Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Shocking New Revelation From Medical Journal Article - 14,000 US Deaths Tied To Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Fallout!

Ever since at least 3 reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station on Honshu Island Japan, melted down after the Tsunami of March 11th, 2011, I have been posting a multitude of articles warning everyone about the dangers from the resultant radioactive fallout that has been bathing North America for the last 9 months.   It has been especially shocking that our mainstream media outlets right here in North America have failed to keep the general public informed about the deadly consequences from exposure to this deadly radiation.

Well, it does seem now that I have been proven correct about the dangers facing the people in North America from this deadly Fukushima radioactive fallout... According to this new article from Market Watch, at www.marketwatch.com, there is a new article from the Medical Journal stating that some 14,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to exposure to the fallout from the Fukushima disaster!   First here is that Market Watch article here for everyone to view, and I do have some additional comments to follow:

press release
Dec. 19, 2011, 11:00 a.m. EST

Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count. 

An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.Authors Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks.The IJHS article will be published Tuesday and will be available online as of 11 a.m. EST at http://www.radiation.org . Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found levels of radiation in air, water, and milk hundreds of times above normal across the U.S. The highest detected levels of Iodine-131 in precipitation in the U.S. were as follows (normal is about 2 picocuries I-131 per liter of water): Boise, ID (390); Kansas City (200); Salt Lake City (190); Jacksonville, FL (150); Olympia, WA (125); and Boston, MA (92). Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, MPH MBA, said: "This study of Fukushima health hazards is the first to be published in a scientific journal. It raises concerns, and strongly suggests that health studies continue, to understand the true impact of Fukushima in Japan and around the world. Findings are important to the current debate of whether to build new reactors, and how long to keep aging ones in operation."Mangano is executive director, Radiation and Public Health Project, and the author of 27 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and letters. Internist and toxicologist Janette Sherman, MD, said: "Based on our continuing research, the actual death count here may be as high as 18,000, with influenza and pneumonia, which were up five-fold in the period in question as a cause of death. Deaths are seen across all ages, but we continue to find that infants are hardest hit because their tissues are rapidly multiplying, they have undeveloped immune systems, and the doses of radioisotopes are proportionally greater than for adults."Dr. Sherman is an adjunct professor, Western Michigan University, and contributing editor of "Chernobyl - Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment" published by the NY Academy of Sciences in 2009, and author of "Chemical Exposure and Disease and Life's Delicate Balance - Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues weekly reports on numbers of deaths for 122 U.S. cities with a population over 100,000, or about 25-30 percent of the U.S. In the 14 weeks after Fukushima fallout arrived in the U.S. (March 20 to June 25), deaths reported to the CDC rose 4.46 percent from the same period in 2010, compared to just 2.34 percent in the 14 weeks prior. Estimated excess deaths during this period for the entire U.S. are about 14,000.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A streaming audio replay of a related news event will be available on the Web at http://www.radiation.org as of 4 p.m. EST/2100 GMT on December 19, 2011. Embargoed copies of the medical journal article are available by contacting Ailis Aaron Wolf, (703) 276-3265 or aawolf@hastingsgroup.com. 

SOURCE Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman, International Journal of Health Services

Copyright (C) 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved

NTS Notes:  I knew from day one of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that the truth was not being told to the general public.   I have also stated in many articles that everyone must be told the absolute truth about this disaster to allow them to be prepared for the worst case scenario.  

I live in Canada, and we are being subjected to the same deadly radiation that the United States is presently being bathed in.   If this report is right, and some 14,000 US deaths can be directly linked to the deadly Fukushima fallout, then by using logic due to the ratio of Canadian to US population, there will be at least 1,500 more deaths here in Canada as well....

And where the heck are our media and our governments in all this?   Their failure to report the true facts about Fukushima is beyond criminal.   It is up to readers to take this Medical Journal report, bring it to our own media outlets and government officials and bring them to task for their failure to report the truth.

More to come


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