FUKUSHIMA TWO YEARS LATER:
Global symposium to address mounting medical and ecological consequences
March 11-12 – New York Academy of Medicine
The Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted a 2 day symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine to discuss the health and environmental consequences of the Fukushima Japan disaster, 2 years later. Joseph Mangano, executive director of Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP), spoke about current research on newborn hypothyroidism, and the recent article published by Mangano and Dr. Janette Sherman in the Open Journal of Pediatrics. With data gathered from 41 of the 50 states (87% of U.S. births), the article shows that the increased incidence of newborn hypothyroidisim in the U.S., especially on the west coast where the Fukushima radioactive plume first hit, was significant. The peer reviewed article, “Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown” was published in March , 2013.
Listen to the moving talk on Fukushima, newborn hypothyroidism, and the corruption that can occur after nuclear meltdowns.
Video of the entire symposium can be found at: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
For a full list of speakers and the press release visit: www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/news