10% of aphid in Fukushima are deformed “Normally it’s less than 1%.”

10% of aphid in Fukushima are deformed "Normally it's less than 1%."

Hokkaido newspaper reported (cf. Hokkaido newspaper “Millions of people around in Tokyo area are living in radiation controlled area” )Prof. Akimoto from Hokkaido university Research faculty of Agriculture found about 10% of a certain sort of insects are deformed in Fukushima.

It’s Watamushi, a sort of Aphid in the planned evacuation area, 32km from Fukushima plant.
Prof. Akimoto collected 200 samples from Japanese elms to find about 10% of them deformed.
Their bodies and the cast-off skins showed their legs had necrosis,or feelers are damaged, and also some of them had 2 abdomens.

The deformation rate is normally less than 1%. Prof. Akimoto states something must have caused genetic disorder. It can be radiation from Fukushima.
He’s going to analyze the DNA and deformation rate of the insects in Sapporo, where is in Hokkaido, 630km from Fukushima, and Kashiwa in Chiba, where is known to be a hotspot.
He adds, “The insects might also have short lives or abnormal behavior besides deformation.”.




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