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Friday, 19 August 2011

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Re: Fukushima mom comes to Portland: “10-year-old son started having symptoms — Nose bleeding and fevers”

[...] Chifumi Brown, who’s from Japan, but now lives in Portland [...] invited a mom from Fukushima, Yoshie Arai, and her son, Tatsuki, 10, to stay with them for a few weeks. [...]

”Yoshie told me her 10-year-old son started having symptoms,” said Brown. “Nose bleeding and fevers. That’s made her feel like it’s time to get away.”

Brown told Fox 12 when Tatsuki first arrived in Portland at the end of July, he appeared pale and suffered from nightmares following the disaster. [...]

[T]he Arai family, head back to Japan this weekend. [...]

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1511223

I would not have exposed myself or my family to anyone from that zone. This is a question (and the answer)that was asked by some people about radiation contamination in Japan and if it can be transferred to other people from people from Japan:

Q: How is radioactive contamination spread? A: People who are externally contaminated with radioactive material can contaminate other people or surfaces that they touch. For example, people who have radioactive dust on their clothing may spread the radioactive dust when they sit in chairs or hug other people.

People who are internally contaminated can expose people near them to radiation from the radioactive material inside their bodies. The body fluids (blood, sweat, urine) of an internally contaminated person can contain radioactive materials. Coming in contact with these body fluids can result in contamination and/or exposure.

From Bloomberg:
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