Matsui Eisuke (Japan) specialist in respiratory diseases and low dose radiation, Director, Medical Institute of Environment at Gifu. Abstracts here: page 12: http://independentwho.org/media/Documents_IW/Forum_Radioprotection_English_Abstracts_IW_2012.pdf
The accident of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant caused serious harm. Vast areas have been contaminated with radiation, and the lives of a large number of people are threatened. The major effects of radiation from the accident are caused by internal exposure by inhaling or ingesting food and drink. In measuring the doses of exposure to radiation, the government and its professional advisors have relied mainly on gamma rays which are easy to detect. But, in terms of internal radiation exposure, beta and alpha rays have a far more serious effect than gamma rays. The government and TEPCO hardly measure such isotopes as beta emitting strontium90
or alpha emitting plutonium239.
They have been deliberately ignoring the characteristics of internal exposure. Behind this lie the nuclear strategies and nuclear power policies of the United States. Influenced by these policies, international organizations such as the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) were established. They have relied on the research by Radiation Effects Research Foundation which has been ignoring the effect of radiation exposures from fallouts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombs. With regard to the Fukushima accident they make such claims as “there is no statistically significant evidence to prove that the radiation doses under 100mSv cause diseases”,
and continue to cover up the real facts on the effects of exposure to radiation.
What is now needed is the promotion of truly scientific studies about the effects of radiation on the human body that are based on facts and actual radiation exposures including internal exposure, and not on policies that promote nuclear weapons and pronuclear power. This is an international issue and a task for all human kind. And it is now required that the effects of the Fukushima accident are to be dealt with scientifically and democratically from the viewpoint of citizens. This includes appropriate measures to protect food and drink from radiation contamination, compensation for the damage, and safeguards so that people can live and work without radiation exposure. The right of every citizen to live safely must be recognized. For this, we must establish the sovereignty of the people who are rightly provided with correct information about radiation exposure.
MORE: “a fourth new dosimetry, DS02, with refined shielding estimate, and changes both in the locations of the epicenters and the yield of the bombs. Studies based on the DS02 dosimetry will now replace all previous research findings. All atomic bomb research dating prior to 2002 is now inadmissible science.” http://ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/CaUFtH.html / “Hiroshima basis of risk model flawed because the study and control groups were not representative of a normal population.” / “ICRP basis of risk assessment is undemocratic and biased by the membership and historic provenance of the Committee” / “Hiroshima and all other bases of risk model unable to inform on risk from internal exposure due to averaging and other errors implicit in the units of exposure.” / “Hiroshima base of risk model did not include contribution from internal exposure from fallout or residual contamination as controls were exposed to fallout” / “Units of exposure themselves (Sieverts) contain inappropriate value judgments and are not physical units” Beginning @ PAGE 50: http://www.euradcom.org/2011/ecrr2010.pdf – and about RERF: http://www.facebook.com/notes/chernobyl-children-fukushima-children/the-criminality-of-japans-radiation-effects-researchers/214827511939220 / THE NEW COVER UP STUDY BY RERF: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22171960
TEPCO / IAEA’s Cover Up (CTBTO):