Whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children for four consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident

  title={Whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children for four consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident},
  author={Ryugo Hayano and Masaharu Tsubokura and Makoto Miyazaki and Hideo Satou and Katsumi Sato and Shin Masaki and Yuzuru Sakuma},
  journal={Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences},
  pages={92 - 98}
  • R. HayanoM. Tsubokura Yuzuru Sakuma
  • Published 12 January 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
Comprehensive whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children have been conducted for four consecutive years, in 2011–2014. This represents the only long-term sampling-bias-free study of its type conducted after the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident. For the first time in 2014, a new device called the Babyscan, which has a low 134/137Cs MDA of <50 Bq/body, was used to screen the children shorter than 130 cm. No child in this group was found to have detectable level of radiocesium. Using the… 

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