Fukushima medical university “The only health problem caused by Chernobyl was thyroid cancer”

Fukushima medical university had a meeting about their thyroid test for nearly 50 residents on 1/27/2013 in Iwaki city. (cf, Fukushima prefectural gov doesn’t publish the latest thyroid test result [Link])
For the question of a mother of 3 children why they don’t test other organs, Prof. Suzuki, who’s in charge of the thyroid test commented, thyroid cancer was the only type of health problem caused by Chernobyl.






Français :

L’université de médecine de Fukushima : “Le seul problème de santé provoqué par Tchernobyl a été le cancer de la thyroïde”

Le 27 janvier 2013 dans la ville d’Iwaki, l’université de médecine de Fukushima a tenu une réunion sur leurs examens de la thyroïde à environ 50 habitants. (cf. La préfecture de Fukushima ne publie pas les derniers résultats des examens de thyroïde [Lien])
A la question d’une mère de 3 enfants demandant pourquoi ils n’examinent pas d’autres organes, le Pr. Suzuki, responsable des examens de thyroïde, a répondu que “le cancer de la thyroïde a été le seul type de problème de santé causé par Tchernobyl”.


  1. pg 325-326 “15.7. Organizations Associated
    with the Nuclear Industry Protect
    the Industry First—Not the Public
    1. An important lesson from the Chernobyl
    experience is that experts and organizations
    tied to the nuclear industry have dismissed and
    ignored the consequences of the catastrophe.
    2. Within only 8 or 9 years after the catastrophe
    a universal increase in cataracts was admitted
    by medical officials. The same occurred
    with thyroid cancer, leukemia, and organic central
    nervous system disorders. Foot-dragging in
    recognizing obvious problems and the resultant
    delays in preventing exposure and mitigating
    the effects lies at the door of nuclear power advocates
    more interested in preserving the status
    quo than in helping millions of innocent
    people who are suffering through no fault
    of their own. It need to change official
    agreement between WHO and IAEA (WHO,
    1959) providing hiding from public of any
    326 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
    information which can be unwanted of nuclear

    “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”
    Alexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko
    NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.
    5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited.
    hard copy now available at Greko Printing 734-453-0341 $12.50 in USA;
    email print order: orders@grekoprinting.com

  2. pg 320-322 begins: “15.3. Health Consequences
    of Chernobyl
    1. A significant increase in generalmorbidity
    is apparent in all the territories contaminated
    by Chernobyl that have been studied.
    2. Among specific health disorders associated
    with Chernobyl radiation there are increased
    morbidity and prevalence of the following
    groups of diseases:
    • Circulatory system (owing primarily to radioactive
    destruction of the endothelium,
    the internal lining of the blood vessels).
    • Endocrine system (especially nonmalignant
    thyroid pathology).
    • Immune system (“Chernobyl AIDS,” increased
    incidence and seriousness of all illnesses).
    • Respiratory system.
    • Urogenital tract and reproductive disorders.
    • Musculoskeletal system (including pathologic
    changes in the structure and
    composition of bones: osteopenia and osteoporosis).
    • Central nervous system (changes in frontal,
    temporal, and occipitoparietal lobes of the
    brain, leading to diminished intelligence
    and behaviorial and mental disorders).
    • Eyes (cataracts, vitreous destruction,
    refraction anomalies, and conjunctive
    • Digestive tract.
    • Congenital malformations and anomalies
    (including previously rare multiple defects
    of limbs and head).
    • Thyroid cancer (All forecasts concerning
    this cancer have been erroneous;
    Chernobyl-related thyroid cancers have
    rapid onset and aggressive development,
    striking both children and adults. After
    surgery the person becomes dependent on
    replacement hormone medication for life.)
    • Leukemia (blood cancers) not only in children
    and liquidators, but in the general
    adult population of contaminated
    • Other malignant neoplasms.
    3. Other health consequences of the catastrophe:
    • Changes in the body’s biological balance,
    leading to increased numbers of serious
    illnesses owing to intestinal toxicoses, bacterial
    infections, and sepsis.
    • Intensified infectious and parasitic diseases
    (e.g., viral hepatitis and respiratory
    • Increased incidence of health disorders in
    children born to radiated parents (both to
    liquidators and to individuals who left the
    contaminated territories), especially those
    radiated in utero. These disorders, involving
    practically all the body’s organs and
    systems, also include genetic changes.
    • Catastrophic state of health of liquidators
    (especially liquidators who worked in
    • Premature aging in both adults and children.

  3. • Increased incidence of multiple somatic
    and genetic mutations.
    4. Chronic diseases associated with radioactive
    contamination are pervasive in liquidators
    and in the population living in contaminated
    territories. Among these individuals
    polymorbidity is common; that is, people are
    often afflicted by multiple illnesses at the same
    5. Chernobyl has “enriched”worldmedicine
    with such terms, as “cancer rejuvenescence,” as
    well as three new syndromes:
    • “Vegetovascular dystonia”—dysfunctional
    regulation of the nervous system
    involving cardiovascular and other organs
    (also called autonomic nervous system dysfunction),
    with clinical signs that present
    against a background of stress.
    • “Incorporated long-life radionuclides”—
    functional and structural disorders of the
    cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, reproductive,
    and other systems owing to absorbed
    • “Acute inhalation lesions of the upper respiratory
    tract”—a combination of a rhinitis,
    throat tickling, dry cough, difficulty
    breathing, and shortness of breath owing
    to the effect of inhaled radionuclides, including
    “hot particles.”
    6. Several new syndromes, reflecting increased
    incidence of some illnesses, appeared
    after Chernobyl. Among them:
    • “Chronic fatigue syndrome”—excessive
    and unrelieved fatigue, fatigue without obvious
    cause, periodic depression, memory
    loss, diffusemuscular and joint pains, chills
    and fever, frequentmood changes, cervical
    lymph node sensitivity, weight loss; it is also
    often associated with immune system dysfunction
    and CNS disorders.
    • “Lingering radiating illness syndrome”—a
    combination of excessive fatigue, dizziness,
    trembling, and back pain.
    • “Early aging syndrome”—a divergence
    between physical and chronological age
    with illnesses characteristic of the elderly
    occurring at an early age.
    7. Specific Chernobyl syndromes such as
    “radiation in utero,” “Chernobyl AIDS,”
    “Chernobyl heart,” “Chernobyl limbs,” and
    others await more detailed definitive medical
    8. The full picture of deteriorating health
    in the contaminated territories is still far from
    complete, despite a large quantity of data. Medical,
    biological, and radiological research must
    expand and be supported to provide the full picture
    of Chernobyl’s consequences. Instead this
    research has been cut back in Russia, Ukraine,
    and Belarus.
    9. Deterioration of public health (especially
    of children) in the Chernobyl-contaminated
    territories 23 years after the catastrophe is not
    due to psychological stress or radiophobia, or
    from resettlement, but is mostly and primarily
    due to Chernobyl irradiation. Superimposed
    upon the first powerful shock in 1986 is continuing
    chronic low-dose and low-dose-rate radionuclide
    10. Psychological factors (“radiation phobia”)
    simply cannot be the defining reason
    because morbidity continued to increase for
    some years after the catastrophe, whereas radiation
    concerns have decreased. And what is the
    level of radiation phobia among voles, swallows,
    frogs, and pine trees, which demonstrate similar
    health disorders, including increased mutation
    rates? There is no question but that social
    and economic factors are dire for those sick
    from radiation. Sickness, deformed and impaired
    children, death of family and friends,
    loss of home and treasured possessions, loss of
    work, and dislocation are serious financial and
    mental stresses.”
    “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”
    Alexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko
    NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.
    5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited.
    hard copy now available at Greko Printing 734-453-0341 $12.50 in USA;
    email print order: orders@grekoprinting.com

  4. Japan is a culture still stuck 400 years back in its samurai mentality. So the people higher in the hierarchy will continue to lie till the end to protect their cosy position. It does not matter if the entire clan dies in the process. This is the Japan today, which is why it is very weak.

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


January 2013