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Almost third more US West Coast newborns may face thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster

03.04.2013 18:55

Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism.

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Lamargo L. Petersen 12.01.2014 23:42

Fearmongering? Really? I suggest you tell that to the divers on BC's west coast as they find dead and dying, disintagrating starfish on the ocean floor.


Elisa Meyers 11.01.2014 20:52

This is more nonsense and fear mongering. People please do not believe what this website posts. They are severely distorted facts. Any nuclear engineer or physicist withou agenda will confirm this is all BS


Brenda Taylor Zimmerman 10.09.2013 17:17

Terrifying! Sadly, this is out of our control. :(


John Norton 12.08.2013 19:30

scary stuff. not sure there is much we can do ourselves sadlly.

Anonymous user 10.07.2013 03:37

This does not surprise me. I think the media has been too quiet about this issue.


Anthony Malone 29.06.2013 01:46

This will soon pact more than the west coast of the USA


Dan Hopkins 20.05.2013 11:11

Do not blame your fk ups on the rest of the world USA. You brought this on yourself !

You have the most corrupted country of them all. Deal with it !!! lol

Anonymous user 22.04.2013 03:41

Joseph Mangano is the absolute antithesis of what a scientist should be.


Lewis Smart 21.04.2013 06:40

The fear inspired by misleading article titles such as this one is potentially a greater threat to human wellbeing than the small increase in likelihood of the rare condition described in the study.

Anonymous user 21.04.2013 05:46

What a tremendously innacurate and misleading headline on this article.

Anonymous user 15.04.2013 05:43

Not just TEPCO to blame. Those are GE reactors and we have one just like them north of San Diego.


Chris Brown 10.04.2013 00:43

The headline is wrong, its is at most a 1/3 (actually 28%) increase not 1/3 of babies. The orginal study has very small numbers-

&q uot;The 2010-2011 ratio representing the change in CH cases was 1.16 for the five Pacific/West Coast States, rising from 281 to 327 confirmed cases."

This is of about 693,676 births in these States. This is a 16% increase not 16% of babies.

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 16:59

All Tepco CEOs should be convicted of crimes against humanity and punished accordingly NOW.

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