Questionable Low Dose Radiation Standards - NHK - Japanese - 27min 56 sec - 139.1 MB
Broadcast Dec 28th 2011
Low Radiation Exposure, International Standards Questioned! "Truth FIle"
"The current radiation exposure standard is 100 mSv in a lifetime. Is really no effect on health for levels below that?"
A radiation threat is not only facing people in Fukushima but actually people all over Japan.
The government just keeps stating "there is no immediate risk to the human body".
Fundamentally, the Japanese government relies upon the ICRP (International Committee on Radiological Protection) recommendations. The recommendations were created based on the data and research done with the Hiroshima and Nagasaki hibakushas, which has since become the international safety standard.
However, facts now reveal, that as the research proceeded, the ICRP intentionally reduced the cancer risk rate from radiation exposure to half the actual rate for "political reasons". The reason being was that at that time, the ICRP was under enormous pressure from the nuclear industry and other government agencies that were overseeing its operation.
In recent times, new reports and studies from all over the world reveal that low level radiation poses a significant health threat.
For example, in the US it has been found that even the small amount of radioactive tritium that leaked out of some nuclear power plants and polluted the groundwater has caused a rapid increase in cancer in surrounding towns.
25 years ago, after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, a vast amount of radioactive cesium fell on Sweden. Recently a cancer risk far exceeding the ICRP projections has been reported there.
The health effects of "low level radiation exposure" should be everyone's concern now.
In this documentary we expose the hidden side of the ICRP which oversees international radiation standards.