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English Announcement of Results: The release of four new papers on post-disaster Fukushima Prefectur

Author: Claire Leppold Editor: Akihiko Ozaki My name is Claire Leppold, and I work with Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, collaborating with Dr. Masaharu Tsubokura and his team while supporting the research efforts in this area. This mailing list was established as a method of spreading the newest research from post-disaster Fukushima, and today I write to announce the results of four new research publications. The first article, Radiation oncology and related oncology fields in the face of the 2011 “triple disaster” in Fukushima, Japan, provides an overview of what happened in radiation oncology and related oncology healthcare in the immediate and mid- to long-term aftermath of the tri

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.2

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Izumi Yoshida, Mariko Irie, Yuki Senoo 3. The higher the altitude, the higher the radiation dose Before the nuclear accident, from where in the surrounding environment did you get exposed to radiation? The universe and the earth emit radiation, and the air and food contain radioactive substances. From space, we get radiation called cosmic ray falls. When you fly into the sky in an airplane, radiation will increase as the air becomes thinner. Pilots and cabin attendants get more radiation than people on the ground. Compared with when you are on the ground, you may receive radiation more than several dozen times per unit of time depending on flight altitude;

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