Comprehensive whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children for three consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident

Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2014;90(6):211-3. doi: 10.2183/pjab.90.211.


Comprehensive whole-body counter surveys covering over 93% of the school children between the ages of 6 and 15 in Miharu town, Fukushima Prefecture, have been conducted for three consecutive years, in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Although the results of a questionnaire indicate that approximately 60% of the children have been regularly eating local or home-grown rice, in 2012 and 2013 no child was found to exceed the (137)Cs detection limit of 300 Bq/body.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Distribution
  • Child
  • Data Collection*
  • Food Contamination, Radioactive / statistics & numerical data
  • Fukushima Nuclear Accident*
  • Humans
  • Nuclear Power Plants*
  • Schools
  • Students
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Whole-Body Counting*