Thyroid abnormality found among 63% of children in 5 prefectures of Kanto area

Thyroid abnormality was found among 63% of children living in Kanto area, according to a citizen’s organization.


The organization was established by parents in Ibaraki or Chiba prefectures. They have implemented thyroid test of children under 18 years old since October 2013.

By this September, 1,818 children had the test. As a result, “small” cysts or nodules were found among 1,139 children to need follow-up inspection, larger cysts or nodules were found among 7 children to require more detailed inspection. Only 672 children passed the test without finding any thyroid abnormality.


Prof. Noso from Shimane university, who implemented this test, comments it is hard to assume these thyroid abnormalities were caused by Fukushima accident because it has been only 3 years.

However, this test was not implemented in Tokyo but only in Ibaraki, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa and Tochigi prefecture. Also the children who were over 16 years old when 311 took place were eliminated from this result. The reason is not announced by the organization.




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Des anomalies thyroïdiennes pour 63% des enfants des 5 préfectures de la région de Kanto


Selon un organisme privé, des anomalies thyroïdiennes ont été constatées sur 63% des enfants vivant dans la région de Kanto.

Cet organisme a été fondé par des parents des préfectures d’Ibaraki et de Chiba. Ils ont procédé depuis octobre 2013 à des examens de thyroïde sur des enfants de moins de 18 ans.
A septembre dernier, 1 818 enfants ont été examinés. Au final, ils ont trouvé sur 1 139 enfants des “petits” kystes et nodules nécessitant des examens plus précis. 672 enfants seulement ont passé l’examen sans révéler d’anomalie à leur thyroïde.

Le Pr. Noso de l’université de Shimane, qui a effectué ces examens, déclare qu’il est difficile d’imputer ces anomalies thyroïdiennes à l’accident de Fukushima parce qu’il ne date que de 3 ans.
En outre, ces examens n’ont pas été effectués dans Tokyo mais seulement sur les préfectures d’Ibaraki, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa et Tochigi. De plus, les enfants qui avaient plus de 16 ans au moment du 11-3 ont été retirés de ces résultats. La raison n’en est pas précisée par cette organisation.

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November 2014