Mutated Butterfly’s in Japan; Fluoride, Nuclear Waste, and Who Know’s What-else in Our Drinking Water.
TOKYO (AP) – Radiation that leaked from the Fukushimanuclear plant following last year’s tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies – including dented eyes and stunted wings – though humans seem relatively unaffected, researchers say.
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The mutations are the first evidence that the radiation has caused genetic changes in living organisms. They are likely to add to concerns about potential health risks among humans though there is no evidence of it yet. Scientists say more study is needed to link human health with the Fukushima disaster.