A comprehensive dose evaluation project concerning animals affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: Its set-up and progress

Shintaro Takahashi, Kazuya Inoue, Masatoshi Suzuki, Yusuke Urushihara, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Gohei Hayashi, Soichiro Shiga, Motoi Fukumoto, Yasushi Kino, Tsutomu Sekine, Yasuyuki Abe, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai, Hideaki Yamashiro, Manabu Fukumoto

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Abstract

It is not an exaggeration to say that, without nuclear accidents or the analysis of radiation therapy, there is no way in which we are able to quantify radiation effects on humans. Therefore, the livestock abandoned in the ex-evacuation zone and euthanized due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) accident are extremely valuable for analyzing the environmental pollution, its biodistribution, the metabolism of radionuclides, dose evaluation and the influence of internal exposure. We, therefore, sought to establish an archive system and to open it to researchers for increasing our understanding of radiation biology and improving protection against radiation. The sample bank of animals affected by the FNPP accident consists of frozen tissue samples, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens, dose of radionuclides deposited, etc., with individual sampling data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i36-i41
JournalJournal of radiation research
Volume56
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • animals
  • archives
  • radiation effects
  • sample bank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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