ABCC: Mechanical Classification of A-Bomb Disease Still Causes Pain for Overlooked Victims (Pt. 3)

Article describes the case of Yoshie Minaishi, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima who is still pushing for recognition as a suffering from the effects of radiation sickness.  Requirements for recognition by the government were set based on standards of radiation exposure set by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and its successor organization, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF).  Even Hiroshi Hasai, who helped develop the exposure dose calculation formula, suggests skepticism in applying it as a measure for governmental recognition of radiation sickness recognition, suggesting that the stories of those affected should be heard.

August 3, 2015 – The Mainichi

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/features/news/20150803p2a00m0na013000c.html

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