surveys of over 2700 babies and small children in and around Fukushima Prefecture 33 to 49 months after the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident Ryugo S.
At each hospital, a whole-body counter
optimized for measuring small children (BABYSCAN) (10) was installed, which was used to measure the amount of radioactive cesium ([sup.134,137]Cs) in the bodies of children.
For a six-month period from October 2011 through March 2012, the researchers collected readings of participants' levels of cesium-134 and -137 using a whole-body counter
. They also administered questionnaires on dietary, occupational, and lifestyle habits.
Citizens in the area routinely accepted unusual practices devised by Hanford officials as natural and patriotic: urine samples were left on porches for pick-up, schoolchildren went through whole-body counter
scans, and men in white coats palpated students' throats around the thyroid gland.
Thirty volunteers-20 with rheumatoid arthritis and 10 controls-were measured in a whole-body counter
to get an estimate of their total body potassium.
surveys of Miharu-town school children for four consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident Ryugo S.