Journal article

Individual external doses below the lowest reference level of 1 mSv per year five years after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident among all children in Soma City, Fukushima: A retrospective observational study

Masaharu Tsubokura, Michio Murakami, Shuhei Nomura, Tomohiro Morita, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Claire Leppold, Shigeaki Kato, Masahiro Kami

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, little information has been available on individual doses from external exposure among residents living in radioactively contaminated areas near the nuclear plant; in the present study we evaluated yearly changes in the doses from external exposure after the accident and the effects of decontamination on external exposure. This study considered all children less than 16 years of age in Soma City, Fukushima who participated in annual voluntary external exposure screening programs during the five years after the accident (n = 5,363). In total, 14,405 screening results were collected. The median participant age was eight years. The ..

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