10 children with thyroid problem consist of 3 male 7 female, average age is 15 y.o, “79 times higher rate than usual”

On 2/13/2013, Fukushima Diary reported 2 additional Fukushima children were diagnosed to have thyroid cancer. [URL 1]

So far, 3 children (among 38,114 testees) were diagnosed to have thyroid cancer and 7 children are suspected to have thyroid problem.

On 2/13/2012, Fukushima prefectural health council announced these 10 children consist of 3 male and 7 female.

The average age is 15 years old. The average size of thyroid tumor is 15mm. *1

According to Japan Association of Clinical Reagents Industries, the average rate of children’s thyroid cancer is 1~3 / 1,000,000 in the usual circumstance. *2

The thyroid cancer rate of Fukushima children is 79 times higher than usual.


*1 http://news-log.jp/archives/6659

*2 http://www.jacr.or.jp/topics/09radiation/03.html




Français :

Les 10 enfants ayant des problèmes de thyroïde sont 3 garçons et 7 filles, l’âge moyen est de 15 ans, “79 fois la fréquence normale”

Le 13 février 2013, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que 2 enfants de plus de Fukushima étaient diagnostiqués atteints d’un cancer de la thyroïde. [Lien]

Pour l’instant, 3 enfants (sur 38 114 examinés) ont un cancer de la thyroïde et 7 autres sont suspectés d’avoir des problèmes de thyroïde.

Le 13 février 2012, le comité sanitaire préfectoral de Fukushima annonçait que ces 10 enfants étaient 3 garçons et 7 filles.

La moyenne d’âge en est de 15 ans. La taille moyenne de la tumeur thyroïdienne est de 15 mm. *1

Selon la Japan Association of Clinical Reagents Industries, la fréquence moyenne des cancers de la thyroïde chez les enfants est de 1 à 3 pour 1 000 000 en circonstances normales. *2

La fréquence des cancers de le thyroïde chez les enfants de Fukushima est 79 fois la normale.

*1 http://news-log.jp/archives/6659

*2 http://www.jacr.or.jp/topics/09radiation/03.html

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
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.


February 2013