Scientists: Fukushima radiation is causing “serious biological effects” — Disaster’s widespread impact now being revealed — “Major irreversible shifts” in ecosystems discussed — “High rates of abnormality and mortality”… severe damage to humans next? (PHOTOS)

Published: August 14th, 2014 at 10:19 am ET
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American Genetic Association, Aug 14, 2014: [S]tudies are now beginning to reveal serious biological effects of the Fukushima radiation [...] A series of articles summarizing these studies has now been published in the Journal of Heredity. These describe widespread impacts, ranging from population declines to genetic damage [...] Common to all of the published studies is the hypothesis that chronic (low-dose) exposure to ionizing radiation results in genetic damage and increased mutation rates [...] Hayashi et al. 2014 [...] documented the effects of radiation on rice [...] After three days, a number of effects were observed [...] Taira et al. 2014 [...] examined the response of the pale grass blue butterfly [...] They found size reduction, slowed growth, high mortality and morphological abnormality [...] A review of genetic and ecological studies for a range of other species [...] revealed significant consequences of radiation. Population censuses of birds, butterflies, and cicadas at Fukushima showed major declines attributable to radiation exposure.

Journal of Heredity (Oxford Journals), Sept. – Oct. 2014: The massive release of ionizing radiation to areas near nuclear power plants may cause major irreversible shifts in ecosystems and severe damage to human health, and understanding the risks and quantifying the outcomes of nuclear accidents is of global concern. [This] collection, the first of such a series for Journal of Heredity, covers 3 diverse taxa: rice plants, butterflies, and birds.

Dr. Tim Mousseau, Univ. of South Carolina, Aug. 2014: A growing body of empirical results from studies of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects suggests that some species have been significantly impacted by the radioactive releases related to the Fukushima disaster [...] There is an urgent need for greater investment in basic scientific research of the wild animals and plants of Fukushima.

Dr. Joji Otaki, Univ. of the Ryukyus (Japan), Aug. 2014: Non-contaminated larvae fed leaves from contaminated host plants collected near the reactor showed high rates of abnormality and mortality.

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  • Goldencat Goldencat

    The effects of radiation was explained to me as the banging around of your DNA. Thus, causing mutations. Theoretically, some of these cause cancers…we know cancers increase after exposure to different kinds and concentrations, and durations of isotopes.

    Here's my idea: if naturopathic medical thought implicates low iodine, low calcium, and low vitamin D3 levels in cancer … do these nutrients become corrupted and/or depleted by biological attempts to process radiation, and to clear damaged cells? It seems to me that there are at least 2 processes happening, which tax the body's reserves of nutrients.

    We know that about 70% of Americans are Iodine deficient, and we already have a hormonal imbalance from toxins and diet causing epidemic estrogen dominance in both genders. (Source incl Dr. Bob DeMaria's work) Potassium Iodide blocks radioactive iodine uptake by the thyroid. COULD supplementation of other nutrients likewise block ill effects of radiation from other isotopes? PLUS support the regeneration of cells as the body renews itself (constantly – and every 7 years, entirely!)

    This, plus adsorptive use of healing clays (aboutclay.com, etc) MAY be life saving for the horses and others. Sadly, I don't know if the body would replicate normal cells in favor of DNA-deranged ones …I doubt anyone can be sure. If we trust in the body's natural impetus to homeostasis, then I would tentatively say "yes". Though we'll be eating clay for 40 years or life, for…


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