As the first article below shows, Doctors in Japan are being
prevented from reporting radiation-related illnesses.
Fukushima Daiichi, the nuclear reactor complex wrecked by the
earthquake/tsunami of March 2011, continues to spew
radioactivity into the air and groundwater- the rate has
increased by an order of magnitude since the recent typhoons.
What are the health consequences to the Japanese people? We
don't know, because, as the first article below says, Japanese
doctors are prevented from reporting radiation-related diseases.
Despite the danger to his license, Dr. Mita Shigeru continues
to publish his experiences. He moved his clinic out of Tokyo
last spring because of the radiation, and recently published the
second article below, which gives specifics on radiation levels
Given the suppression of information, which will intensify
when the Japanese state secrets law goes into effect in December
International pressure is needed, to reveal the truth about
Fukushima's deadly effects. Please sign these two petitions:
Peace, Carol Wolman, MD
We think of radiation as a cancer causing thing, but it
also causes many other ailments. Much higher incidences of a
whole range of illnesses than they had in 2010, the year before
the accident" We're also working with doctors in Japan, and
some brave doctors are saying that they've been threatened --
that their hospital rights have been threatened -- if you tell
your patient this illness is radiation related you'll lose
your right to practice and things like that. So there's
enormous pressure on the medical community to tell the
patients that what they're experiencing is not at all related
to radiation. The key is statistics, and the question is
when will the statistics be released for mortality, morbidity,
and general illnesses" We're not seeing the data. The medical
community now has to file every report that it writes with the
IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, before it's
issued. So if you're a hospital, and you've got mortality data,
you're not allowed to issue that to the public until those
reports have been cleared by the IAEA. Well, Article II of the
IAEA charter is to promote nuclear power. So even if the
hospital was conscientious -- there's a lot of political pressure
not to be -- but even if it was conscientious, there's another
step in the process, and they've got to clear an IAEA hurdle
before those numbers are released. It's truly frightening, the
pressure the medical community is undergoing in Japan. Very few
of them are willing to tell the truth.
Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer, Oct. 20, 2014 (at 15:00 in): There's experts out there like me -- independent experts -- who are saying that as many as a million cancers may result.
It is clear that Eastern Japan and Metropolitan Tokyo have been contaminated with radiation.