Fukushima’s mothers became radiation experts to protect their children after nuclear meltdown

Driven by a desperate need to keep their children safe, a group of mothers began testing food and water in the prefecture. The women, who had no scientific background, built the lab from the ground up, learning everything on the job.

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1The mothers test everyday items including rice, vacuum cleaner dust, seafood, moss and soil for radiation

May 12, 2019
Inside a laboratory in Fukushima, Japan, the whirr of sophisticated equipment clicks, beeps and buzzes as women in lab coats move from station to station.
They are testing everything — rice, vacuum cleaner dust, seafood, moss and soil — for toxic levels of radiation.
But these lab workers are not typical scientists.
They are ordinary mums who have built an extraordinary clinic.
“Our purpose is to protect children’s health and future,” says lab director Kaori Suzuki.
In March 2011, nuclear reactors catastrophically melted down at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, following an earthquake and tsunami.
Driven by a desperate need to keep their children safe, a group of mothers began testing food and water in the prefecture.
The women, who had no scientific background, built the lab from the ground up, learning…

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2 thoughts on “Fukushima’s mothers became radiation experts to protect their children after nuclear meltdown

  1. Evil Tepco that is eesponsible for Fukushima, has had the temerity to launch a propaganda campaign against The Fukushima Mothers. They cannot afford to help the Fukushima refugees and children but they hired a PR firm, to smear Fukushima Mothers from the Getgo. Thanks for this article Dr Bramhall!

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