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Sunday, December 11, 2011

☢ Former Chief Masao Yoshida Has Cancer Fukushima Radiation Sickness ☢

Yes it's been confirmed ,what we all have suspected for so long now. Former head of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 Masao Yoshida, that retired from an unknown illness about a month ago have esophageal cancer. TEPCO said Friday (Dec 9, 2011).

Masao Yoshida have kept his illness hidden from the public for personal reasons. But because TEPCO plant workers along with people from rest of the world have made speculations as to what is wrong with his health Yoshida made the decision to step forward. Yoshida visited the Fukushima No. 1 plant Friday and talked about his illness with workers. He did not want speculation about his health to affect the morale of the TEPCO plant workers and their families.

The total amount of radiation Yoshida, 56, was exposed to since the nuclear crisis started in March was 70 millisieverts. It is unlikely his cancer is linked to the radioactive materials spewed by the plant's crippled reactors. Although no signs of esophageal cancer were found during Yoshida's regular checkup in autumn 2010.

Tepco noted that Makoto Akashi, executive director of the National Institute of Radiological Science, estimates that the incubation period of esophageal cancer is around five to 10 years.

Yoshihisa Matsumoto, an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology's Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, told The Japan Times he also believes the link between Yoshida's cancer and the nuclear disaster is highly improbable, given the amount of radiation he was exposed to and the short incubation period since the crisis started. Matsumoto said no deterministic effects from 70 millisieverts or less have been found.

Tepco said Yoshida does not wish to disclose further details about his illness, such as how bad the cancer is, where he is hospitalized and what treatment he is currently receiving. Yoshida worked in the Fukushima plant since June 2010. He left his post Nov. 14 on health grounds.

Now even if it's "improbable" that this type of cancer should show up all of a sudden, there is still the fact that Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have 3 full nuclear meltdowns with another 3 reactor units that have problems. Problems that are not known. They can't even seem to find the reactor cores anymore because they have eroded their ways down into the earth.

Is it really that far fetched that being close to the biggest nuclear disaster that have ever happened on this planet in it's whole history could have helped "speed up" or directly caused cancer in him.

And don't get me started on that journalist that died after he was camping and eating fish around Fukushima recently. Not to forget the TV host that ate Fukushima food and got cancer and well the list goes on..
☢ Radiation Deaths Fukushima Mayor and Journalist Die Both Exposed To Nuclear Fallout ☢
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Geiger Counters - Radiation Detection Meters - Handheld Radiation Detector

When it comes to radiation detection meters you really have a wide field of gadgets to choose from, however radiation detectors are the most common to use. First of all if you need to know what type of radiation you are looking for. There are Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detectors. And also there is neutron emission of nuclear radiation. And all these different types of emissions have radiation detectors for a specific type of radiation that you can buy radiation detector for. Some also measure both Alpha and Beta. Others detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma. While others let you measure Beta and Gamma radiation.

What most people have use for though are Dosimeters you can buy a handheld radiation detector pretty cheap that are good addition to a survival kit. There are different kinds that you can use that will detect radiation. There are radiation badges that will tell you when radiation become high. Workers at nuclear power plants use these to inform them of how much radiation they have been exposed to. Now also children in the Fukushima prefecture have each been given a radiation badge so they know if they are exposed to radiation. Some come in the shape of a pen that you can carry in your pocket while other are made more compact so that you can attach them to your keychain. And then you have what is called a personal radiation monitor. These are also called Dosimeters and also normally called Geiger counters. Although not all use the Geiger-Muller Tube for the radiation detection some use a semiconductor instead. These and mostly the older geiger counters seen are pretty big to carry around, so they might not be best suited for a survival situation where you only need to carry the most important things. However if you have land and want to check radiation around the property and drinking water then these are the geiger counters to get because they are very well built units.

These are the once that you normally see people use. They have different units of radiation detection, because when it comes to radiation there are many standards used. some give the measurements in Rads, while other use Sieverts. Some have the maximum radiation value for the measured radioactivity quite low but they will still give you an idea of the amount of radiation in the area. With the units ranging from between background radiation 0.001 mSv/hr all the way up to 10 Sv/h. Normally a dosimeter will measure radiation in micro siverts per hour. If you were to walk into one of the reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant you probably would get an error reading from your dosimeter because the radiation levels are so high there.

Note that some places outside the exclusion zone in Fukushima that are too radioactive for people to live in have areas where the radiation levels are above 30 Sv/h. So if you are in a area that have high radiation the radiation detectors would also there go off the scale. However Geiger counters or radiation detectors are still favored as general purpose alpha/beta/gamma portable radiation detectors and radiation detection equipment, due to their low cost and robustness. Most come with an LCD Display that show you the radioactivity in the area. Nowdays you will even get alarm sound and the possibility to connect the device to a computer. Either with a Infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection.

So if you look at the radiation detectors for sale that have this, then these radiation detection meters will allow you to make maps of contaminated areas that show where the radiation is high and low. This also will help you to see which areas are becoming more contaminated over time. With several nuclear reactors in the US and around the world located near fault zones that makes it a danger if a big earthquake would hit the area there is always a good choice to have a radiation dosimeter avaliable. I'm sure many in Fukushima would have been grateful to have dosimeters avaliable at the time of the disaster and I am sure you to would be grateful to have a geiger counter handy when you need one.