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The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan, concluding that for the general population the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates are anticipated, but estimated risk for specific cancers in certain subsets of the population in Fukushima Prefecture has increased.

 

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“Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, based on a preliminary dose estimation”(WHO)PDF Download

WHO press release

 

Media Reports

WHO: Slight cancer risk after Japan nuke accident (The Mainichi/AP)
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130228p2g00m0dm094000c.html

Cancer risk 70% higher for females in Fukushima area, says WHO (The Guardian, UK)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/28/cancer-risk-fukushima-who

 


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