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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 …

"Health impacts of radiation release from nuclear facilities: Lessons past and present" by Steve Wing

Transcription of a lecture by Steve Wing, Three Mile Island epidemiologist, at the March 11-12 New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation

Steve Wing, Ph.D.

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
The Helen Caldicott Foundation March 11-12, 2013 Video archives
Video can also be viewed here: 1 2 3

Eleventh Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting: Thyroid Ultrasound Examination Results

The Proceedings of the 11th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey was released on June 4, 2013.  Below is the translation of the thyroid ultrasound examination, preceded by a summary and a quick analysis of the results.

The original Japanese results for the thyroid ultrasound examination are found here.

The official English translation is found here.

Previous survey results can be found here.

PDF of this post is found here.


This report covers the thyroid ultrasound examination results for Fiscal Year Heisei 23 (FYH23 or H23 here) or FY2011 as well as Fiscal Year Heisei 24 (FYH24 or H24 here) or FY2012.  It offers more information than previous reports, as in breakdown by municipalities.  However, it fails to correlate findings with estimated individual exposure doses, a point repeatedly brought up at the post-committee meeting press conferences, especially in regards to the cancer cases.Previously, the Committee always insisted on privacy prote…