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Low-Dose Radiation Effects on Animals and Ecosystems

Long-Term Study on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Editors: Fukumoto, Manabu (Ed.)

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  • Presents the current knowledge on long-term, sustained exposure to low-dose/low-dose-rate radiation
  • Discusses our current understanding of what is happening to the animals and environment around the area affected by the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident
  • Presents valuable data from domestic animals abandoned in the ex-evacuation zone and from wild animals and organisms still exposed to a high dose-rate environment
  • Brings together the work of ecologists and radiation biologists to provide reliable radioecology data
  • Gathers detailed scientific data that can be used for future analyses, and as such contributes to radiation protection for humans and the ecosystem
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About this book

This open access book summarizes the latest scientific findings regarding the biological effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) accident in 2011.

Various cases of changes in animals and organisms have been reported since the FNPP accident. However, it is often unknown whether they are actually due to radiation, since the dose or dose-rate are not necessarily associated with the changes observed. This book brings together the works of radiation biologists and ecologists to provide reliable radioecology data and gives insight into future radioprotection.

The book examines the environmental pollution and radiation exposure, and contains valuable data from abandoned livestock in the ex-evacuation zone and from wild animals including invertebrates and vertebrates, aqueous and terrestrial animals, and plants that are subjected to long-term exposure in the area still affected by radiation. It also analyzes dose evaluation, and offers new perspectives gained from the accident, as well as an overview for future studies to promote radioprotection of humans and the ecosystem.

Since the biological impact of radiation is influenced by various factors, it is difficult to scientifically define the effects of low-dose/low-dose-rate radiation. However, the detailed research data presented can be combined with the latest scientific and technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, to provide new insights in the future.

This book is a unique and valuable resource for researchers, professionals and anyone interested in the impact of exposure to radiation or contamination with radioactive materials. 

About the authors

Manabu Fukumoto is a pathologist, who graduated from Kyoto University, Japan. Based on autopsies of alpha-emitter Thorotrast-induced cancer cases, he has analyzed the molecular genetic carcinogenic mechanisms of internally deposited radionuclides. He has also established an archive of animals contaminated with internally deposited radionuclides from the ex-evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident and has been assessing biological effects of the accident. He served as President of the Japanese Radiation Research Society (JRRS) and a director of Japanese Pathological Society. He has received the Japanese Pathological Association Award and an Achievement Award from the JRRS for his contributions to radiation pathology.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-13

    Fukumoto, Manabu

  • Estimation of Dose Rate for the Large Japanese Field Mouse (Apodemus speciosus) Distributed in the “Difficult-to-Return Zone” in Fukushima Prefecture

    Pages 17-30

    Onuma, Manabu (et al.)

  • Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Fishery Products and Fishing Industry

    Pages 31-41

    Morita, Takami (et al.)

  • Radioactive Cesium Contamination of Arthropods and Earthworms After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

    Pages 43-52

    Tanaka, Sota (et al.)

  • Incorporation and Accumulation of Strontium-90 in the Hard Tissue of Animals and Their Relationship with Strontium-90 Pollution in the Environment

    Pages 53-62

    Koarai, Kazuma (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8218-5
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8217-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low-Dose Radiation Effects on Animals and Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Long-Term Study on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Editors
  • Manabu Fukumoto
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8218-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8218-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8217-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 264
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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