via Goddard’s Journal / April 24, 2014 /
Critique of two studies claiming 14,000 deaths and disease in North American caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Letter by Yuri Hiranuma to the journal that published the congenital-hypothyroidism study : http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.jp/2014/04/a-letter-to-editor-regarding.html The journal rejected the letter w/o explanation.
The journal publisher is on Beall’s “List of Predatory Publishers 2014″ : http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/01/02/list-of-predatory-publishers-2014/
The two studies critiqued
Mangano J, Sherman J, Busby C. (2013). Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Open Journal of Pediatrics. 3(4). http://file.scirp.org/Html/16-1330260_40157.htm
Mangano J, Sherman J. (2011). An unexpected mortality increase in the United States follows arrival of the radioactive plume from Fukushima: is there a correlation? Int J Health Serv, 42(1): 47-64.
California Dept of Public Health Newborn Screening Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR Table III (Mortality) http://wonder.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrmort.asp
Thanks to Alfred Körblein (http://alfred-koerblein.de ), who guided our analyses with his expertise in statistics. Alfred also authored a letter to the editor published in respone to Mangano & Sherman’s 14,000 deaths study: http://baywood.metapress.com/app/home/main.asp?referrer=default
Thanks also to Mattias Lantz (http://katalog.uu.se/simpleinfo/?id=N1-152 ) for his valuable input and analyses of these studies. Lantz has also posted many cogent analyses of Magano & Sherman studies : http://nuclearpoweryesplease.org/blog/?s=lantz+mangano