Aug 19, 2011 - 2:35 pm
It is a sad thought but due to the reactor accident in Japan
Reading the news online today it is showing that
Radioactive iodine tends to gather in the thyroid glands of minors in particular, increasing the risk of developing cancer later in life.
Of the valid test results collected for 1,080 children, 482 or 44.6 per cent were confirmed to have some level of radioactive contamination in their thyroid glands, the government official told AFP.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said none of the children suffered contamination beyond the equivalent of 0.2 microsieverts (mSv) per hour, the standard set by Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission.
I honestly wonder if thyroid cancer is going to get a push because of this accident. I am curious what everyone else thinks about this disaster.
I know it’s a horrible to think about but in the near future there are going to be a lot of thyroid and other cancers showing up in Japan. Being that they are so technology minded I think they will do a lot more research and help find cures and better replacements maybe for thyroid cancer in the future...
I know it’s kind of a morbid though but what do you all think