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Old 07-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #46
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Whether the rumors are true or not. As long as you know of the facts of radiation, one should decide whether to go or not. Anyway, I for one will not hesitate to go there whether in Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido.

Effects from radiations are usually long term, unless one is exposed to a sudden large dosage. You won't know until years or even decades down the road. So if someone tells you they feel it, it is bull. You wont notice it even if you travel to Fukushima restricted area. Unless you bring a calibrated radiation meter or radiation badge, which you will probably be stopped at Jap airport, unless you have valid reasons to bring those in.

Mutational effects from radiation varies from individual to individual and will only manifest itself years down the road, and even if one developed cancer, there is no way to proof that it is because of a certain episode (providing you have controls in the group).

Young female will be more affected than male should they want to give birth afterwards as the egg cells in their ovaries are already there. Therefore, having slightly more effects when they are exposed to a higher dosage of radiation.

The doc suggestion dont give birth in 3 years is also bull as I said earlier, the egg cells are fixed and already there in the ovaries, that slowly develops and mature monthly for the rest of the reproductive age of a female. So should the cell is damaged, it will be there until reaching maturation. However, no effects to sperm as they are made new.

If you are going there for a short period of time, just treat it as a few dosage of X-ray. I think the locals should be more worried than tourists as they have no choice but to remain in the area.

And lastly, if one has doubt and afraid of potential contaminant, it is suggested that one should not go. The psychological harm far out-weight true physical harm.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #47
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if the rumors are true, i think it is very unfair to those who are newlyweds couple who went for their honeymoon, and planning for babies.
why MOE is not reporting this to public.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #48
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if the rumors are true, i think it is very unfair to those who are newlyweds couple who went for their honeymoon, and planning for babies.
why MOE is not reporting this to public.
A rumour is a rumour.

If you are so concerned about the rumour, it is your own responsibility to verify with the relevant authority such as Ministry of Health, as one forummer here has taken the trouble to do so.

And if despite the MOH having said that there is no real risk, and you are still so concerned with the rumour, then just don't travel to Japan as many have said here.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #49
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if the rumors are true, i think it is very unfair to those who are newlyweds couple who went for their honeymoon, and planning for babies.
why MOE is not reporting this to public.
what is your concern actually? the radiation or not able to go? if u are so adamant that the fact of the level of the radiation is so true to the rumours (even though the relevant authorties gave it's green light), is there a need to clarify over here or just trying to convince yourself over here?

like most of the forummers had said it, it's up to you to go ahead with it. if you believe the fren's fren's experience despite almost everyone of us here been thru it and came back with good health, then u can plan elsewhere for your holiday, Japan isn't the only country in the world atlas.

i'm not trying to be mean or what, but i think your thoughts are groundless. just to add on, i went to japan again one month after the quake hit. and it's already a year and if u die die wanna seek out one evidence over here in this forum, well, i can tell u. for the past one year, i never taken one day of mc and i'm stronger than anyone else in my office. is that considered as a side effect or was it becos i had a good trip and thinking positively? you decide.

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #50
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Well said, serene. Support!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #51
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All i can say is, do not under estimate the effects of radiation.
My family doctor has told us not to start any baby plans, at least 6mths after visiting Japan.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #52
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All i can say is, do not under estimate the effects of radiation.
My family doctor has told us not to start any baby plans, at least 6mths after visiting Japan.
Hmm, sounds like your family doctor is more qualified than the experts in World Health Organization and Ministry of Health in prescribing such advice?
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #53
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whoever scared to go, pls give me your ticket. Key word is "give".
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #54
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All i can say is, do not under estimate the effects of radiation.
My family doctor has told us not to start any baby plans, at least 6mths after visiting Japan.
right. so dun go if you are concerned. simple.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #55
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lol such news always underdeclared.
even it is 1000% hazardous, they also will not report.

even the actual plant situation was not reported truthfully during the crisis period.

the US carrier already move out of japan in mar 2011 when japan said it was safe lol.
they rather believe their own devices than WHO or japan's
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #56
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lol such news always underdeclared.
even it is 1000% hazardous, they also will not report.

even the actual plant situation was not reported truthfully during the crisis period.

the US carrier already move out of japan in mar 2011 when japan said it was safe lol.
they rather believe their own devices than WHO or japan's
I really have to quote TPL "Dont know what to say..."
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #57
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if the rumors are true, i think it is very unfair to those who are newlyweds couple who went for their honeymoon, and planning for babies.
why MOE is not reporting this to public.
What is unfair?
In the first place, do those couple or people know about this radiation issue?
Are they aware of the consequences and take own responsibilities?
Or they have this mentality of go first, enjoy enjoy then see how or wont be so unlucky kena?

Maybe you can suggest or gather those family doctors and friend's friends to sign petition, bring it up to MOH, push them to investigate and ban people from going.

We can do our own research, google for information then judge if it is safe or worth to go. Dont have to be so spoon-feed or wait for authority to say so.

Even if MOH and WHO or even Japan Govt said it is unsafe to visit Japan, Im sure there are people who will still go.

Ultimately, the choice is yours.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #58
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I think we have to be mindful of news that comes from "official news sources". even if they are official, they are might not be the whole truth.

If I am Japan, I will downplay the effects of the radiation spread as it will hurt my tourism economy. whatever the WHO can find/ report to the world might also be watered down OR they didn't check thoroughly. (you know like in audits, sometimes employees can hide bad data/ wayang good data and if the auditor never check thoroughly then the company will pass the audit with flying colours).

And all you people who posted "nothing happen to me leh"/"I didn't grow another arm/leg leh" should be aware that you are already an adult, mutation doesn't work that way, u think u playing Fallout izzit? The worse effect is when you want to have baby and it comes out all deformed (if can spot during pre-natal is considered lucky liao) if not lucky cannot physically spot one then is baby will have weak immune systems which can't be changed.

Whether we will know if the radiation affects Japan is seeing their next generation born over the next 10 years. I thought you guys should have seen the Chernobyl videos on those born after the explosion.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #59
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yup. For me, I did not go Japan since the earthquake although I go there quite often.

I think now is more than a year has passed so the radiation has dispersed slightly.

Even so I am going to avoid Tokyo area and I am going Hokkaido which is like super far.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:11 PM   #60
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are u sure is colleague friend and not colleague friend daughter friend sister in law friend cousin boyfriend sister?
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