Lessons learned from Chernobyl and the Three Mile Island
Glatstein and colleagues reviewed the published literature on short- and long-term health risks associated with radiological accidents, including the 1979 event at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine.
“Iodine-131 entering the food chain does pose a danger, since the element accumulates efficiently in the thyroid gland and is known to cause cancer.”
“Long-term cancer risks can be managed only by reducing contamination and exposure as much as possible. Once a person has received a dose of radiation, subsequent development of cancer is a matter of probability.”
In Tokyo, people are consuming food contaminated with nuclear elements
There have been a number of accounts of the food supply chain in Tokyo being contaminated. Well, why just Tokyo, increase in radiations from Japan’s nuclear crisis have been seen even in 20 cities in the US, far across the pacific on the other side of the world. But the risks in Tokyo are much higher as radiations are found in air, water, fish, vegetables.
In essence, people in Tokyo now breath, eat and drink nuclear matter. It takes time for cancer to develop, and it would be too late to do anything about it then. Tell me, how do you feel about being in Tokyo?