Fukushima parents are to sign on the letter of consent for the thyroid test of their children
Following up this article..Thyroid nodules rate in Fukushima is 20 time higher than in Chernobyl
On 5/18/2012, Tokyo newspaper reported parents are not allowed to see their children having the thyroid test in elementary school and junior high school in Fukushima.
Parents therefore have to sign on the letter of consent.
Ms. Yukiko, one of those mothers went to see her daughter (9) having the thyroid test but the doctor did not tell her anything because the next patient may hear our conversation and be scared.
In Fukushima, 360,000 children are supposed to have the thyroid test but the test is once in 2 years for under 20s.
Yamashita requested hospitals belonging to Japan Thyroid Association to convince parents not to have follow up thyroid test until they have subjective symptoms even though they found thyroid nodules (≦5.0mm) or cyst (≦20.0mm) for the first test.