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Radiation seminar to be held at Tokai College

The Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed is sponsoring a seminar Friday on topics, including atomic bomb survivors support system, the effects of radiation on the human body and situation of the nuclear power accident in Fukushima, Japan.

Dr. Randy Wada, Honolulu bone marrow transplant surgeon, said HICARE’s goal is to take “all the knowledge and clinical research information gained from the decades of care of atomic bomb survivors and disseminate it to the world” to use in case of radiation emergencies elsewhere in the world.

Hawaii is one of three areas in the world where there is a significant population of atomic bomb survivors, so HICARE, sponsored by the Japanese and the Hiroshima prefecture governments, is holding the seminars here, Wada said.

The seminar is open to the public from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at  Tokai International College, 2241 Kapiolani Blvd., Room 802.

To reserve a seat for Friday, fax to (808) 356-0313 or e-mail kpatrick@hawaii.edu.

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