Health Effects of Radiation:
5 Themes

(vii) Assessments by international organizations

Some foreign people considering visiting Japan for tourism may be interested in how international organizations are assessing the effects of the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS.
Let’s take a look at an overview of the surveys and the conclusions of two major international organizations.

Assessments by international organizations
  • 1: WHO Reports on preliminary dose estimation and health risk assessment:
    • Preliminary dose estimation from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2012)
    • Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, based on a preliminary dose estimation (2013)
  • *2: 2013 Annual Report by the UNSCEAR:
    • SOURCES, EFFECTS AND RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION UNSCEAR 2013, Report, Volume I, REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SCIENTIFIC ANNEX A: Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east Japan earthquake and tsunami (2013)

Continuous follow-up related to new information released since the publication of the UNSCEAR 2013 Report is being conducted. The white paper published in October 2017 determined that no changes to the conclusions of the 2013 Report were needed.

For more information about assessments, see pages 181, 197, and 198 in Vol. 1, FY2017 edition.