The WHO report “Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

World Nuclear News summarized the WHO report titled  “Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami” .

The summary may be accessed at:

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS_WHO_Low_radiation_risk_from_Fukushima_2802131.html

The full report is available  at:

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241503662_eng.pdf

Media reactions were interesting, the headlines roughly help to identify to which camp the newspapers or news outlets belong or whether they stick to facts.

Some examples:

Higher cancer risk after Fukushima nuclear disaster: WHO  Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-japan-nuclear-cancer-idUSBRE91R0D420130228

WHO Sees Low Health Risks From Fukushima Accident  (New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/world/asia/who-sees-low-health-risks-from-fukushima-accident.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Report: Fukushima’s radiation damaged more souls than bodies  CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/28/world/asia/japan-who-radiation/index.html

Greenpeace: World Health Organisation downplays health impacts …
http://yubanet.com/world/eenpeace-World-Health-Organisation-downplays-health-impacts-of-Fukushima-nuclear-disaster.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Yubanet+%28YubaNet.com+Headlines%29#.UTAnq1ekPPs

WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident ‹ Japan Today …
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/who-small-cancer-risk-after-fukushima-accident

WHO: Health Risk from Fukushima Radiation Exposure Low  VOA News
http://www.voanews.com/content/health-risk-from-radiation-exposure-in-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-low/1612616.html

Regards
Parthasarathy

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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