The Japanese government simply cannot fool the world by using the term, “whole genome analysis.”
What needs to happen in Japan is NOT to use Fukushima children exposed to radiation for an "experiment" named "whole genome analysis," but an immediate evacuation of those children from contaminated areas.
Instead of “calculating estimated exposure doses” from theoretical yet uncertain factors, such as where they were, how long they were there, what they ate, etc., we need to determine “actual damages” the body sustained from radiation exposure. This could include baseline studies including blood tests, thyroid ultrasound examination and EKG, urine testing for radioactive material, whole body counter testing, chromosomal aberration studies known to correlate with radiation exposure dose from the atomic bomb research, and observation of lens opacity in the eyes known to correlate with radiation exposure dose from the Chernobyl research. These studies could be used to assess the current condition of these children (and adults) and to monitor them. (Dr. Yablokov also suggests the following: tooth enamel EPR or Electron Paramagnetic Resonance dosimetry; and monitoring changes in buccal epithelium, which is being done in Bryansk, the most polluted area in Russia after Chernobyl.)
Rather than simply conducting follow-up studies for the purpose of gaining data for epidemiological researches to publish, at a later date, “what the occurrence of a certain cancer was,” we need to take care of the children. We need to thoughtfully and thoroughly help them lead comfortable, happy lives, after they were “forced to sustain radiation exposure,” by closely monitoring their health conditions so that any signs of illness can be caught early for appropriate and swift medical managements.
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