Saturday, April 16, 2011

fFukushima Data: Is it Worse Than Reported? Am I Over-Reacting?

I have been watching this map of Cesium release for a month. Take a look at it and watch the dates over the map, on the right side.Radiation is still being released and is travelling across the northern hemisphere.

In fact, courtesy of Energy News I found a USA report that increased spikes of radiation are being found in seawater in Japan

Karl Grossman, an academic critic of nuclear energy, was interviewed yesterday and stated: "U.S. mainstream media has, indeed, downplayed, minimized -- indeed, has been in denial -- regarding the not even fallout possibilities, the fallout realities that have been occurring. This is not in the best interest of anyone because not telling the truth is never good. The media should fully report what the fallout is and how no amount of radioactivity is safe -- any amount can cause cancer. ..."

I noted in my post yesterday that the White House lied about the severity and ongoing contamination of the Gulf of Mexico, as documented in emails posted by The Guardian. Why would this situation be any different? There is no safe level of radiation and we are being subject to continuous low-level radiation with some spikes that are not so low-level and this will continue for months. How safe is that?

Want to take precautions? Milk bio-accumulates radiation from the grass, hay or corn(!) eaten by the cows.

Here is a post by Washington's Blog that offers some suggestions for how to protect your health.

I have a friend who lived in Easter Europe at the time of Chernobyl. Her health has suffered as a result of her exposure to radiation. Some of us will be impacted also.

We should act prudently to minimize our risks.

1 comment:

  1. Saw a link to your blog over on Washington's blog this morning.

    At present I'm trying to decide if I want to invest in a personal radiation monitor. Most of the models I googled up were in the $500 range. I found one that's $329, called the number and spoke to a very nice Texan. I told him I wanted to test my food. I'm a college educated, uninsured, middle aged New Yorker. I don't have a kitchen. I figured a monitor would be cheaper than cancer treatment...

    I also figure it's probably best to eat as low on the food chain as possible. Am in the process of transitioning from vegetarian to vegan.


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