New data has appeared showing a total of 44 Fukushima children now have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, or are suspected of malignancy (to be confirmed by surgery). According to Kouta Kinoshita, this rate is 24.9 children per 100,000 people. Dr. Bandazhevsky has said:
In the Gomel region (5 years after the accident), 1991, was most affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the frequency of thyroid cancer in children was 11.3 children per 100,000 people. It is included in this but you, girl, will be 16.8 per 100,000.
So, if all the suspected cases are counted, the thyroid cancer rate for children in Fukushima is over two times higher than the rate in highly contaminated areas near Chernobyl… and these cancers appeared in less than 2.5 years in Fukushima, while it took 5 years at Chernobyl. So the thyroid cancer rate is over twice as high in less than half the time.
It is way ahead of Chernobyl. No wonder, Fukushima has been spreading iodine-131 and iodine-129 with every criticality for 2.5 years.
A total of 1,564 Japanese have developed symptoms of vitiligo, following the use of a cosmetic cream. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease which causes depigmentation of skin, through the loss of melanocytes in the affected areas.. It turns out that many other Japanese are now developing this condition. This cow is Fukushima shows spots of depigmentation, and the sea turtle that washed up on the Kanagawa coast in July also has this condition.
Generalized vitiligo (GV) is the most common pigmentation disease, in which white spots of skin and overlying hair result from loss of melanocytes from the involved regions. GV is a complex disease involving both genetic predisposition and unknown environmental triggers. Whereas various pathogenetic mechanisms have been suggested, most evidence supports an autoimmune basis for this disease. Recently, three different genome-wide association studies of GV have been reported, identifying a total of 17 confirmed GV susceptibility loci. Almost all of these genes encode immunoregulatory proteins, together highlighting pathways by which melanocytes might be recognized and killed…
While these discoveries underscore the autoimmune nature of GV, they do not offer specific clues as to the environmental triggers that may initiate the autoimmune response. GV is a disease of the skin, the organ that is the first point of contact for one’s interaction with the external environment, and which is highly accessible for analysis of that interaction. Furthermore, because GV is so visually evident, it is usually diagnosed early. (here)
Well, I’ve got a real good idea of one of the environmental triggers… radionuclides. Vitiligo has an association with psoriasis, another inflammatory autoimmune skin disease, and I know for sure that radioactive contaminants trigger it, because I have psoriatic arthritis myself. These skin diseases show up early, which is advantageous. Another inflammatory disease, atherosclerosis, causes plaques to build up on arteries, which may cause heart diseases, heart attacks, and strokes. This is the #1 killer in industrialized countries. The symptoms are not as obvious as skin symptoms, and often the sufferer does not know if he/she has this condition until it is too late.
Skin symptoms were the most prominent type of radiation symptoms in Japan last year. But we can see that the skin symptoms are a leading indicator of inflammatory disease, which has a genetic component affected by radiation, and that in the near future heart disease will take over as #1, to be followed at some point by cancer.
Fukushima is now considered “uncontainable”… it will leak into both the ocean and atmosphere for decades, centuries, or millenia. A tank on the site started leaking, and it released 24,000,000,000,000 Bq of β radionuclides. It is still leaking. How many Chernobyls are stored in the tanks? They didn’t seal the tank connections with welds, but with cheap rubber sealing to save money. The cobalt-60 that was detected suggests an interaction from neutron emitters like plutonium which are making the metal brittle and rotting the rubber seals. Soon all the tanks will empty into the sea.