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Contents of the booklet: 30 questions.

Preparation period (before evacuation orders are lifted)
Section 1: An elderly couple
1. Is it really safe to live in Iitate [or hometown]?
2. How can I know the radiation exposure of my family and the dose in and around my house?
3. Can I grow vegetables in my garden?
Section 2: A mother
4. I can’t make up my mind to return with my children ...
5. What is the effect of radiation on children?
6. Is it true that pediatric thyroid cancer is increasing in Fukushima Prefecture?
7. What should I do if I am concerned about my children?
8. I am concerned about the dose at school or on the way to school ...
9. Are school lunches safe?
Life after returning to the village
Section 3: A homemaker
10. Can I open the window for ventilation?
11. Is it safe to dry laundry and bedding outside?
12. Can I hang persimmons under the eaves to dry?
13. Can I use the furniture I left behind?
Section 4: A farmer
14. Is it safe to work in the fields as before?
15. Why are radioactive materials detected in vegetables?
16. Are some vegetables more likely to be contaminated?
17. When I measured the vegetables, the result was “ND”. What does that mean?
18. My paddy field has been decontaminated; will it become contaminated again by filling it with water from the mountains?
19. Won’t rice be contaminated unless the footpaths and waterways are decontaminated?
20. How can I avoid the transfer of radioactive cesium to vegetables or rice?
21. Is it safe to use pooled rainwater?
22. Can I turn fallen leaves into compost?
23. Is it risky to visit forests?
24. Is it safe to raise shiitake mushrooms outdoors?
25. Is it safe to drink milk?
About the future of life
Section 5: Why do we have to keep measuring radiation?
26. Why do we have to measure water, food and internal exposure?
27. When can I start eating wild herbs and mushrooms I picked in the forest?
28. Is it safe to drink tap water or well water?
29. When can we be free of having to measure our exposure?
30. I want to invite workers from outside Fukushima Prefecture into my workplace. How should I explain about radiation in Iitate [or hometown]?

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