What is Bura Bura Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (CFS/ME/PVFS/CFIDS)?
Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl. Why? THREE reactors melted down and through at Fukushima, compared to only ONE at Chernobyl. Three or more spent fuel pools dried out, and then burned their contents at least partially, with one containing MOX fuel. None of this happened at Chernobyl. Basically, Fukushima is so bad, that the nuclear industry and regulators are succeeding in covering it all up, denying it happened, and denying the harm it is causing.
What happens when civilians are chronically exposed to low doses of Fukushima radiation and ‘hot particles’? These invisible hot particles and low dose radiation can contaminate thousands of square miles, up to 2,000 kilometers away from a nuclear reactor accident. Everyone around the world has breathed in these ‘hot particles’ and has been exposed to low dose radiation from Fukushima.
Researchers report that low dose radiation may cause Bura Bura Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as CFS, ME, PVFS, or CFIDS.
“‘Dangers of internal radiation exposure’: In the beginning, low dose radiation causes… so-called bura bura disease [Chronic fatigue syndrome].
After her evacuation from Pripyat she reorganized “Prometheus”, using poetry and music to proclaim the truth about the Chernobyl area and its people. However, repeated hospitalization for fatigue and pain (typical results of radiation exposure) increasingly interfered with her work. Since 1992 Sirota has been an invalid; however, at home she continues her efforts to prevent another Chernobyl.
In this article we will discuss and explore how low dose radiation can directly cause something which is refered to by many names; Bura Bura Disease, CFS, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME/PVFS/CFIDS. It does not take huge doses of radiation to cause radiation related emotional, mental and physical problems, as illustrated by this study of Chernobyl cleanup workers.
Gulf War Syndrome/CFS/Bura Bura disease, depleted uranium, low-level radiation effects detailed in this book….
“…it is the mitochondrial DNA that is most easily damaged and the more difficult to repair when there is low dose ongoing radiation exposure. An interesting fact about mitochondrial DNA is that it is passed on only from the mother and that it helps determine how we age [and energy levels]… There were people who survived Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing and had very low energy. No one could figure out why and thought they must be malingering. Well it was likely due to the effect of the radiation on their mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondria are like the energy factories in every cell. Their DNA codes for manufacturing many of the proteins needed for mitochondria to function optimally. … when the pro-nuclear data started being generated it was well before we knew about mitochondrial DNA, and well before we began understanding how mitochondrial DNA was more susceptible to even relatively low levels of natural radiation. We do not have good studies on the effects of exposure to low dose man-made radiation with multiple isotopes simultaneously. …There are some studies on voles in the Chernobyl area that show mutations in their maternal mitochondrial DNA. Many of the health complaints of those exposed to Chernobyl radiation were passed off as being psychological. I see that as a poor excuse for not really understanding the biological effects we haven’t been able to measure readily.”
Lucy Forster, Peter Forster, Sabine Lutz-Bonengel Horst Willkomm, Bernd Brinkmann Natural radioactivity and human mitochondrial DNA mutations PNAS
Deformed red-blood cells: Dr. Les Simpson, of New Zealand, has identified deformed red-blood cells, as observed under an electron microscope, as causing symptoms ranging from severe fatigue to brain dysfunction leading to short-term memory loss. He has identified such cells in elevated number in chronic fatigue patients, and speculated that because of their bloated or swollen shape, they are obstructed from easily passing into the tiny capillaries, thus depriving muscles and the brain of adequate oxygen and nutrients. The chronic fatigue syndrome has been observed both at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, called bura bura disease, and at Chernobyl. 
In the official approach to radiobiology, only direct damage to DNA has been recognized as “of concern,” and only high dose/fast-dose rate experiments or observations have been accepted for use in estimating the dose-response rate. As was noted, it is the “common wisdom” that effects of low doses/slow- dose rates cannot be studied, but must be extrapolated from the officially accepted high dose/fast-dose rate studies. This approach is rejected by the work of Dr. Burlakova, and the other research noted below.
Basing one’s theory on claims that is impossible to study the phenomenon is certainly a peculiar way to do science! This myth has now been clearly shown to have been rash and criminally negligent.”
The Petkau Effect And Low Dose Radiation Harm Caused To Humans, Plants, Animals; via @AGreenRoad
Mutagenesis; Dangers Of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation; via @AGreenRoad
Kyodo Feature: Residents complaining of unexplained hair loss, diarrhea, fatigue around Fukushima plant -Retired Doctor
A 95-year-old retired doctor is continuing to warn of possible health dangers to residents near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after some of them developed symptoms similar to those seen among atomic-bomb survivors he had treated for decades….
[Shuntaro] Hida said he has already received calls from residents around the Fukushima plant complaining of unexplained fatigue and diarrhea as well as hair loss, symptoms he suspects were exhibited as a result of internal exposure to radiation.
Chernobyl and After – The Coverup Exposed; via @AGreenRoadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/chernobyl-and-after-coverup-exposed.html
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via @AGreenRoad
Source: The Mainichi Daily News
Date: January 23, 2012
“Internal radiation exposure has been around since the Hiroshima/Nagasaki days,” said 95-year-old doctor Shuntaro Hida. […]
To his audience in Yokohama, Hida spoke about people who had survived direct damage from the bomb, but who after a few years were suffering from fatigue so intense that they could not sit up.
“They didn’t bleed, their hair didn’t fall out, they were suffering no visible ailments, and yet there were so many people claiming to be deathly exhausted. I’d examine them, and find nothing wrong. They were perceived to be lazy, and a patient’s family member named it “bura-bura” (an onomatopoeia describing someone hanging out and doing nothing) disease.
Bura-bura patients were mostly healthy people prior to radiation exposure, but now become easily ill. […]
After the lecture, Hida added: “To put it simply, it’s a generalized weakness in the body. You only have the patient’s word, and it defies categorization under modern medicine, so a doctor might diagnose it not as a physical illness but as a neurosis. Recently, a researcher on the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union told me there’s such a thing as “radiation fatigue” — thus named because people who had been exposed to radiation from the incident were tired. The way I see it, it wouldn’t be strange in the least if such symptoms were seen in Fukushima.” […
According to Wikipedia; “In the USA, The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 1 million Americans have CFS and approximately 80% of the cases are undiagnosed. Approximately 250,000 people in the UK are affected…according to the National Health Service.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the common name for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that lasts for a minimum of six months in adults (and 3 months in children or adolescents).
The fatigue is not due to exertion, not significantly relieved by rest, and is not caused by other medical conditions. CFS may also be referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME),post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), or by several other terms.
Symptoms of CFS include malaise after exertion; unrefreshing sleep, widespread muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headaches of a type not previously experienced, cognitive difficulties, chronic and severe mental and physical exhaustion, and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person.
Additional symptoms may be reported, including muscle weakness, increased sensitivity to light, sounds and smells, orthostatic intolerance, digestive disturbances, depression, painful and often slightly swollen lymph nodes, cardiac and respiratory problems. It is unclear if these symptoms represent co-morbid conditions or are produced by an underlying etiology of CFS. CFS symptoms vary in number, type, and severity from person to person.
A systematic review in 2008 included eleven primary studies that had assessed various demographic, medical, psychological, social and environmental factors to predict the development of CFS, and found many had reported significant associations to CFS. The reviewers concluded that the lack of generalizability and replication between studies meant that “none of the identified factors appear suitable for the timely identification of patients at risk of developing CFS/ME within clinical practice.”
Medical professionals are not trained in how to recognize or deal with radiation caused fatigue. As we have learned, invisible low dose radiation can and does cause harm to the genetic energy production centers of cells. It also causes a drop in the number of red blood cells, deformation of red blood cells, and other negative health effects. The negative health effects of low dose radiation have not been studied well by the medical or nuclear industry.
The nuclear industry denies low dose radiation has any effect on humans, and blames victims for mental problems, rather than acknowledging that radiation can cause harm at low doses.
Bura Bura Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Radiation Fatigue (CFS/ME/PVFS/CFIDS) via @AGreenRoad