14 Août Tests find radiation in rice from fukushima in Japan (AP, 14 May)
Tests find radiation in rice from fukushima in Japan (AP, 14 May)
우리카지노A US study has found contamination in Fukushima with radioactive cesium-137, indicating that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima accident was not a cause of cancer among people living near the plant.
The study, released in the medical journal the Lancet, also found « no evidence that a direct link » was created between high levels of radiation and increased risk of a wide range of cancers, including skin, breast, throat and liver cancers and kidney, thyroid, stomach, colon and prostate cancer.
Cesium-137 is highly radioactive, able to enter the brain and cause serious health problems, which is the main concern in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant accident.
The radioactive particles can accumulate during radioactive releases during the reactor plant’s construction phase, when a pressure vessel collapsed, releasing thousands of tons of radiation.
In recent months, there has been a sharp rise in radiation-related deaths, with some officials warning that the deaths could rise significantly.
The US government’s Health and Human Services department said in March that levels of cesium-137 in Japan had risen to levels not found in the continental US at the height of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986. The National Cancer Institute says cesium-137 levels were measured at their highest in 1988.
But the US and Japan disagree on whether cesium-137 is a « person-to-person » agent and can enter the body in the usual way. Japan’s National Academy of Sciences says cesium-137 from the Fukushima accident was not absorbed by people and does not pose a long-term health risk to the country’s population. The US state of California said it would be irresponsible for it to monit우리카지노or people’s health and would rely on scientific evidence before concluding it was a link between cesium-137 and cancer.
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