RERF's Message Regarding the Tohoku Earthquake
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to all those affected by the recent earthquake that struck in Japan’s Tohoku region. In response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation has enhanced our activities with other related organizations for support of medical countermeasure efforts, including dispatch to the affected region of radiation specialists.

It is hoped that the radiation-related information posted on our website can help resolve any questions and concerns about radiation. We also fervently hope and pray for the affected region’s timely recovery.
   


Radiation-related information


  · Matters elucidated thus far by RERF studies [PDF: 41KB]
  ·  Answers to frequently asked questions relating to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant [PDF: 151KB]
  ·  Basic Information on Radiation Exposure from Radioactive Contamination [PDF: 48KB]
  ·  RERF's Responses to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis [PDF: 56KB] [new]

Brochures


  · "Basic Guide to Radiation and Health Sciences" [PDF: 4.8MB]
  ·  "A Brief Description of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation"
[PDF: 6.4MB]

Institutes related to health care for the radiation-exposed (eastern Japan)

The following is a list of institutes working on radiation emergency medical care in eastern Japan.
  · List of institutes related to health care for the radiation-exposed
(eastern Japan)
[PDF: 94KB]

Institutes related to health care for the radiation-exposed (western Japan)

The following is a list of institutes working on radiation emergency medical care in western Japan.
  · List of institutes related to health care for the radiation-exposed
(western Japan)
[PDF: 96KB]

Hiroshima-area Council for Radiation Emergency Medical Care

The following is a list of the member organizations of the Hiroshima-area Council for Radiation Emergency Medical Care
  · List of the member organizations of Hiroshima-area Council for Radiation Emergency Medical Care [PDF: 54KB]

Radiation emergency medical care centers


  · Eastern Japan
    National Institute of Radiological Sciences
Research Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine


4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku
Chiba City #263-8555
Tel 043-290-4003

  · Western Japan
    Hiroshima University
Radiation Emergency Medicine Promotion Center


1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku
Hiroshima City #734-8553
Tel 082-257-5398 (direct)
Inquiries: 9:00-5:00

Other related sites

· Prime Minister of Japan and his Cabinet: Countermeasures for the Great
East Japan Earthquake
· Reading of environmental radioactivity level by prefecture, Time series data(Graph)
· Emergency Information from the Disaster Provision Main Office of Fukushima Prefecture
· NHK World (Japan Broadcasting Corporation's website)
· International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
· World Health Organization (WHO)
· United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
· American Medical Association "Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness"
(March 2011)