Fukushima and the Future of Safe Energy in the United States David Richardson, PhD Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH. Occupational risks. Photo: REUTERS
David Richardson, PhDAndrew S. Kanter, MD MPH
Medical staff arrive at Fukushima Medical University Hospital to treat radiation exposed workers from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima City, Japan, March 24, 2011.
Photograph: Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency/AP
Plant workers collect data in the control room for Unit 1 and Unit 2.
Photograph: Reuters. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are continuing the efforts to make the stricken No 3 reactor safe.
Photograph: EPA. Wednesday 23 March: A farmer looks on as radioactive milk is poured into the soil at a dairy farm in Mito town, Ibaraki prefecture
Maternal Irradiation During Pregnancy exposure’s effect
Other Malignant Disease
1.19 (0.65, 2.16)
1.92 (1.12, 3.28)
2.28 (1.31, 3.97)
Ionizing Radiation and Chilldhood Cancer: Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancer
Ratio of Observed to Expected Deaths exposure’s effect
Cumulative Dose >=45 yrs
Adjusted for Dose < 45 yrs
Ratio of Observed to Expected Deaths
Lifetime Cumulative Dose
Preston et al., Radiation Research, 168:1-64, 2007
Source: US Department of Energy, 1996 Cancer Incidence, Life Span Study, 1958-1998