The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident and the High Incidence of Thyroid Cancer
As a result of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident,
a large quantity of radioactive materials including radioactive iodine,
which causes thyroid cancer, was released into the environment.
This article explains why radiation causes cancer and the situation regarding
the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture.
Dose Dependency and the Mechanism of Carcinogenesis
The Nuclear Power Plant Accident and Thyroid Cancer
- Why did people worry about thyroid cancer after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident?
- Why should people take iodine tablets (“stable iodine,” “potassium iodide”) in the event of a nuclear accident?
- When should iodine tablets be taken? What is the required dosage?
- Did the people of Fukushima Prefecture take iodine tablets?
Thyroid Examinations in Fukushima Prefecture after the TEPCO Nuclear Accident
- The thyroid examination system in Fukushima Prefecture.
- The high incidence of thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture.
- Is there an association between the level of contamination and thyroid cancer incidence?
- An accurate thyroid cancer case count is essential.
- The decline in thyroid screening rate is a problem.
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