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市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会(略称:内部被曝研)結成の呼びかけ/Join and Participate in Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned about Internal Radiation Exposures (ACSIR)

結成のよびかけ
東日本大震災にさいして起こった東京電力福島第一原子力発電所事故は深刻な被害をもたらしています。広範な地域が汚染され、多くの人々が被曝していのちと暮らしを脅かされています。

原発事故による放射線被曝の主要なものは、呼吸や飲食を通しての内部被曝です。政府や政府に助言する専門家は、被曝影響の評価を主として測定しやすいガンマ線に頼っています。しかし、内部被曝では、ベータ線やアルファ線の方がガンマ線よりはるかに大きな影響を与えます。政府と東電は、ベータ線を放出するストロンチウム90や、アルファ線を放出するプルトニウム239などの測定をほとんど行っていません。彼らは、内部被曝の特性とその健康影響を意図的に無視し続けています。

その背景には、アメリカの核戦略や原発推進政策があります。これらの政策の影響下で組織された国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)などの機関は、広島・長崎原爆の放射性降下物による被曝影響を無視した放射線影響研究所の研究に依存し、日本政府は福島原発事故の被曝に関しても、「100mSv以下では病気を引き起こす有意な証拠はない」とするなど、事実を覆い隠し、被曝限度に高い線量値を設定して、市民のいのちを守ろうとはしていません。

続きは 市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会(略称:内部被曝研)結成の呼びかけ

The accident of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant caused serious harm. Vast areas have been contaminated with radiation, and the lives of a large number of people are threatened.

The major effects of radiation from the accident are caused by internal exposure by inhaling or ingesting food and drink. In measuring the doses of exposure to radiation, the government and its professional advisors have relied mainly on gamma rays which are easy to detect. But, in terms of internal radiation exposure, beta and alpha rays have a far more serious effect than gamma rays. The Japanese government and TEPCO hardly measure such isotopes as beta emitting strontium-90 or alpha emitting plutonium-239. They have been deliberately ignoring the characteristics of internal exposure and its effects on the health.

Behind this lie the nuclear strategies and nuclear power policies of the United States. Influenced by these policies, international organizations such as the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) were established. They have relied on the research by Radiation Effects Research Foundation which has been ignoring the effect of radiation exposures from fallouts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombs. With regard to the Fukushima accident, the Japanese government makes such claims as “there is no statistically significant evidence to prove that the radiation doses under 100mSv cause diseases”, and they continue to cover up the real facts on the effects of exposure to radiation. They set a high dose for the dose limit of exposure, and consequently they are not protecting the lives of citizens.

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