Thyroid Concern in Fukushima people, many parents in particular, continue to worry about the health impact of radiation.
A private hospital in Hirata offers free check-ups to Fukushima children. The results of the first year show a 70 % rate of mild abnormalities in those children 18 or under.
Fukushima Prefecture also has a screening programme for children who were 18 or under at the time of the accident : 17, 000 children have been examined. The rate of mild abnormalities is 46 %.
One thing is certain, the children will have to be watched long term.
It is better to detect health risks at an early stage.
Video at link
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]
So much for Government/ public statistics huh?
"mild abnormalities"? or double-speak for "we are not allowed to alarm you"?....