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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!

For more Fukushima update go to: www.nuclear-news.net, http://fukushima-diary.com/, https://www.facebook.com/fukushima311watchdog, http://enenews.com/, http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/, http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/ http://ex-skf.blogspot.co.uk/

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)

(English) https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Office_of_the_Prosecutor_Iwaki_Branch_Fukushima_Japan_Support_Mari_Takenouchi_and_Radiation_Protection/?pv=4

(Japanese) https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Fu_Dao_Xian_Jian_Cha_Ting_Dian_ziyanarisutonoZhu_Ye_Nei_Zhen_Li_Shi_Save_Kids_JapanwoQi_Su_sinaidekudasai/?pv=8

Urgent Petition: ttp://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ask-japanese-government-promise-for-necessary-aid-for-children-who-are-still-exposed-radiation-more-than-1msv-year-3


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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thyroid-testing-for-japanese-children.html

*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source) http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thirteenth-prefectural-oversight.html
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

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/24-3

*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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/kashiwazaki-nuclear-plant-fukushima.html

*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.http://hrn.or.jp/eng/a 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 - http://vimeo.com/78483070 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! http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/11/05/medical-experts-criticize-unscear-report-for-playing-down-consequences-of-fukushima-nuclear-accident/

*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http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/frightening-report-from-unsear-united.html

*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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/who-report-on-health-risk-assessment.html

*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! http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html

*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517http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html

*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. http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/a-letter-to-all-young-athletes-who.html

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

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/STOP_FUKUSHIMA_RADIATION_UN_ACTION_NEEDED/

Mobilize the U.N. Security Council to declare Fukushima a global emergency;
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mobilize-the-un-security

*Tokyo radiation is worse than Gomel - Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation in Japan http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tokyo-radiation-is-worse-than-gomel.html

*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes” http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/police-arrest-animal-rescuers-inside.html

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. http://ianthomasash.blogspot.jp/2013/11/resistance.html

*福島原発で働く皆さんへ、世界からの暖かいメッセージ http://nuclear-news.net/2013/12/01/to-the-fukushima-workers-we-support-you-address-to-j-village-supplied/

(Japanese translation)http://goo.gl/re5822

*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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/fukushima-farmers-negotiate-with.html 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!

広島・長崎の被爆者援護法:追加1ミリ被曝で被曝者認定、福島事故被害者にも認定を、するべき

The Japanese Gov recognizes radiation related illnesses! http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/atomic-bombs-survivors-received-fair.html


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Health hazards of Fukushima family right after the accident 郡山市出身のある方からの健康被害報告 (英訳 )


(Source) 

UNSCEAR国連科学委員会と国連人権理事会に英訳提出済み)

原発事故当時とその後の体調不良について (日英、国連に提出済みだが返事はない  No reply yet as of 31/8/13))

English text which had been submitted to UN Human Rights Council in 2012 November and UNSCEAR in June 2013.  There has been no reply yet
Fukushima Accident and Health Problems Afterwards
A citizen from Kooriyama  (Translation by Mari Takenouchi)
On March 11 2011, I was in Kooriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.  When Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors exploded one after another, I was waiting in line for water distribution truck and wondered around the town searching for food.  All my neighbors, people in lines, food shop owners, my relatives did not know anything about these explosions.  Sometime afterwards, a rumor was heard.  “Seems like there has been some accident in the nuclear power plant.”  Before we knew what was going on, TV showed a group of riot police and Tokyo Fire Defense brigades spraying water on nuclear reactors to control the accident, and then we came to realize that there had even been some explosions.
When the explosions took place, all the three members of my family started to show some symptoms.  Swollen throat and pain, severe migraine, red eyes, diarrhea, nose bleeding, tense muscle, strong pain around heart with convulsion…all these symptoms occurred at one time. 
When I heard of a news of the startup of a health consultation by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency around March 26th, I made a phone call and asked about our familiy’s simultaneous symptoms.  Their answer was, “The throat pain is caused by some infection.  If all of your family members have throat pain, it should be some infection.  Go see a doctor fast and get a doctor’s medical certificate of some infections disease.”  They solely repeated, “some infectious disease” over and over, without listening to my story.  When I kept asking, their reply was, “The impact of health by radiation is only child thyroid cancer, which would emerge only 5 years after.  Nothing else would happen.”


Right after that, Professor Shunichi Yamashita from Nagasaki University came to Fukushima prefecture.  He became a radiation expert advisor and started lectures in Fukushima, Kooriyama and other places in Fukushima, saying, “Be aware of radiation in a right way.  Do not be mislead by demagogies and radiophobic peoples’ words.”  In the free tabloid newspaper, Fuji Sankei Living, distributed in each household, the headline banner said, “Be aware of radiation in a right way” along with the interview article by Professor Yamashita.  
 
In the middle of April, I made a phone call to a telephone consultant at Fukushima prefecture.  He consoled me saying, “Please do not worry.  20mSV would not cause any health impact.  According to ICRP, even 100mSV would cause a very slight impact, which is only 0.5% rise in cancer incidence.  Please feel safe.  You can trust ICRP since it is an international organization that established international standards.” This person did not speak fluently and instead, he seemed lost for words many times and left the phone to ask for something for his boss, saying, “Hold on a second.”  While I was waiting, I could hear many phones ringing in the same room, and other prefectural staff members were answering them.  All of them were saying the same words, “Do not worry,” ”It’s OK,” “It’s safe.”

At that time, University professors, doctors from big hospitals were holding radiation seminars at public halls, township gathering places, and chamber of commerce office.

After all, our family evacuated to Tokyo.  Other people who stayed in the same evacuation place told me that they were told the same things when they called the Nuclear Agency.  In the gatherings of Fukushima evacuees in Tokyo, I talked with many people from various cities and towns, and many of them had some sort of bad physical conditions.  In case of adults, deterioration of their chronic diseases was by far the most observed ones, while children had nose bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea.  Sudden hospitalization, necessity of operation on chronic disease, mental instability and all sorts of things were heard.  Some people were diagnosed as Hashimoto thyroid disease.  

However, when I asked evacuees from Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, I have never heard of these symptoms.

At the time of the accident, what we experienced were, abnormal chilling, irritation of face skin, soreness of throat, nose, and eyes, nose bleeding, red eyes, vomiting, stomach pains, extreme loss of appetite, gum bleeding, strong pain of heart with convulsion, migraine, erythema, back pain and whole body pain, and so on.   

Sometime after the accident, we experienced sluggishness, rise of blood pressure, eye floater, nail deformation, headache, fatigue, nose bleeding, diarrhea, shaky hands, blisters on legs and arms, malaise, extreme forgetfulness, sharp rise of blood pressure, acute pain of left thigh area, muscle stiffness and cramp, heart pain, loss of hair, massive bleeding from cut, heart pain, muscle pain, central nervous system disorders.  Each single example seemed to be a minor trouble, but many of these symptoms came at one time.
All these symptoms were always attributed to stress triggered by the disaster.  There may have been some symptoms due to severe mental pains caused by many hardships from the nuclear accident.  However, there have been many symptoms that cannot be explained solely by mental stress, so I made some research. 

Health records right after Chernobyl accident was kept secret by the Soviet Government for a long time.  In the secret documents, there were records of numerous number of people carried into hospitals due to physical abnormalities.  I also went through Belarusian and Ukranian reports 25 years after Chernobyl.  After I read these health problems, I came to realize that what was happening to ourselves was related to radiation.

At the end of 2011, I measured the internal radiation dose of our family by whole body counter, then the figures were nearly 50Bq/kg, which was in the range of caution.  I evacuated to Tokyo one and half months after the accident and since then, I went back and forth between Kooriyama and Tokyo.  My son always had nose bleeding whenever we went back to Kooriyama.

There are more than one million people still living in areas well over 1mSV/year such as in Kooriyama, Fukushima, Nihonmatsu, Date city.  I am very concerned about internal dose of children, pregnant woman and babies.

I also heard a story from a child rearing mother from Fukushima city.  She applied for three places for waiting list for whole body counter measurement. As a result, she was able to measure at two different places almost at the same time.  1st place was privately owned place and the 2nd place was a prefectural place. The figure was highest at the privately owned place and the second high was the city hospital, and there was not much difference between the first and second places.  But the prefectural place showed ND-Not Detectable.  Her friends also said their figures were ND at the prefectural place but they got some positive figures at the city hospital.

Among the aged, the cases of aggravated chronic disease, cognitive impairment, and sudden death is increasing.  Even among children, throat abnormalities and death that might be related to radiation is occurring.

Through our experiences, we predict that a grave situation would take place if people continue living in the contaminated areas any longer.  Doctors from IPPNW who visited Fukushima has the same opinion.  Mari Takenouchi, the translator of this document also escaped with her son.  Even though she was from Tokyo, both she and her son had health problems.  

The government and the prefecture states that there will be no health problem up to 20mSV/year, but there are many people who are suffering from some health problems in various areas in Fukushima.  However, due to the social pressure under which people cannot speak out their thoughts, they have nowhere to appeal. 

Every human being has the right to live.  I think it is an infringement of human rights if the government attributes people’s health problems solely to stress and give no proper health care and treatment.

I strongly believe that people in Fukushima, especially babies, children and pregnant women should be evacuated at the earliest possible timing from Fukushima.

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