Fukushima; Thyroid Claims and Reality

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident there has been a lot of fear and anxiety over any possible health effects, largely due to the public’s lack of understanding of science and the media’s willingness to play upon people’s fears.

This is especially true when it comes to claims and studies of the incidence of thyroid cancer in the immediate aftermath of Fukushima.

Here Dennis Normile, writing in Science, picks apart those claims to show that whilst it’s certainly a topic for study there is no evidence to suggest that radiation from Fukushima played any part.

Source: Mystery cancers are cropping up in children in aftermath of Fukushima

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