甲状腺異常が福島の子供の半分に Thyroid Disorders In Almost Half Of Fukushima Children

甲状腺異常が福島の子供の半分に Thyroid Disorders In Almost Half Of Fukushima Children

2011年3月の福島原発事故のご自身の体験談をしてくれた竹野内真理さんという日本のママから連絡いただいたとき、とても胸が痛みました。今こそ、今回の記事を書く時期だと確信しています。2011年3月15日、東京で福島から放射能雲が来ていたとき被曝して3か月体調を崩し、ご自身と当時1歳のお子さんにものう胞が見つかっています。http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/01/i-2011315tokyo-march-15-2011.html 真理さんはSave Kids Japanを立ち上げ、「ノーモア原発・ノーモアヒバクシャ」を東京の記者会見で訴えています。(http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2012/10/201111speech-by-mari-takenouchi-at.html)真理さん、日本の皆さんに私の記事が届くよう翻訳してくださったこと、感謝しています。

I was so emotional when a Japanese mother named Mari Takenouchi contacted me with her story about the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. I knew the time had come to write this article. She was exposed to radioactive plume in Tokyo on March 15, 2011, with her 1-year-old son and became sick for three months and now both of them have nodules in their thyroid. She founded Save Kids Japan, and advocates no more nuclear and no more radiation exposure (Tokyo press conference: http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2012/10/201111speech-by-mari-takenouchi-at.html). Thank you Mari for translating this article to help me reach the Japanese community.

私はSave Kids JapanThyroid Test and Silence of Doctors”(日本の子供たちを救おう「甲状腺健康調査検査と医師の沈黙」)を読んで、そのショッキングな内容が、何週間も頭から離れませんでした。日本のジャーナリスト竹野内真理さんは以下のように書いています。

I read an article on Save Kids Japan Thyroid Test and Silence of Doctors that was so disturbing it’s been on my mind for weeks. Japanese journalist Mari Takenouchi wrote:

「悲しい知らせが2月13日にとうとう発表されました。インターネットとローカルニュースで38000人の健康調査を受けた福島の子供たちのうち、3人の甲状腺がんが見つかったというのです。国立がんセンターのデータによれば、甲状腺がんの発生率は18万人に一人ですが、すでに約10倍も高くなっているのです。しかもその他に7人ががんの疑いが非常に強いといわれているのです。」

“Sad news came finally on February 13, it was reported on the net and local news that 3 thyroid cancer patients were found among Fukushima children out of 38,000 who had gone through medical inspection. Compared to the regular thyroid cancer incident rate among children with 1 out of 180,000 according to National Cancer Center data, so this is approximately 10 times high! Moreover, 7 more children are now highly suspected to have cancer among the above children.”

福島の子供たちに甲状腺結節とのう胞

Number of Fukushima Children with Thyroid Cysts and Nodules

2013年2月13日の福島県健康管理調査第10回会議の議事録における、福島医科大学放射線医療科学センター国際協力部による非公式の翻訳からの抜粋では、http://fukushima-mimamori.jp

According to an excerpt from the Proceedings of the 10th Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey on February 13, 2013, unofficially translated by the Department of International Cooperation, Radiation Medical Science Center of Fukushima Medical University:

2012年4月から2013年1月までに調査した94975人の子供のうち、44.2%に甲状腺エコー検査で異常があった。

 44.2 percent of 94,975 children sampled from April 2012 – January 2013 had thyroid ultrasound abnormalities

子供の甲状腺検査

Thyroid Testing for Japanese Children

私は日本の子供たちを心配しています。どのような甲状腺血液検査が実施されているのでしょうか?どのような甲状腺の薬が使われているのでしょうか?TSH(甲状腺刺激ホルモン)は、西洋医学で、甲状腺の診療や治療の基本となるものです。しかし、この検査一つでは、甲状腺の状態の全体像はつかめません。私は、日本にいる子供たちすべてが、少なくとも、フリー T4, フリーT3、甲状腺抗体を含めた、総合的な甲状腺血液検査を受けるべきだと思っています。また今後継続して定期的に甲状腺の機能検査をするべきです。

I am concerned for the children in Japan. What thyroid blood testing has been conducted? What thyroid drug treatments are being used? TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions in mainstream medicine. However this one test does not provide a complete picture of the thyroid condition. I hope that every child in Japan is given comprehensive thyroid blood testing including at the minimum TSH, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Their thyroid function should be regularly tested on an ongoing basis.

甲状腺異常が私たちの健康、特に子供たちへの健康にリスクとなっていることは、多くの科学論文が証明するところであり、それにもかかわらずこの問題に対しての意識の欠如が広くみられます。甲状腺ホルモンは、子供たちの成長や発達に不可欠なものです。

The scientific literature provides ample proof that thyroid disorders are a danger to our health especially the health of our children, yet the lack of awareness is pervasive. Thyroid hormones are critical for a child’s growth and development.

甲状腺結節やのう胞を持っている子供の中には症状を呈さない子供さんもいます。中には甲状腺機能促進の症状 (体重減少、脈拍の増加、神経過敏、不眠)が出る子供もいますし、甲状腺機能低下(体重増加、疲労、脱毛、便秘)等の症状が出る子供もいます。 また、甲状腺機能低下と甲状腺機能促進と両方の症状がサイクルとなって繰り返される子供も出るでしょう。日本では、子供たちのこれらの症状に留意すべきだと思います。

Some of the children with thyroid cysts and nodules will present with no symptoms. Some will present with hyperthyroidism symptoms (such as weight loss, fast pulse, nervousness, insomnia), others with hypothyroidism (such as weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, constipation). Then there will be others who cycle between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism symptoms. It is important for the Japanese community to watch their children for these symptoms.

甲状腺低下ママHypothyroid Momのブログのうち、最も人気のあった投稿は、300+ Hypothyroidism Symptoms甲状腺機能低下症の症状です。この投稿は、フェイスブックでも、3800人がいいね!ボタンを押しました。この投稿では、甲状腺の機能が、いかに私たちの健康に影響を及ぼすかが明記されております。私は日本の方々に、甲状腺機能低下による症状を知ってしてほしいと思います。

The most popular article on Hypothyroid Mom is the post 300+ Hypothyroidism Symptoms. This post has received 3,800 Facebook Likes. It shows very clearly how low thyroid function has the power to affect our health. Unfortunately a lack of awareness about thyroid conditions is pervasive around the world. I hope this article reaches the Japanese community so that they are all aware of the potential signs of hypothyroidism.

2011年3月11日の原子炉メルトダウンの後、福島の多くの子供たちは避難しませんでした。そして今、福島で結節やのう胞が見つかっている女子では半数以上に及ぶのです。この文書を読んで私は涙が溢れました。

Many children in Fukushima were not evacuated after the nuclear meltdown in March 2011. Now the number of Fukushima young girls found to have thyroid cysts and nodules is over 50%. This documentary had me in tears.

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国際甲状腺連盟では、世界中で最大3億もの甲状腺疾病を抱える人がいると見積もっています。ところが、このうちの半数以上は、自分たちの状態に気付いていないというのです。福島原発事故での壊滅的な影響を考えれば、この見積もりよりも多くの人々が甲状腺の問題を抱えているのではないかと考えます。http://www.thyroidweek.com/

The Thyroid Federation International estimates there are up to 300 million thyroid sufferers worldwide, yet over half are unaware of their condition. Given the devastating effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, my worry is that there are many more people than estimated. I am determined to find each and every one of them.

 私は使命を背負った一人の女性です

I AM A WOMAN ON A MISSION.

About Dana Trentini

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of my neck could affect my life so completely? I founded Hypothyroid Mom in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Winner of two 2014 WEGO Health Activist Awards: Health Activist Hero & Best In Show Twitter. Connect with me on Google+

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. After I supported radiation decontamination, I felt so depressed and had to walk away from reading all the articles about what was happening in Fukushima. I had to because I was fallen apart. Now this reality is in and I am reminded I must do something about this. Please stay us tuned on the information in both languages, and i will extend any support you may need in any way I can. Thank you so much, Kumiko

    • Dana Trentini says:

      Kumiko,
      Thank you very much. I am very sorry about all that’s happened to the Japanese people from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. I hope that I will help spread awareness to my international community of readers. Thank you very much for your support.

      ありがとう

      • I am very very sorry this disaster is having devastating effects and yet again governments and those who are elected to protect us; the common people; are hiding information and letting us down. I am sorry that the Japanese people are having to suffer in this way. If something good can come out of a disaster let us hope it exposes the difficulties thyroid problems cause individuals and communities and further perhaps it will highlight the inadequasies regarding testing and treatment; the problem is worldwide in a less obvious way foollowing this most disasterous event in Japan.
        Thank you Dana for continuing to bring good information to those of us who are interested.
        Sally

        • Dana Trentini says:

          Sally, It is shocking what is happening to the people of Japan from Fukushima. When I read that almost half the Fukushima children had thyroid cysts and nodules, I knew that I had to include this article here to build awareness. While people in other countries may think this does not pertain to them, I worry that the radiation from Fukushima will impact other countries too. This is relevant for us all.

  2. The Iodine Project doctors would say the answer is high iodine supplementation 12.5 to 100mg or more daily, to remove and replace radioactive iodine that has accumulated in the body, and block further accumulation. Also companion nutrients such as magnesium, vit C, and selenium. It has been known for over 100 years that goiters and nodules resolve with iodine, but modern medicine forgets their past.

    http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/opt_Research_I.shtml

    • Dana Trentini says:

      Jane,
      Thanks for sharing this article. I saved it in my files. There is so much controversy over iodine. I personally had a bad experience on iodine/iodide with my thyroid levels worsening in a 3-4 week time frame of taking this supplement. I just caution my readers to speak with their doctor about the use of iodine.

  3. My ‘other’ company, Nukepills.com, [donated 54,000 potassium iodide tablets](http://www.ereleases.com/pr/50000-potassium-iodide-pills-donated-japan-48357) to Japan a few days after the disaster. I found out later they were never distributed. Horrible. Thank you for spreading the word on this topic.

    Troy Jones
    ThyroScore.org

  4. Danna Bowman says:

    Wow, this is a wonderful article. I hope it reaches every inch of the globe. It is such an important issue. Thanks for all you do, Dana! :)

    • Dana Trentini says:

      Thank you so much Danna for your comment. Much appreciated. Best wishes to you in your work with Thyroid Nation.

  5. I have a question: I’m actually moving to Japan for work in a month and will be there for several years. I am also a hashimoto’s disease patient (currently with Hyperthyroid). What should I do to prevent radiation from affecting my already weak thyroid? Should I be very concerned about living there with a thyroid disease? Any suggestions? Thank you.

    • Dana Trentini says:

      Hi Al, I’m sorry for the delay in responding. Best of luck with your move to Japan. I wish I knew more about how to protect yourself from the radiation there. I have a friend who writes the blog Save Kids Japan. Her name is Mari Takenouchi. She would be a great person to contact for helpful information on that topic.

      http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.com/

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