Japan auxology academic society analyzed the growth data of 100 students living in Tsunami disaster area of Miyagi, from April, August to January.
As a result, more than 20% of the students (6~8 years old) decreased their weight or stopped growing. Female students of 7 years old are supposed to grow by 3kg yearly but some of them even decreased their weight by 1~2 kg from August to January.
On the other hand, 10~15 % of the 9~12 years old students showed obesity trend. 10~11 years old male students are supposed to grow by 4.2 kg yearly, but one of the male students grew by 8kg for these 10 months.
Japan auxology academic society also analyzed the growth data when great hanshin earthquake happened in 1995 to assume it is because of the stress and lack of exercise because of the life after disaster.
However, vice chair of the researching group states this is a significant data even though it had been only for less than one year since 311. It is important to find the health problem as soon as possible for children, elementar schools in disaster area must pay attention to the body measurement results.
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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.