Contamination of Japan 28 – Michiyuki Matsuzaki, M.D. Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan, on the Children of Fukushima.

Position Statement: What Is Currently Happening to Fukushima Children?
Consideration of thyroid disorders, pulmonary function, bone marrow function based on the studies from the Chernobyl nuclear accident, etc.

Michiyuki Matsuzaki, M.D.
Internal Medicine Department
Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan

May 19, 2012
Here: http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/position-statement-what-is-currently.html

1. Brief biography of author

Name: Michiyuki Matsuzaki DOB: June 26, 1950
March 1975 M.D.(provisional), School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
April 1975 Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine 1, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
June 1986 Executive Board Member of Hokkaido Physicians and Dentists Against Nuclear War
September 1986 Doctoral thesis for M.D. accepted, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
April 2010 Head of Internal Medicine Department, Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido
April 2012 Professor of Clinical Administration, Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido
May 2012 Special member of Cancer Policy Board, Hokkaido Prefecture

http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/position-statement-what-is-currently.html

Consideration of thyroid disorders, pulmonary function, bone marrow function based on the studies from the Chernobyl nuclear accident, etc.

Michiyuki Matsuzaki, M.D.
Internal Medicine Department
Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan

May 19, 2012

1. Brief biography of author

Name: Michiyuki Matsuzaki DOB: June 26, 1950
March 1975 M.D.(provisional), School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
April 1975 Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine 1, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
June 1986 Executive Board Member of Hokkaido Physicians and Dentists Against Nuclear War
September 1986 Doctoral thesis for M.D. accepted, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
April 2010 Head of Internal Medicine Department, Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido
April 2012 Professor of Clinical Administration, Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido
May 2012 Special member of Cancer Policy Board, Hokkaido Prefecture

2. Thyroid Disorders

(1) Thyroid cysts found in 35% of Fukushima children examined with an average age of 10.

Thyroid examinations of Fukushima children have been implemented as part of the “Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey” to monitor the health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant nuclear accident. The results of the thyroid examinations released on April 26, 2012 are summarized here.

【The official document in Japanese may be downloaded from the following link.】
http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/imu/kenkoukanri/240426shiryou.pdf

The implementation status of the examinations and the summary of the results are shown in the above document, the sixth report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey.

(Translator note: As of the date of translation in late July, 2012, the seventh report was available, which covered further analysis of the same data from the sixth report. For a complete description of the thyroid examination and analysis of data from both reports in English, please refer to this article. http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/2012/07/thyroid-examination-by-fukushima.html)

Age distribution of the children who received thyroid examinations (average age of 10 in 4th or 5th grades), follow.

Ages 0-5: 9,826 children
Ages 6-10: 10,662 children
Ages 11-15: 11,466 children
Ages 16-18: 6,160 children

Actual examination findings are evidenced in the chart below.
“Nodules” comprised 1% and “cysts” 35.1%.

In regards to Fukushima thyroid examinations including children from babies and infants up to high school students, I would like to discuss the prevalence of “cysts” detected by thyroid ultrasound examinations in comparison to the research result reported in the past.

(2) In 250 children ages 7 to 14, two children (0.8%) had thyroid cysts.
(Based on a study co-authored by Shunichi Yamashita)

【This paper may be downloaded from the following link】
http://1am.sakura.ne.jp/Nuclear/kou131attach2.pdf

See original link at Fukushima Voice for full paper.

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