On January 16th, a clinic was opened in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward to check the levels of internal radiation exposure. The clinic, loosely translated as Radioactivity Premium Dock, offers a complete body scan for radiation levels, among other services, which the general public can access for a fee. The company hopes to reduce anxiety resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and to help the public manage their health.
The clinic was established by Japan Third Party, a Tokyo-based IT firm listed on the JASDAQ. They’ve imported machinery and tools developed in Belarus after the Chernobyl disaster.
On this day, they were offering a free trial. A woman from Tokyo’s Minato Ward (45) said, “I’m concerned about radiation exposure from contaminated food. With this test, I can put my mind at ease.”
The cost of a full-body scan and a test for thyroid exposure is 12600 yen (about $160 US). Residents of Fukushima Prefecture and other evacuees are half-price. According to a company representative, “By collecting the test data, we also hope to contribute to the development of treatments for victims of radiation exposure.”
More information is available in this PDF file (Japanese).
Japan Third Party Co., Ltd.
Gotenyama Trust Tower, 4-7-35, Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0001, JAPAN