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A family’s health wrecked by Fukushima nuclear radiation

Fukushima Mother: ‘Strange smell’ at start of nuclear disaster — Health of entire family has deteriorated — More people who stayed have died, more kids have leukemia and cancer — All our thyroid exams turned out totally different when tested in Tokyo (VIDEO) http://enenews.com/fukushima-mother-strange-smell-at-start-of-nuclear-disaster-health-of-entire-family-has-deteriorated-more-people-who-stayed-have-died-more-kids-have-leukemia-and-cancer-all-our-thy

Mother speaking at Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team press conference on Dec. 4, 2013, transcribed by Kiiko and translated by Fukushima Voice, Published Dec. 22, 2013:

[...] I still remember how it was very hard for me and my children to breathe due to strange smell [...] Every day the government and specialists said [...] “There is no immediate health effect.” [...] we ate local vegetables and drank tap water. [...] I began to have dry coughs of unknown etiology. When I went to a hospital, I was told “An increasing number of people had the same symptom.” [...] My son [and] many others around us, at all ages, also complained of bone pain in the soles of their feet. [...] Health of all the family members quickly deteriorated during the period awaiting evacuation. [...] My dry cough got so bad to the point of nearly choking in the middle of the night [...] arm bone pain was so bad that I could barely open and close doors. [...] My grade school age son continued to have nausea and headache [...] they found blood in his urine [...] he often had diarrhea. I also began to have continuing nausea, headache and diarrhea. [...] my son’s blood pressure had gone down to 82/50. [...] [We] went to a hospital in Tokyo for thyroid examination. [...] all of us had results which were totally different from the results in Fukushima [son diagnosed with thyroid adenomatous goiter and lymphadenopathy with over 10 lymph nodes involved]. When I took him to a hospital in Yamanashi, he was diagnosed with “autonomic nervous system disorder.” [...] More people who remained in Fukushima are suffering from the same symptoms as mine. More people have died. There are more children who got leukemia, who began to have bloody noses and who have thyroid cancer. [...]
Watch the press conference here

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December 27, 2013 - Posted by | Fukushima 2013, health, Japan

2 Comments »

  1. The jig is up, sorry Roger. None of you can hide any of this, or wish away the consequences of Fukushima.

    Comment by mlk | December 27, 2013 | Reply

    • Well said, mlk. I regret that Roger’s comments ever even get up onto this site. I would normally delete them. However, let’s leave Roger’s comment up – as an illustration of the kind of attitudes that can prevail in the pro nuclear world. In the service of the nuclear-military-complex, there is no room for imagination, compassion, and simple humanity.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | December 27, 2013 | Reply


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