WHO: Lifetime cancer risk 70% higher for females in Fukushima area

“The report concluded that for the general population inside Japan, the predicted health risks were low, but that one-third of emergency workers were estimated to have increased risk.”

Keep in mind that among the 200,000 or so atomic bomb survivors, there were only some 600 or so extra cancers by 2000.

Read more at The Guardian.

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4 responses to “WHO: Lifetime cancer risk 70% higher for females in Fukushima area

  1. A 70% increase in an insignificant risk is still insignificant.

  2. Well the numbers are on the table. Now it’s just a waiting game to see if they are correct. My guess is that the increase will be well within the margin or error.

    I would also venture to guess that anti-nuke groups won’t want to wait to start jumping up and down to kill all nuclear power programs.

  3. Women and minorities affected more…

  4. Westchester Bill

    There were no cases of radiation harm from Three Mile Island, and the ill effects of Chernobyl were surprisingly low. Certainly we are putting way too much resources into radiation risks from Nuclear Power.

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