Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Might Have Created New Blood Types In Japan Via Mutation
Scientists have discovered two new blood types in Japan, different than the four known blood types. Scientists believe that the two new types might be related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Reports about such variations have been common in Japan following the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011. Britain’s Daily Mail had previously reported about odd fruit and vegetables there. Although no evidence found that this was caused by the nuclear accident, such reports had caused panic.
Wild monkeys living in forests of Fukushima the Japanese city that was the site of a nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011 have lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and carry detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, researchers have found.
The researchers studied blood changes and signs of radiation exposure in 61 monkeys living 43 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, about one year after an earthquake and tsunami struck the region in 2011, causing a meltdown of three of the plant’s reactors, which released a large amount of radioactive material into the environment.
The results showed Fukushima monkeys had lower counts of red and white blood cells, and other blood parts compared with 31 monkeys from Shimokita Penisula in northern Japan. The researchers also found radioactive cesium in the muscles of Fukushima monkeys, ranging from 78 to 1778 becquerels (units of radioactivity representing decay per second) per kilogram, but they didn’t find any in Shimokita monkeys.
New blood types called Langereis and Junior, to distinguish them from traditional classifications. According to scientists, this phenomenon is associated with the leakage of radioactive substances resulting from the nuclear accident in Fukushima.
According to doctors, is to be expected in the near future to see additional changes. What scientists are saying in the future there will be at least another 15 new blood groups.
Radiation effects from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster