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Health service for decommissioning workers

July 4, 2016

Health advisory desk set up for Fukushima workers

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160704_16/

 

Japan's health ministry will soon start providing health consultation services for workers engaged in decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Consultation desks are to be set up at the plant and at a work administration facility called J-Village. This is the first time the ministry will be offering such services.

Health problems tend to increase among plant workers in summer. Heat stroke is one of the main risks while some see chronic diseases aggravated.

The health desk will launch at the end of this week. It will be open regularly on Fridays to give advice on health, radiation concerns and lifestyle improvement.

A ministry official says the government decided to offer its own advisory service in addition to the health services provided by Tokyo Electric Power Company in order to beef up workers' health management.

 

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