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Fukushima killed at least 14,000 people in the US, mostly babies. 

by Jonathan Benson
NaturalNews.com
January 9, 2012

For the very first time, a scientific study published in a peer-reviewed journal has come up with a solid estimate of the total number of US deaths caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in the weeks following it. Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA, and his colleagues say that, based on compiled data, at least 14,000 people in the US were killed during the 14 weeks following the Fukushima catastrophe — and the majority of these deaths were in children under age one.

Published in the International Journal of Health Services, Mangano’s study looked at both infant and adult death rates during the time when Fukushima occurred, as well as in previous months and years. During the 14 weeks prior to Fukushima, for instance, infant deaths had been declining by 8.37 percent, while in the weeks following the disaster they increased by 1.8 percent. Among adults, a 4.46 percent death rate was observed in the weeks after Fukushima, compared to 2.34 percent, which is about half that rate, a year prior.

“This study of Fukushima health hazards is the first to be published in a scientific journal,” said Mangano. “It raises concerns, and strongly suggests that health studies continue, to understand the true impact of Fukushima in Japan and around the world. Findings are important to the current debate of whether to build new reactors, and how long to keep aging ones in operation.”

During the first few months when the Fukushima disaster was unfolding, NaturalNews reported on radiation spikes in milk (http://www.naturalnews.com/032048_radiation_milk.html), rainwater (http://www.naturalnews.com/031871_radiation_rainwater.html), and the general food supply, both in the US and abroad. Though tangible harm in humans was not necessarily evident at that time, it now appears that this systemic poisoning translated into thousands of known deaths, and likely tens of thousands more cases of cancer and other illnesses.

“Based on our continuing research, the actual death count here may be as high as 18,000, with influenza and pneumonia, which were up five-fold in the period in question as a cause of death,” added Mangano. “Deaths are seen across all ages, but we continue to find that infants are hardest hit because their tissues are rapidly multiplying, they have undeveloped immune systems, and the doses of radioisotopes are proportionally greater than for adults.”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/medical-journal-article-14000-us-deaths-tied-to-fukushima-reactor-disaster-fallout-2011-12-19

About the author: Luis Miranda

Luis Miranda is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 17 years and almost every form of news media. He attended Montclair State University's School of Broadcasting and also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Luis speaks English, Spanish Portuguese and Italian.

2 Responses to Fukushima killed at least 14,000 people in the US, mostly babies.

  1. Norman

    And they want to extend the life of the aging reactors as well as build new ones. In California, there are two Nuclear power plants that sit right on the edge of Pacific Ocean, that could potentially suffer the same kind of destruction as that of Fukushima. As for the radiation poisoning on the west coast, the sensors that monitor it were switched off, so as not to have any record. This is called collateral damage. Such is life brought to you by the Government.

  2. Joyce

    There are dozens of small earthquakes in California each day…

    http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

    and some larger than todays’. The plants don’t have to be big earthquakes to do damage.. I’m certain the smaller ones do also. I live in Tri-Cities Wa, a few miles from Hanford, the nuclear plant that made the bombs that decimated Japan. The plants have leaked for years, and now, more than ever. I work with Quantum Physics, and I am able to measure the contamination and also radiation. We know that ANY amount of radiation is NOT good, although ‘they’ have raised the level of ‘safe’ radiation any number of times… We’re on the edge of the abyss … and after all this, after evil governments are judged and destroyed…. we will then have peace.

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