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Fukushima: 'Small increased cancer risk'


 28 February 2013 

Fukushima: 'Small increased cancer risk'





People living near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have an increased risk of developing some cancers, the World Health Organization says.

The increased risk is limited to communities and some emergency workers exposed to radiation after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, analysis shows.

For those living in the rest of Japan there is no health risk, it said.

Experts stressed the increased lifetime risk of cancer remained small.

The report is part of an ongoing assessment by international experts on the fallout from severe damage to the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21614722

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