Sacrificing the children
When the above four studies are tallied in one table, it becomes obvious that the result of the thyroid examinations of children in the “Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey” is astonishing.
This is because one-third of the children had developed “ cysts.”
A “cyst” is a fluid-filled sac.
Cysts do not mean there is an immediate chance of developing thyroid cancer.
However it is apparent that something extraordinary is happening inside the thyroid gland, such as inflammation or changes in cellular properties.
Summarizing the thyroid ultrasound examination results from Japan and overseas, prevalence of cysts detected in children around the age of 10 is approximately 0.5-1.0%.
The fact that 35% of Fukushima children (average age around 10) have thyroid cysts strongly suggests that these children’s thyroid glands are negatively affected by undesirable environmental factors.
There is a strong concern that waiting for further analysis of above data and the completion of follow-up examinations will lead to irreversible health damages in these children.