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Jan 18, 2012

Japan set a 20 mSv annual dose for everyone in Japan as being ‘safe’. This includes women, elderly, children and fetuses. 

20 mSv = 2000 millirem annually. The American Health Physics Society reports that average US nuclear plant worker gets 180 Millirem over a year.

Japan set this 20 mSv level as ‘safe’ for ordinary citizens. None of these citizens are working in nuclear power plants. It is ok for citizens to get 2,000 millirem of radiation, while highly paid nuclear workers on average absorb no more than 180 millirem in that same amount of time. Are these citizens supposed to celebrate and be grateful for all of this ‘free’ extra radiation, provided at no cost by the nuclear industry and the IAEA?

The risk caused by this radiation to ordinary people is high (see link below). Average ordinary people are NOT paid for this risk, and they are not compensated for this increased disease/cancer risk.

This 20 mSv also does NOT include internal exposure from food or drinks, nor does it factor in inhaled hot particles of plutonium or uranium.

This 20 mSv dose also does not factor in the FACT that children are 2-10 times MORE SENSITIVE to the same doses of radiation than adults. So children are in effect getting 20,000 to 200,000 millirem of equivalent radiation, compared to the 180 millirem received by adult males working in nuclear power plants each year. 

This radiation exposure policy for Japan was approved by IAEA as an ‘acceptable risk’. The Head of IAEA is a man by the name of Yukiya Amano. The IAEA is an organization that PROMOTES nuclear power.

The IAEA does not have a primary function of ‘regulating’ or even of protecting human health, yet it is in charge of both marketing nuclear power, and supposedly protecting human health at the same time. How can this be? It is like asking a hunter to not shoot animals. It is like asking the auto dealers to be in charge of investigating traffic accidents, handing out speeding tickets and dealing with all car safety issues. 

The IAEA is in the business of promoting nuclear power, PERIOD. Why are they also in charge of telling people how much radiation is ‘safe’ or even ‘acceptable’ as a risk? Why is the IAEA in charge of scientific studies around radiation/effects, even at nuclear power plant accidents/disasters, ahead of the World Health Organization and the United Nations committees with expertise in radiation?

Reports have been done, providing actual scientific and medical research on children and babies. The effects of low dose radiation is spelled out in graphic detail, for anyone interested. 

To Find Out More About The Low Dose Chernobyl and Fukushima Radiation Dangers To Children; see

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Jan 3, 2012

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