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We Need to Monitor Our Food for Radiation ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radia-active, nuclear energy, US, protection, ecosystems, food, environment )

- 2451 days ago -
The three agencies that monitor almost all of the food Americans eat have done very little to detail specific ways in which they are responding to the threat of radiation in food, and it is unclear if these agencies, along with the EPA and other division
Radioactive Cesium Found In Meiji Baby Formula
Health & Wellness  (tags: radioactive cesium, infant formula, Meiji Co., Japan, isotope, diet, health, babies )

- 2696 days ago -
Radioactive cesium of up to 30.8 becquerels per kilogram has been found in baby formula manufactured and sold by Meiji Co., sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday, citing a sampling by the major food company.
Thyroid Gland Irregularities Found In Young Evacuees From Fukushima
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, radioactive pollution, thyroid gland, irregularities, children, evacuated, nuclear power plant, The Japan Chernobyl Foundation, radioactive iodine, risks, health )

- 2760 days ago -
Hormonal and other iregularities were detected in the thyroid glands of 10 out of 130 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture, a Nagano Prefecture-based charity dedicated to aid for victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident said Tuesday.
Disaster-Related Suicides Reach 16 In June; 80% Over 50
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, death, suicides, feel isolated, Japan, March 11, quake and tsunami, evacuation center )

- 2818 days ago -
Suicides in June due solely to the March 11 megaquake and tsunami reached 16, with those aged 50 and over topping 80 percent of the total, the Cabinet Office revealed on Aug.5 in the first release of disaster-related suicide statistics.
Preventing Solitary Deaths Among Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, disaster, eldery people, solitary deaths, health workers, temporary housing units, March 11, Tohoku region, died alone, community, help, warning, prevention, healthcare )

- 2852 days ago -
As more and more people move into temporary housing units following the March 11 disaster, local governments are dispatching health workers and implementing various other measures to help prevent solitary deaths among elderly people living alone.
U.S. Doctors Hit Tokyo Radiation Limit For Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radiation, radiation exposure, limit, safety standard, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, PSR, 20millisieverts, risks, children, cancer, warning )

- 2914 days ago -
Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as "unconscionable" the Japanese government's safety standard on radiation levels at elementary and junior high schools in nuclear disaster-stricken >>
After Radiation Spike, Tests Show Tap Water Safe for Babies in Tokyo
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, world, Japan, drinking water, government, humans, news, protection )

- 2954 days ago -
New tests Thursday showed that radioactive iodine in Tokyo's tap water has dropped to levels considered safe for babies -- just hours after authorities announced plans to distribute bottled water to tens of thousands of parents around the Japanese metropo
Food Contamination Fears Spread Beyond Japan's Borders
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, Japan, radioactive contamination, investigation, protection, nutrition )

- 2956 days ago -
World health officials warn of the dangerous cumulative effects from eating food contaminated by radiation leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear plant. One Japanese restaurant in Taiwan is serving up radiation gauges alongside its meals.
WHO: Real Risk If Radiation Contaminates Food
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radiation, food, contamination, people, health )

- 2957 days ago -
Japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant if food there has excessive levels of radiation, the World Health Organization said Monday.
Gender Identity Disorder Girl Allowed to Attend School As Boy
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gender Identity Disorder, GID, school, uncomportable, gender, Kagoshima, Japan, public school, school uniform, sickness, Ministry of Education )

- 3343 days ago -
A teenager diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) has been allowed to attend her school as a boy from April. The 13-year-old, who has felt uncomfortable with her gender since around 2 years old, will attend her public junior high school in Kagoshim
500 Succumbed to Japanese Encephalitis in India This Year
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, Encephalitis, health, communicable disease )

- 3437 days ago -
To add to the woes of a country grappling with a host of existing killer diseases, the Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a communicable disease, has claimed over 500 lives in the combined states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar this year.
Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
Health & Wellness  (tags: MSG, health, research, study, food, illness, safety, USA, China, Japan )

Dr Kathi
- 4067 days ago -
Research shows that MSG [monosodium glutamate] is NOT harmful to the general individual. It enhances flavor or fills in lack of quality in flavor. Used in USA under various names. MSG is cheaper, synthetic "glutamate". Some people may have issues with it.
Contaminated Chinese-Made Dumplings Sicken 10... Intentionally?
Health & Wellness  (tags: china, food, contamination, illness, poisoning, pesticide, china, japan, investigation, risks, food safety, import )

- 4092 days ago -
Tests for the contaminants dichlorvos and methamidophos showed levels too high to be accidental, officials say. Many suspect dumplings were intentionally poisoned.
Japanese Longevity: Facing the Onslaught of Western Ways
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, longevity, stevia )

- 4189 days ago -
Life expectancy in Japan is the highest in the world--79 years for men and 86 years for women. By comparison, life expectancy for the United States ranks 38th, with men living on the average 75 years and women 80 years. Underpinning Japan's high life....
Japanese Women, Icelandic Men World's Longest-Lived - Yahoo! News
Health & Wellness  (tags: Longivity, Japan )

- 4289 days ago -
Japanese girls born last year can expect to live to an average age of 85.8 years, making them the longest-lived in the world, according to figures released by the government on Thursday.

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