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Subject: Re: Fukushima manager dies of cancer... Date: 7/10/2013 8:05 PM
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Yoshida was reportedly a heavy smoker, which most likely contributed to the esophageal cancer.
- Pete


Well yes but surely that is not something you can give the paranoia gang to hang on to? }};-O
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I think some people like to make themselves afraid of nuclear energy for the same reasons some people like to be frightened by roller coasters or slasher movies. It gives them a short term adrenaline rush, or something. Unfortunately, such self-imposed stress can have its own negative long term health effects.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS_Fear_and_stress_outweig...

The most extensive international report to date has concluded that the only observable health effects from the Fukushima accident stem from the stresses of evacuation and unwarranted fear of radiation.

Some 80 international experts contributed to a report by the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which was then reviewed by 170 experts at the committee's meeting in Vienna that started on 27 May. It concluded "Radiation exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi did not cause any immediate health effects. It is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public and the vast majority of workers."

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It is sad that some organizations such as Greenpeace and the like actually try to stoke up fear about radiation and nuclear energy. But the truth doesn't fit with their political agenda, so the real polluters like coal are actually preferred over clean nuclear power.

- Pete
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