FORUM: Effects of low level radiation

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Please post links and information in the comment section below concerning the effects of low level ionizing radiation.

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  • Noah

    Repost from NoNukes
    September 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm Log in to Reply

    Radioactive isotopes in the Japanese black substance.

    Posted on September 24, 2012

    I found this table on a Japanese website this morning. It is a spectroscopic analysis of the mysterious Japanese substance at different sites all over Japan now, and coming to a pair of lungs near you soon.

    It contains radioisotopes such as plutonium-241, cesium-137, uranium-235, gallium-57, cobalt-57, cobalt-60, manganese-54, and technetium-99.

    This web page is an interactive spectrographic analysis tool which enables the user to analyze the black substance him or herself, using a mouse. Outstanding web programming here.

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/radioactive-isotopes-in-the-japanese-black-substance/


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    • Noah

      The nature of the problem

      I re-posted an post from NoNukes as it reflects an ongoing concern. That the fallout circulating around the globe contains multiple radioisotopes, randomly group together.

      I believe the matrix holding the isotopes together are carbon based. Carbon encased nano particles behaving as gas, are presently traveling the world on air currents. They are randomly grouped together encased in carbon and can travel at high speeds, being extremely small and light and tough. They can float on the very top of the ocean, or go airborne and circulate globally. This enhanced super particle was created by the use of sea water used as a fuel rod cooling agent. Known as the Fukushima Bucky ball, they are still being created, as active molten corium is contacting under ground sea water beneath the Fukushima plants and pluming to the surface as radioactive steam.


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      • Noah

        Will Fukushima continue to produce "Buckey Balls"?

        Sea Water Contact Continues
        Quote from Yoichi Shimatsu, 7-28-11

        “Fukushima No.1 rests on landfill comprising loose rock and sand over the natural seabed and is positioned only a couple of meters above the high tide mark. Water seepage and earthquake-caused liquefaction have seriously disturbed this rather weak soil structure…."
        “Much of the danger comes from simpler processes. Extremely hot magma, consisting of nuclear residues mixed with soil minerals, will boil any sea water seeping underground, creating pressurized steam. Think of oatmeal cooking in a pot and how bubbles create blow holes. The same is happening inside the landfill.


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        • Sol Man

          From my first reading of the nano-Bucky Balls I have been concerned about them laying on the surface water only to be swept up with evaporation, only then to be spread further around the world in rain. Can anyone here with greater knowledge verify or cancel the possibility of this happening?


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        • Noah

          Corium Interacts with underground saltwater

          http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/10/radiation-continues-spreading-and.html

          "We fear this is the hot radioactive coriums which TEPCO did confirm have melted out of the reactors, and now they are burning their way down, and reaching ground water and spewing massive radiation as the ground tide water goes in and out." – Nuke Pro


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          • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

            plutonium buckey balls, and enhanced corrosion allowing much quicker, and further movement of radioactive particles..

            "The intense radiation field of the fuel will cause radiolysis of water and formation of peroxide (as well as other species)(2). Peroxide enhances the corrosion rate of UO2 by oxidizing U (IV) to the much more soluble U(VI) that exists as the linear dioxo uranyl cation, ðUO2 Þ2þ. Peroxide strongly complexes uranyl(3), which increases its aqueous solubility under alkaline conditions."

            The entire article is now available, as opposed to just the abstract that was available last year..

            http://www.pnas.org/content/109/6/1874.full.pdf+html?sid=b54fc24f-baa5-4d57-8514-fe1c4bdc2871


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    • Noah

      Larger particles "fallout" closer to the Fukushima Plants. Lighter and smaller particles travel further. Nano particles circulate globally.


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    • Noah

      The world has never seen carbon encased radioactive particles.

      The 311 event cannot therefore be likened to the Chernobyl event.

      This disaster is unique, one of a kind.

      We are dealing with A particle form of randomly grouped radioisotopes encased in carbon. Light, fast and tough, capable of traveling extraordinary distances.

      Particle behavior in past text books only cover specific isotopes, no one has studied this new omnibus particle of randomly grouped isotopes encased in a carbon matrix. A new branch of physical chemistry must emerge to determine it's properties and design counter measures.


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      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        Yes, I was shocked when I saw youtube videos of rain water in Brazil with very high readings. So much for heading to the Southern Hemisphere if SFP in Unit 4 or 3 blows.


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  • Sickputer

    We probably could use a Forum Thread for fracking.. I am posting here instead of Offtopic.

    "CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey plans to release results Wednesday from new groundwater tests in Wyoming where another agency linked hydraulic fracturing to contaminants found in two water wells and residents complained of chemicals polluting their well water….

    ….The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Wyoming, the USGS and two American Indian tribes collaborated on the latest sampling, which followed previous testing done solely by the EPA….

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/test-results-due-wyoming-fracking-zone-072053946.html


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  • VanneV anne

    DNA Mutations
    “Source: http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/07/mutated-slug-in-fukushima/ A gigantic slug was found in a heavily contaminated area in Fukushima, Japan. A man finds 57 pound mushroom in Fernie, BC, Canada. Thought BC was ‘safer’ than [...]”
    http://kaorinews.wordpress.com/tag/dna-mutations/


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  • VanneV anne

    [Dr. Helen Caldicott, M.D., previously on the medical faculty at Harvard Univ.]
    The Nuclear Sacrifice of Our Children
    August 28, 2012
    Helen Caldicott
    http://www.helencaldicott.com/2012/08/the-nuclear-sacrifice-of-our-children/


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  • Noah

    SP4 & Global Threat

    The impact of the future failure of SP4 is well known throughout the ENEnews community. The chain of events that will follow the failure of the pool, will be fire & aerosolization. The nano particle release of MOX fuel will spread more nano particular PU-241 globally. The oxidation of SP4 will make the Fukushima site unworkable, and force complete evacuation. The failure of the remaining unmanned units, with their storage pools, will occur within days. No one dare speak of the effects ALL fuel pools at the site oxidizing at the same time.

    I have accepted this outcome. The technology does not exist to solve this problem at the Fukushima site.

    CONCLUSION
    We must continue to prepare for this global event.

    I am now working on a chelation protocol to remediate the ingestion of PU-241. This will complete my understanding of the iron pathway which PU isotopes exploits.


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    • VanneV anne

      TY, Noah for all your work and keeping us updated here.


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    • Noah

      Factors influencing the uptake of iron and plutonium into cells.

      "Metal uptake from the citrate complex can be prevented only by the presence of other chelating agents and/or by transferrin. It can be assumed, therefore, that the metals react directly with constituents of the cell membrane, a process in which chelating agents can successfully compete if they form strong enough complexes with the metals."

      SOURCE – Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Genetik und Toxikologie, FR Germany.
      Int J Radiat Biol Relat Stud Phys Chem Med. 1988 Mar;53(3):489-500.
      Planas-Bohne F, Duffield J.


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      • Noah

        It has been my understanding that PU exploits biochemical pathways used by iron to enter human tissue. However, metal uptake can be prevented by the presence of chelating agent by means of competitive inhibition.

        Should a major event take place involving MOX fuel, such as the burning of SFP4, having chelating agents in play within the blood stream is the way to go.


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        • I think you are right, the problem is you have to do it while the Pu is in the blood, before it has found a new home.

          Once that nasty stuff and uranium is in organs and bones, it is effectively impossible to get rid of them.


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      • Noah

        Chelation proves effective against internal PU exposure.

        In past studies, particularly the famous USTUR whole body case study, focused on the use of CA-DTPA and CA-EDTA. The study continued of 37 years following Subject from initial exposure to aerosol acidic PU to death of Subject, followed by autopsy. At autopsy, all major soft tissue organs were harvested for radiochemical analyses of their PU-238, PU-239, PU-240 and AM-241 content.

        EDTA and DTPA chelation succeeded in reducing substantially the long-term burden of plutonium in all body organs, except for the lungs.

        The calculated reductions in organ content at the time of Subject's death are approximately 40% for the liver, 60% for other soft tissues (muscle, skin, glands, etc.), 50% for the kidneys, and 50% for the skeleton.


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      • Noah

        EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)

        EDTA has been proven effective against PU, as PU chemically mimics iron.

        EDTA is used to bind metal ions in the practice of chelation therapy, e.g., for treating mercury and lead poisoning. It is used in a similar manner to remove excess iron from the body.

        It is EDTA's affinity to iron that makes it effective against PU. PU mimics iron's chemical properties and is complexed or chemically bonded with the EDTA and carried out of the body in urine and feces.


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      • Noah

        Mrs. Noah is calling to me bed. It is 1:00 am. Time for sleep.


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  • VanneV anne

    arclight
    October 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Mobile Phone research cover up in the UK -Italian court finds cancer link -Concern for children

    “Parents need to know their children are at risk of this illness.”
    Mobile phones can cause brain tumours, court rules.
    A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions.

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/20/mobile-phone-research-cover-up-in-the-uk-italian-court-finds-cancer-link-concern-for-children/

    did you catch this "dodgy site" ? the bbc should be covering this but it wont get past their censorship scientists..


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    • VanneV anne

      The Best Cell Phone Safety Recommendations
      Number One Cell Phone Safety Recommendation: Don't Use Cell Phones!
      7. Avoid using wired headsets.
      • Headsets, including the ear buds that come with most cell phones today, have been shown to act as antennas, channeling the EMR directly into the ear canal. [Reference: Dr. George Carlo, Medical Alert: Aggravated Symptom Relapses (May 2008)]
      • When you use regular ear buds or ear pieces, you’re getting 3 times more EMR than if you held the cell phone against your ear, and you’re getting it directly into your ear canal, and therefore into your brain.
      • This is also a good reason to avoid listening to music on your cell phone.

      8. Use an air tube headset with ferrite beads.
      • This type of headset is believed to be safer, because EMR can’t travel up the air tube like it does on a regular wired earphone.
      • Unlike regular headsets, the air tube headset doesn’t act as an antenna.
      • Ferrite beads suppress the EMR and dissipate it. In other words, they absorb the EMR and convert it into heat.
      • For maximum protection and better cell phone safety, use an air tube headset with a ferrite bead placed as near as possible to the cell phone.
      9. Use the speaker phone as much as possible.
      http://www.naturalhealthstrategies.com/cell-phone-safety.html


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  • Noah

    IRON PATHWAY USED BY PU

    The human body acquires plutonium through the major iron acquisition pathway: "Receptor-mediated endocytosis of the iron transport protein serum transferrin co-localizes with iron."

    SOURCE: Int J Radiat Biol Relat Stud Phys Chem Med. 1988 Mar;53(3):489-500.
    Factors influencing the uptake of iron and plutonium into cells.
    Planas-Bohne F, Duffield J.


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  • VanneV anne

    EXCESS INFANT MORTALITY AFTER NUCLEAR PLANT STARTUP IN RURAL MISSISSIPPI
    International Journal of Health Services
    Volume 38, Number 2–Spring 2008
    “…In 1983-1984, the first two years in which the existing Grand Gulf reactor operated, significant rises were observed in local rates of infant deaths (+35.3%) and fetal deaths (+57.8%). Local infant mortality remained elevated for the next two decades. These changes match those experienced in the same five local counties during atomic bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s….”
    http://www.radiation.org/reading/08spring_ijhs_mississippi.html


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  • VanneV anne

    MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: 14,000 U.S. DEATHS TIED TO FUKUSHIMA REACTOR DISASTER FALLOUT

    Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count.
    December 19, 2011
    http://www.radiation.org/press/pressrelease111219FukushimaReactorFallout.html


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  • VanneV anne

    AN UNEXPECTED MORTALITY INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES FOLLOWS ARRIVAL OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME FROM FUKUSHIMA: IS THERE A CORRELATION?
    http://www.radiation.org/


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  • VanneV anne

    RPHP Responds to the Nuclear Meltdowns in Japan
    Please Read Our Press Releases on Contamination and Health Risk
    “RPHP analyzed official EPA data on Japan radiation that drifted to the U.S., and found it is 20 times above normal in the air and precipitation. Levels in Idaho are about 100 times above normal. This suggests that Americans born later in 2011 will have higher rates of infant deaths, low weight births, cancer, and other conditions, which is what occurred after the Chernobyl plume drifted over the U.S. in 1986.”
    http://www.radiation.org/


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    When low level alpha radiation was applied to 1% of cells, DNA change was seen in 30% of the cells. This clearly indicates that the cells that are not directly exposed to the radiaction are also affected. (Bystander Effects) [...] It is caused by cell communication.

    http://legacy.kek.jp/newskek/2004/marapr/microbeam.html

    DNA double-strand breaks induced by very low X-ray doses are largely due to bystander effects.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18763860

    ===
    It's like one members of the family dies and the whole family is changed. Another lesson that we are connected, even to strangers. One community, one city and on a bigger scale, the planet has crisis and everyone is affected. Microcosm Macrocosm…


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  • Mack Mack

    Here is an entire library of videos on radiation, nuclear energy, renewable energies, doctors who found links to cancers and radiation…

    It's really impressive:

    http://www.envirovideo.com/contents.html


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  • VanneV anne

    I've moved this post from another forum:
    ML
    November 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Here's an article regarding effect of radiation on the endocrine system published in an Indian journal April-June 2011…just before the hush came over the medical world again, with the exception of Germany.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3125012/

    Endocrine effects of Fukushima: Radiation-induced endocrinopathy
    This is what governments do not want the populace to know.


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  • vital1 vital1

    Preventing exposure to low level radiation is better than trying to fix the situation afterwards. Here are some free tools you can use to help prevent exposure. For those of you how can't afford the equipment in the guides, here is a list of the latest International reports of detections of radioactive isotope contamination in food items.

    http://sccc.org.au/archives/2861

    Free Geiger Counter use guide.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Using-a-Geiger-Counter-to-test-food-for-Radioactive-Contamination.pdf

    Free guide on how to set up a home, or community based, DIY food testing lab.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/How-to-set-up-a-home-or-community-food-testing-lab-for-radioactive-contamination.pdf

    ——————————————–

    Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
    quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf, hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lifesaver.pdf


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    • Mitigation:

      "Preventing exposure to low level radiation is better than trying to fix the situation afterwards."

      Well stated vital1.

      I've been explaining mitigation like this:

      It's like brushing your teeth. Brushing regularly does not guarantee that you will not get cavities but it improves your chances.

      Taking shoes off at the door, avoiding rain, testing food, etc… will all improve your chances of not getting ill from radioactive contamination. However, it is no guarantee.

      The Age of Fallout or the Fallout era, whichever, it's going to be here for generations to come.


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  • I did not know that. Wow!

    Children and X-rays

    VERY IMPORTANT…

    NOTE:
    "By sharpening our perceptions more subtle radiation effects can often become observable where once they went unnoticed."

    "For example, a series of X-rays received by a young child may cause temporary depression of the white blood cells, and ten days to two weeks after the exposure the child will get influenza or some other infectious disease. Ordinarily the parent views the two events as unconnected."

    (credit Mack)
    from:
    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/NRBE/NRBE8.html

    Their chart is based on short term (time) exposure.
    (pretty sure)

    Long term low dose 'fluctuating' exposure we don't really know, except to say that it's not good. (obviously)

    What 'low dosing' does and how different people are effected we will no doubt find out in the coming months and years.


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  • VanneV anne

    Microwave – Frequency Warfare
    12/5/2012 — Microwave / Frequency Warfare — Dr. Barrie Trower (part 1 of 3)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOeD7CeLE4k

    12/5/2012 — Microwave / Frequency Warfare — Dr. Barrie Trower (part 2 of 3)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYcsW0jfqfY

    12/5/2012 — Microwave / Frequency Warfare — Dr. Barrie Trower (part 3 of 3)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URsa3qAWeVs


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  • VanneV anne

    Resonance – Beings of Frequency (documentary film)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vb9R0x_0NQ


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  • razzz razzz

    Found this interesting. Heard of it before but didn't know it involved so many people.

    From…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29

    "…Director Dick Powell died of cancer in January 1963, seven years after the film's release. Pedro Armendáriz was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1960, and committed suicide in 1963 after he learned his condition had become terminal. Hayward, Wayne, and Moorehead all died of cancer in the 1970s. Cast member actor John Hoyt died of lung cancer in 1991. Skeptics point to other factors such as the wide use of tobacco — Wayne and Moorehead in particular were heavy smokers. The cast and crew totaled 220 people. By 1981, 91 of them had developed some form of cancer and 46 had died of the disease. Several of Wayne and Hayward's relatives also had cancer scares as well after visiting the set. Michael Wayne developed skin cancer, his brother Patrick had a benign tumor removed from his breast and Hayward's son Tim Barker had a benign tumor removed from his mouth…"


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  • VanneV anne

    Is Exposure To Electromagnetic Fields The Real Cause Of Autism?
    “…
    EMFs From Your TV Damage Your Limbic System
    “Now the reason that the Limbic system controls all those and that autism children cannot do few or any of those is because they’ve sat for 2 to 4 hours for half of their lives in front of a television that radiates electromagnetic radiation and gives their frontal robe, the front of their brain, an electronic lobotomy and it is terrible. Let me explain the electronics of the action potentials in the nerve cell. We start at -70mV, when we get a stimulus what happens is the Sodium channel opens, Potassium channel closes and we trigger and we go up to a plus 30mV level….”
    http://www.electricsense.com/1646/is-exposure-to-electromagnetic-fields-the-real-cause-of-autism/


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  • VanneV anne

    “…Uranium is also a toxic chemical. The metal reaction will give your body horrible rashes and allergies. Another is the radioactive effect where nuclear particles disturb the cells. Our cells communicate with one another but what happens is the radiation damages the signals and cells start to malfunction. The third and most serious effect of DU is the nanoparticle or "particulate" effect. Because the suspended DU particles which travel around the world are so tiny, they disturb the signalling and information flow in the cell processes and functions of the body. You get what is called chronic diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome where people get tired all the time, that's from radiation damage; or obesity which is caused by damage to the information flow in the cell; or neuro-muscular diseases like multiple-sclerosis where people are unable to walk because their nervous systems are damaged. DU is a systemic poison which causes a web of diseases that cascade into many illnesses…”
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericanDUST/message/1847


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  • VanneV anne

    “Obesity worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, according to the World Health Organisation, with more than 500 million adults worldwide suffering from the condition according to 2008 statistics….”
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hnnoYPVWNIsXNevrUmQRmscWzC9Q?docId=CNG.426473a9a1591b6b7cb774e3a4da1914.2d1


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  • VanneV anne

    Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide

    “…And my [Moret} presentation in 2009 was titled “UN 2008 Report Evidence of Global Decline in Population and Fertility”. I put up two United Nations [UN] diagrams [Fig. 8, 10] from that report – their [UN] own report – that demonstrated that since 1986 all countries in the world, all regions in the world, have had declining populations and declining fertility.,,,
    the now emerging effects of the Fukushima disaster (2011) equivalent to at least 300 Chernobyl disasters. Source: UN Report: “World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision – Highlights”, Fig. 2.
    http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2012/02/24/interview-with-prof-dr-busby-and-leuren-moret-%E2%80%93-fallujah-fukushima-and-the-global-radiation-catastrophe-%E2%80%A6-exposing-worldwide-depopulation-and-genocide/


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  • 3-11-11

    "THE HORMESIS SCAM" by Karl Grossman

    "Among the nuttiest theories about radiation is that it is good for you."

    http://www.karlgrossman.com/articles.html#Hormesis Scam – Radiation is Good for You?


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  • Noah

    Economic Effect of Widespread Low Level Radiation

    It is a well established fact that widespread low level radiation exposure effects whole populations health wise. As health decreases, total productivity slows, this slowing is reflected economically.

    The continuing mass exposure of the Northern Hemisphere, since 311, is predictive of economic slow down within nations north of the equator. Conversely, more healthy populations south of the equator is predictive of increasing productivity and prosperity.

    The true wealth of nations is the health of their people. Without health, individuals, families, cities and consequently nations are impoverished. Without health, vigorous inspired work is diminished and slowed. Productivity is decreased, people don't feel like working, effecting the national economy and gross domestic product. If you are not feeling well, going to work is not fun.


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  • pure water

    Early Brain Response to Low-Dose Radiation Exposure Involves Molecular Networks and Pathways Associated with Cognitive Functions, Advanced Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
    http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1667/RR1389.1?journalCode=rare


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  • pure water

    POISONING IN THE NAME
    OF PROGRESS
    http://www.karlloren.com/ultrasound/p64.htm
    I am deeply impressed by this part:
    Professor Bryn Bridges, now the director of COMARE, complained in The Ecologist [Environmental genetic hazards: the important problem, The Ecologist, June 1971] 28 years ago, of the absurdity of existing safety standards in view of the large numbers of mutagens to which each member of the modern population was exposed. "What is a suitable recommendation for one mutagen (i.e. radiation)," he wrote, "will not suffice when each of a number of mutagens is considered." It has been estimated that about 1,000 to 1,500 new chemicals are introduced into the environment each year, of which no more than a minute fraction is tested for mutagenic activity. If a thousand mutagens were each allowed at population doses which doubled the spontaneous rate, then the overall rate might go up a thousandfold quite apart from any synergistic interaction which might occur."
    Bryn Bridges is today one of the most important, most respected figures in this whole field. This statement alone, made 28 years ago, makes complete nonsense of the safety standards for exposure to chemicals as well as to different types of radioactivity that are still in use.


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  • Three Eleven Eleven Three Eleven Eleven

    "How Low Doses Of Radiation Can Cause Heart Disease And Stroke"

    "A mathematical model constructed by researchers at Imperial College London predicts the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, stroke) associated with low background levels of radiation."

    "…in the last few years, studies have shown that there may also be cardiovascular risks associated with the much lower fractionated doses of radiation received by groups such as nuclear workers…"

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091022202710.htm


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  • Mack Mack

    "Study of Atomic-Bomb Survivors: Even lower levels of ionizing radiation exposure may lead to soft tissue cancers"
    February 11, 2013

    "In one of the largest and longest follow-up studies ever conducted to assess the effects of ionizing radiation upon the development of soft tissue sarcomas in humans, the investigators found that much lower levels than previously ever identified lead to the development of soft tissue sarcomas and poor survival rates."

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-atomic-bomb-survivors-ionizing-exposure-soft.html


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  • Mack Mack

    STRONTIUM-89 WORSE THAN CESIUM-137

    "The danger to public health from a food supply tainted with high strontium-89 levels cannot be overstated. Internalized strontium-89 is far more dangerous than cesium-137. Cesium-137 pumps out a gamma ray of 661,000 electron volts whereas strontium-89 pumps out beta particles with an electron volt ranking of 1,495,000, or 2.25 times higher. Also, because beta rays travel about one-tenth the distance in cellular tissue than gamma rays the absorbed dose from betas by exposed tissues is significantly greater than for gamma and thus the damage potential is greater (for gammas, the exposure is 'diluted' across much more tissue than betas, or alphas). Furthermore, whereas cesium-137 pools in the muscle, strontium-89 pools in the bone, which is far more linked to vital processes (except the heart muscle, of course) and is a smaller organ than the 'muscle organ', so the impact from internalized strontium-89 is considerably greater than the same quantity of internalized cesium-137."

    http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/12-5.php


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    • Noah

      Chelation of Strontium
      THESIS: Catch food borne radioactive Strontium while it is still in the digestive/intestinal tract.

      It is commonly known that once radioactive Strontium-89 and Strontium-90 imbeds within the bone matrix, it is very difficult to remove. Therefore, chelation protocols I developed to protect my family, calls for the use of oral chelator ingestion before, during and after eating. The Noah family regularly utilizes this principle at every meal. Reference my past posts, regarding the use of apple pectin (apple pectin protocol) for example. The use of chelators during the meal time makes my protocol unique among therapeutic modalities addressing the remediation of radioactive particle ingestion.

      To reduce absorption of radioactive Strontium Isotopes, I recommend the use of Southern Hemisphere sourced arginate to be taken before, during and after meals. Food grade arginate has demonstrated in lab rats the ability to reduce the strontium-90 in the plasma and urine by 64 and 75 % respectively.

      Mrs. Noah is calling me to eat my meal. All for now.


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  • Mack Mack

    Dr. Caldicott's Fukushima Symposium is now archived and available on-line:

    http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    The 1989 closing of Rancho Seco NPP near Sacramento has resulted in 4,319 fewer deaths in the area. The scientific studies, including a 13% drop in childhood leukemia, are here: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/healthcare/study-nuclear-plant-shutdown-results-4319-fewer-cancer-cases.


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  • Mack Mack

    Low level radiation "ingested gradually" was "a factor in the increases in local cancer death rates" around Oak Ridge, Tennessee:

    "Results indicate that the increases in the local area (under 100 miles from Oak Ridge) exceeded regional increases and far exceeded national increases. Within the region, increases were greatest in rural areas, in Anderson County (where Oak Ridge is located), in mountainous counties, and in the region downwind of Oak Ridge. Each of these findings suggest that low levels of radiation, ingested gradually by local residents, were a factor in the increases in local cancer death rates"

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7928016

    NOTE: EATING FOODS WITH RADIATION IN IT CONTRIBUTES TO CANCER DEATH RATES.


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  • ML

    Fukushima AIDs. Like Chernobyl AIDs. I don't recall how I found this link. It explains a lot in terms of all the sea lions and other animals are falling sick enmass.
    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/fukushima-aids-part-1/


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  • Mack Mack

    "New study: Is there a link between childhood obesity and radiation?

    Fact: Obesity affects about one-fifth of all American children.

    Fact: Asthma is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease.

    Fact? There could be a link between these two common childhood conditions and… radiation exposure.

    According to the new report released by senior researcher De-Kun Li of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA, there is a link betweem EMF exposures for babies in utero and risks of these conditions later on."

    http://tawkon.com/blog/en/new-study-childhood-obesity-asthma-radiation


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  • norbu norbu

    Database of nuclear tests, United States http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/nuclear/tests/USA-ntests0.html
    Alot of nuclear test were done, over 1,100 between 1945 and 1992.
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  • wfs wfs

    the racist environmental politics of corporate imperialism. Sustain influence and control of resources at ANY and ALL costs.

    http://cavnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/iraqi-birth-defects-worse-than-hiroshima/


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  • Mack Mack

    "Doctors slam uranium miner over junk science on radiation safety"

    "A statement signed by 45 medical doctors calls on uranium mining company Toro Energy to stop promoting the view that low-level radiation is beneficial to human health."

    http://www.mapw.org.au/news/doctors-slam-uranium-miner-over-junk-science-radiation-safety


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  • Mack Mack

    Finnish Cancer Registry:

    "Breast cancer in areas with highest fall-out from Chernobyl"

    http://www.cancer.fi/syoparekisteri/en/research/breast-cancer-in-areas-with-high/


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  • VanneV anne

    The scientific jigsaw puzzle: Fitting the pieces of the low-level radiation debate
    Jan Beyea
    “…It is now reasonably clear that protracted exposure does not protect against radiation-induced cancer. Rather, it is the cumulative radiation exposure from all sources that must be examined. In developed countries, the average accumulated dose from medical procedures is now so high that a significant percentage of the population in these countries will be above 0.1 Sv. Therefore, this population will be primed for radiation-induced, delayed cancers from releases from nuclear reactors or dirty bombs, even using the hypothetical dose-response models of the LNT dissenters. There is no longer a convenient excuse to avoid using the LNT to estimate consequences from real or projected releases of radioactive materials, even when the dose of concern is below 0.1 Sv….”
    http://bos.sagepub.com/content/68/3/13.full#ref-6


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  • VanneV anne

    “…In summary, a growing number of optimally designed epidemiological studies among nuclear
    workers, the low-dose data of the A-bomb follow-up, and studies of environmentally exposed
    populations, have been fully supported by microdosimetric studies on the cellular level. They leave no
    doubt that the claims for hormetic effects of low-dose exposures, and the existence of a ‘threshold’ or
    ‘zero-effect’ exposure range can no longer be based on undecided ‘scientific evidence’. All the
    ‘proofs’ and ‘studies’ the crusaders for increased allowable radioactive exposures have continued to
    cite represent either invalid or misleading interpretations of flawed epidemiological studies….”

    Radiation Hormesis & Zero-Risk Threshold Dose:
    Two Scientifically Refuted, but Stubborn Myths
    Rudi H. Nussbaum, Ph.D., and Prof. Wolfgang Köhnlein
    http://www.gfstrahlenschutz.de/docs/hormeng2.pdf


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Pushing our loved ones over the edge. That is what nuclear does and has been doing. Chemical and pharmaceutical toxins, existing radiological exposure and devitalized food create chronic disease and just a little shove from extra radiation or other toxins, or stress, is enough to send your loved one over the cliff. That is why death from cancer is the wrong metric for arguing nuclear; multiple factors and impossibility of reporting causes in the registry means we will never know for sure what finally pummeled your friend/family to death. How can anyone argue that poison is poisonous and huge releases are poisonous to life? Dialogue with such thinkers is futile. Plea to stop is futile. Who will remove them from their positions? Nobody I can think of


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      of course I meant how can anyone argue that nuclear toxin IS NOT poisonous. Its simply the ultimate "free radical", forever causing aging and death

      "isnt it ridiculous to ask the people who are committing the crime to protect you from it?"


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