I've been very busy the last few days, making it difficult to post much and I've not been feeling well. My asthma has been acting up and I've felt exhausted.
I think it would be interesting to keep daily records of how we feel in relation to our health and then subsequently compare our informal health diaries with the radiation readings in our area from the EPA or a local, reliable source (including reference to the jet stream).
I wonder whether the levels of radiation we are at times being subjected to produce sub-clinical symptoms?
That is, I wonder whether there may be subtle, physiological effects as a result of several days of moderate "low-level" radiation exposure, particularly after 7 months of on-and-off exposure and possible exposure to internal emitters?
I've read that after Chernobyl people in the exposure path experienced subtle symptoms that were later believed to have resulted from the fallout.
Cherobyl's fallout was intense, but limited in time.
We still do not know how intense Fukushima's initial releases were because of the lies and misinformation produced by Tepco and relevant governments. Plus, there exists some genuine uncertainty since no one seems to have access to the coriums. However, the revised estimates of radiation released keep getting worse.
Strangely, no one is talking about how much is currently being released despite high levels being reported by the EPA's radnet in some cities.
We do know that Fukushim has has quite a few periods of intense radiation releases over the last 7 months. We just experienced one of them a week or so ago.
We had a rainout immediately after and I wonder how much radiation was washed out in the rain in my area and elsewhere?
The only way of establishing sub-clinical effects would be to have large quantities of people keep daily "health" records and these people would have to refrain from monitoring radiation levels while they were keeping the diaries so as to avoid "demand" or "experimenter" effects.
It would be an interesting study and I would be interested in seeing whether the data support my anecdotal experiences, which seem to indicate a potential correlation.