Namie machi to conduct Chromosome Banding test for 0~18 y.o children

In order to evaluate the primary exposure dose, Namie machi is going to conduct the Chromosome Banding test for children who were 0 ~ 18 years old in 311 to be the first in Fukushima prefecture.
The analysis is done by Radiation exposure medical research center of Hirosaki University from late January.
They can analyze the primary exposure dose from the shape and number of chromosomal abnormality according to the research center. Also, they can presume the total exposure dose including internal and external dose.
However, it takes 6 months to finish the analysis.

Prof. Yoshida from the research center states, even under the normal radiation level, chromosomal abnormality can happen for aging, life style or medical treatment to an extent. This test is purely for reassuring people by resolving their concern.


Related article..Fukushima prefecture requested Hirosaki university to stop internal exposure test [Link]


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Namie machi va procéder à des Chromosome Banding test pour les enfants de 0 à 18 ans

Pour la première fois dans la préfecture de Fukushima, Namie machi va procéder à des Chromosome Banding test sur des enfants âgés de 0 à 18 ans au 11 mars 2011, pour pouvoir évaluer la dose d’exposition principale.
Les examens seront faits par le centre de recherches médicales sur l’exposition radioactive de l’université de Hirosaki à partir de fin janvier.
Ils peuvent analyser l’exposition principale à partir de la forme et du nombre de malformations chromosomiques, selon le centre de recherche. Ils peuvent aussi évaluer l’exposition totale, incluant l’interne et l’externe.
Il faudra toutefois compter 6 mois pour terminer les analyses.

Le Pr. Yoshida, du centre de recherches, affirme que même avec la radioactivité naturelle et jusqu’à un certain point, des anomalies chromosomiques surviennent avec l’âge, le mode de vie et les traitements médicaux. Ces examens sont menés pour purement rassurer les gens sur leurs inquiétudes.


Article lié : La préfecture de Fukushima ordonne à l’université d’Hirosaki d’arrêter les examens d’exposition interne [Lien]

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