Health Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Health Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Author: Kenji Kamiya,Hitoshi Ohto,Masaharu Maeda
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2022-04-30
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780128240991

Download Health Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Health Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster provides a multidisciplinary retrospective on the health consequences on the population the first decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Sections 1 and 2 of the book begins with an introduction and an overview of the developments surrounding the Fukushima accident. Section 3 discusses topics such as the physical health impact of radiation exposure as well as diseases that resulted from long-term evacuation. Section 4 examines the psychological factors and the social impact of the disaster and how their combined influence affected the physical and mental wellness of the population. The book concludes with Section 5 which covers the mitigation strategy for treatment and care of psychological health issues resulting from the disaster. The book contains expert contributions from those who have first-hand experience in the recovery efforts and are still actively researching the impact of the disaster. Health Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster provides readers with a coherent, multi-dimensional narrative about the physical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of the decade-long aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Provides information based on evidence obtained through scientific methods such as long-term epidemiological surveys and case studies Examines the indirect health impact, especially psychosocial effects, caused by technological disasters like nuclear accidents Includes contributions from experts in the field who participated in the recovery efforts and are currently researching the health impact of the Fukushima disaster

Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident

Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident
Author: Jun Shigemura,Rethy Kieth Chhem
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2015-11-25
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9784431556992

Download Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book focuses on mental health issues arising in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Three years after the 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunamis, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, roughly 130,000 individuals continue to face enormous burdens as a result of mandatory evacuation. Many evacuees still live in temporary housing, and returning home remains a distant dream as they wait for the decontamination of the danger zone to be completed. However, the plant recovery process is still evolving, and the complete cleanup will take decades. Beyond all of these hardships, many evacuees are also mourning the loss of their loved ones. The compound disaster with its many uncertainties poses and will continue to pose serious emotional and social challenges. People affected by the nuclear disaster have been facing serious psychological challenges from ongoing fear of radiation exposure. Furthermore, there is continuing debate between various stakeholders on the options for disaster responses. This situation in turn produces adverse public responses, such as discrimination and stigmatization of the evacuees and scapegoating of the authorities and nuclear plant workers. Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident addresses these issues and their impacts, pursuing both evidence-based and narrative-based approaches. It also contrasts the Fukushima findings with those of other nuclear disasters, namely, Three Mile Island and Cher nobyl.

Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents

Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents
Author: Shunichi Yamashita,Geraldine Thomas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-03-29
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780128127698

Download Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents: Long-Term Aftereffects of Chernobyl and Fukushima discusses the radiobiological effects of the release of radioiodine from two nuclear power plant accidents and appropriate interpretation of the results of thyroid ultrasound examination. The book pulls together expert opinion on radiation related thyroid cancer in an understandable manner, even for non thyroidologists. The book explains what has been learned from both accidents in relation to prevention of thyroid cancer following nuclear power plant accidents. The book encompasses topics such as risk estimations of thyroid cancer following nuclear accidents and clinical aspects after those specific situations. Additionally, it discusses in detail the reports from Fukushima related to thyroid cancer in the population. This book is a valuable resource for oncologists and biomedical researchers with interest in nuclear accidents and cancer cases. Offers an overview of the major cancer reports from the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters Encompasses authoritative data and interpretation of the thyroid screening program in Japan Presents the content in a didactic way to help readers interpret and explain the topic to non-experts Discusses risk estimations of thyroid cancer following nuclear accidents

Radiation Disaster Medicine

Radiation Disaster Medicine
Author: Koichi Tanigawa,Rethy Kieth Chhem
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013-12-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783319022161

Download Radiation Disaster Medicine Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

While many books are available on disaster medicine, none is specifically devoted to the role of physicians in the management of patients exposed to radiation leakage from a damaged nuclear power plant. Radiation Disaster Medicine aims to fill this void based on the response to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Each chapter addresses principles and practices of radiation medicine within the specific context of that accident. Topics covered include the role of physicians in radiation disasters, the concepts of external and internal exposure, prehospital and hospital response, disaster behavioral health, and radiation emergency response from the perspective of national and international institutions. Most of the contributors are active educators and researchers in radiation medicine with first-hand experience in dealing with prehospital triage and management of patients within secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Japan.

Health Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima

Health  Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima
Author: Sudeepa Abeysinghe,Claire Leppold,Akihiko Ozaki,Alison Lloyd Williams
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2022-06-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000597196

Download Health Wellbeing and Community Recovery in Fukushima Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book examines the issue of disaster recovery in relation to community wellbeing and resilience, exploring the social, political, demographic and environmental changes in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The contributors reflect on the Fukushima disaster of earthquake, tsunami and radiation contamination and its impacts on society from an interdisciplinary perspective of the social sciences, critical public health, and the humanities. It focuses on four aspects, which form the sections of the work: Living with Risk and Uncertainty Vulnerability and Inequality Community Action, Engagement and Wellbeing Notes from the Field The first three sections present research on the long-term consequences of the disaster on community health and wellbeing. These findings are enhanced and developed in the ‘Notes from the Field’ section where local practitioners from medicine and community recovery reflect on their experiences in relation to concepts developed in the previous sections. This work significantly extends the literature on long-term wellbeing following disaster. The case study of Fukushima is a multi-faceted process that illuminates wider issues around post-disaster regeneration in Fukushima. This problem takes on new importance in the context of Covid-19, including direct parallels in the issues of risk measurement, social inequality, and wider wellbeing impacts, which public health disciplines can draw from.

Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Author: Shizuyo Sutou
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
Genre: Environmental disasters
ISBN: 1634637488

Download Fukushima Nuclear Accident Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The magnitude 9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, claiming over 20,000 lives. It crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, whose hydrogen-air explosions contaminated wide areas around Fukushima with radionuclides. The number of evacuees initially totaled 328,903, but has been reduced to 263,392 as of February 13, 2014. More than half of the evacuees (132,500) consist of Fukushima residents, and 67% of whom have experienced mental or physical disorders. Indeed, refugee life is so difficult that many Fukushima families have been affected by suicide, divorce, separation of family members, migration and settlement to other places, mental illness, etc. The difficulty is caused by the fear of low-dose radiation induced by the LNT model which claims that radiation cancer risk is linearly proportional to dose without any threshold. Careful scrutiny of the model, however, clearly indicates that the linearity is invalid; low dose radiation is not hazardous, but is even beneficial or hormetic because of the adaptive response to radiation. This book provides ample evidence to negate the LNT model. This book is primarily compiled to get rid of the spell of the LNT model and release Fukushima people from undue torture. The book would also be useful to the public in general who have CT scans and have concerns. In addition, the people who use radiation world-wide such as nuclear power plant workers, radiation researchers, radiologists, and X-ray operators would be relieved to learn from reading this book that the alleged risk of low-dose radiation is illusionary and that the low-dose radiation is even beneficial. Policy makers of nuclear energy and radiation who are working for governmental and/or regulatory agencies are also recommended to read this book. Severe guidelines from a safety standpoint sometimes entrap people into a fear-stricken situation rather than save them, as no one was killed by radiation directly, but more than 1,000 people have been killed by the fear of radiation secondarily in Fukushima. By the same token, this book is recommended to civil activists and journalists who emphasise dangers of low-dose radiation and raise fear of low-dose radiation. It is the time to shed new scientific light on the outdated LNT model.

Long Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States

Long Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2019-08-30
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780309492638

Download Long Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Accidents and terrorist attacks that lead to the release of radioactive materials can cause deaths, injuries, and a range of psychosocial effects in the surrounding community and team of emergency responders. In the United States, federal, state, and local agencies respond with the necessary resources to address the consequences of nuclear and radiological incidents and monitor the affected population. Following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and the 2017 Gotham Shield National Level Exercise, the CDC recognized an opportunity to improve their practices by establishing a more efficient and timely health effect surveillance system before another incident occurs. On March 12-13th, 2019, the National Academies convened a workshop to discuss the process for preparing a radiation registry for monitoring long-term health effects of populations affected by a nuclear or radiological incident. Participants assessed existing information, useful practices, and tools for planning a radiation registry that will enhance incident monitoring and response methods. This publication summarizes the discussions and presentations from the workshop.

Food After Fukushima Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan

Food After Fukushima  Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan
Author: Nicolas Igor Sternsdorff Cisterna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014
Genre: Citizenship
ISBN: OCLC:882196673

Download Food After Fukushima Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This dissertation examines questions of citizenship and risk after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. I argue that for sectors of the population concerned with the health effects of radiation exposure, the disaster motivated them to reconsider their relationship to the Japanese state. I introduce the concept of scientific citizenship to explore the dynamics whereby ordinary people amassed enough knowledge to critically assess expert advice and form conclusions about the intentions and ability of the state to safeguard them. Crucially, citizenship in this context is not a mode of engagement with the state where citizens seek its protection, but rather a way of circumventing it to ensure the health of future generations. It is inscribed in the decision to find alternative modes of ensuring the basic rights to life and health above and beyond the work of the state. Based on two years of in-depth fieldwork in the aftermath of the disaster, I explore ethnographically the work of groups of mothers, farmers and experts who came together to share and disseminate knowledge about radiation in an effort to protect their own and each other's children from radiation.