Dear all,

Thank you all for visiting, reading and sharing the news with me on the Fukushima Appeal Blog. I’ve kept it running since February 2012. Unfortunately, I will need some break now to attend to some of my health issues.

I would like to thank this blog and its supporters for giving me an opportunity to become a part of the slowly awakening global community during this very important time of global change. I had zero knowledge of nuclear before the Fukushima disaster, and was and still am a just normal citizen. It’s been hard to see Japan becoming a criminal, immoral and authoritarian country since the Fukushima Disaster. So it’s been a huge awakening and healing process to have a platform to speak out instead of feeling powerless, angry and sad about it. With the new secret law that is going to be introduced in Japan soon, Japanese people will need more help than at any other time in its history from foreign bloggers, doctors and scientists. Please remember Fukushima. I hope that the more difficulties we may encounter, the stronger and connected we will become to fight against injustice and be able to act from our heart space. (Mia)

日本の皆さん、がんばってください。 再稼動反対、子供を守れ! 1mSv/yの約束を守れ!

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Petition: Support Mari Takenouchi and Radiation Protection

日 本の皆様へ、個人的な感情面から、竹ノ内真理さんのことを批判したい方は、すでにそうしたのだから、これからは、その時間とエネルギーをエートス批判に向 けるべきではないでしょうか? そしてボランテイアで、海外に向けて、英語発信する真理さんは、海外の情報源にとって、貴重な存在だと思います。 (Mia)



Urgent Petition: ttp://

National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation

I hope that every child in Japan is given comprehensive thyroid blood testing including at the minimum TSH, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Their thyroid function should be regularly tested on an ongoing basis. “ By Dana Trentini

*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source)
National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation

*Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs

*Kashiwazaki Nuclear Plant: Fukushima Governor stands in the way to stop restarting! 柏崎原発:再稼動させないよう立ちはだかる新潟県知事泉田氏

*Statement: Japanese civil society requests that the reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Fukushima be revised 日本の64の市民団体が福島事故に関しての国連科学の報告内容を改訂するよう要請 www. tivity/area/worldwide/japanese-civil-society-requests-that-the-reports-of-the-united-nations-scientific-committee-on-fukus/

Anand Grover, Esq., UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, criticizes UNSCEAR report on Fukushima -10/24/2013 (1 of 4)国連「健康に対する権利」の特別報告者のアナンド・グローバー氏: 国連科学の報告を批判 Video - October 24, 2013 (NYC, NY)

*Medical experts criticize UNSCEAR report for playing down consequences of Fukushima nuclear accident ドイツの専門家が国連科学の報告書を、「福島事故の影響を過小評価している」と批判!

*Frightening Report from the UNSCEAR (The United nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR-国連科学委員会による、恐るべき報告

*Heavily Criticized Recent WHO Report on Health Risk Assessment from the Fukushima Disaster 厳しく批判された最近の福島事故による健康被害についてのWHO報告

*UN Report – Japanese Delegation to The UN Spreads Lies and Deception! 国連報告書2013年4月  国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし! 抗議締め切り517日!

*まとめ:国連報告書2013年4月  国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし! 抗議締め切り517

*A letter to all young athletes who dream of coming to Tokyo in 2020 東京オリンピックを目指している若い選手の方々へ Some Facts You Should Know About Fukushima 0.086Bq/kg was normal amount of ionizing radiation in fish before the Fukushima accident. Now it is 100Bq/kg 1160times more radioactive.

Fukushima Petitions ☢ Please Sign and Share! Japan needs Worldwide Help NOW! Stop Fukushima Radiation – UN Action Needed

Mobilize the U.N. Security Council to declare Fukushima a global emergency;

*Tokyo radiation is worse than Gomel - Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation in Japan

*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes”

Resistance posted by Ian Thomas Ash, a director of Fukushima Documantary Film "A2-B-C"

As one does not train with weight that is too light,….. And as I write this, I realize something for the first time: the more I embrace the resistance, the more I am becoming it.


(Japanese translation)

*Fukushima Farmers negotiate with Japanese Government/Tepco 福島農家の若者、政府と東電に対して勇気ある発言 The current government limit is 100Bq/kg... 0.1Bq/kg for cesium in rice before the Fukushima disaster. … We feel guilty about growing it and selling it...

*Atomic bombs survivors received fair compensation, not so in Fukushima!


The Japanese Gov recognizes radiation related illnesses!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Are imported food safe after Chernobyl and Fukushima disaster?

Since the Fukushima disaster I have read various reports, enough to understand the danger of radiation.  I was quite shocked to know how our governments conceal the important information about the radiation from the public. Here is some information on imported food from the German site.

Foodwatch and IPPNW believe that the European Union, the German government and the Japanese government do not do enough to inform their citizens that there are no ‘safe’ maximum limits for the radioactive contamination of foodstuffs. Exposure to radiation, no matter how minimal, is a risk to health because it is enough to trigger major illnesses such as cancer. ……
………..Permissible limits today in the EU stand between 200 and 600 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of food. This is in stark contradiction to standards found in currently valid German legislation. The German Radiation Protection Ordinance governing the operation of nuclear power plants stipulates that total exposure for an individual may not exceed an effective annual dose of 1 mSv per year.  In contrast, the EU radiation limits for foodstuffs tolerate an annual dose of at least 33 mSv for adults and 68 mSv for children and adolescents…….
Thilo Bode, executive director of foodwatch, said,“Official permissible limits in the EU and Japan today are unacceptably high; they reflect commercial interests and expose the population unnecessarily to massive health risks. The precautionary principle and the right to physical integrity are anchored in fundamental European legislation, from which emerges the obligation to act on behalf of European policy. The EU must drastically reduce officially permissible limits to ensure an adequate level of protection for its citizens.” 
Pediatrician Dr. med. Winfrid Eisenberg (IPPNW) added: “Radioactivity affects living cells. Even the smallest doses of radiation can alter genetic information, harm the immune system, and cause cancer – this is especially true for children and adolescents. The younger a child is, the faster it grows and the more cell divisions take place, increasing the danger of radiation damage. An embryo is by far much more sensitive to radiation than anyone else. The EU’s radiation protection limits are irresponsible from a medical point of view.”
(IPPNW) International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Becquerel is a unit indicating the amount of radioactivity emitted coming from radioactive decay in an atom per second.  One of main radioactive materials, Cesium* is used to measure the amount of allowable radiation in the food.  So for example if you consume 100g of rice that contains cesium 500BQ/kg, Cesium will keep emitting radiation 50 times per second, damaging nearby cells whilst it is decaying, that is, until it is eliminated out of the body.   
After Chernobyl disaster every country set up new regulations on the amount of allowable radiation in imported food.  I was horrified to know that EU had permitted up to 1250BQ/kg (for cesium).  Then in 2008 EU changed the level in the range 200 to 600BQ/kg .  In UK it changed to 600BQ/kg in the same year.  In Japan after the Fukushima disaster 500BQ/kg was set up for their own produce,  so UK reduced the level to 500BQ/kg.  This level remains in force today in UK. 

 In Japan the amount of radiation in rice was only 0.01BQ/kg before the Fukushima disaster. That shows how much the radiation has been contaminating the environment.  It means some of the Japanese rice that the EU imports outside Japan could contain up to 5000 times more radiation than before.   Besides in Japan from April 1, 2012 the level wasreduced to 100BQ/kg (for cesium).  So it could mean that contaminated food which they can’t sell in Japan could be exported to the countries that have more relaxed regulations, such as EU countries and Thai (500) and Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippine, Vietnam, Malaysia(1000) and USA (1200).  
Cesium* - Half-life of Cesium 134 is 2 years, Cesium 137 is 30 years.  Half life is the period of time in which the radioactivity is reduced by one half through decay.  Chernobyl disaster happened 26 years ago so the land and the food produced there still have been much contaminated from the 
Chernobyl disaster. 

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