Government Document Tells Parents Radiation Exposure Better Than Obesity

This rather strange document was put out by MEXT in July telling parents and schools how some radiation exposure would be better than having kids become obese from lack of exercise. The document also goes on to perpetuate the myth that an area reading 100 mSv is safe. This has probably been the most misunderstood bit of science. Most of the scientific reports state that under 100 mSv it becomes too complicated for researchers to isolate out and prove conclusively that lower levels of radiation directly cause cancer. With other potential causes of cancer it is too hard to pick out what ones are caused by radiation. They did not say under 100 mSv is safe.

The document also misses other obvious solutions to the problem of lack of exercise such as indoor gyms or moving children to a safe area where they can play outside.

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