Doctor answers questions from Facebook on diseases caused by atomic bombs

Meet Dr Masao Tomonaga, Honorary Director of the Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital. Dr Tomonaga has cared for leukaemia patients, including atomic bomb survivors, and focused on how atomic bomb irradiation induces leukaemia and cancer in survivors. We have asked our Facebook fans to send in their questions for him.

What diseases do atomic bomb survivors suffer from?

Is there any evidence to suggest that survivors of the atomic bombings are passing on health problems to younger generations?

How can the younger generation help atomic bomb survivors?