Hiroshima to Fukushima

Biohazards of Radiation

  • Eiichiro Ochiai

Part of the Science Policy Reports book series (SCIPOLICY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Nuclear World, the Chemical World, and Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 3-12
    3. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 13-20
    4. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 21-25
  3. The Military Uses of Nuclear Power: Hiroshima

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 39-39
  4. The “Peaceful” Uses of Nuclear Power: Fukushima

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
  5. The Interactions of Radiation with the Chemical/Biological World: The Biohazards of Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 87-111
  6. Health Effects of Radiation Revealed So Far

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 143-153
    3. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 155-171
    4. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 173-178
  7. The Science of Biohazards of Radiation Has Been Influenced by Non-scientific Interests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Eiichiro Ochiai
      Pages 207-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book


Set against a backdrop of the recent disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, "Hiroshima to Fukushima" examines the issue of radiation safety. The author provides important and accurate scientific information about the radioactive substances arising from nuclear power plants and weapons, including the effects of this radiation on living organisms. Currently, humankind is at a crossroads and must decide whether to phase out or increase its reliance on nuclear power as weapons and an energy source. Although a few countries, mostly European, have vowed to abolish nuclear power as an energy source, many other countries are about to increase their nuclear power programs. This book is written from a Japanese perspective and thus provides an alternative to views of Western writers. The author includes rigorous scientific analyses, however maintains a broad scope which allows the book to be accessible to decision-makers and non-specialists.


Atomic Bomb Biohazards Chernobyl Fukushima Consequences Hiroshima Science Policy Nuclear Power Plants Nuclear Power Reactors Nuclear Radiation Radioactivity Renewable Energy Sources

Authors and affiliations

  • Eiichiro Ochiai
    • 1
  1. 1.VancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38726-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38727-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-1965
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-1973
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