Was the Fukushima Disaster Responsible for the Worldwide Bump in Thyroid Gland Issues?

The increase in radiation levels following the 2011 earthquake that devastated the northeastern Japanese seaboard may be responsible for a global 28% increase in babies born with thyroid gland issues. And it’s not just Japanese children either—the Pacific region as a whole is feeling the effects of the Fukushima disaster, including Hawaii, California. Alaska, Oregon and Washington states. It was already determined in mid-2011 that the global 35% increase in infant mortality could be traced back to the nuclear meltdown following the quake, but these thyroid problems are a new issue, and may lead to serious issues for future generations …

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