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Data (2010-2017) from Minimamisoma Municipal Hospital, Fukushima via Etsuji Watanabe (added notes below)

Reblogged from https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2018/10/03/data-2010-2017-from-minimamisoma-municipal-hospital-fukushima-1-via-etsuji-watanabe/?fbclid=IwAR0vPSW-AWausntz2QHRJiFU0Clu-Lr3BeYPo20wE0rZHxWDknwRGnjci0g

( Minamisoma City Councilperson Koichi Oyama succeeded in having Minamisoma Municipal Hospital disclose patient statistics from 2010-2017 for public discussion at a Council meeting on September 12, 2018. “Summary” below calculated by Etsuji Watanabe from figures in “Disorders” chart obtained by Councilperson Oyama. Note Fukushima Medical University’s insistence on attributing all of these conditions to the stresses of evacuation.

Part 2 to address solid cancers and leukemia. Translation by Norma Field.)

Summary of rates in patient increase at Minamisoma Municipal Hospital by category (2010-2017)

Obesity            28x

High blood pressure   1.86x

Diabetes          1.83x

Dyslipidema    2.08x

(low HDL levels)

Chronic kidney disease           3.65x

Liver dysfunction         3.88x

Polycythemia  4.5x

Atrial fibrillation         3.79x

Stroke 3.52x

“Disorders for which evacuation caused by the East Japan Great Earthquake can be considered a risk factor”:

2010-2017 data from Minamisoma Municipal Hospital on seven disorders deemed attributable to evacuation according to Fukushima Medical University

 

Japanese post here.

Posted in *English.

And a list of cancers from the same hospital and time period here;

https://nuclear-news.net/2018/10/13/a-first-medical-data-obtained-from-minami-soma-municipal-general-hospital-in-fukushima/

A First: Medical Data Obtained from Minami-soma Municipal General Hospital in Fukushima

Sean Arclight commenting: “Health statistics from Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital seems to prove cancers and other health issues are on the rise in Fukushima.
In Japan there are new laws to stop medical staff releasing data on health effects that may be caused by the nuclear disaster. This new controvertial law (against the supposed new open transparency purported by the nuclear industry post Fukushima disaster) was enacted in late 2013 and threatens to imprison or give huge fines to medical staff. This makes verification difficult.
These statisitcs are for a relatively small area covered by the Minamisoma General Hospital within the Fukushima Prefecture.
As we now have the statistics we can challenge the authorities to deny or confirm the figures. If they deny the figures and later it comes to light, then at least we will have someone to hold responsible and to question further. This is the best we can do with whistleblowers from Japans health workers and it is important to publish the claims as we are doing here.
There has been a long fight over health issues caused by radiation and toxicity from the destroyed nuclear plant. The authorities have constantly denied “rumours” of nosebleeds, skin rashes and childrens Thyroid cancers over the past 7 years or so. Some of these “rumours” are slowly being proven true and the nuclear industry also has co-opted the psychological effects, blaming the victims weakness and ignorance instead of the psychological effects of trauma caused by the huge industrial accident and its consequences.
A recent UN report has highlighted how corporations often play down any physical and mental health issues caused by these sorts of industrial contamination, writing off any direct links to toxicity and mental health especuially.
Another report has highlighted that micro particles (thought to be harmless until around 10 years ago) can penetrate the blood brain Barrier and we can anticipate some mental impacts from these toxins entering the very sensitive brain tissues.
The new UN report has highlighted that Fukushima decontamination workers and the local communities concerns are often ignored and should be taken into account instead.
Also, many of the workers at the plant may fall outside regular health checks into the future because of the nature of their contracts and the illegal practises of contractors that has been present in japan for many decades. Thus, skewing the actual health effects to workers toiling in such contaminated environments.”
Minamisōma is about 25 kilometres (16 miles) north of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, the site of the nuclear accident that followed the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Much of the city lies within the 30 kilometer mandated evacuation zone near the plant, and thus most of the residents were forced to leave.
In March 2012, the city was divided into three zones: in the first, people were free to go in and out but not allowed to stay overnight; in the second, access was limited to short visits; and in the third area, all entry was forbidden because of elevated radiation levels that were not expected to go down within five years after the accident.
On April 15, 2012 some of people of Minamisōma were able to return to their homes when the evacuation zone was reduced from 30 kilometers to 20 kilometers from the reactors, with the exception of a wide area on the western border of the city with the town of Namiie. At the time the evacuation order was lifted the centre of city was still scattered with ruins and lacked electricity and running water, while schools and hospitals remained closed.
On July 12, 2016 the evacuation order was lifted for all areas of the city except the western border region with Namiie; this permitted all of the remaining evacuees (with the exception of one household) to return home. In August of the same year, elementary schools and junior high schools, which has been closed since 2011, were allowed to reopen.
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The lawyer Ken’ichi IDO got these data from a member of the Minami-soma municipal council who himself obtained these data from the Minamisoma municipal hospital.
Ken’ichi IDO’s group of lawyers intend to submit the data to the court as evidence for the ongoing trial, “Trial to get the children out of the irradiation “(Kodomo datsu hibaku saiban).
We were worried that Fukushima might be a Chernobyl, which sparked health damage to residents. However, the country and Fukushima prefecture did not have a health investigation except for pediatric thyroid cancer.
At this time, Mr. Kōichi Oyama, a member of the Minami- Soma City Council, obtained data from the Minami-soma municipal general hospital.
“The shocking data came out: when year 2010 and year 2017 year were compared, there were 29 times more of adult thyroid cancer, 10.8 times more of leukemia, 4.2 times more of lung cancer, 4 times more of pediatric cancer, 3.98 times more of pneumonia, 3.97 times of myocardial infarction, 3.92 times more of liver cancer, 2.99 times more of large intestine cancer, 2.27 times more of stomach cancer, and 3.52 times more of stroke.
There is not a lot of data for sure, but it is necessary to be careful to short-circuited the entire hospital data. We should also consider the effects of closed-down medical institutions, reducing population, aging of residents, and physical fatigue and mental stress, accompanied by a tsunami or nuclear accident.
However, the number of patients in the hospital was compared, 70,878 people in fiscal year 2010, and in fiscal year 2017 they did not increase. Population over 65 years old in Minami-soma city in 2010 was 18,809, and in 2017 it was 18,452, and it has not increased.
Stress also seems to have been more serious in the early days, but the number of patients continues to be consistent for these 7 years.
We are planning to submit this evidence on the date of our oral argumentation in court (October 16) in order to raise this important medical issue.”
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Source: Ken’ichi IDO
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October 16, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. NOTE この病院のこのデータを管理する事務課の担当者に 10/16 確認しました。
    まず、2010〜2017 年と折れ線グラフ化されている数字は年ごとの新規の患者数の推移ではありません。
    患者数の増加というのは、医療機関はどちらでも単に疾患ごとの数をカウントしているだけで、その人がその病院で亡くなるか、紹介状を出して別の機関に移った場合でもなければ患者(疾患)が減ることは確認できず、その数は残ったままになるというだけのことです。この病院でも当然 開業時からずっと右肩上がりです。
    南相馬市では住民が8割ほかへ避難しても1・2年は患者数が微増なのはそのためで、徐々に住民が戻るに従ってグラフのカーブの角度が付いたということになります。
    この病院では患者数が目立って増えた事実はないと言い切ります。南相馬市の健康福祉部でもです。
    例えば、ある疾患がずっと5例で来たのが10例になるようなのは、専門の先生が赴任されたことによると思われると。
    それで、病院では大山 弘一 市議にはこうした基本的なことは説明してあると言っています。

    ところが、彼は最近の Twitter ではこうです。
    「恐ろしいデータが出てます。」と脳卒中3.4倍を国会証言した南相馬市立総合病院院長。
    しかし、白血病が10倍 成人甲状腺癌が29倍を超えても 市民には知らせず 市長と共有している秘密なのだろうか?
    世界中どこを探しても 広島、長崎、南相馬でしか 慢性骨髄性白血病が10倍を超えたことがあるか?

    I have checked 10/16 of the affairs department in charge of this data in this hospital.
    First, a number of 2010 to 2017 years and a line graph is not a change of number of new patients per year.
    The increasing number of patients is that every medical institution has only counted the number of diseases, and if that person dies in the hospital, or if he has moved to another agency, It is not possible to confirm that the patient is reduced, and the number remains left. In this hospital, I have been on my right shoulder since the start of the operation.
    In South Soma City, there was a number of patients who had been evacuated by 8 % of the population, and it was gradually said that the angle of the graph was followed by the residents returning. Will be.
    In this hospital, there is no fact that the number of patients has increased. It is also a health welfare department in south soma city.
    For example, it seems that there were 10 examples of diseases that have been in an example of 5, and that a professional teacher was assigned.
    So, in the hospital, it is said that this basic thing is explained in the kōichi city council.

    But He’s on twitter these days.
    The Director of south soma municipal general hospital, who was 3.4 times a stroke of a stroke.
    But if leukemia is 10 times more than 29 times of adult thyroid cancer, isn’t it a secret to the public and share it with the mayor?
    Where are you looking for all over the world, in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and south soma, with chronic myeloid leukemia over 10 times?

    Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 16, 2018 | Reply

  2. There is some doubts on these statistics and we are trying to get some clarification;
    井戸謙一
    8 hrs

    私が10月7日に書き込み、拡散をお願いしました南相馬市立総合病院の主傷病者名のデータの意味することについて、阿部憲一氏から重大な疑義が呈されています。私としましても事実関係を確認しないと軽率な判断はできません。明日には事実確認をした上で報告したいと思いますので、それまで上記10月7日付書き込みの拡散はお控えいただきますよう、お願いいたします。
    On October 7, I was asked to write and spread, and there is a serious question from Kenichi Abe about the meaning of data of the sick and sick name of the south soma municipal general hospital. I really can’t make careless decisions if I don’t look at the facts. I would like to report it to you tomorrow, so I would like to ask you to refrain from spreading the date on October 7, until then.

    Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 16, 2018 | Reply


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