14,000 additional deaths in the U.S. linked to radioactive fallout from Fukushima

December 19, 2011WASHINGTONAn estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima. Authors Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks. The IJHS article will be published Tuesday and will be available online as of 11 a.m. EST at http://www.radiation.org/. Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found levels of radiation in air, water, and milk hundreds of times above normal across the U.S. –Market Watch
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14 Responses to 14,000 additional deaths in the U.S. linked to radioactive fallout from Fukushima

  1. Elissa says:

    TY so much for this article. I have been trying to find confirmation of this. In my city there have been many many still births and pregnant women have been having very difficult pregnancies. When I suggest perhaps it could be radiation ppl laugh at me. TY. Now I must find ways to protect my pregnant daughter & grandkids, & my very sick elderly mother=(

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  2. Tom says:

    Not to worry, in California, they can blame it all on second-hand-smoke and ramp up the TV ads so that nobody suspects it’s from radiation poisoning instead. That’s what they do out there anyhow, is distract from reality and replace with state sponsored fantasy, propaganda paid for by the taxpayer, squandered and wasted on propaganda instead of anything more tangible or real until the entire state government goes bankrupt. Hate to think what they’re going to have to think up next, once there’s no more smokers, then they’ll have to find something else to blame – maybe carbon dioxide is next.

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  3. Moriyah says:

    Elissa, primary defense is provided by sea veggies like kelp and dulse plus B Vits.

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  4. PAT2 says:

    Thank you Tom (12/19/11 at 8:17pm). This is very true and glad you open that up as a discussion item. Let’s see what they will say when many come down with cancers and other unknown illness out of the blue. Find a way for us to flip the bill, have reasons to raise taxes, your insurance and why at it, your car insurace and taxes because that’s contributing to the illnesses also. Slick slick….

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  5. Tim says:

    It’s like listening to a used car salesman.

    Japan: Japan says Fukushima Reactors now Stable:
    Japan said Friday it finally had control of leaking reactors at Fukushima, in what authorities say is a vital step on the long road to recovery, nine months after its nuclear crisis began. In a live press conference, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told the country the crippled reactors “have reached a state of cold shutdown”. The government is hoping the announcement will bring relief to a disaster-weary public still haunted by the effects of the monster tsunami that tore into Japan in March.

    http://news.yahoo.com/japan-set-declare-fukushima-plant-shutdown-042222961.html

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  6. David says:

    The infant mortality was slightly higher in the first 7 weeks of 2011, before Fukushima, but you wouldn’t know that from Sherman and Sangano, they deleted the first 7 weeks of 2011 to make it look like there was an increase (there wasn’t). Here’s the full uncensored, unfiddled, unbiased graph.

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  7. Ronni says:

    Alvin,
    Why is milk always mentioned along with air and water? Because of the grass the cows eat, or does it absorb the radiation at a later time, or what? All I can think about is the extraordinary amount of milk that my three year old son drinks on a daily basis. And what do you do about the water? Buy bottled? I’m assuming a water filter wouldn’t do any good, but I really know nothing about the process of radiation contamination.

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    • Milk is just one of those things that harbors toxins because cows eat grass, along with chicken fat and tuna fish. Most health food stores have really good filtration units where you can buy water in 5 gallon increments. Sometimes it can be cheaper than bottled water. Other than that, there is not much we can do to keep it out of the environoment. I wouldn’t worry about it.

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  8. Tim says:

    Japan’s Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore in America
    “It’s been nine months since a tsunami devastated Japan and killed more than 15,000 people. Debris from the disaster is washing ashore thousands of miles from the epicenter, in places you may not expect”
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/japan-tsunami-debris-washes-ashore-america-172242964.html

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  9. pagan66 says:

    When I read this article, I didnt know whether to laugh cynically or cry. Imagine paying money to go & look at the remnants other people’s misery. Makes me feel sick that Mankind has come to this.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/travelnews/2011/12/111215-tsunami-debris-field-travel-science/

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  10. nuke roadie says:

    The so called peer reviewed report has been fully debunked as nothing more than cherry picking data . I will put it this way, LIES. the only thing this report has done is to damage the credibility of the authors and hopefully their careers as scientists will over.if you don’t want to believe it just google it.

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  11. Tim says:

    The Fukushima Express
    Hazmat-level So Cal Rain – December 17, 2011
    “In this case, the Los Angeles Basin was being pelted with radioactive rain at 4.15 times background or 115% above the CHP trigger! ”
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2011/12/hazmat-level-so-cal-rain-december-17-2011/

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  12. unspokenhermit says:

    When the establishment resorts to accusing the opposing party of “conspiracy theorizing”, one can be assured that the accuser is likely hiding something, regardless of the scientific validity/veracity (or lack thereof), of the claims of the opposing party.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/12/29/US-excess-deaths-linked-to-Fukushima/UPI-87991325205290/#ixzz1iPxsvDUZ

    I recently came across these atmpospheric simulations, produced an American independent organization, that indicate TEPCO vastly under-reported radionuclide emissions from the Fukushima Plant.

    http://www.datapoke.org/blog/8/study-modeling-fukushima-npp-radioactive-contamination-dispersion-utilizing-chino-m-et-al-source-terms/

    http://www.datapoke.org/partmom/a=40

    I’ve suspected for some time that the publicly released emissions data had been manipulated – If the models are correct I suppose this re enforces my hunch. Is there anyone here that can help us explain the implications of this model?

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