Health Effects of Radiation:
5 Themes


As a result of the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS following the Great East Japan Earthquake, some people may be hesitant about visiting the area affected by the disaster. However, exchange from people traveling within and outside of both the region and Japan as a whole is expected to play a role not just in revitalizing the region but also in sharing the results of the reconstruction with the world.
In this digest, we will introduce the current conditions of radiation doses in the region and the effects of radiation on health.

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Regional ambient dose rates

Read on and you can learn about the distribution of ambient dose rates in the area surrounding the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi NPS, as well as how they compare to other areas. We will also introduce the measurement methods for ambient dose rates.

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Various monitoring results

Various monitoring operations were implemented related to the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS, and their results will be introduced here. In addition, we will explain the movements of radioactive materials released into the environment.

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Effects on health

This is a summary of the radiation exposure in daily life. We will also introduce assessments of radiation exposure by international or ganizations.

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