Scientist: Radiation in food going to be a nationwide problem in US — Not just limited to one region (VIDEO)

Published: May 3rd, 2011 at 12:25 am ET
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Where is all that Fukushima radiation going, and why does it matter?, Fairewinds Associates, May 2, 2011:

Fairewinds’ founder Maggie Gundersen interviews environmental scientist and professional engineer Marco Kaltofen about his ongoing analysis of radioactive fallout from Fukushima.

Highlights

  • 2:45 Internal radiation
  • 5:00 Information on particles
  • 9:00 Particles can land and continuous expose someone
  • 11:10 Radiation in food going to be a nationwide problem
  • 16:35 Geiger counter doesn’t measure dusty fallout
  • 16:50 Gov’t agencies need to take on burden of testing, it’s going to be serious and we want to get info in a timely way

 

Published: May 3rd, 2011 at 12:25 am ET
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58 comments to Scientist: Radiation in food going to be a nationwide problem in US — Not just limited to one region (VIDEO)

  • Selenio

    So…when will the wind change direction and not blow the radiation from Japan to the US? Perhaps then Japan will step up there game.


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  • Monitor X

    Holy cow. Radioactive pollution alert days? That’s like something out of a science fiction movie like Robocop, where the corporation is the government, and the public announcement warns of grave danger to your health then wishes you to have a nice day. Still, I appreciate the video and the information. Now if only I can earn enough credits to implant a Mars vacation in my brain then I don’t have to deal with any of this. See the Ministry of Truth knows. Everyone can be happy all the time as long as we’re winning the war against terrorists from Eastasia, a high commander of which was killed yesterday.


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  • kx

    you can go antartica if you are man enough lol, maybe it will even be ok with more more heat in the world lol


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  • terraohio

    Hopefully Obama will be gracious and care about our lives to accept grain imports from Russia, Brazil, and Argentina.


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    • anne, Doctor of Philosophy

      Russia destroyed their food basket with Chernobyl and other terrible nuclear accidents which make the land uninhabitable and not safe for food production for 100,000 years. What do you think has led to the decline of Russia?

      They use terrible pesticides in South America that have been outlawed in this country for decades. Good luck!

      We need to save our own farmlands. No GMO’s. Only organic and biodynamic farming!


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      • xdrfox

        Yes the accident in the 50′s and last year the fires help to redistribute Isotopes that had been settled for 25 years many of that were lifted and carried by winds around the world !


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  • Rica E

    I got my zeolites and started taking them today, hacking cough and sinus thing almost all the way gone already. The powder form is supposedly more effective.


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    • tony wilson

      zeolite is good…
      you should also buy 1kg packets of epsom salts and bicarbonate of soda..
      they have a proven track record for detox,used in the ukraine and belarus.
      5 big handfuls of each in the bath with hot water only..also mix the 2 together as a paste body scrub.
      mke a drink with bicarbonate 2 teaspoons in a cup of filter water helps remove cesium.
      put 2 teaspoons of bicarb in a little teapot and use it as a neti style nasal flush easy to do look on you tube for neti pot videos.
      british nuclear fuels which is now owned by areva france before fukishima was one of the biggest dumpers of radioactive water sludge into the irish sea..
      they buy zeolite,bicarbonate of soda by the ton.


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  • glenn

    The southern hemisphere will (I hope) be much less impacted by fallout because of the relatively small amount of air masses that cross the equator. I’m expecting a fairly large influx of ‘tourists’ here in Oz. Forget the implants…take a holiday.(Maybe a long holiday). And bring your geiger counter,of course, to reduce your risk of eating imported radioactively contaminated food.


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  • Don’t worry, they’ll blame all the cancers on the “terrorist attacks” following “bin Laden’s death”.

    Then Nuclear Power can still be “safe and clean”.


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  • Dael

    “A certain amount of natural radiation in a cigarette”

    Isn’t it rather because of the fertilizer used? Using fertilizers that produce radioactive particles is not “natural”.


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    • xdrfox

      “A certain amount of natural radiation in a cigarette”

      Could it be fallout from the testing done in the open air in the 50′s and 60′s, could tobacco absorb at a higher rate or a particular Isotope/Isotopes as it was found that mushrooms did after Chernobyl, leading people to search in extraction from body using mushrooms ?

      I think many links will be found as to plants as sun flowers have to removing Isotopes from soil also.

      Question ?
      Hearing sun flowers can be used to pull contamination from soul, but I hear they dispose of by pulling up then incinerating the sun flower plants,.. this would only re-deploy the Isotopes into the air again, such as the Russian fires last summer that was great concern to scientist ! Fire does not destroy these Isotopes but only lifts many back into the environment to resettle elsewhere, to think the problem has been relieved !


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      • Discordian

        According to William Cooper in Behold a Pale Horse, US tobacco fields were dusted with uranium tailings in the 1950s, with a corresponding rise in cases of tobacco related cancers in the years since. (His conclusion was that tobacco isn’t suicide so much as it is murder.)

        For myself, I am a devotee of history and (mostly) pre-20th century literature. I have read a great deal in my 40 years, and I can tell you that I found exactly ONE reference to cancer before the 20th century, and zero linkings of tobacco use to cancer, even in the works of “natural scientists”.

        Sounds like a conspiracy to me, though we all know how completely bogus conspiracies are. :)


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  • Steve

    Radiation dust in U.S? Yes! Especially if you were in the U.S. for the month of April 2011. Dust that will end up in our lungs. An epidemic of cancers will arrive in a few years. Our government is purposefully keeping silent as they know it would cause panic. So keep working and paying taxes. Obama, Congress and the health related departments, thanks again for the leadership on this issue.


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  • Yes Steve,…that week WAS the worst! I’m in northern Ca. and I have never had lung issues before. I posted about that time, and since,…that I feel a ‘heaviness’ in my lungs that makes it feel like I’m almost suffocating. I also have no oxygen to use to carry me up a flight of stairs, for example. My 4# chihuahua has been hospitalized twice also. I feel aches all over with a headache. Bloody heck,….I WISH I was ‘crazy’!


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  • The main point I got from the video is that we need to press public health authorities to educate the puplic about steps they can take to reduce their exposure risks.

    And we need to press for more testing of contamination in food and water! Results must be made available!

    Public authorities will not adopt these steps in the absence of tremendous pressure. Resistance to educating the public is obviously a function of the fear of panic plus the influence of the incredibly powerful nuclear energy lobby.

    Unfortunately, in my state the public authorities whose responsibility it would be to educate the public are also those who work most closely with the nuclear power plant in town.

    I have spoken to both of these individuals and am puting pressure on them to take the accumulation issue seriously.

    There will be no public education unless everyone who reads this site and others starts contacting their state health and regulatory authorities.

    It is easy to find numbers using the Internet. Call and simply explain your concerns and be prepared to document the severity of the crisis using the data found on this website.

    Polite persistence and follow up are required.

    Really, we need to become advocates!!!!


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    • xdrfox

      @ majia
      “Call and simply explain your concerns and be prepared to document the severity of the crisis using the data found on this website.”

      Like people have been asking questions about the Gulf ? The 911 work area ? Agent Orange in VN ?


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      • radegan

        “Hello, Mr. Government? Did you know there’s a lot of radioactive cesium on our strawberries? Define ‘a lot’? Oh, I don’t know, you know detectable amounts. What? Can I taste it? No, but that doesn’t mean…I’m sorry, what? Can I see it? No, I can’t see anything, isn’t that the point? I should what? Rinse it…rinse it well. Ok, and that’ll wash the radiation off? Right, right, IF there is any….I’m sorry, what? Now let me get this – IF there is radioactive cesium on my strawberries and I rinse it down my sink, then I’m in violation of EPA laws on nuclear disposal? Ten years in jail and a million dollar fine?”


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    • MCP

      majia, I agree completely. We are complicit if we don’t do anything to address this, lobby public officials, and inform the public. Prevention is huge and can mean life or death during this crisis!!! It also protects budgets down the road!…
      Having worked in public health and govt. for years, I can assure you that you CAN influence public officials. Their offices do care about their PR image and many even care about the well-being of their family, neighbors, and constituents…a LOT!
      Apathy is the real killer!…


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  • Thanks MCP

    I understand and relate to the cynicism XdrFox and Radegan.

    However, there have been cases where public outrage has made a difference. Lead poisoning, DDT, and pesticide were all regulated as a result of public pressure and activist science despite tremendous industry power and corrupt scientists in industry employment.

    I realize it feels like a losing battle and our regulations are incomplete, but I still believe, with MCP, that pressure can be make a difference.

    I sent this video link to our state nuclear response point person and asked him to watch it. It is a start!


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Yes..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVQ81p2yRcg
    Fools always bring a smile.


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  • Sam

    There are ways to lock up the radiation in the soil. Biochar which is a
    form of activated carbon supposedly locks up radiation. How much
    we really don’t know yet. When it reaches its carrying capacitty may
    be a factor of how much is put in per square foot, It cannot be
    added just by itself as the biochar will absorb all the nutrients. So
    it is usually enriched with a compost. Also potassium sulfate added to
    the soil binds caesium. Important to add rock minerals to the soil in
    your vegetable gardens. the theory is to load up the plant with
    sufficient nutrients that it does not do any ionic exchange with the
    radiation in the soil. Then again there is the unavoidable fall out
    landing on the plants of which plastic will keep the rain out but not
    the invisible radiation. In the summer plastic coverings on plants
    make the atmosphere too hot. Sunflowers , pig weed, hemp can be
    grown as remediators sucking up the radiation. Disposal is an
    issue. Don’t want to burn it. They will need to be buried and
    allowed to compost with biochar mixed in to lock in the radioactivity. Also one would want to line the pit with bentonite
    to prevent seepage into the ground water. As you can surmise,
    there is no magic solution. Biochar right now is expensive. The
    industry has not ramped up to a massive scale yet. Imagine
    burning wood which is slightly radioactive now to make a char to
    ameliorate the soil when more has been added to the air. Problems
    within problems. Eat foods to help detox the radiation, build up the
    immune system, have lots of love and enjoy the moment. What
    else can we do as this meltdown continues. I hope this is of
    some help. As a small farmer I have been seeking solutions for the
    last two weeks prior to tilling up the soil and planting. These are
    the findings so far.


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  • xdrfox

    California Radiation Level Testing
    Written by Planet X
    Tuesday, 05 April 2011 07:47
    Tuesday April, 5, 2011

    Coupmedia.org received reports over the past 48 hours of individuals in white radiation suits in California, near the Santa Clara County water recharge ponds. Suspicion was raised as to the reason radiation testing would be occurring in the area which officials have said is safe. As we attempted to contact individuals whom witnessed the testing, a number of people confirmed they had seen two people in all white suits with yellow devices.
    http://coupmedia.org/terror-threats/california-radiation-level-testing-0504


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  • Scrappy

    Radiation Detox Protocols – Natural

    The therapies described here are widely available as over-the-counter supplements in most countries.

    Green stuff and other sea food

    In Chernobyl, 5 grams of spirulina for 45 days was used successfully against radiation poisoning. Chlorella algae also has shown radio-protective effects. A study showed that spirulina reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% after only 20 days and so the Institute of Radiation Safety in Belarus developed a special program to treat 100 children every 20 days with spirulina. Furthermore, the healing occurred during the continuous presence of radiation as well as the presence of radiation contaminated food and water sources. In particular, spirulina given to children with accumulated high doses of radionuclides reduced radioactive cesium. No side effects were registered. Only buy spirulina or chlorella from a certified heavy-metal free source.

    Studies on sea vegetables with sodium alginate have shown that they selectively bound with radioactive strontium and eliminated it from the body. Sodium alginate is found in many seaweeds, especially kelp. Sodium alginate binds tightly to such substances as strontium, calcium, barium, cadmium and radium. Some seaweeds are contaminated with lead or arsenic so you only want to consume seaweed that is deep ocean harvested or has been tested to be free of metal toxicity (such as kelp from the west coast of South Africa).

    Black and green tea have shown radioprotective effects when taken either before or after exposure to radiation. This anti-radiation effect was observed in several Japanese studies, and studies from China also suggest that the ingredients in tea are radioactive antagonists. Tea catechins are associated with antioxidant properties and can have radio-protective effects when taken both before and after irradiation.

    Kelp also has organic iodine which will saturate the thyroid so radioactive iodine will not be absorbed. You can take 1 or 2 tsp or 5 to 10 tablets.

    Pectin

    Pectin is one of the most effective means of protecting against radiation when consumption of contaminated food becomes unavoidable. Pectin preparations, along with vitamins and minerals, have demonstrated a high efficiency in eliminating incorporated radionuclides. The recommended dose is 5 grams once or twice a day for one month, 4 times a year.
    “In 1999 BELRAD together with “Hermes” Hmbh (Munich, Germany) developed a composition of apple pectin additives known as Vitapect® powder, made up of pectin (concentration 18 – 20%) supplemented with vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, beta-carotene, folic acid; the trace elements K, Zn, Fe, and Ca; and flavoring. BELRAD has been producing this food additive, which has been approved by the Belarussian Ministry of Health, since 2000.

    “The pectin additive Vitapect with clean nutrition appears to be 50% more effective in decreasing the levels of Cs-137 than clean nutrition alone (Nesterenko et al., 2004).

    “A clinical study of 94 children, 7 to 17 years of age, divided into two groups according to their initial level of Cs-137 contamination determined by whole body counting (WBC) and given Vitapect orally for 16 days (5 g twice a day) revealed both a significant decrease in incorporated Cs-137 and marked improvement in their electrocardiograms.

    “From 1996 to 2007 a total of more than 160,000 Belarussian children received pectin food additives during 18 to 25 days of treatment (5g twice a day). As a result, levels of Cs-137 in children’s organs decreased after each course of pectin additives by an average of 30 to 40%.

    “Based on long-term experience, the BELRAD Institute recommends that all children living in radioactive contaminated territories receive a quadruple course of oral pectin food additives annually along with their conventional food ration. Eleven years of BELRAD’s activities in controlling levels of incorporated Cs-137 in more than 327,000 children has not caused alarm in the population or radiophobia and has led to the spread of knowledge concerning radiation protection and an increased sense of personal responsibility for one’s health.”

    [Nesterenko, A. V., Nesterenko, V. B. and Yablokov, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.]
    Antioxidants and Sulfur Compounds

    DMSO is available in various formats.
    Sulfur has a long history of use as an antidote for acute exposure to radioactive material. Antioxidants have the capacity to reduce toxic effects of radiation in our bodies. Early research identified sulfur-containing antioxidants as among those with the most beneficial therapeutic effects.

    Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is the classical sulfur compound and a powerful anti-oxidant, exactly what we need for detoxification and protection from radiation. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of DNA double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body. The information and experience on DMSO is so fascinating that it can be described only as miraculous. Due to its importance, we have dedicated an entire article to it. See DMSO: The Antidote for Radiation Poisoning.

    The use of anti-oxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B, selenium, N-acetylcysteine and other sulfur compounds becomes crucial. It is important to use several of them, as they work best as a team. In addition to that, individual anti-oxidants can act as pro-oxidants when they themselves are oxidized, therefore individual anti-oxidants could enhance the progression of post-irradiation damage to tissues and organs. Several studies have shown the importance of anti-oxidant supplementation to be an effective therapy against radiation hazards.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a crucial supplement. It is water and fat soluble and it is also capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. This means that it is capable of reaching and preventing damage in our fatty tissues, our brains, and every single organ for that matter. ALA also repairs DNA. It is a good heavy metal chelator, it protects the heart and brain from cell death, stimulates the regeneration of liver tissue and is rapidly absorbed high up into the digestive tract. ALA recycles other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione which is an indispensable antioxidant for detoxification and is synthesized within the mitochondrion. Glutathione may not reliably be augmented by oral supplementation because it cannot always pass over the mitochondrial membrane, therefore it must be synthesized within the mitochondrion. ALA and its metabolite DHLA provoke the cell to produce significantly higher levels of glutathione (even by 70%). So if the glutathione levels in a cell are kept up to a satisfactory level by ALA, even if the cell is poisoned, the cell will have a better chance of recovering instead of dying. It is of critical importance in order to reduce or reverse radiation-induced oxidative damage after radiotherapy. The recommended dose of ALA is 100mg twice a day with meals, although others have used higher doses of between 300mg and 600mg. A study conducted on some of those who worked on the Chernobyl clean-up operation 10 years after the accident showed that 600 mg of lipoic acid for two months was able to normalize many, but not all, of their lab abnormalities.

    The anti-oxidant N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), as a source of glutathione and sulfur, is an excellent supplement to take. Studies have suggested that it might prove efficient in saving individuals exposed to lethal and sub-lethal radiation doses with few or no side effects on individuals exposed to lower doses. It is also widely available. Around 500mg twice a day is a good dose, although some have used with great success around 5 grams of NAC (per day, in a hospital setting) in 7 day cycles in order to detoxify heavy metals.

    Other important supplements include magnesium and vitamin C. For more information on the many forms of magnesium and dose recommendation, see here. Calcium and magnesium both help your body to pass off Strontium 90, but make sure to take enough magnesium in order to properly metabolize the levels of calcium.

    For vitamin C (ascorbic acid), 1-4 grams as a daily maintenance is a good dose, but during detox or acute exposure, more will probably be required. Vitamin C cannot only protect against radiation but also repair damage from previous exposure. It will also be very handy in case of infections. You can try taking 4 grams of vitamin C 3 times per day. If you have diarrhea or abdominal bloating, cut out one dose. If there are no signs of intestinal “gurgles”, you can increase your dose throughout the day.

    Consider taking also a good B complex which help to normalize the red and white blood cell count, since the destruction of white blood cells by radiation can last for extended periods of time.

    Vitamin E 800-1000 IU per day and selenium 200 mcg per day are also important since radiation studies support evidence for the synergistic effects of vitamin E and Selenium in protecting from oxidative damage.

    Zinc has been successfully used to chelate americium-241 from a nuclear accident victim. Natural zinc will also help the body eliminate several toxic heavy metals including cadmium, aluminum and lead. The recommended dose is 50 mg per day. You might want to supplement yourself with a good mineral complex in order to avoid deficiencies or imbalances brought on by increasing your zinc intake.

    If there is a deficiency in potassium , radionuclides like cesium-137, cesium-134, potassium-40 and potassium-42, are absorbed through selective uptake. Too much potassium supplementation can be dangerous, so make sure to follow label instructions.

    Melatonin, other than being our “sleeping hormone”, also has powerful antioxidant properties. Animals subjected to whole-body irradiation and given melatonin exhibited increased survival and the protection against radiation-induced oxidative damage was apparent throughout the body. More importantly, melatonin administered orally results in higher circulating levels and more rapidly increasing tissue concentrations. As soon as an exposure occurs, depending on the wind direction after radiation explosion, people living at a distance could protect themselves by oral administration of melatonin, which can be ingested repeatedly as required.

    Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound contained in the spice turmeric. Curcumin has been found to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity in a variety of animal models of human diseases including radiation-induced pulmonary diseases.

    Breathing and meditation techniques

    The Éiriú Eolas Healing and Rejuvenation program is a key ingredient in detoxing
    The proven and effective Éiriú Eolas program includes well-known stress control techniques that stimulate the vagus nerve, which then activates the parasympathetic system which is a powerful anti-inflammatory system. It also includes well known emotional releasing techniques. It can be applied to improve symptoms associated with breathing difficulties, autoimmune diseases and mood problems. It reduces oxidative stress with an improvement of the overall antioxidant status, and thus it has application in numerous diseases including, chronic radioactive exposure.
    There is no question but that social and economic factors are dire for those sick from radiation. Sickness, deformed and impaired children, death of family and friends, loss of home and treasured possessions, loss of work, and dislocation are serious financial and mental stresses. – Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko.
    During the breathing exercises and the meditation portion of the program, levels of the anti-stress hormones GABA, melatonin, and serotonin are increased, and levels of the stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine are decreased. Learn more about the many benefits of this program here. The program is available for free at eebreathe.com.

    Diet

    There are several simple cooking techniques that decrease radionuclides: boil foods several times and discard the water, wash food thoroughly, soak some foods and discard the water, avoid the peels of fruits and vegetables, salt and pickle some foods but throw away the pickling juice! Avoid eating strong broths, use butter, etc.

    Remember that another way of boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall anti-oxidant levels is through the foods we eat which then become key to survival in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regaining health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no grain/low carb (no gluten) and non dairy diet fare MUCH better.

    Chronic ailments often involves an imbalanced immune/defense system in which food sensitivities are involved even if they are not the cause of the problem, leading in turn to chronic inflammation – which translates into disease. This is why it is important to undergo an elimination diet in order to balance the body’s immune system. Some of our immune cells take 6 months to regenerate, so it can take that much time in order to see results if you are very sick. But often you can see positive results in the first two weeks on an appropriate diet, even when you can’t afford any other detox therapies. You can find the diet and how to transition to it here.

    Everyone is different and it is only by testing foods that we can discern our individual problematic foods. Having said that, no one should be eating cereals or dairy products or high processed foods because the human system is simply not constructed to digest them properly. What we eat is crucial in recovering our health and it is a great healing medicine when done correctly.

    Garlic and onions, being sulfur containing foods, help bind and deactivate both the radioactive isotopes and toxic metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. The sulfur will help the kidneys and liver detoxify the body.

    The most direct way of decreasing radionuclide intake is to avoid foods that are potentially heavily contaminated and to consume foodstuffs with lower levels. However, this is not easy to do because the average level of radionuclide bio-accumulation differs in each region owing to differences in soils, agricultural techniques, etc.

    The Chernobyl experience tells us that soaking in water, boiling, salting and pickling foods such as vegetables can decrease the amount of radionuclides in some foods several-fold. Milk always contains high levels of radiation; processed products that reduce contamination levels, such as butter and ghee butter, are safer.

    Radionuclide concentrations in the visceral organs of animals are usually significantly higher than in muscle tissue. Among visceral organs the order of decreasing levels of Cs-137 is: lung > kidney > liver > fat.

    The Chernobyl experience showed that in contaminated territories the same species of fish taken from rivers and streams have significantly lower radionuclide levels than those from lakes and ponds. Plant feeding fish had three to four times lower radionuclide levels than predatory species (catfish, pike, etc.). Fishes at lower levels of the ocean (crucian, tench, etc.) had several times more contamination than fish which live in the top water layers (small fry, chub, etc.).
    It is very important to avoid radionuclides in food and if they are consumed to try to eliminate them from the body as quickly as possible. In a baby, the biological half-life of Cs-137 is 14 days; for a 5-year old it is 21 days; for a 10-year old, 49 days; for teenagers, about 90 days; and for a young male, about 100 days (Nesterenko, 1997).
    From the Chernobyl experience, the order of decreasing levels of Cs-137 were: chicken > beef > lamb > pork. Meats from older animals have more radionuclides that meat from younger ones owing to accumulation over time. Bones of young animals have more Sr-90. Eggs: shell > egg-white > yolk.

    Pork and fats were not only the safest, they also prove to be a very healthy option for detox and healing purposes. For more information, see ‘I have high cholesterol, and I don’t care’.

    The biological properties of Cs-137 are similar to those of stable potassium and Rubidium, and Sr-90 and Pu are similar to calcium. These properties determine where they concentrate in the body so the use of stable elements may help to decrease the absorption of radionuclides.

    Foods rich in potassium include potatoes, beets, raisins, dried apricots, bananas, tea, nuts, lemons, and dried plums. Calcium rich foods include butter and ghee butter, eggs, horseradish, green onions, turnip, parsley, dill, and spinach. Green vegetables, apples, sunflower seeds, black chokeberries are rich in iron; and Rubidium is found in red grapes.

    A diet to protect against radioactive contamination should include uncontaminated fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in pectin such as apples to promote the rapid elimination of radionuclides.

    Sleeping in Total Darkness

    Low melatonin production leaves you not only susceptible to radiation damage, but it also leaves you vulnerable to accelerated aging, depression, weight gain. People with lower levels of melatonin have lower immune/defense function, less antioxidant activity and accelerated cancer cell proliferation, and they also tend to have more unhealthy imbalances in gut bacteria. But sleeping in total darkness is a natural way of enhancing the secretion of melatonin during the night. The room where you sleep has to be completely dark to the point of not been able to see anything. If lights seeps underneath your door, put a towel along the base. Cover your electric clock radio with something. Even the smallest light can decrease melatonin secretion, even if you’re not able to see it with your own eyes.

    Miscellaneous

    Natural zeolites (i.e., those found in volcanogenic sedimentary rocks) is a mineral which possesses attractive properties that contribute directly to their use in the extraction of Cs and Sr from nuclear wastes and the mitigation of radioactive fallout, but also as a dietary supplement for heavy metal detoxification. It also has anti-bacterial properties and it stimulates the immune system. It was used during successfully during Chernobyl.

    Organic Germanium (Ge-132) protects cells exposed to cesium-137 without affecting cellular growth or survival. 25 mg to 100 mg per day has been typically used. (My favorite colon cleanser has organic germanium on it).

    Activated charcoal has the ability to absorb and neutralize radioactive substances and some toxic materials. Researchers report that 10 grams or 1 tablespoon of charcoal can absorb about 3 to 7 grams of materials.

    There are excellent articles out there focusing on iodine, clays, magnesium therapies and sodium bicarbonate. For more information, see:

    Treatments for Nuclear Contamination

    Iodine Treatments for Radiation Exposure

    Greenmedinfo.com – Radioprotective

    All this information will help you to not only protect yourself from chronic radiation exposure, but it will also help you to regain your health by improving your mood and mental functions in these crucial and stressful times.

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    • Noah

      Accumulate pre 311 supplements NOW

      Thank you Scrappy for such an extensive list. I agree that supplementation and lifestyle changes are one of the key defensive strategies we have for nations downwind of Fukushima.

      We are in for a very long haul.

      My recommendation for concerned parents

      I suggest that as much as reasonably possible, accumulate pre 311 supplements now. Soon the supplements themselves will show the effects of bio-accumulation of radioactive particles. The presence of these most toxic particles within the supplements will greatly negate the benefit received. Your young children, infants especially gestating children in the womb, will be effected by food sources contaminated by fallout.

      Since 311 began, I have been criticized for recommending actual sources of products beneficial to families with infants and children, seeking to defend themselves from contamination.

      However, due to the magnitude and duration of the crisis at hand, and the fact that I am a father, please excuse my specific recommendations. If you have children or grandchildren you will understand why I spoke and must speak now.

      The name of the game now is food purity.

      Mrs. Noah and I order from Swanson Health Products of Fargo ND. They are very reasonably priced and the quality of products high. The vast variety of supplements we enjoy, for one stop shopping. Shipping is inexpensive, no matter how much you order per order, there is one flat fee.

      http://www.swansonvitamins.com

      Lee Swanson the son of the founder of the company decided to date his products that are bottled under the Swanson label, with the date of production, rather than the expiratory date. This departure from conventional food processing and pharmaceutical practice was fortunate. It allows families to choose pre-311 products for purchase.

      May God speed your preparations.

      Adequate preparations will lessen the stress upon your family. It will be a comfort to know, you have pre-311 supplies you may draw upon. Having a supply of pre-311 food and supplements will buy you time, time to think, time to plan, time to discuss the next reasonable course of action.


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      • Anna

        I ordered #10 can chlorella from naturalnews but it was and still is on back order. Their product comes from Taiwan. Does anyone have any info in the back of their minds about radioactivity and Taiwan?


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  • We are all connected to Fukushima via the Jet stream. As the jet stream continues around the world radioactive particles will fall with rain, snow or as dust particles, before it continues it’s deadly circle.

    Radioactive isotopes play no favorites, they will land on GMO garbage as well as organic fruits and vegetables. Animals that graze on contaminated soils will produce radioactive milk & meat, that is simple logic.

    If your garden is planted in soil that has radiation, then the roots of your plants will take up the radioactivity, just as they would herbicides or fungicides, this too is simple logic.

    The number of radioactive particles may diminish but the STRENGTH of each particle does not diminish.

    Not everyone will be effected equally. Those who are “paranoid” or ultra perceptive will have already begun precautionary measures. I started on March 14 for humans, and on March 18 for animals.

    First there will be pneumonia, then infant mortality rates will increase, although those numbers will be buried or obscured since they might spook the herd.

    My personal health plan has several aspects, while I’m including extra detoxification and bone support precautions, many of these things are already a part of my normal healthy lifestyle.

    * Protecting the thyroid with sufficient Iodine supplements and food
    * Detoxification, internally and externally
    * Combat free radicals with antioxidants
    * Bone support
    * Control stress levels
    * Decontaminate the garden where food crops grow
    * Supply all animals with weight appropriate detox Immune system and mineral support

    There is much that we can do to ensure the years ahead are better. There are also foods to avoid eating that would normally be considered healthy.

    Be informed to stay healthy.

    http://www.natural-health-home-remedies.com/radiation.html


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  • youngwoman

    I can’t tell you how much it means to me in this difficult time that people care enough to share this information.

    Thank you to each person who has tried to reach out and inform others about this. You are what makes the world beautiful and fill me with hope.


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  • We are FUCKED ok get over it and all the crap you want. The plain and simple fact is this is being ALLOWED to go on. We stand no chance and they do not have to do a fucking thing to do it. Not a shot fired not a uprising not a WHIMPER!!!! JUST DEAD SHEEPOLE BBBAAAAAA BBBAAAAA BBBAAAAA Fuck JAPAN THE USA THE WORLD. Dont touchy feely this shit its DEATH on the wind GOT IT. Am I angry you betcha I am. The longer this Shit grows The more PISSED OFF I AM. NOT A FRIGGN WORD NOT ONE IN THE NEWS. FUCK ALL OF THEM TO HELL


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  • Hello, I am interested in viewing this video, but a link for it does not come up on my computer screen…


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    • Aldo

      Lisa – Same here, no video appeared with Internet Explorer but it showed up with Firefox which you can download and install free from mozilla.org (if you don’t already have it).


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  • xdrfox

    @ Lisa Hajek
    What link is that Lisa ?
    Do you have a player installed ?
    Have you looked at Utube videos before on the computer you are on ?


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  • No link. Now the one above is an advertisement for Prilosec. Do you suppose someone is hacking your site?


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  • Deetu 3

    hmm-same here.I saw it yesterday,now it’s gone.(safari)


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  • I told you so

    Face it is over. We never complained about diplited uranium in Falusha. What goes around comes around. Do what I am doing… move to Brazil, I am organizing a trip in June, anybody wants to join my family? I am acbl8 at yahoo.


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  • Terry

    All this info is good. I even understand how Warloc feels, as this is how I feel on bad days. What is terrible, at least in my life, is that most of my family and friends are oblivious. In fact, they get mad at me if I even mention the radiation. They just want to watch movies and go shopping, and talking with them is becoming a chore. We can talk about anything BUT radiation, body scanners, Obama, etc. I always thought that in a crisis, my family would pull together. But no. So, this forum is good. Too bad that people I love willingly remain out to lunch, with deadly consequences not only for them, but for the kids.


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    • sigh...

      That’s just what I was thinking. Those of us who are concerned (greatly concerned!) are all but living in a parallel universe…
      Cheers & stay well!


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  • Steve

    Can you give the title of the statute or industry standard that requires all press references to radioactive material to be edited to “radiation?”


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