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Steve Wing's Critique of Congenital Hypothyroidism Study after Fukushima Accident by Mangano and Sherman

Steve Wing, an epidemiologist from University of South Carolina was asked by a third party to review a manuscript by Mangano and Sherman, “Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown,” after it had been accepted for publication on January 29, 2013.  It was not the actual published version in the March 2013 issue of Open Journal of Pediatrics, shown in the following link,, that Wing reviewed. 

Wing’s critique, dated February 27, 2013, was sent to the authors, but there appeared to be no direct response from them, except the manuscript seemed to have been published with some corrections, as some of the issues brought up by Wing could not be identified in the final published version.

The journal that published this study, the Open Journal of Pediatrics, apparently is a ‘predatory journal’ that is for-profit and does not have a …