Wall St. Journal (Japan): ‘US physicians claim radiation risks due to Fukushima nuclear accident’ — ‘Uncertainty’ over quality of radiation data from officials

Thursday, January 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

January 23rd, 2014

Wall Street Journal Japan Online article translated by Fukushima Voice version 2e, Nov. 13, 2013: US physicians claim radiation risks due to the Fukushima nuclear accident — Intake of radioactively contaminated air, water and food brings radioactive material inside the body, causing internal radiation contamination. It is a critical responsibility of adults to protect lives and health of children, who will carry on the future, from radiation exposure. The symposium [on October 24], co-sponsored by PSR [Physicians for Social Responsibility] and Human Rights Now […] was held in response to the summary report by UNSCEAR […] Its purpose was to demand that UNSCEAR re-recognize uncertainties accompanying estimation of exposure doses as well as health effects, and encourage improvements in the completion of the final report. According to the critique about the report […] UNSCEAR report failed to accurately portray the true extent of radiation exposure, ignored the ongoing radioactive emissions, and excluded non-cancer effects of radiation. […] The critique also sounds the alarm that the comparisons between nuclear fallout and background (natural) radiation, often used when minimizing the risks of radiation exposure, can be misleading. […] “uncertainty” lingers not only in scientific effects of radiation exposure but also in the amount and the quality of data itself […] >> Full translation available here

More from the symposium: UN Official ‘Astounded’: Homeless are taken to work in Fukushima, ready to die

More about the UNSCEAR report: UN cover-up of Fukushima exposed on TV — Medical Doctor: There’s now many more cancer cases than we expected from Fukushima, UNSCEAR report has falsified estimations (VIDEO)

More from PSR: ‘Interesting fact’ for West Coast in new UN report, 95% of Fukushima discharges transported in Pacific; Contamination to impact N. America with ‘uncertain consequences’ for public health

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