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UNSCEAR cover-up of health consequences of the nuclear disaster

The report has received criticism from medical experts who are researching on health effects of radiation. In the interview with 3Sat, Dr. Alex Rosen, a German pediatrician and member of German IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), harshly criticizes the playing down of radiation impact by UNSCEAR and the nuclear lobby. Professor Wolfgang Hoffmann, a German epidemiologist and radiobiologist, holds views similar to those of Dr. Alex Rosen. He assumes that those who criticize this report would be officially blamed for panic mongering and that any claims for damages and compensation could also be preempted on the basis of this report


IPPNW press release dated 02.04.2014 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War,
Physicians for Social Responsibility Association (IPPNW), Section Germany

UMWELT/718: UNSCEAR report on Fukushima – cover-up of health effects of the nuclear disaster (IPPNW)…/m2um0718.html  German language

3rd April 2014

Today’s report by the United Nations Committee on the Consequences of Radiation (UNSCEAR) plays down the true extent of the health consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster systematically.

UNSCEAR claims in his 300-page final report that

“are to be expected, no significant changes for future cancer rates that can be associated with radiation exposure from the accident.”

Doctors of the IPPNW,  say their calculations estmate tens of thousands of additional cancer cases.

As the number of cancers in the Japanese population  are already high, the majority of these cases will be claimed to not be related to the radiation.

The fact that a cancer bears no designation of origin, and never can be clearly attributed to a single cause, is used by the nuclear industry and also by UNSCEAR to deny any causality.

One tactic, was used by the tobacco industry or the asbestos industry for a long time.

“History repeats itself. Like the time after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the risks for the people living in the contaminated areas to be covered up, trivialized and secretive,” criticized the deputy chairman of the IPPNW, Dr. Alex Rosen.

The IPPNW also complained that the members of UNSCEAR support them in their report mainly on information from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the operating company TEPCO and the Japanese nuclear authorities.

Neutral, independent institutes and research institutions will be ignored. So based dose calculations of the affected population in the report

“to promote worldwide use of nuclear energy”The IAEA isn organization that was founded with that goal.

Unwanted results of independent food samples are ignored. To estimate the total emissions of radioactivity studies of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency are used, instead of the significantly higher calculations by independent institutes.

The radiation doses from the power plant workers were largely taken directly from the controversial operating company TEPCO. The large number of reports of manipulations and inconsistencies of these readings are overlooked by the the authors of the UNSCEAR report.

In 47% of the examined children in Fukushima Prefecture nodes and cysts were found. In 33 children, the doctors now firmly thyroid cancer and had to remove the thyroid surgery, a further 42 children with acute suspicion of cancer is such an operation before.

These figures correspond to an incidence of 13.0 per 100,000 children. Before Fukushima, the annual number of new cases was in Japan at only 0.35 per 100,000 children. The number of thyroid cancer cases in Fukushima are so alarmingly high.

  Undisputed: every little dose of radioactivity is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Instead of the affected educate people openly about these risks, however, the report’s authors try based on questionable assumptions, selective samples and averaged doses of radiation that underlines the nuclear industries complacent messages of “no health effects”

A video statement by Dr. Alex Rosen, please visit: – German  – French

Press release of 2 April 2014
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War,
Physicians for Social Responsibility Association (IPPNW), Section Germany
Körtestr. 10, 10967 Berlin
Phone 030/69 80 74-0, Fax: 030/69 38 166


April 3, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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