Radiation Worries Spur ‘Quackery’ Cures

Yoree Koh
Wall Street Journal

Contamination Fears Have Led Many Japanese to Turn to Questionable Products for Detection and Treatment.

TOKYO—In the year-plus since the world’s worst nuclear accident in a quarter century, Japan has seen a run of dubious products aimed at detecting or alleviating radiation’s effects.

In January, Japan’s nursery-school association issued a fraud alert on a company, Japan QRS Health Management Association, that claims it could measure a person’s internal radiation accumulation with a machine reading an electromagnetic aura from snips of the person’s hair. That prompted Tokyo’s Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health to open a probe.

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