radiation

11 març 2014
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The Fukushima nuclear disaster three years on

The world’s most complex nuclear power plant disaster continues three years on, and will continue for many years hence. About 150,000 people remain displaced, many of them still not knowing if or when they may be able to return to their former homes....
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5 novembre 2012
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Is it time to improve nuclear disaster preparedness?

Is nuclear disaster preparedness more feasible than preparedness for the consequences of nuclear war? Putting aside the question of whether the responsibilities and costs for such preparations should be borne by humanitarian relief organizations, could...
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12 octubre 2011
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Hiroshima doctors leave for North Korea to examine A-bomb victims

A team of six doctors from the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association departed for North Korea on Monday to conduct medical checkups for North Koreans who were in Hiroshima at the time of 1945 atomic attack on the city and exposed to radiation.
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6 agost 2011
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Reflections on Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushima: Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the nuclear age?

A year before my retirement from Nagasaki University Medical School in 2009, I saw an elderly lady with acute myeloid leukemia. She has been one of the most active peace protesters among Nagasaki survivors. She had been 17 years old in 1945, and was he...
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9 juny 2011
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“Fukushima Fallout” is a wakeup call about “nuclear safety”

Fukushima Fallout: Regulatory loopholes at U.S. nuclear plants, produced by the staff of US Representative Edward J. Markey, documents the ways in which nuclear safety regulations—inadequate to begin with—have been based on flawed assumptions, out...
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26 abril 2011
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Physicians for Social Responsibility Cites Flawed Evacuation Zones, Nuclear’s Health Risks on Chernobyl Anniversary

The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and the continuing crisis at Fukushima—both Level 7 nuclear disasters—are clear reminders that standard evacuation zones cannot protect the public from a nuclear accident. One-third of the population of the United...
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26 abril 2011
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Children of Fukushima need our protection

In addition to exposure measured by typical external radiation counters, the children of Fukushima will also receive internal radiation from particles inhaled and lodged in their lungs, and taken in through contaminated food and water. A number of radi...
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25 març 2011
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Nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima: extend the evacuation zone

The physician’s organisation IPPNW-Germany and the President of the German Society for Radiation Protection (GfS), Sebastian Pflugbeil, believe that an extension of the evacuation zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is urgently needed. Th...
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25 març 2011
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Just in case you missed it, here’s why radiation is a health hazard

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and complicating nuclear crisis throw into sharp focus concerns about exposure to ionising radiation. What is it, how is it harmful, how much is too much?...There are many different pathways through which pe...
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17 març 2011
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What could be worse?

Are the Japanese people — or any of us, for that matter — supposed to be reassured that the damage from this incident, if it ends here, will be “limited?” Limited to what? The displacement of and trauma to thousands of people whose lives will n...
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16 març 2011
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A first-hand account of Japan’s nuclear crisis

The day after Japan was struck by an 8.9 Richter-scale earthquake and tsunami, IPPNW began to receive first-person, detailed updates about the crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant from Dr. Katsumi Furitsu, a specialist in radiation biology and m...
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