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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

Hayano RS, Tsubokura M, Miyazaki M, Satou H, Sato K, Masaki S, Sakuma Y, Ryugo S. HAYANO, Masaharu TSUBOKURA, Makoto MIYAZAKI, Hideo SATOU, Katsumi SATO, Shin MASAKI, Yu SAKUMA, Hayano, Ryugo S, Tsubokura, Masaharu, Miyazaki, Makoto, Satou, Hideo, Sato, Katsumi, Masaki, Shin, Sakuma, Yu

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 13%
Unknown 53 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 25%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 20%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Professor 4 7%
Other 15 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 20%
Engineering 9 15%
Social Sciences 7 11%
Environmental Science 6 10%
Physics and Astronomy 6 10%
Other 21 34%

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