March 14, 2011

Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Radiation

Posted in Heart Disease in the News tagged , , , , , at 1:45 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

 

photo from the Tokyo Metropolitan University website

The physical and emotional impact of Japan’s disastrous earthquake/tsunami will likely continue long after the clean-up.

With thousands dead and many more unaccounted for, it’s easy to see why last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan will be remembered for decades.  With all the damage sustained, there are now fears that Japan’s nuclear power plants will release significant radiation into the surrounding areas.  If the nuclear power plants go into “meltdown” the people will suffer serious health problems for many years.  One of the well-known effects of radiation include heart disease.

Prayers and best wishes go out to Japan for a quick and easy recovery!