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Results of Thyroid Check-Ups?

Susanne Gerber

11.08. 2011

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has denied public access to the results of thyroid check-ups for more than 1,000 Fukushima children exposed to radiation. Critics have accused Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission of denying the public accurate information about the crisis. The commission had earlier uploaded the test results of more than 1,000 children who were checked to see if radioactive substances were accumulating in their thyroids. But it has been revealed that earlier this month the commission removed the data from its website, citing privacy reasons. But health specialists have slammed the decision, saying the commission fears a negative public reaction to children’s exposure to radiation from the crippled Fukushima plant.


Filed under: Danger, Fukushima, Radiation

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