Concerned officials now considering ban on Japan food items — Nuclear scientists previously told gov’t to halt all imports after finding high radiation levels — Never implemented due to fear of hurting bilateral relationship

Published: April 19th, 2014 at 2:45 pm ET


The Nation, Apr. 18, 2014: Pakistan may ban Japan edible items […] in case if traces of radioactive material are found on them. Federal Minister of Commerce Khurum Dastgeer Khan told the Senate on Thursday, currently the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is tasked to conduct thorough research to determine either the edible items from Japan were infected by radioactive rays or not. […] Senator Suriya Amiruddin who was interested to know whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to impose ban on import of edible items from Japan to avoid negative effect of radiation in those items. […] in April 2011, Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority had directed authorities dealing with Cargo arriving directly or indirectly from Japan to screen all types of consignments including edible/non-edible, for radiation. […] The directives were issued from the country’s well-reputed institution Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority […] The PNRA made clearance mandatory for every consignment being imported from Japan. It is worthy of mentioning here that country’s nuclear scientists had advised the federal government three years back to halt all types of goods from Japan to minimize the threat of radiation following the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan. The scientists had advised the government after they detected high level of Iodine from the consignments imported from Japan. […] in view that the move to ban imports from Japan may hurt bilateral relationship between the two friendly countries, the Pakistani government never imposed ban on import of goods from Japan.

Khurum Dastgeer Khan, Federal Minister of Commerce: “Concerned officials have been advised to investigate the matter relating to import of edible items from Japan following the incident of radioactivity in Japan. It is up to Ministry of Food Security and Research to advise Ministry of Commerce to continue import of edible items from Japan or impose ban on it.”

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Published: April 19th, 2014 at 2:45 pm ET


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89 comments to Concerned officials now considering ban on Japan food items — Nuclear scientists previously told gov’t to halt all imports after finding high radiation levels — Never implemented due to fear of hurting bilateral relationship

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Pakistan may ban Japan edible items, while the rest of the world doesn't.

    Only way around this is to be able to detect radiation in your own food.

    • slayer454 slayer454

      Watch the video "Testing food with a Geiger counter , Understanding why laboratory equipment is needed to accurately test
      food and liquids."

      Fukushima facts and how to protect yourself

      • slayer454 slayer454

        The truth is, most of the testing for Fukushima radiation in food products are being done with hand held Geiger counters. That is NOT accurate testing.

        • Is it HOT or NOT?

          The TRUTH is…

          Hand Held radiation detectors are better than nothing.

          They will, in many instances, let you know if something is HOT or NOT.

          Here's the DIRECT link to the video referred to by slayer454.
          Testing food with a Geiger counter overview:

          At about 5 plus minutes in on the video he tells you HOW TO use a Geiger counter to TEST FOOD. Use a longer timed count. It's easy to do really.

          Certainly there are more ACCURATE and expensive ways to detect and identify EXACTLY what's in your fish or milk, but that's not the point.

          In this video by Michael Collins on a TV show called Attack Of The Show (AOTS) he demonstrates testing of seaweed. He also has videos about testing BEER and many other FOOD products using just a simple radiation detector.

          Seaweed Test determines alpha.

          How to test beer by EnviroReporter.

          • slayer454 slayer454

            Thanks ChasAha for pointing that out, Well said.

          • MVB Michael Van Broekhoven

            @ ChasAha – "Hot or Not" ignores how high readings can be due to natural radioisotopes such as Potassium-40. A very high Geiger Counter measurement can indicate high potassium content (which is cancer-fighting due to its biochemical role), just as a very low one could be from Cs-137 or other dangerous radioisotopes. In other words: Geiger Counters are essentially USELESS to determine food safety. You can read up on it in my blogpost, "Why 150 Bq Cs-137 is health-hazardous, while 150 Bq* K-40 is RECOMMENDED for health" @


            @ Vital1 – FYI (in case you're not Michael Collins of EnviroReporter yourself; you're the #1 commenter there): EnviroReporter has used some of my lab data, and by not including the details and nuances misrepresented them; worse: he has refused to link to the source; going as far as to deny me from commenting and blocking my IP address. To me that's a red flag for an actual fear-mongerer who is NOT interested in the actual truth of the matter. See those data and more on EnviroReporters bs for yourself:


            – Peace.

            • -1

              Note: What I said was that "in many instances". I did not say all.

              So, yes, bananas, and other foods may for good reason show higher than background, but it's easy to know which food items those are with just a little bit of research. (some coffees, pistachios etc…)

              I am certain, if asked, Mr. Collins would remove his references to your data collection. It's his site, so he does what he wants. However, he does try to keep the rambling, know it all types, censored. Personally, I have no problem with that.

              As per your 'Disclaimer' page:
              "Comments and support are welcome, but I will eliminate those I find either terribly unkind, unhelpful, misleading, overly commercial, or off-topic. If I edit a comment (for length or other reasons), I indicate the specifics."
              – Michael Van Broekhoven

              IMO – I don't think Mr. Collins misrepresented anything. He has an opinion that differs from yours regarding some data you posted on the internet.

              Did you ask his permission to Screen Capture and post his copyrighted article?

              IMO – Detecting ANY cesium in the soil is not good. All plants will uptake some contamination. I am sorry if that reflects negatively on marijuana growing or any other industry. That really seems to be your main concern.

              I would imagine it's the same for those in the fishing industry too.

              • MVB Michael Van Broekhoven

                @ ChasAha – It's okay, some people don't even want to know that a Medcom Inspector is sensitive to K-40. Promoting that one can determine radiation food safety with just a Geiger Counter I equate with misinforming them. You might even steer 'em towards a Potassium-poor diet and, ironically, increase their chances of developing cancer. & re. EnviroReporter, if you're so sure, have him send me an email when he's done removing my data. I have no access to his site as he's blocked me. My screenshots document his use of my copyrighted data. I allow most people to post 'm, but only if they link to the source, and I'm not fond of apparent fearmongers. / And imo as well, any manmade radioisotopes are not good in food. But for me that's on principle. I don't find risk assessment something to joke around about in these times. There are massive differences between the soils contaminated with a very small amount of fallout, which is practically everywhere due to the atom bomb tests and the big nuclear accidents, and soils that are SO heavily contaminated that the food grown on it becomes risky (the consequences stand out in health statistics). If you're going to use scientific data, scientific method and integrity is not optional. Otherwise you're just like the agenda-driven pro-nuclear crowd, IMO. And I don't care what crop is grown on the soils I tested; the exaggeration was pathetic and misleading. He probably just picked pot for effect. Anyways…

                • @MVB

                  I have never 'promoted' that a Geiger counter can determine food safety.

                  What I said was…
                  "Hand Held radiation detectors are better than nothing."

                  IMO – Trying to make it sound like a Radiation Detector is useless is not true. It can be a tool that assists in saving lives.
                  (please see user lickerface's comment below)

                  I seem to get the feeling it is your opinion, as far as I can tell, that a 'little bit' of cesium is somehow acceptable or okay and what the heck some of it was already there from prior fallouts.

                  That any amount of cesium is acceptable would not be my opinion.

                  Understanding what Radiation Detectors can and cannot do is critical!!!

                  Understanding that a potassium poor diet is not good for you is also very important. (fully agree)

                  I also understand that to guarantee to have zero man made isotopes in my food or water I would have to travel back in time prior to this date.
                  >>> July 16, 1945

                  IMO – Because someone possibly disagrees with your assessment of risk does not necessarily make them a fear-monger. Also Collins uses words like 'could have' and 'may' when referring to what's grown.

                  Fukushima – The Perfect Crime?
                  (by Award Winning Environmental Reporter with 30 plus years experience Michael Collins)

                  IMO – One of the best Fukushima articles written to date.

                  Judge for yourself. 🙂

                  – PEACE –

                • Creating AWARENESS can sometimes cause FEAR.

                  There's no getting around it.

                  • So true.. what is one person's fearmongering, is another person's raising awareness.

                    If you are not aware of the Carrington Event, maybe now is the time to learn about it..

                    But be aware, you may become very afraid..

                    But unless people learn about it, nothing will change. So the process is, be very afraid of what you learn, then move through it, and take action to prevent what is fearful.

                    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                      When walking in a forest with others , and you notice first the smoke on the horizon , indicating the forest might be on fire…
                      Is it fearmongering to mention it to the rest of the group ?
                      Those playing with the matches usually seem to shamelessly claim so…
                      Luckily , the people here on Ene think it is common sense and a human duty !

                • linked to your article… with a bit of different focus..

                  Negative Health Effects Of Man Made Highly Radioactive Potassium 39, 40, 41, Rubidium And Cesium, Compared To Natural Potassium Mineral Found In Nature

            • Incorrect, Geigers can be used. A false positive DOES NOT hurt you.

        • lickerface lickerface

          Well lemme tell you something… my family and friends purchased 11 lbs of red sea lettuce ("dulse") powder for the EXACT purpose of obtaining a natural source of natural potassium iodide to PROTECT us. My $600 PRM-9000 which usually shows an average non-rainfall day background reading of 24 CPM still measures 260 CPM on this material we purchased in 2011, 2012, and 2013. This powder is said to come from the Northern Atlantic coast of Canada… "pristine waters" as they advertised it. This product had already absorbed environmental radiation, and my "non-accurate" Geiger detected it. It saved our lives. Can you imagine feeding something to your kids hoping to protect them, but in reality you are killing them?

          • Now that's a reality flash.

            " It saved our lives. "
            – lickerface

          • Similarly, I bought Sodium Alginate for the purpose of removing radioactive particles from my body (and my friends' bodies) but called the company and they couldn't confirm the exact source. Geiger counter didn't pick up elevated radiation from it.

            Definitely eating contaminated iodine containing foods is a huge no-no, but I am unsure about the sodium alginate. Haven't eaten any, though.

            There are youtube videos of people in supermarkets getting readings in seconds off of the fish. It only works for food in cases of massive contamination. Common sense will also help there.

            Lickerface, so glad you didn't end up feeding that to your family. You are one of few people actually trying to take precautions.
            I did some research on supplements to take:

            And herbs that offer protection:

            I'll be writing an article about detoxing radiation soon. All based on tons of scientific research.

        • So true, but better to have a pancake style Geiger counter and test than not to test anything at all for lack of one.

          And it may save your family's life someday.

    • Mexico – Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant; Inspectors Go In To Survey For Damage After Earthquake on 18 April 2014; via @AGreenRoad

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Radioactive Beef in the USA: No need to worry about food from Japan when we have cows grazing on Radioactive grass in Utah. Just watch the first minute of this video to know what is going on in the USA.

      Kevin Blanch finds cows grazing by the Energy Solutions nuclear dump in Utah. If you only watch the first 60 seconds it will tell you everything about the food supply. (caution strong language)

      • A Geiger counter will only show crazy high radiation in food. Internal radiation in minute quantities is dangerous compared to the same amount of radiation exposed externally. Therefore the problem with using a Geiger counter to determine food safety is that they are not sensitive enough to detect a harmful internal dose . Therefore you would get false safe to eat readings. Just saying.. Perhaps something is better then nothing but a definitive this is safe to eat reading is unattainable with even a pancake Geiger.

    • hbjon hbjon

      The imperceptible particles are no good for food. There are interesting articles on the subject if one cares to look. Here is an example….
      Every compound contains an array of different types of atom, the prime example of which is the Earth, which must contain a huge variety to be able to sustain the huge variety of life it supports. But not every type of atomic combination is possible: if it were, we would have monsters – Lucretius uses familiar mythological examples such as centaurs and the chimera, but also an otherwise unfamiliar half-human, half-tree hybrid, a strange precursor to Tolkien's ents – roaming among us, which we can see isn't so. There are fixed seeds for plants, fixed parents for animal species, and living things assimilate from whatever they feed on only those atoms suitable for nourishing them. There is thus an order to the world that means the sky and the sea are kept separate in just the same way as animals curled up together on the ground have separate bodies.

  • Mack Mack

    "AN INVISIBLE ATTACK ON THE HUMAN RACE" Dr. Busby, discussing radiation causing infertility, genetic mutations, deformities, genetic instability, congenital malformations

    “I should say something about Fukushima and also Chernobyl and infertility.

    The truth is that infertility has been increasing in the world for the last 30 or 40 years probably because of all the radionuclides that people are exposed to originally from the weapons fallout, global atmospheric testing, and then from Chernobyl and now from Fukushima…

    The main thing is to get away from the radiation because what they have to realize is this is an invisible attack on the human race. It’s something that will appear over the next 20 30 40 years and its cause will not really be investigated.”

    “I also predict …there will be significant increases in infertility in Japan as a result of this accident…”

    “It’s destroying children who could have been born but now will not be born, some of those who are going to be born (from our studies in the Middle East) will have horrifying deformities…”

    • Mack Mack


      "…Once you irradiate these creatures and also human beings… you initiate a process called genomic instability, and then this is like throwing the switch, and what it does is it increases the genetic mutation rates, quite apart from any mutation that the radiation causes, that’s a separate thing, this is like an automatic switch that is thrown at quite low doses, and then you pass this switch onto your children and they pass it onto their children and so on.” In a study of bank voles, “they found that TWENTY-TWO generations have still got this switch.”

      “I’ve studied the nuclear test veterans…men who worked for the British army at the nuclear tests in the Pacific in the 60’s, and I’ve studied their children and their grandchildren. What we found is that the children of these test veterans… have about a 9-FOLD EXCESS of congenital malformations, but the extraordinary thing it the grandchildren also have an 8-fold excess of congenital malformations, so the normal genetic idea that you pick off the weak and then it goes down and then you get the strong…this is the nuclear old idea–nuclear war–we just have radiation resistant people survive is just is not true.

      What happens is it just throws a big switch and everybody is affected, and you’re affected for generations and generations, so it doesn’t even matter if these radionuclides all decay because you’ve imprinted something on the human genome which is there forever. That’s the danger.”

      • mairs mairs

        Mack, I've never read anything so frightening.

      • Socrates


        Unbelievable video!

        The part by Chris Busby should be a call to action to save the human race.

        Many mutations are translocations or deletions along a chromosome. The genomic instability increases apart from the mutations themselves.

        Linkage studies use these techniques in the genetics of various diseases caused by mutations.

        Israelis will all become sterile in several decades because of weapons used in the Middle East that cause genetic damage.

      • +1

        "…it doesn’t even matter if these radionuclides all decay because you’ve imprinted something on the human genome which is there forever."
        – C. Busby

        IMO – This is an important powerful statement that I believe most can understand. Unless they're Nuclear Proponents, then, for some reason they don't seem to be able to grasp the whole damaged genome concept or maybe they just don't care. 😉

    • name999 name999

      I want to thank everyone who posts on this site! So much appreciation for the administrators of this exceptional journalistic achievement. I am grateful beyond words.

      As I learn about the growing impact of Fukushima along with many other environmental disasters changing our lives forever, it is crushing. My grief has become a part of daily life…"Good Morning Heartache". The value of having this place to discuss, educate myself, to share what I know and what I want to understand with intelligent caring people has boosted my ability to cope with it all.

      That is how important you all are to me and that is such a beautiful thing! Much love to all of you…

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Many thanks for the Busby link.
      I had no idea that "they" already know about the generational problems of radiation induced mutations in as much detail as Dr Busby shared.

      A deeply sobering way to start my Saturday here on the US west coast.

      That Dr Busby himself had done his own generational research really ups the credibility on the observations.

      It wasn't until he mentioned the fact that EVERYONE is genetically affected by radiation exposure vs some will not be affected that it hit me….that I too had this sort of subliminal idea that some will not be affected. Yet no idea where I ever got that idea.

      So it seems like the big question now is what to do with my days left.

      Every week it seems I am adding something else to my bucket list.
      Time to re-prioritize it I think.

    • Daisy207

      You are right that fertility rates have dropped in the past 40-50 years or more – less likely due to exposure to radiation however. Thanks to oil – we now have many petrochemical derivatives that are used by Monsanto to name one, to create fertilizers, pesticides and herbacides that are endocrine disrupters. Often these are not only injested, but can be absorbed by the skin, and mimic estrogen. Sperm counts have declined over 50% in developed countries in just the last 30 years, that used these wonders of food production and its spreading to undeveloped countries through rainfall infiltration from developed areas of the planet. The decline in fertility has been nearly linear and is not leveling off and is currently so low that theoretically the last male to father a child has already been born.

  • rogerthat

    So three years ago Pakistan's nuclear scientists ''advised the federal government … to halt all types of goods from Japan'' after detecting high levels of Iodine from imports. I wonder who else detected high levels of iodine, and did not tell their people?

  • dosdos dosdos

    If you can't sell it in Japan because contamination is too high, you have two choices, dilute it or export it.

    • davidh7426 davidh7426

      There's a third option Dosdos…

      You share a little of the wealth, and "buy an 'Import License'" which I'm sure will be discretely on sale to those who can afford it, or need it badly enough.

      An Import License that will allow you bypass testing, or purchase the test result of you choice.

      This whole food ban is just a way to extort money from your suppliers, while guaranteeing them a market for they're goods [at a price].

  • orsobubu orsobubu

    Pakistan, a country situated near highly active fault line, generates 3,6% of its electric energy by nuclear plants, vs. 30% in Japan. But Japan today has 0% in activity and plans to restart to a maximum of 10-15%, while Pakistan is building new plants to reach 23%. You're so wise men, my dear protectionists pakistani friends.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Pakistan can screen all types of consignments including edible/non-edible, for radiation, but the most prestigious and well funded institutions in the U.S. dont have enough money, people or equipment (Woods Hole comes to mind, but what about NOAA, EPA, FDA, Scipps, UNESCO, Hawaii PU, HBOI, Humboldt, Monterey Bay ARI, Naval Oceanographic Office, a dozen or so universities). Ken, heres a dollar, add it to your 200 million budget, and buy yourself a lolly. Pathetic beyond words, eh? And where are the students?

    • Bay Area Guy 2

      Your post is spot on. Not enough money for safety related to food that might have radiation on it, but scads of money for radiation detectors for suitcase nukes or dirty bombs. I guess it's ok to die of one kind of radiation poisoning, but not another?.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Students? Our students are being taught how to go shopping and how to party, just like their parents before them were taught.. 🙁

  • Jebus Jebus

    No matter what, if you eat, you are eating radionuclide bioaccumulation from the grossly contaminated pacific ocean. Odds are the fishmeal that is being fed to our pigs, chickens, and cattle, are not being checked for contamination. Baby pigs dying from a virus? Chicken products with lysteria? Beef prices through the roof and massive recalls? Read this about the reversed tradewinds and the easterly push of El Niño towards western North America.
    OT? Not when you read this and see what jumps out at you…

    If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

    Yes, the result, always, equals the sum of the parts…

  • ftlt

    I have not eaten anything from Japan knowingly since 3/11. Assume most on here are the same.

    The very idea of eating imported foods is really part of the BIGGER problem.

    Eat local – eat fresh – when possible

    • Jebus Jebus

      I would suggest that you do some research on fish meal.

      Ground up fish byproducts and fish that fail consumer quality.

      This is fed to our pigs, chickens, and beef as protein meal…

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        WE will all be eating this radioactive contamination for eons…can't hide from it now. 🙁

      • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

        It's not just the livestock!

        Fish emulsion and many other items from the ocean are ground up and thrown all over the FIELDS.

        Big Agriculture is doing it everywhere…and since 2011 you can bet your ass that the corporate farmers were getting AMAZING deals on these ocean products to put on their fields as "fertilizers".

        From a business standpoint, it's been a field-day for 3 years: Lowest prices ever and back-room deals on all seafood products that have any suspicion of contamination. Every business that used/uses ocean products is drooling over the profits they are making off of their customers who are unaware of what is happening. This is because they are able to sell to consumers at the same or increased price while their expenses area at all-time lows. It is literally death-dealing, with a smile.

        Even so many products that you would never think had anything to do with the ocean…like meats and veggies. All the fast-food chains are using horribly radioactive products in every step of their operations. It brings new meaning to "making a killing".

        P.S. Note to all cannabis users: Many of your growers are using fish emulsion as fertilizer! This is because they–mistakenly–think they are adding nutrients to the "soil" they are using. Instead, they are very likely putting creating brand-new vectors for plutonium to enter your lungs. This is on top of the fact that they are using "potting soil" purchased from warehouse stores that is rad sludge.

        • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

          All of those warehouse stores (you know the ones) are deeply in bed with toxic industries, and they are a huge cog in the machine that transports insanely contaminated items directly to "consumers" as a means of esssentially "laundering" such waste products.

          There is no reason why a business–interested in making money–would turn down an opportunity sell you 50 pound bags of mega-rad-sludge directly from the sewars of Tokyo…as "garden soil". They get the sludge for pennies and sell it at a premium.

          They are actually selling this stuff to our mothers and daughters.

          Anyone notice the increased advertising for "how to cook rice correctly" on the net and tv? There is a push to get americans to consume more rice products so they can sell more of the contaminated rice from Fukushima to people on the EAST coast of the U.S. and beyond.

          As shown by human history and current events: Violent protest will solve nothing. Cultural and behavioral changes are the only thing that will stop this. As far as I can see…the only thing that will bring about the cultural changes is widespread, unrelenting boycotts.

          Don't buy their products or use their services. None of them.

          • lam335 lam335

            What you are saying is interesting, and I'd like to investigate it further. Can you provide any sources for any of this?

            • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

              You can find info on fish emulsion and its uses all over the net.

              As for the other comments about the stores selling toxic products, the commercials on tv, and the importance of boycotts…they are just my own opinions and observations.

  • westpac99

    WOW, I was concerned our fearless government officials were also going to bad all food import from Japan, but not to worry, our government officials feel Americans can digest nuclear contaminated food without any damaging effects…. I was worried there for a second this may actually happen!

  • William Milberry's videos are sincere and helpful, but it's the gamma we might be able to detect with a Geiger counter (at maybe 3% efficiency, minus the capture geometry losses), since liquids and moist fresh foods pretty much block their own beta –per my:

    Moreover, the natural potassium-40 in desiccated and powdered (or thin sliced) food samples is likely to drown out the count from traces of other beta emitters.

    Let's remember that shortly after 3/11/2011, Hillary Clinton expedited our importation of Japanese seafoods:

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    "Never implemented due to fear of hurting bilateral relationship"

    …Bilateral Relationship….

    Is that something like "The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement"
    currently cooking in the elite's top secret labo/kitchen to serve to the global caddle as the solution for every problem , including the last bits of individual free thinking ?

  • Entergy chiefs selling off their stock, insider trading. They know something.

    Entergy has been the slumlord of nuke for quite some time. Milking profits while letting the plants decay to dangerous levels. There is no way they will have money to decomission. But if the citizens really want nuke gone, they will end up paying for it one way or the other. Nuke steals from the future. It is a lie out of the gate. Here are 74 One liner lies of nuke.

    • We Not They Finally

      Entergy runs the Pilgrim NPP near Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Now apparently the Mass Gov has been pressuring the NRC to make it meet safety standards or shut it down. HOPE they shut it down!!

  • Expert find that dilution is the solution, now use the Great Lakes for disposal.

    Leak from nuclear waste site would be diluted: Experts … via @torontostar

  • Jebus Jebus

    Everythings safe, no immediate harm, no detected levels, we test everything, well, 40% of everything, radnet is on it, don't worry, be happy, consume, smile…

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    One of the watershed moments for me concerning nuclear pollution was hearing a fellow give at talk on cesium 137 at the New York Academy of Medicine. In short, two grams of it in vapor (burned) form was enough to make Central Park uninhabitable for 200 to 300 years. But further, he stated that one gram of it had more atoms in it than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. That is why it is so messy and poisonous. That is also why the whole dilution thing is bullshit when it comes to radionuclides. Finally he stated that it becomes ubiquitous in the environment because it mimics a mineral that plants and animals readily take up. It of course bio accumulates as well. Truly, once it is released there is nary a way to safeguard against it.

    • And 2 grams is 2/3rds the size of one US dime.

    • Sickputer

      Cesium 137 is a gargantuan pollutant, far more than a Central Park analogy:

      If you are really depressed about the nuclear fallout blanketing the Northern Hemisphere you may want to skip reading this web page:

      SP: Strontium 90 is nearly twice as radioactive as cesium 137. Survival of our families looks grim in the face of such scientific facts.

      The Dr. Frankensteins of the world really did a number on the human race.

      Prediction by me and you can agree or disagree. Humans in the Northern Hemisphere will have enormous drops in lifespan averages. i say this based on the raw fallout data being revealed as a result of the Information Age.

      The best hope for mankind lies far south of the enormous nuclear fallout deposits. Even there humans will survive with mutant deformities shortening life spans.

  • Here in Canada our federal conservative government actively muzzles scientists while cowtailing to the US government. Economic interests trump logic and both countries import untested food and other products from Japan. Be selective in what you buy.

  • name999 name999

    …dilution is the solution to pollution…big lie.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "…the move to ban imports from Japan may hurt bilateral relationship between the two friendly countries, the Pakistani government never imposed ban on import of goods from Japan."
    Just ducky!
    Once again, a government has found a reason to avoid protecting public health.
    Apparently, Pakistan is yet another nation which values their diplomatic relationship with Japan more then they value the health of their own citizens.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Devices that bridge the gap between Geiger counter and industrial food radiation monitors are needed.

  • Daisy207

    Check out produce from the west coast watered in tritium and growing in soil with fallout from the explosions after 3/11 – Its not just food from Japan. Its not just Pacific fish.

    • I'd like to know how hot the produce is.

      I could then make rational decisions about consumption.

      I have no choice but to eat what is available but I could eat selectively if data were made available

      Of course, I might also use that info in deciding upon evacuation and that is what the scenario planners really fear

      • Sickputer

        Wyden has memory loss of prior activism concerning Fukushima because he is engrossed in his new position as Senate Finance Committee Chairman.

        Be careful Ronnie…being a waffle man can get you lots of buttering up, but it's a slippery slope. You've got to stand for something and actually stick with it. Stop trying to please just influential people. But I fear your new focus has left the radiation issues far behind. Just not politically correct to bring up the Fukushima shameful story. Too bad, you might gain more telling the hard facts, instead of ignoring this horrible threat to humanity.

        No politician in Washington (state or DC) wants to confront the military industrial complex. Political suicide.

  • razzz razzz

    The problem with radioactive decay is that some isotopes ex. uranium and plutonium, decay so slowly that even an hour test may not detect a decay. Because there may not be any in that short of time frame. The slow decaying radioactive elements have to be tested for a week or more, sometimes even a month, to find the decay chain esp. that which comes from plutonium. Even as slow as the decay is, it makes it no less dangerous when it does decay. Extremely potent and damaging a particle of plutonium is when inside a body.

    On the other hand, if you are TEPCO with highly radioactively samples, TEPCO has made the mistake of counting multiple simultaneous decays as one decay (decay rays/particles are so numerous that basic sensors could report one decay when 2,3 or more decays are happening at the same time).

    Plutonium and Uranium will cause cancers but their decay rates are so slow that it will take years to decades to cause a cancer. Unless of course you unfortunately have been exposed to a huge doses then that ups your chances of cancer (besides general malease and gene/DNA damage) due to more decaying going on. Then there is the by-chance of intaking a hot particle and its having an immediate effect. Like gambling, you never really know.

  • We Not They Finally

    Its kind of late to be trying to save the human race….Too much has been done to intentionally destroy humanity..Unfortunately we are also destroying the other species food chain and of course the ocean…Its a grand slam for the reptilians.No bad action goes without rewards…The fugs said it when they sang …" Death is a coming in…"


    My human radiation detector….

    Made in country "X" from local and imported ingredients.

    All you have to do is read the packaging !

    This is how they get past telling you your consuming eye damaging GMO canola oil in your healthy potato chips in Australia "all natural" Ingredients: Vegetable oil. Strangely the packet used to say canola oil. Nothing like deception, doesn't matter if it makes you go blind. All natural?

  • ecoguy57

    VERY URGENT! TEPCO has lied to the people of Japan and to the world about the true levels of radiation released into the atmosphere, ground and into the Pacific Ocean! TEPCO also continues to dump millions of gallons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean nonstop every single day to contaminate the fish, ocean life and animals. There is now verified proof of DNA damage and mutations throughout the food chain and we humans are next to suffer! Experts recommend to commence detoxing with the natural mineral called zeolite that is proven to safely remove both radiation and heavy metals from the human body.This MUST Be Done to help prevent DNA damage that will cause disease and future ongoing mutations! For more quality information do an online search for the single word Zeolite.

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