The Earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 were a tragedy. Thousands of lives lost from these natural events. The media has worked without end to spread unwarranted fear about radiation from the damaged nuclear power plants at Fukushima. The public has generally accepted what the media and fear mongers have told them. This article by Kim Martini, published by CFACT.ORG along with hundreds of other articles by scientists set the record straight. The main causes of death were the tsunami and the stress caused by unnecessarily uprooting families and retired people from their home, communities and friends. This is a man-made real tragedy.
All living organisms evolved and exist in a sea of ionizing radiation, much of which is internal. It is a general belief that low doses of ionizing radiation produce detrimental effects proportional to the effects produced by high-level radiation. In recent decades, however, some pioneer scientists have shown that low-dose ionizing radiation is not only a harmless agent but often has a beneficial or hormetic effect. That is, low-level ionizing radiation may be an essential trace energy for life, analogous to essential trace elements. It has been suggested that about one third of all cancer deaths are preventable by increasing our low dose radiation.
(Tubiana, Feinendegen, Kaminski) Germany USofA - Linear No-Threshold Relationship Inconsistent with Radiation Data15.Feb.2015
The LNT model was introduced as a concept to facilitate radiation protection. But the use of this model led to the claim that even the smallest dose (one electron traversing a cell) may initiate carcinogenesis—for instance, from diagnostic x-ray sources. This claim is highly hypothetical and has resulted in medical, economic, and other societal harm.