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Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.13

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 25. All drinking water is safeJune In the previous article, it was mentioned that the level of radiation contamination in food is not influenced by the “place of production” but the “types” of food. How about water? As with rice and vegetables, tap water is also classified as a “highly safe product.” The reason for this is that cesium firmly binds with mud. Water pumped from rivers is first purified by a precipitation of the mud inside. After this process, the supernatant of the purified water is further sanitized before being used. Because cesium binds to mud, hardly any radioactive substances are contained in tap water, whi

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.12

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 23. What Is The Risk of Uninspected Ingredients? The primary cause of internal exposure is the consumption of radiation-contaminated food. Food from the market is exceptionally safe. On the other hand, internal exposure increases in the case of eating food with shipping restrictions on a daily basis without making those food inspected at all. The results of the previous examinations show that the risk of having the high level of internal contamination is extremely low. Causal behaviors are limited accordingly: growing mushrooms with highly contaminated logs; hunting wild boars and mountain birds in evacuation zones, and fishi

Moroccan doctors’ immigration

Author: Karim Moutchou Medical Student, Fez Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Editor: Yuki Senoo Morocco, the birthplace of millions of immigrants living around the world, is currently marking a new rise in the figures of “VIP immigration.” Medical doctors are not an exception, and an essential portion of the Moroccan population is deciding to leave the country to seek better social and professional lives. Moroccan doctors and medical students are heading to Germany as a primary destination. In recent decades, Germany seems to have opened its arms to foreign doctors more than any other countries in the world. This circumstance has raised hopes and concerns among everyone on both sides of the

Fire at a welfare facility for disabled children:【Forced Sterilization】Junko’s Story (4)

Author: Waseda Chronicle Picture and blueprint of Kitei-en. The photo was taken on Dec.11, 1956 and published by the Asahi Shimbun the following day When Junko Iizuka was 14 years old, a report describing her as a “problematic child” was created by Miyagi prefectural welfare office and sent to the prefecture’s central children’s guidance center. “She has been accused of repeatedly stealing, and that has worsened her behavior in the neighborhood and at school.” (*1) Junko had no clue about any of these accusations. In April 1960, five months after the report was written, she was forced to enter a new Sendai school for the mentally challenged. Komatsushima school had just opened that year: Jun

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