18 February 2013, 13:04

Almost half of Fukushima kids have thyroid abnormalities

Almost half of Fukushima kids have thyroid abnormalities

A recent medical survey by the Fukushima Prefecture has revealed almost half of 94,975 local children had thyroid ultrasound abnormalities.

According to the report, thyroid ultrasound abnormalities were found in 44.2 % of all children sampled, while 10 of 186 are suspected of having developed thyroid cancer as a result of exposure to radiation.

Around 360,000 youths at the time of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown will be repeatedly checked after two teenagers were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, bringing the total number of to three.

Meanwhile, scientists the world over are arguing about the possible long-term effects of this nuclear catastrophe. A government-backed researcher claimed Friday the nuclear disaster had no registered negative effect on people living in the area.

Voice of Russia, RT

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