WHO to seek to publish the first report on Fukushima, reports Asahi Shinbun Newspaper

World Health Organisation has completed a draft report on the radiation effects subsequent to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, according to Asahi Shimbun Newspaper. The report claims that resulting cancer incidences will not increase "significantly". These findings are based on a study of Chernobyl and Hiroshima radiation exposure and victims. The finding was made that residents of Namie, the closest town to the Fukushima plant, have a 10% greater risk of developing cancer (for residents aged 20 at the time of the disaster). As these figures were then examined in relation to the total population of Japan, the conclusion was that the increase risk of cancer for a person in Japan was scientifically negligible. The report also states that the cancer most likely to be caused by the radiation would be thyroid cancer, which is relatively easy to cure.

According to Asahi Shinbun Newspaper, this report shows that WHO tries to disregard the relationship between the radiation exposures below 100mSv/y and health effects. Judging from the article, WHO also tries to ignore the risk of the internal exposure, which is considered to cause greater harm than the external exposure when the dose level is relatively low (A. Gundersen, 01/17/2012). WHO and IAEA (Internal Atomic Energy Agency), an international institution to regulate and promote nuclear policies, made an agreement in 1959, that one cannot publish a report without the orther's permission. Therefore, WHO is beheld onto IAEA before they can release their reports (J.D.Sherman-Nevinger, 03/05/2011). Nonetheless, the attempt of the underestimation of the risk of radioactive exposure in this article suggests that WHO is undoubtedly corrupted.


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