Date : February 15, 2013
Notice (Press Briefing): Health Risk after Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident (February 15, 2013)
post date : 2013.08.20
Health Risk after Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident
Dr. Kazuo Sakai, Director, Research Center for Radiation Protection,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences
It has been reported that in the near future the World Health Organization will issue a report to the effect that the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident would not be likely to increase statistically significant health effects such as cancer or other bad effects among the people who were exposed to radiation. Fukushima Prefecture has been carrying out a health management examination on its residents; so far the thyroid examination done on those who were 18 or under when exposed to radiation has detected no apparent effects from the nuclear accident. Views still remain in and out of Japan, however, that thyroid abnormalities have been expanding among children in Fukushima Prefecture.
FPCJ has invited Dr. Kazuo Sakai, Director, Research Center for Radiation Protection, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, to talk about the latest findings on the health effects on the residents exposed to radiation by the nuclear accident. Mr. Sakai is an expert on biological effects of radiation exposure, and, immediately after the earthquake, became a member of an Experts Group on Nuclear Disaster, which advised the Prime Minister’s office about the radiation exposure problem.
Date & Time: February 15 (Fri), 2013, 14:00-15:30
Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg.)
Language: Japanese (with English interpretation)
Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).
*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.