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Internal radiocesium contamination of adults and children in Fukushima 7 to 20 months after the Fukushima NPP accident as measured by extensive whole-body-counter surveys

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences, January 2013
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Title
Internal radiocesium contamination of adults and children in Fukushima 7 to 20 months after the Fukushima NPP accident as measured by extensive whole-body-counter surveys
Published in
Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences, January 2013
DOI 10.2183/pjab.89.157
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Authors

Ryugo S. HAYANO, Masaharu TSUBOKURA, Makoto MIYAZAKI, Hideo SATOU, Katsumi SATO, Shin MASAKI, Yu SAKUMA

Abstract

The Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP accident contaminated the soil of densely-populated regions in Fukushima Prefecture with radioactive cesium, which poses significant risks of internal and external exposure to the residents. If we apply the knowledge of post-Chernobyl accident studies, internal exposures in excess of a few mSv/y would be expected to be frequent in Fukushima.Extensive whole-body-counter surveys (n = 32,811) carried out at the Hirata Central Hospital between October, 2011 and November, 2012, however show that the internal exposure levels of residents are much lower than estimated. In particular, the first sampling-bias-free assessment of the internal exposure of children in the town of Miharu, Fukushima, shows that the (137)Cs body burdens of all children (n = 1,383, ages 6-15, covering 95% of children enrolled in town-operated schools) were below the detection limit of 300 Bq/body in the fall of 2012. These results are not conclusive for the prefecture as a whole, but are consistent with results obtained from other municipalities in the prefecture, and with prefectural data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 8 12%
Unknown 61 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 22%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 19%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 17 25%
Unknown 3 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 16%
Engineering 10 14%
Social Sciences 8 12%
Environmental Science 6 9%
Physics and Astronomy 6 9%
Other 24 35%
Unknown 4 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1037. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2019.
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