Deaths of newborns increased in areas irradiated by Fukushima nuclear disaster

In severely contaminated areas, the increases of perinatal mortality 10 months after Fukushima were essentially independent of the numbers of dead and missing due to the earthquake and the tsunami. Perinatal mortality in areas contaminated with radioactive substances started to increase 10 months after the nuclear accident relative to the prevailing and stable secular downward trend. These results are consistent with findings in Europe after Chernobyl.

via Deaths of newborns increased in areas irradiated by Fukushima nuclear disaster – Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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