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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation

Chap. 1 - 5 Basic Knowledge and Health Effects of Radiation
Chap. 6 - 10 Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi NPS and Thereafter (Initiatives by Ministries and Agencies)


Technical terms that appear in this booklet are explained.

Please use this booklet on various occasions for various purposes,
including the following:

  • When wanting to know about the current status in Fukushima and in Japan as a whole after the radiation accident
  • When wanting to know the details of health effects of radiation
  • As teaching materials for training and lectures on radiation
  • As reference materials upon providing news or information on tourism in Japan and imports from Japan
Radiation Health Management Division, Environmental Health Department, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Tel : +81-3-3581-3351
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