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The manipulation of health data in Japan

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I was so ignorant of nuclear power plants, I kept on living [in Koriyama, 60 km from Fukushima Daiichi]. After April 15, I started coughing very hard -- couldn't stop coughing and producing lots of green phlegm -- then finally vomited blood. ["]

My husband couldn't stand to see my suffering, he was wondering what had happened. I had a terrible headache. My skin inside my mouth kept peeling out, I had to spit it out. I also had a nose bleed in May, an awful lot of blood, it didn't stop for a long time. I had tingling on hands and feet, always sick and tired.

I also asked my friend to get in contact with Dr. Hida, who has been an authority on treating atomic-bomb victims for a long time in Japan. He immediately said it's rapid symptoms of nuclear radiation.

["] Kazue Morisono of Koriyama 3 July 2014 at the Correspondents Club of Japan [1]

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Concerning the reports of health effects in Japan caused by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima prefecture, we have heard of many issues being reported. The Japanese government has now made health studies a state secret [2][3] and has threatened anyone who tries to release any findings with huge fines or prison sentences. It is also widely reported that criminal gangs [4] are working on behalf of the disgraced nuclear-plant operator TEPCO and these same criminal gangs also get many contracts in the Fukushima prefecture cleaning up contamination and supplying vulnerable people to do hazardous work at the Daichi nuclear-power plant.

Reported health effects
The health effects on children range from psychological and health effects. Hiroshima Syndrome website claims that children's thyroid issues are normal and reports that the same level of thyroid damage is found in other parts of Japan. However, however a recent expose of the methods used to manipulate the data concerning this issue [5] cast a great deal of doubt on the report. This and other websites have been set up or supported by the Japanese government in a bid to win the information war and for providing argumentative links on the many comment sections and blogs in a bid to debunk any real findings that come out regardless of the threats and pressures placed upon the Japanese population since the disaster.

Health effects reported by the population
Other reported health effects include nosebleeds [6][7], genetic defects such as polydactyly [8](a significant increase seen in Chernobyl for the first few years after the disaster), bleeding from the skin [9] to name but a few.

Future health worries
Worries of future problems include heart defects [10], breast cancer [11], and leukemia [12] etc.

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Long-term epidemiological studies not being done
As no long-term epidemiological studies are being invested in, there will be little proof of these being caused by cancer. Timothy Mouseau and Anders Moller have done some comprehensive studies [13] on wildlife both in Chernobyl and Fukushima prefecture and have found genetic and biological damage; however, the amount of funding available to his team is limited.
Restrictions on methodology and funding means that comprehensive long-term studies are nearly impossible. Concerning methodology, we see that the way in which radiation is measured does not take into account practical evidence or concerns such as issues with ingestion of radionuclides through air, water or food. In fact the use of the "dose" model has drawn severe criticism as it does not explain the health effects found in Chernobyl by NGOs such as Chernobyl Children International.

No consensus in official reports findings of the nuclear disaster
A recent report by SAFECAST [14] and IPPNW showed that the official UNSCEAR and WHO report on "dose" and effects to the Japanese victims in Fukushima and Myiagi prefectures was not accurate and did not take into account some obvious issues. In fact, even the panel that commissioned the UNSCEAR report were not in agreement as mentioned in the SAFECAST report.

The Chernobyl Spin in the media and scientific community
Concerning Chernobyl and its effects, we see that after the disaster the most affected country of Belarus has constantly tried to play down the effects of the radioactive contamination for economic reasons and at the detriment to its population. Belarus is a major agricultural provider to the region. Dissent has and continues to be heavily dealt with, health information has been limited with the support of Russian, UK, French and other nuclear-dependent countries.

NGOs and independent scientist have struggled to report and disseminate information to the world whilst the international nuclear cabal used the media and universities to manage any bad news that came out by sidelining information and by corrupting the peer-review process.

Japan follows the Belorussian example
As we can see today, Japan has brought in laws to stop the free flow of information and Japan is not funding credible epidemiological studies. Measurements of contamination data for scientific analysis are not being done in a fully transparent and honest way [15]. Only computerised statistical findings using limited data is being used.

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