Japan: 112 Of 173 Children Diagnosed With Thyroid Abnormalities in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture


112 of 173 children diagnosed with thyroid abnormality in Kashiwa city Chiba:

On 10/30/2015, Kashiwa city government announced 112  of 173 children were diagnosed with thyroid cyst or nodule.

6 of them were diagnosed with cyst (larger than 5.1 mm) or nodule (larger than 20.1 mm), 11 of them were required to have follow-up test.

The testees are the children born in 1992 ~ 2011. It was implemented from this July to September.

In order to receive the subsidy to have this test, the parents were required to sign the declaration of consent. It declares that the test does not guarantee the potential health state in the future but only represents the present’s state, and also that it is not to evaluate the radiation effect because of the nuclear accident but only alleviate the anxiety for radiation exposure.



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