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Unexplained Discrepancies in Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Age-Gender Distribution Graphs

The Twelfth Fukushima Prefectural Oversight Committee convened on August 20, 2013, reporting the latest findings of the health survey.  The thyroid examination result showed an increase in the number of children confirmed or suspected of thyroid cancer from 28 to 44, as reported in the previous post:

The information was almost instantly available to the Twitter and social network communities, thanks to the independent journalists attending the committee meeting.  Some members of the public, as well as the journalists attending the meeting noticed a strange discrepancy looking at the age and gender distribution graph of the 44 cases confirmed or suspected of cancer, as shown below.

The June 5, 2013 report showed the graph below for the 28 cases. (This can be seen on page 32 of the comprehensive report here: It can also be seen on pa…

18 Thyroid Cancer Cases Confirmed in Fukushima Children: Preliminary Results of FY2011-2013 Thyroid Ultrasound Examination

For complete translation of the the thyroid examination results published this time, please refer to this post.

Total number of children examined as of June 7, 2013: 216,809
Total number of children whose initial examination results are confirmed: 192,886 Assessment A1 106,823 (no nodules or cysts found) Assessment A2 84,783 (nodules 5.0 mm or smaller or cysts 20.0 mm or smaller) Assessment B 1,279 (requiring secondary examination)
Secondary examination results as of July 31, 2013 (including blood and urine tests, more detailed ultrasound examination, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy if needed) 18 papillary thyroid cancers confirmed after surgery (18 boys, 26 girls, age 8-21) 25 suspected of thyroid cancer, awaiting surgery 1 benign nodule

The youngest confirmed of cancer is a girl who was 6 years old at the time of the nuclear accident.
1,280 are eligible for secondary examination 771 have actually undergone secondary examination 625 finish…

Shocked UNSCEAR members in Belgium protest "It even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies."

Original post:
Les délégués belges indignés: "On minimise les conséquences de Fukushima" by Marc Molitor

English translation by Alex Rosen, M.D., Vice-chairman, German IPPNW (posted here with his permission)
Shocked UNSCEAR members in Belgium protest, "It even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies."
Discussions continue in UNSCEAR, the organization of the United Nations responsible for assessing the consequences of nuclear disasters and radiation. The committee prepared a report submitted for discussion amongst experts from different countries at a recent meeting in Vienna - a report that has aroused the indignation of the Belgian delegation: "Everything seems to be written, its members say, to minimize the consequences of the Fukushima disaster. It even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies." T…

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
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