According to Kyodo News:
The Japan Chernobyl Foundation and Shinshu University Hospital did blood and urine tests on youngsters aged up to 16 including babies under the age of one for about a month through the end of August in Chino, Nagano, when the children stayed there temporarily after evacuating from Fukushima.
Three of the 10 children tested lived in the 20km evacuation zone. Exposure to radiation causes greater harm in youths than it does to adults. As such, the findings aren’t surprising — Enenews previously reported that 45 per cent of youngsters had thyroid exposure to radiation, putting them at greater risk for cancer. [Kyodo News, Enenews, The Mainichi Daily News]
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