Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Has Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies

Some scientists have published a peer-reviewed study looking at rates of disease in California babies following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  They found elevated rates of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) that match expectations based on increased radiation in the environment.  Supposedly.
"We just published a study in the Open Journal of Pediatrics. We looked at official two types of data: one was the EPA statistics on how much radiation was in the air in the weeks and months after Fukushima (it was much higher in the West Coast than in the rest of the country) and number two – we looked at the state California’s official statistics on newborns who are born with a condition called hypothyroidism which is where the thyroid is underactive. It is something that is known to be affected by exposure to radioactive Iodine which is only created in atomic bombs which haven’t been exploded for years and nuclear reactor emissions," explains Joseph Mangano.

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