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Although much attention is now being paid to the health risks associated with nuclear disasters, reliable information is lacking. We retrospectively evaluated the health effects of living in highly contaminated radioactive areas in Japan.
The health evaluation was conducted in Tamano district, Fukushima prefecture, in 2011 and 2012. The surface deposition density of cesium in Tamano was 600 to 1000 kBq/m2 shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Clinical parameters included body mass index, blood pressure, and laboratory examinations for blood cell counts, glucose levels, and lipid profiles. A screening program for internal and external exposure was also implemented.
One hundred fifty-five residents participated in the health evaluation. Significant decreases in average body mass index and blood pressure were observed from 2011 to 2012. Annual internal exposure levels did not exceeded 1 mSv in any participants. The levels of external exposure ranged from 1.3 to 4.3 mSv/y measured in the first test period but decreased to 0.8 to 3.6 mSv/y in the second test period.
These findings suggest that inhabiting nuclear contaminated areas is not always associated with short-term health deterioration and that radiation exposure can be controlled within safety limitations. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;10:34–37)
The oxide films formed on SUS430 stainless steel under various conditions have been investigated by using infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy. A comparison of the spectra of the samples oxidized in moist atmosphere with those oxidized in dry atmosphere shows the important role of water vapor at 873 and 973 K. The abnormally rapid oxidation at 873 K in moist atmosphere with low oxygen pressure is characterized by rapid increasing of the intensity of the absorption band at about 550 cm−1. The frequency of this band shifts to a lower wave number as its intensity increases.
The heat capacities of single phase samples of Ba2DyCu3O7 and Ba2ErCu3O7 which were prepared by the method of powder-calcination have been measured over the temperature range 13–300 K by using a laboratory-made adiabatic calorimeter. A typical second-order type of anomaly was observed due to the superconducting phase transition at 92.5 K in Ba2DyCu3O7 and at 91.2 K in Ba2ErCu3O7. From the heat capacity jump at the transition temperature, the electronic heat capacity coefficient was estimated as 30 mJ·K-2.mol1 for Ba2ErCu3O7 and 32 mJ·K-2. mol-1 for Ba2ErCu3O7. Large differences were found in the low temperature heat capacities between the two samples, which were analyzed on the basis of Schottky-type of anomalies owing to the magnetic ions of Dy and Er.
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