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
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 ..View full abstract
Awarded by JSPS KAKENHI
Awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI [grant numbers JP24223002, JP16H05894].