03 Jul '11, 2am

Japanese Youth Show Signs Of Radiation Exposure | Care2 Causes

Japanese Youth Show Signs Of Radiation Exposure | Care2 Causes

Test results show that children living in Fukushima city during the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear fallout may suffer from internal radiation exposure. It is known that the Fukushima power plant, which is still under repair, sprang several radioactive leaks during the natural disasters, contaminating both sea and tap water, as well as soil of surrounding farm areas. Produce and milk exports were both halted in the weeks following the crisis for fear of spreading contaminated foods. According to the Guardian , “tests were conducted in May on 10 children, aged between 6 and 16, by a Japanese civic group and Acro, a French body that measures radioactivity. All 10 tested positive for tiny amounts of caesium-134 and caesium-137.” The discovery came days after health authorities in Fukushima began checking internal radiation doses among all 2 million of th...

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