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5 Years Living With Fukushima

5 Years Living with Fukushima is a report outlining the devastating health effects of the still ongoing disaster of the meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.  We estimate 10,000-66,000 excess cases of cancer, half resulting in death from this event, even using the underestimated radiation emission data from the WHO and the Japanese government.  Already 16 cases of childhood thyroid cancer have been operated on in children who were cancer free two years prior.  Fifty cases of possibly thyroid cancer by biopsy are awaiting surgery. 

Read about the animal studies pointing to malformations, increase in mortality and reduced reproductive rates that should point to other human studies that should be addressed.  Large swaths of farmland, cities and villages are included in the exclusion zone and still 100,000 are in temporary housing. Low dose radiation causes many health issues.  Read the report and join PSR to avoid accidents in U.S. nuclear plants and close those that are at risk. 

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PSR Fact Sheet on Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE) Findings in Fukushima prefecture
Dr. Yuri Hiranuma provides a concise review of the TUE findings and the surprising high numbers of thyroid cancers in the initial baseline screening.  The follow up study has already found 15 news cases in children who were cancer free two years prior. 

Press Release highlighting the findings

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Last Updated September 1, 2016

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