January 28, 2020
In a new report using estimated spread of highly toxic and radioactive particles has been reported in a new study.
Looking at an area close to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster zone throws some light on a previously ignored aspect of possible health effects.
– The distribution of Cs-rich microparticles emitted from the FDNPP is determined.
– Cs-rich microparticles account for a significant fraction of FDNPP-deposited Cs.
– The timing and source of the Cs-rich microparticle formation has been estimated.
Over the past 9 years, the nuclear industry has reported on the dose of radiation (as found in bananas) as the primary danger to the health and well being of the citizens of the Fukushima Prefecture and surrounding prefectures. Using debatable measuring techniques they tell us that there are no major health effects. The dose method of measurement itself has been widely debated among UNSCEAR members and the wider scientific community.
There has also been some debate on the problems with the internal contamination of humans and animals and resultant health effects.
The new study shows us that this debate has now moved further away from the biased claims of the nuclear industry sponsored experts and towards the more balanced risk assessment proponents.
First is the issue of micro (nano) particles that can bypass the Blood Brain Barrier and lodge in the brain and this too, is an issue to wildlife, livestock and fish health also, those consuming such produce. There may also be an issue concerning the consumption of plant matter so contaminated with these micro-particles.
It raises some issues on the decontamination efforts being done by the Japanese Government concerning the movement of contamination from highly polluted forests that will never be cleaned up for hundreds of years (concerning radioactive Cesium 137 particularly) to decontaminated areas as had been reported recently in the Japanese media and elsewhere.
More studies need to be funded by independent scientists to connect the different studies and connect them together to reach a greater understanding of the process`s involved concerning health and environmental impacts from nuclear disasters. These new findings add weight to the United Nations Rapporteurs concerns discussed in his report on Japan.
Link to new report Jan 2020 (Picture above is from the report)
Abundance and distribution of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the environment
Links to Nano Particle concerns to health from pollution
Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains
Brain damage in fish from plastic nanoparticles in water
Link to UNSCEAR internal arguments
link to articles discussing UN concerns on contamination issues being downplayed
Link to article discussing issues concerning the redistribution of contamination to cleaned areas