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NHK: Radioactive Material Detected in Fukushima Children's Thyroids Updated: 2011-08-15 12:00:00 KST

NHK: Radioactive Material Detected in Fukushima Children's Thyroids
Over in Japan
reports indicate that more than five-hundred children in the country's Fukushima prefecture have been exposed to radiation.
Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported over the weekend that radioactive iodine has been detected in the thyroids of half of some one-thousand Fukushima children.
The research was conducted by Satoshi Tashiro, a professor at Hiroshima University, who said that although the radiation levels are low and will unlikely post a serious health threat, the children should continue to be monitored.
Concerns over radiation exposure have been rising among parents in Fukushima Prefecture, a region still struggling to contain the nuclear fallout following the March quake and tsunami and according to the Mainichi Daily, the nuclear crisis in the region has prompted some 14-thousand children to move to different schools since March.
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