Phoenix milk sample exceeds EPA’s maximum contaminant level for radioactive iodine-131

Published: April 9th, 2011 at 9:49 am ET
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Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk, Jeff McMahon (Forbes blog) , Apr. 8 2011:

… Milk Contamination At EPA Maximum…

Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9. The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0, but this is a conservative standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider these levels to pose a health threat. …

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Published: April 9th, 2011 at 9:49 am ET
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42 comments to Phoenix milk sample exceeds EPA’s maximum contaminant level for radioactive iodine-131

  • Mothra

    That’s WAY too high for children! Why don’t reporters give infant equivalent dose information?

    • xdrfox

      Don’t think, FDA nor CDC could give out that type of inf. One would need to see a physician to acquire that knowledge if he /she would be willing to give it to you !

      One can use regular iodine 2% by painting on the abdomen or forearm each day the size of a dime, “Do not take internally.” The skin will absorb, and the thyroids will take in any needed iodine, if you have a good diet the thyroid will be full and not require any. Morton’s Iodized Salt has Iodine in it as well, check container, some bloggs are suggesting that as of late they have stopped putting it in their salt ! Do the dime each day to keep the thyroid full, Iodine 133 when present will go to the thyroid if it is lacking in iodine, the thyroid does not differ between good iodine and bad such as Iodine 133.
      http://www.ki4u.com/illwind.htm

      Iodized Salt, Will say on Label, Iodine-131 is taken up into the thyroid only if there is already a deficiency of iodine in the thyroid. And if you haven’t been getting enough dietary iodine in your diet, there will be an iodine deficiency in your thyroid. The Japanese people eat seaweed that has iodine. This may work in there favor.

  • xdrfox

    I think the water from crack was only part of the contamination.
    Much seawater put on the reactors and spent fuel pools were caked in plutonium dust and pieces (as photos showed) that were flushed down to the sea as the cooled the areas overflowed and down to the sea !

    I am afraid that the explosions hurled much of the spent fuel rods into the surrounding waters of the plants, so this will continue to increase in levels “higher and higher for many many years” ! There is NO sort of containment and has not been since the explosions !

  • Of course they don’t. They don’t want to lose money, lives are less important to them. Avoid all possibly contaminated products, get a home tester if you can afford one. If not then use products from a safe part of the world, or frozen, or even canned products. And use reverse osmosis treated water, or distilled.

    http://www.prlog.org/11417424-natural-treatment-for-radiation-exposure-what-you-need-to-know-to-not-get-sick.html

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Since milk has this, how many other types of foods have these levels? We can only imagine.

    Milk is used in so many things baking, mashed potato’s, and so on.

    Can’t they filter milk and water to get these contaminates out before it gets to the public?
    Can see the new packaging “Radiation Free”.

    • xdrfox

      How you doing WindorSolarPlease

      Leafy vegetation will be a larger target to land on, lettuce. cabbage and so on, it’s been said to take off as much as loose leaf as possible them wash repeatedly and without saying having your water is isotope free !
      A fruit or vegetable that is pealed may be fairly free of, but wash afterward as well as your hands.

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi xdrfox

        So far ok thank you. Hope all is ok by you and everyone.

        Taking your advice and staying out of the little rain that we are having today.

        In Arizona where we live, we hardly get rain. Not sure why we have higher levels in milk here when we have low rain fall?

        I’m not sure anyone would let us know the tap water is at high levels? This is where I heard about our milk.

        • xdrfox

          Do you have a mountain range to your west, the winds come down off the ridge and slow down and settle, it would seem to me.

          • WindorSolarPlease

            I have, mountain ranges all over, we don’t live in Phoenix.

            Yes you’re right, we did have some radiation levels that were high. I thought that would blow off by now.

            We have bottle water and food storage for a Month.
            Sounds like 1 or 2 years of storage might be better to have.

            Just looked at our milk, it’s from California organic. Doesn’t powder milk, come from milk?

          • xdrfox

            So your area is kinda a bowl !

          • xdrfox

            Remember, it’s not just I-133 !

        • xdrfox

          You did have some high levels a while back on the https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do site, that I remember !

        • xdrfox

          Have you bought a stock of bottled water ?
          It may disappear fast if words from FDA hot the air !

        • xdrfox

          How many dairy farms in your area, where it is bottled ! Could be in Ca.

          : |

        • xdrfox

          Yes it comes from milk, lol.. But it was process prior to the date of first fall out, Intake essentials should be considered pre Japan and post Japan now. Everything before the 11th/17th will be free of any problems after that date on items may be worth looking into as to where from and what it is.

        • xdrfox

          Things don’t look good at all, but I don’t think it’s in us to throw in the towel. I have a few things on my bucket list to do yet ! You have a Grand Child coming soon right ? Your work is cut out for you right there !

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Yes I have a grandson due in June, we all can’t wait.

            Our son is on cloud nine.

            I really hope our grandson will be ok.

            It concerns me what this new generation might have to go through.

    • xdrfox

      Might want to get a supply of powered milk !

      • WindorSolarPlease

        oops sorry.. I put my response up above yours..look up ^

        • xdrfox

          No problem, I’ll find it, lol.
          Yep, your milk is from Ca. There were elevated levels there too !

          : |

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Now to figure out the labels of things, that says process prior to the 11th.

            Not sure it’s worth it, we were exposed anyway.

            I think we all are in the same boat no matter where we live.

            I do believe this is worse than they are saying, so far this situation isn’t getting better.

        • xdrfox

          Are you able to listen to : http://www.renseradio.com/listenlive.htm
          Yet ? after you go there a few times it will give you a download of an icon you can put on your desktop, to just click on to listen,
          He has some good guest on about this and other programs. Often find out things days before it gets in the news. You will get the latest show when ever you go there, same as this one: http://www.thealexjonesshow.com/ been around for many years, full of information, backs up all with proof ! Has good inf. on this disaster too !

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Thanks for the links, but the radio connections don’t work on my puter.

          • xdrfox

            Have you installed Real Player or media Player, (both free) I know your system is not so old to have a sound card ! Even my 1983 Commodore had a sound card w/ 64k memory card, lol.

  • xdrfox

    Next season food will be the real deal !

  • xdrfox

    Taken up by root !

  • Slick Vick

    Guys, look at Little Rock, the first city listed in the chart above – 8.9….. That’s nearly TRIPLE what phoenix is showing.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi Slick Vick,

      How is Little Rock Milk? If the levels are low, then I am really confused.

      • Slick Vick

        I’m not sure what you mean by that – the legal limit for contamination in milk is 3.0 and in the chart just below this story, you can see that Little Rock reads 8.9 for Iodine.. The story says that Phoenix exceeds the regulations with 3.2.. What I’m saying is that Little Rock is nearly 3 times higher at 8.9, so I wonder why that’s not mentioned..

      • Slick Vick

        Maybe you’re mistaking the data box below the post for an advertisement and overlooked it??????

        Use the slider to scroll to the right.. You’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

        • WindorSolarPlease

          Hi Slick Vick

          Sorry I didn’t have reading glasses on..I thought you meant 89 on the Beta Gross Count Rate (CPM)

          You are right.. WOW that is a high reading on the milk.

      • xdrfox

        Here go to the site, I posted it here the other day on an article :
        http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-sampling-data.html#milk
        you will not have to scroll as much !

      • xdrfox

        If the upper winds stall or concentration of isotopes, (pockets) are more condensed in some areas of the sky,(due to activity. what type of reactors/spent fuel rods at time of injecting into the air currents)(temperatures, humidity, precipitation, days heat or cool nights, winds) more may fall in different areas.

    • xdrfox

      I am finding Nothing on search for :
      “Little Rock test levels 8.9 for Iodine I-133 in milk”
      ?

  • xdrfox

    It may be worse then that everywhere soon enough ! Look at what Canada is doing with it’s levels.
    http://enenews.com/local-official-bc-canada-connects-pregnant-moms-newborns-day-communitys-health-stake

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I think we are all going to find out that radiation and other chemicals just might be part of our lives through air, food, water.
    Either our body’s might get use to it, or we might have a shorter life span.

    Just as the gulf, I don’t see this getting better any time soon. Like the gulf, I think things will continually wash up on the beaches and probably be contaminated.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    We had more rain than I thought.
    That’s what I get for staying inside, I missed it..oh darn..lol..
    It’s cold, there’s is rain and there is even snow.
    This is just weird weather.
    I’m glad I was warm inside drinking my hot tea with honey.

    Wonder if this fallout had anything to do with this weather?

  • xdrfox

    Don’t think this would result in a ‘Nuclear winter’ !

    • WindorSolarPlease

      I don’t think so either, but the weather was strange.

      • xdrfox

        A foot (12″) of snow in Flagstaff ?

        brrrrr

        • WindorSolarPlease

          Flagstaff is beautiful, but it can get cold there.

          Oracle, AZ., which isn’t to far from us has/had snow (might have melted already??).

          We just had rain, and I believe we had a record low temp. Sat.