Radiation from Japan detected in Colorado

Smoke rises from unit three of the Fukushima nuclear plant. Photograph: AP

More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan

Yes, I know. Experts agree: Everything’s fine. They use a thesaurus of words like trace, miniscule, tiny, small, not harmful, and low level.

Some comedians and many in the mainstream media poke fun at people buying up Geiger counters, dosimeters, and potassium iodide. Public health officials keep telling us there is no need for concern. But I was around for Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Plenty of books have been written about the after effects of those disasters, the mistakes made, and the lies that were told. I live in Gasland. Truth is a rare bird in these parts.

F’rinstance on CNN, Chad the weather guy showed comparison charts of what’s called “background radiation” in Denver and LA. You know like we get from the sun every single day. Well duh. Even I know that radiation from the sun is non-ionizing and iodine-131 is ionized radiation.

Gee. I guess there’s really no reason to panic about the nuclear catastrophe in Japan and the spread of radioactive isotopes around the globe. I mean, we’re all gonna die anyway. And I don’t know anyone who died from radiation poisoning. But I’m the kind of person who likes to err on the side of caution. I like to be informed.

The fact is we live on a toxic planet and it’s getting worse by the minute. The gas & oil industry is fracking up our air and water. There’s the BP oil disaster in the Gulf – which btw is ba-ack. Now it looks as though the crisis at Fukushima is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. The greedy bastards at TEPCO aren’t going to sand bag those reactors anytime soon. So while they struggle to fix this mess, ionized radiation was, is, and will be spewing into the atmosphere, contaminating food, water, and the environment.

Some experts are not lying …

Physicians for Social Responsibility Deeply Concerned About Reports of Increased Radioactivity in Food Supply

According to the National Academy of Sciences and Dr. Jeff Patterson, who is the former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility:  “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure whether from food, water or other sources. Period.”

Screw those public health officials, I’m with that dude.

Dr. Michio Kaku is the guy who’s been popping up all over the TV saying things like: “We all have a little bit of Chernobyl inside us.”

That is, if you’re still alive and didn’t die of cancer. How comforting.

Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist and professor at the City College of New York. He is blogging about Fukushima crisis at Dr. Kaku’s Universe.

So what should we do?

Potassium iodide (KI) alone is not enough, particularly if you are iodine deficient and have not been taking iodine on a daily basis. It’s important to gradually increase your iodine intake. These two articles contain guidelines and good advice about iodine:

How much iodine should I take to prevent radiation poisoning?

Iodine for Radiation Exposure: Practical Solutions You Need to Know

The most comprehensive and rational approach I’ve found is outlined in this article by Dr. Andrea McCreery:

How to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure

Even if you’re not concerned about radiation from Japan, Dr. McCreery’s recommendations are beneficial for anyone who lives in a toxic environment, like those of us in Gasland. We are exposed to benzene, toluene, and radiation on a daily basis.

I have a few suggestions to add to her article. In place of clay, food grade diatomaceous earth also removes toxins from the body (and kills insects and parasites, too). Noni juice is believed to prevent and even treat cancer. Drink bottled water.

Remember infants and children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers are at greatest risk for radiation exposure.

If you have other resources to share please feel free to post them in the comments section, or email me:  peggyt@siltnet.net

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3 Comments on “Radiation from Japan detected in Colorado”

  1. Rick Aluise Says:

    One other product that could help, Peggy, is a plant derived liquid colloidal mineral supplement – but ONLY a plant derived source. It has beneficial ionic forms of iodine that might add a very beneficial layer of protection.

    So much for my erroneous thought that nuclear was something to consider for the future. I suppose perhaps if it were not built near a fault line, or near an oceanic area that is on a fault line, and there were adequate means of disposal of the radioactive waste, it could help energy needs.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear they’ve given much concern to those safeguards, even in California. I suppose it’s just a matter of time until what happened in Japan could happen in California, or France, or any other country that hasn’t taken adequate precautions.

    One thing is certain: we can’t continue to have nuclear disasters like this. Even just a few of them cause damage that we can’t fix for centuries, and suffering for years for those exposed.

    It’s a very sad situation in Japan.

  2. dan Says:

    Thank you for your article about Fukushima radiation. It’s only going to be so long before the truth really is out. They can’t hide the fact that in Garfield County birth defects are due to iodine radiation poisoning. I also wish that everyone involved with the cover-up finds their family radiated and falling apart. All of those that are involved should have their family bloodline gone. But of course that won’t happen because they are the ones that know about it and have all this protection.

  3. dan Says:

    Rosemary is also a very good protection against radiation poisoning.

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