THIS SINCE DAY 1.
JAPANESE PHYSICIANS HAVE MADE PLEAS FOR HELP.
JAPANESE MOTHERS HAVE EVEN BEGGED IN PUBLIC FORUMS, BY EMAIL, IN THE NEWS, FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE THEIR CHILDREN TO SAFETY.
30% OF ALL CHILDREN TESTED IN THE FIRST YEAR ALONE THERE HAD THYROID LUMPS, PRECURSORS TO POSSIBLE THYROID CANCERS...IN JUST THE FIRST YEAR!
THAT PERCENTAGE IS HISTORICAL AND HORRIBLE TO CONTEMPLATE!
THEY TESTED FEW CHILDREN IN COMPARISON TO HOW MANY RECEIVED RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION FROM FUKUSHIMA'S NUCLEAR PLANT.
PHYSICIANS THERE HAVE BEEN THREATENED IF THEY TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MISCARRIAGES, BIRTH DEFECTS, RADIATION SICKNESSES THEY HAVE SEEN, AND HAVE SAID SO MANY TIMES. NURSES, MIDWIVES, HOSPITAL STAFF HAVE ALL TRIED TO WARN THE PEOPLE.
SOME HAVE SUCCEEDED.
PLEASE STOP RELYING ON HUSH-NEWS, ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA THAT IS DESIGNED TO "KEEP DOWN THE PANIC", TO KEEP THE POPULACE CALM, TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM FLEEING FROM THIS DISASTER TO SAFETY!