Internal exposure risk due to radiocesium and the consuming behaviour of local foodstuffs among pregnant women in Minamisoma City near the Fukushima nuclear power plant: a retrospective observational study
Kana Yamamoto, Shuhei Nomura, Masaharu Tsubokura, Michio Murakami, Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Morihito Takita, Shigeaki Kato, Yukio Kanazawa, Hiroshi Anbe
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the internal cesium (Cs) level among pregnant women in Minamisoma City (the area straddling the evacuation zones) over a 5-year period after Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and assess the status and transition of their food-acquiring preferences during this period. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study of a screening along with a questionnaire survey. SETTING: This study was conducted in an obstetrics and gynaecology service in Minamisoma City in Fukushima, Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included pregnant women who applied for the voluntary internal radiation exposure screening programme. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Intern..View full abstract
Awarded by Toyota Foundation
Awarded by JSPS KAKENHI
This work was supported by the Toyota Foundation Grant (D15-R-0009) (https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/index.html) and JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16H01836.