attributes the immediate rise in Japanese thyroid cancers to a classical screening effect; more cancers are found because more people are tested.
Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation; UNSCEAR
2008 Report Vol.
Weiss said further investigations would be necessary, with a final UNSCEAR
report to be completed by summer.
But it would be safe for me to say this, as Chairman of the UNSCEAR
Fukushima Assessment, and as a fellow human being: Life is for the living.
Country Sample Ra-226(Bq/kg) References UNSCEAR
, 1988 Soil 40 29 Yogoslavia Soil 39.
Present works Present indoor standard Outdoor Outdoor Indoor 1 Indoor 2 226Ra 0.
(1993) Radiation effects on the developing human brain, Annex H.
also found "no health effects attributable to radiation" in children or "any other member of the population.
Sources and effects of atomic radiation: UNSCEAR
2002) Nigeria 100 Farai and Ademola (2005) Jordania 246 Ahmed (2005) Turkey -- Mavi and Akkurt (2010) Malaysia 79-1131 Ibrahim (1999) World average for -- UNSCEAR
(1993) building materials -- UNSCEAR
(2000) Present work 118 --, no data.
In a statement to Fox News, UNSCEAR
Chairman Wolfgang Weiss said that the agency is aiming to evaluate irradiation levels for about 2 million people living in Fukushima prefecture at the time of the March 11 reactor accident.
, 1988, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR
), Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation Report to the General Assembly on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, United Nations, New York (1988).