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Five-year-old Ami Matsuya is tested for possible radiation exposure at an evacuation center in Koriayama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday.

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Poor little girl. She probably doesn't understand what radiation is.

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It breaks my heart seeing that little innocent girl going thru such tests at such a young age. I hope that she will be ok and live a nice life.

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She will likely forget the test, but if she has radiation poisoning, that she will not forget an d could face years of serious medical complications. Let's all hope and pray for her and all of the kids and adults alike affected by this monster quake and tsunami.

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Any idea how she got it though? And why just her, how about people around her?

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Tested for possible radiation. Think it was mentioned before that they test anybody entering evacuation centers in that area, otherwise they won't let you in. Still sad that it has come to this.

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Little Ami being tested here,the same age as the little girl seen a few days ago with the food.They could have been friends under different circumstances.Lets all give her our best wishes,and keep on helping as we can.

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She probably thinks it is all great fun. I hope the best for her.

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Ami should wear pigtails and smile for the camera!

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I hope she'll be ok...

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We can see a similar picture of radiation tests more often than usual ... Children is Japan's future.

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"Poor little girl. She probably doesn't understand what radiation is."

who does? ...there will be a test at the end of this for the public to see if anyone learnt anything

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She probably doesn't understand what radiation is

Heck, neither do I.

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do you know where we can check ourselves for radiation exposure in Tokyo?

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Ami should wear pigtails and smile for the camera!

What does this mean???

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Typhoon Tom is 100% correct. I was poisoned during tests 24 years ago and am going thru some things no physician has seen before. I have drugs to help w/the pain but it doesn't completely ease it. My bones, flesh, cartilage, blood vessels, etc. in and out of the radiated areas are growing thinner or becoming thicker with radiation scarring. It has literally effected my entire body, head to toe. I was 36 at the time & had years of a healthy life before I was caught off guard. This poor little girl-only 5, if I could still produce tears and cry for her and all others, I would. Instead I sit here dry eyed and my heart aches. I'm positive just from what I've studied over the years that some of these people, animals, plants, maybe even sea life, will not go unscathed. There are things about radiation that those in the know won't share with the public or patients-they'd rather have us be surprised by experience or viewing the reactions, I guess. I'm not looking for pity, I'm just sharing because I know what could lie ahead for too many kids & of course, those older-it's more than just the burn. And to think they've lost family & have the memories of all additional that they've suffered...I can't even imagine how they feel. God bless those that have stayed there to help-the ones that know what they could also be facing (radiologist, physicans, surgeons, nurse, NPs, aides and more). I hope the gov't there treats them well now & in the future, they're definitely soldiers of courage & care.

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Five-year-old Ami Matsuya is tested for possible radiation exposure

Don't be panic, Little Princess, you are fine.

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She is soooo cute!!!

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Of interest a Japanese baby was just 2 yrs of age when the bomb was dropped. Went on to become a doctor to specialize in Cancer & has gone over to the USA to help those infected of normal cancer.

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Interesting the two who are doing the testing don't have on biohazard suits. They're in regular jumpsuits and papermasks. One has rubber boots and the other has sneakers.

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