Japan Crisis Increases Health RisksDrSegal
With the recent tragedy in Japan and resent radiation release, fears of radiation poisoning have spread and Japan is warning residents within a 20 mile radius to stay indoors.
Japanese officials have confirmed that radiation was released from a nuclear plant that was destroyed by the tsunami last week and the radiation has spread from four different nuclear reactors.
Potassium iodide pills are common for reducing the risk of radiation. Japanese officials will be distributing these pills to help prevent the most common risk which is thyroid cancer. Other cancers can follow years after someone is exposed to the radiation. However it depends on the amount and different type of radioactive materials someone is exposed to.
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