Gallery: WHO Estimates That Cancer Risk is 70% Higher For Female Infant...

 

The 2011 Fukushima disaster was incredibly devastating, but the event’s full impact may not be realized for years to come. According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, people living near the site of the accident have a higher risk of developing certain cancers. Women are particularly vulnerable, and female infants have a 70% higher risk of developing cancer.

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  1. KarlJohanson March 4, 2013 at 12:40 am

    The accident wasn’t “devastating.” About six people died. The UN estimates that the smoke from fossil fuels and biomass kills around 6,850 people per day, or about a thousand times Fukishima every day (that’s just from the smoke, that doesn’t included explosions & other accidents). That number would be much higher without nuclear energy.

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