For those who wish to know the health consequences of the Fukushima catastrophe, the
answers are to be found within this volume and in the radiation risk model of the ECRR.
The data presented at the 2009 Lesvos conference of the European Committee on
Radiation Risk (ECRR) show the real world effects of living in areas contaminated with
the dispersed contents of an exploded nuclear reactor. Twenty five years of studies of
people living on the Chernobyl contaminated territories has been enough to quantify in
detail the cancers, the heart disease, the loss of lifespan, the congenital illnesses, even the
changes in sex ratio, in childhood intelligence and in mental health that follow the
exposures to radioactive contamination from fission products, activation products and
uranium fuel particles