Senior Scientist: Irreversible heart damage for children with 50 Bq/kg of Cs-137

Published: February 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm ET
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Title: Health threat from cesium-137
Source: The Japan Times Online
Author: Steve Starr, MT(ASCP)
Date: Feb. 16, 2012

  • Director of Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility

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[...] Because cesium-137 has a 30-year half-life, the land seriously contaminated by the Fukushima disaster will remain dangerously radioactive for up to 300 years. There is a great deal of experience with cesium-137 in the seriously contaminated regions of Belarus and Ukraine. Once radioactive cesium makes its way into the soils, it will bioconcentrate and biomagnify in foodstuffs, particularly mushrooms, berries and wild game.

Food grown in these regions is contaminated with cesium-137, and sadly most of the children living there who eat this food have become unhealthy. The Belrad Institute, after nine years of research and hundreds of autopsies, found that cesium-137 concentrates in the vital organs, particularly the heart and endocrine system. Professor Yuri Bandazhevsky discovered that children contaminated with cesium-137 that produced 50 atomic disintegrations per second (becquerels) per kilogram of body weight caused irreversible heart damage in a child. [...]

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101 comments to Senior Scientist: Irreversible heart damage for children with 50 Bq/kg of Cs-137

  • Sam

    It is criminal negligence there is no food testing for levels of cesium 137 and other internal
    emitters in our food. UC Berkeley had been doing testing on food but most of it has stopped
    except for a milk reading of elevated cesium in January 2012. Comparing internal radiation
    exposure to time flying in an airplane as they do is a joke and insult and thusly decays their
    credibility. If we knew the levels of radiation in our food we can then be more pro-active in
    taking some action to counter it. Not that much we can do about the wave and wave of
    radiation coming our way from the Monster at Fukushima. I have been eating at this
    new Vegan center in my area of California. It is not on their consciousness about the levels of
    radiation in their lovely organic produce they serve. Are they working with organic farmers
    to keep their crops out of the rain etc….. I would love to see scintillation testing of food
    though I am politically aware that the FEDS would shut it down if the results were published and
    the food industry would sue like hell. Homeland security would shut it down as causing panic.
    In the meantime I have to assume there is cesium in my greens etc. and take pro-active
    counter measures.


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Yes take supplements such as apple pectin, calcium and magnesium which have been used in Russia to help children. http://youtu.be/PZ-O4HsP_-o


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  • StillJill StillJill

    That doesn't sound like a lot,…to do that 'irreversible heart damage' to precious children! Am I mistaking measurements? If I'm not,…that sounds like nearly ALL either have that much,….or will.


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    • What-About-The-Kids

      I hope not all will, StillJill. :( One can hope…


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      • StillJill StillJill

        I know,…But I have a bad feeling that this is not too terribly much. I feel that this report will wind up being scathing. Sure could be wrong. But if I'm right,…this will show that all children are indeed, in need of evacuation and/or quarantined.

        I disagree with an earlier poster who didn't want these kids in his home around his kids. These isotopes can be removed,…..and we need to view the folks carrying them, as our brothers and sisters.

        Fear will tell us differently,…but NEVER underestimate the human body! Especially in a child,…they regenerate beautifully!

        Remember the hospital near Hiroshima? They got DOSED,…but they ate and drank miso, seaweed, and clean fish soup,….and all recovered. That is a true story,…verified by many, many reports of findings.


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        • GoFrodo

          But they had relatively clean sources of those healing foods, didn't they? What are we to do when it's getting harder to find clean food?

          This is one of the main problems here.


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          • GoFrodo

            I know that wasn't your point, though. I agree that we can still find ways to detox, at least for now. Not counting energy medicine, though I'm not sure if homeopathy gets "contaminated" and how that works. I haven't gotten a good answer yet.


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            • Au Au

              The interesting fact about homeopathic remedies is that once the first stock bottle is made (in a homeopathic pharmacy) it can last for hundreds of years. There is one remedy made from the Surucucu Bushmaster snake from South America and, because homeopathy uses a method of dilution and succussions, every homeopath in the world had their remedy from that one snake milking that was done about 150 years ago or so. There has been a second milking a few years ago to replenish stock. So, it is safe to say that homeopathic remedies will be the least contaminated of all healing medicines except for prayer( if you are so inclined).

              Having said that, though, the remedies are sensitive to microwaves and a cell phone can ruin your tube of remedy. So, don't carry around your remedy in your purse or pocket with your cell phone. That makes me think if one was really close to a thick nuclear fallout that the remedies could be rendered inert.

              The remedies, except in low potencies- like the Cell Salts (they are diluted and not succussed between the 6 dilutions)- will not add nutrition to the body but if well chosen will support the body to assimilate nutrition better therefore promoting healing. It has been clinically proven to improve bowel flora in one particular trial with a particular remedy. I'll have to do some digging to find that study. When I find it I will post it.

              The remedies, when well chosen, support the body to return to health.

              So, bottom line, I would opt for a homeopathic remedy over drinking herbals that could be contaminated. The only catch is that you have to have a bit more (maybe even a lot more- but then there is beginners luck) knowledge on how to use remedies and how to find the right remedy as compared to herbs. That is because with herbs you are dealing with material doses and with homeopathics you are dealing (in potencies past 12c) quantum particles (proven by Dr. Shui Lo PhD) and these particles act differently in healing than the…


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              • Au Au

                For instance, St John's Wort, in herbal form, will help with depression while in the homeopathic form, it is the best remedy for any kind of injury to a nerve rich area. Smash your finger, fall on your tailbone, rip off a toe nail, cut your eye- St John's Wort in a homeopathic form (Hypericum perfoliatum) will work AMAZINGLY well to decrease pain and expedite healing.

                So, the substance called St John's Wort, is a whole other cat when made into a homeopathic remedy. That goes for any herb made into a homeopathic remedy. In the homeopathic form it will have many, and could very well be, very diffrent healing properties. There may be similar healing properties too–just to add to the confusion. ha ha


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                • selfsovereign

                  Hello AU,
                  With respect to you, I say, consider HOW YOUNG, and of WHAT HORRIBLE DISEASE the founder of homeopathy DIED OF…………..He wasn't called the "Quack of Quicksilver" for nothing.
                  Also, his real name was bombastus von hohenheim, a Swiss alchemist and the greatest faker who ever lived.
                  Known to the world as paracelsus, he burned the works of Galen and Avicenna, proclaiming he alone had found the "elixir of life", and that mankind therefor had no further use of the medical works of others. Yet his own elixir failed to save him.
                  I have done extensive, personal testing to try to establish the causality of homeopathy on both plants and humans.
                  The results do not support the thesis.

                  To be as short and blunt as I can……"Scientific Acedemia" has many bad seeds within it that allows dangerous untruths to be upheld. From the 2nd law of thermodynamics (the insistance of entropy) to the oxymoronical declaration of clean, green nuclear energy – we must be on guard with a shield of critical thinking in order to filter out that which will hasten our untimely demise.

                  An oversimplified homeopathic critique….in cartoon form.
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U
                  skip to 3min if in a hurry….
                  Or I would share my reseach if you have interest.
                  Peace


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                • Mats

                  @ selfsovereign ( can´t reply directly)?

                  The founder of Homöpathie was Samuel Hahnemann.
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hahnemann

                  It was not Pracelsus who lived some hundred years before Hahnemann.
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/paracelsus


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                • GoFrodo

                  Thanks, Au! For that explanation of how viable homeopathics will be in these hyper-nuclear times. I was aware that herbs and homeopathics can have different and same properties, but I have much more to learn so I appreciate your clarifications of all those little things. And I agree it can be hard to find the right remedy, and as I always say, it can be great to consult with a professional on that.


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                • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

                  Homeopathy as the Medicine of the Third Millenium; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/homeopathy-as-medicine-of-third.html

                  Scientific Proof That Homeopathy Works? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/scientific-proof-that-homeopathy-works.html


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          • StillJill StillJill

            Your concern is quite valid,….clean food. Ummm,….there won't be any left at some point,…so we'll have to make our own. Grains are said to be one of the last to get inundation. I strongly suggest buying bulk grains. Sure,…they are not perfectly clean anymore,…but as Noah always said,…the 2012 stuff will be a lot cleaner than the 2013 stuff. So,….even us POOR folks, should be stocking up on foods that we can make other foods out of. Time for the thinking caps. I am learning how to can (jar) I call it. All I have is pickled cauliflower so far, but it is yummy! It was VERY easy too. So,…I'll grow my own cauliflower, and I have tones of stored vinegar. Not enough,….but a good start.

            All 'we' can do is our best.

            8, 9, or 10 grain cereal in bulk can do wonders. Cereal, bread, sprout it,….we must go back to pioneer thinking.


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            • Stil Jill

              I can barely keep enough food in the house now for my teenagers and I do a lot of shopping at Costco

              I could never store enough food….

              Also, we live in the desert and our water supply is limited. It is already probably contaminated with radon and tritium.

              :(


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              • StillJill StillJill

                Yes majia,…when I was feeding a family of 5,….I don't think I could have done one quarter of this!
                And,…my kids would have rebelled, I'm certain.

                It's like 'relocating', some here will 'relate', because they can economically do the same,…while 'some' will NOT relate,…as they can not afford to do one darned thing. Our goal should be to stay united as one,…poorman or freeman. And, isn't that what money really is, after all?


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            • ion jean ion jean

              Beware the wheat!!! As has been documented in the US diet in early sixties by the PHS…

              Wheat has the highest uptake of any grain when you're talking Strontium 90/Calcium

              (Anyone thinking gluten intolerance?? I know I am!)

              Stick with oats and rice (the lowest), and make sure to get berries from Florida, Mexico or Europe.

              Our food might be clean worldwide in about 300 years IF there are no more Nuclear Incidents, which is why it's imperative to END all processing (and reprocessing) of Uranium NOW!

              Let's keep getting the word out while reminding ourselves that the human body has amazing adaptation skills!


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              • VanneV anne

                I eat millet. It is alkaline. It is high is tryptophan. It is non-glutan. It is high in vitamin B-17. Whole groups of people using millet as their only grain have never got cancer. There is also something else in millet that is anti-cancer. All meat and dairy and eggs and fish are acid. It is better to eat an all alkaline diet than to take baking soda.


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Hi Still Jill,

              Have you tried making sauerkraut and fermented veggies? Easy to do with salt or whey from fermented milk (milk kefir, preferably from raw milk). Excellent for restoring healthy gut flora, containing lactic acid. Very easy to make. Fermented veggies can be seasoned just about any way you want. Fermented cauliflower with a bit of garlic and Mexican saffron or tagine seasoning (red pepper based) is wonderful.

              Fermented veggies are supposed to have less radioactive contamination. Pour off the liquid before eating. Am not sure why. That's a piece of info. I found on the Web somewhere. 'Doesn't take much salt, and if you use sea salt from a "safe" area, it can add minerals and iodine as well. Need to look for that info. in the massive library of stuff I've accumulated since 3/11 to find the reference, which might have come from Dr. Mercola.

              If the veggies are fermented vs. pickling with vinegar, they retain a lot of good probiotic qualities. If you're struggling with digestive issues as I am, it might be worth a try. Antibiotics and some other drugs will wipe out normal gut flora. It's supposed to support 60% of our immune system health.

              Here's an interesting quote from Wikipedia "Gut Flora" :

              "Recent findings have shown that gut bacteria play a role in the expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the intestines, molecules that help the host repair damage due to injury. TLRs cause parts of the immune system to repair injury CAUSED, FOR EXAMPLE, BY RADIATION. [3][24] TLRs are one of the two classes of pattern-recognition receptors (PRR) that provide the intestine the ability to discriminate between the pathogenic and commensal bacteria. These PRRs identify the pathogens that have crossed the mucosal barriers and trigger a set of responses that take action against the pathogen, which involve three main immunosensory cells: surface enterocytes, M cells and dendritic cells.[5]"

              My capitalization in the quote for emphasis.


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            • GoFrodo

              Yes, I have a new appreciation for the storing up of foods some people did before Fukushima, while they weren't even necessarily thinking of nuclear emergencies but simply food shortages.


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    • pacific

      50Bq/kg NOT very much:

      Wondered that too, StillJill. 50Bq/kg body weight… If child weighed 20kg, abt 45lbs, 20×50= 1,000Bq of Cs-137 deposited in his/her body total.

      How hard would it be to take up 1,000 in body tissue? Not sure about inhaled Cs-137, but if Japan's new lower legal limit for fish, for example, is 100Bq/kg Cs-137, then 10kilos of fish could contain up to 1,000Bq.

      Not all of the Cs we eat, drink or inhale is taken up into the body, but I think one of the sad things about Cs-137 is that it's one of the most readily deposited radionuclides. I'll look and see if I have any deposition rate info. But even if a child only kept half of the Cs-137 ingested and excreted the rest, then 20kilos of fish would be enough to reach the heart damage-causing level reported above. (That's a good amount of fish to eat, but not if fish is the main protein source, and not difficult to imagine a child eating that much over a year or two. AND, if other foods contain Cs-137, and some is inhaled in air, and some is ingested from hands, etc.)


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      • StillJill StillJill

        Very good reasonings 'pacific'! We need to think inclusively like that. What 'we' need, is to GET THOSE CHILDREN OUT BEFORE they reach that number, that point!!!


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    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      right… it is NOT a lot…

      that is the big secret that the nuke industry is trying to keep quiet. No one is supposed to know that 2,000 genetic diseases are caused by low dose radiation.

      But this problem is present globally, including in the USA.. the following is just the tip of the iceberg.

      Children are being exposed ALL OVER THE WORLD.

      Los Angeles Nuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html

      Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radium-girls-radium-dials-ottowa.html


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  • arclight arclight

    "ood grown in these regions is contaminated with cesium-137, and sadly most of the children living there who eat this food have become unhealthy. The Belrad Institute, after nine years of research and hundreds of autopsies, found that cesium-137 concentrates in the vital organs, particularly the heart and endocrine system. Professor Yuri Bandazhevsky discovered that children contaminated with cesium-137 that produced 50 atomic disintegrations per second (becquerels) per kilogram of body weight caused irreversible heart damage in a child."

    anybody bother telling angela thomas this tit bit of information??

    she says that there was not enough cs 137 to cause any harm!! she is backed up by imperial college university and the statistical genius of r wafeford!! even the thai report i recently found on an errr iranian medical server (oops) said that fukushima would be expecting non cancer thyroid disorders and other toxic effects.. she also says the japanese are doing the research in belarus!! so she passed the buck!!

    i mean what does the british university system think its doing?? talk about lemmings going off the cliff!! :(


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      What I'd like to know is what kind of internal exposure it takes (i.e. how much Cesium 137 you have to ingest) to produce internal disintegration levels at 50 Bq/kg?

      Have to assume there are vast areas of Japan contaminated with enough Cesium 137 to produce levels like that. Probably at least the West Coast of the U.S., too.

      Am beginning to think, though, that given time and the ongoing contamination, anywhere the jet stream travels there is probably ongoing deposition. Wish we could nail this down!


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    "50 atomic disintegrations per second (becquerels) PER KILOGRAM OF BODY WEIGHT"

    50Bq x 50kg = 2,500 Bq of Cesium-137 would cause irreversible damage in a child that weighs 50kg (110 lbs for those of us in the USA)

    Is this right?


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    • pacific

      @ enoughalready, your math looks right to me.

      BUT that's the math for the amount of Cs-137 taken up into the body of the child, not the amount eaten. We need to look up the uptake coefficient for Cs-137 to see how much of what a child eats is taken up into the body. I believe it is rather high, compared to other radionuclides, unfortunately. I did just look, couldn't readily find on my computer.

      AND has anyone mentioned yet on this thread that the excellent Chris Busby cites several studies done in the 1960's that show that calcium supplements will significantly reduce the amounts of Cesium and Strontium taken up into the body? Parents need to know that.

      AND we need to know how credible this study is.

      [Two much less important qualifiers:
      I'm sorry to point this out, but the 50Bq/kg finding is from autopsies, so this is the amount found at or after death. Some decay of the Cs-137 will have happened over the time that it was in the child, so the initial amount taken up into the body would have been higher, right?

      Also, radioactive material in the body is also excreted over time, to some degree -- biological half life. (I think the way biological half life works is, if the body 'thinks' Cesium is calcium, and incorporates it into cells where calcium would be used, at some point the cells that hold the Cesium die or are replaced, and as the body flushes out the waste materials, some will be re-used in the body and some will be excreted. If I have that wrong, I hope someone will clarify).]

      I'm no expert, I could have any of this wrong. Just trying to fill in the picture.


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      • StillJill StillJill

        Yes 'pacific',…Robert Barefoot did a lot to teach us that calcium helps block strontium and cesium! "The Calcium Factor", his book, is wonderful!

        He says that we are 'calcium critters'. We have lost our 'stores', our, 'reserves', and we age (oxidize), and die. MUST REPLENISH CALCIUM. I suggest Coral Calcium, with Milk of magnesia because calcium constipates.


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    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Not to be picky, but……

      50Bq/kg x 50kg = 2500Bq

      Need to have the units accounted for.

      (Bq x kg will not result in Bq)


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  • Sam

    A quick reminder to all you out there growing your own food. If you can afford it, put up a
    (small) green house or hoop house covering your food grown. This will keep the rain off your
    produce. The cesium is already in our soil bioaccumulating. Add lots of compost and minerals
    to the soil. Add some biochar to the soil as that binds the cesium to it and hopefully the plant will
    uptake less from soil. Also in other plots exposed to the air grow sunflowers on it. At end of
    season remove the sunflower root and all and dispose of it somewhere somehow as the
    cesium is concentrated in the root ball. This will remove some of the cesium from that spot.
    This way you remove some of the cesium and grow on it afterwards. Not perfect but a start.
    Do not burn the sunflower plants or decompose them and add it back to the soil.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    There is nothing we as individuals can really do except prepare ourselves for the inevitable consequences of the greedy behaviour driving industrial expansion to the boiling point. The economic expansion of worldwide communities drives the industrial engine to continue to produce. Competition for oil, gas, coal and power to produce more and more material commodities. Fighting over mineral, land and water rights. Guess what. The golden goose laid it's final egg and that egg is a gift that will continue giving for many centuries, if not forever. See, the second foot has not fallen yet. There is a big reason that nuclear energy has always been viewed as dangerous. People had gotten much to civilized for superstition and religion and their about to get sucker punched by both of them. The most fragile part of human nature, is the human mind. It has conquered the animal kingdom, tamed the oceans, knocked down the mountains, decimated the forests, destroyed ecosystems and touched far away planets. It is the mind that absorbs external energies and pain. It is the mind that will suffer the greatest damage in the end. The mind is up against a suppressor that will, in time, overload it's circuits and cause a failure never before seen by humanity. Seems like a perfectly logical conclusion to make if one takes in account the potential ionizing effect of the heavy matter in question. Alpha decay creates isotopes that decay with beta and quanta emmissions. If ingested the brain acts as a shock absorber until it realizes that something is terribly wrong, then the damage is distributed throughout the body. In an attempt to keep harmful isotopes out of the brain, a restriction in the neck will form. A buildup in the thyroid of those particles will cause it to be diseased. A last ditch effort to defend the brain!


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    • StillJill StillJill

      That is frighteningly accurate my friend!


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    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Well spoken hbjon, it is sad but so very true.


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    • GoFrodo

      Wow, good explanation, thank you!

      I know someone who months ago had a crick in his neck. He could hardly move it. I felt it may have something to do with radiation, but couldn't explain to myself why that might be.

      This mind thing is why I suspect the UN is starting a huge mental health initiative now. Mental health and cognitive functioning is going to deteriorate on a massive scale. And that's part of why I wonder if Whitney Houston's recent either troubles and/or death had to do with radiation as well, with her strange behavior.

      The media and PTB may avoid admitting celebrities are getting radiation sickness for as long as possible, BTW, because their visibility will draw more attention than they want to this. I expect enormous resistance in that area and attempts to keep them quiet.

      Our government is trying to get millions of extra dollars for Alzheimer's now. These are all little signs, all these moves they are making to do with health. They are giving attention to symptoms of radiation without calling it that, and giving attention to every other cause of radiation, as well. Yet they have not yet acknowledged the source danger.

      So, they mean to tell me that all of a sudden radon is a huge problem, and lead (I thought that was a rare problem in older buildings), and Alzheimer's now? Will people suspect something's wrong when everyone and their neighbor has "Alzheimer's"?


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      • hbjon hbjon

        Brilliant GoFrodo. The true canaries in the coal mines. The rich and famous? People who won't just be another statistic. Who was that character in "Lord of the rings?" The one that was obsessed with his shiny metal ring. The metal had an effect on him. The metal eventually conrolled his personality. The metal had hidden powers. Much like the desires to gain gold. What you have in a reactor are many shiny metals, the decay products of Plutonium and other transurans. The desire to obtain them may be many times stronger that the desire to obtain gold. Could this desire have lead the powers that be to take shortcuts in safety to build reactors oblivious to the dangers?


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      +++Excellent. This kind of reasoning is valuable. Thx @hbjon.


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    • VanneV anne

      There are many things individuals can do to stop nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. Go to the meeting and petition thread and join with other individuals to stop the madness. United we stand, divided we fall. It is always ideas that prevail in the long run. We can stand on the side of the truth, not the side of blind automatons.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Great Sam,…and I'd add zeolite (Sweet PZD at feed stores), and a little bentonite clay as well. I have been having very good results with these two in my soils.


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    • rooks rooks

      My kids have been taking Zeolite for months now. I tried getting them to take the clay but even I did not want to try it. So we put it in the bath everyday. That combined with carful grocery shopping is what got us past the flu when it took out the the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade a couple weeks ago. They literally closed the school.


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      • StillJill StillJill

        Excellent use of tools,…with children even! Yes, the clay in the bath is every bit as good as internal,…used the way you are! :-)

        I forgot yesterday to mention two early on staples,….kelp, and of course, 1 tsp. of baking soda everyday also.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      StillJill, are you able to tell it's working? Am wondering how one knows if the zeolite and other soil amendments are having an effect. Do you see a difference in plant health?


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      • StillJill StillJill

        Yes! Absolutely!

        I was having three fingered leaves,…4, odd shapes, and out-in-out missing digits. The anomolies are 'going away' in subsequent cuttings RAISED right,…in zeolite/bentonite laced soil.

        Plus,….I can't feel the 'tingle' on my mouth or lips anymore. My *produce* (:-)) was HOT! Now, IT'S NOT! (Just like I like it!)


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  • arclight arclight

    “On Monday 3/21/11, Japan raised the threshold for human decontamination from 6,000 counts per minute to 100,000 counts per minute; more than 16 times previous limits—They have raised other limits as they continue to create new truths. Then they announce how nearly 90,000 have been screened, and ONLY about 90 have tested above the 100,000 level "considered to be the Yardstick" for contamination. The increase from 6,000 is nowhere to be found. So, last week, if you got a reading of 7,000, you received a full wash down and new clothes. Today, you test at 90,000 and the aide worker tells them they are safe enough—move along and contaminate everyone in the shelter. Sadly, I said no one would remember the increase six months from now—looks like it took less than a week.”

    http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2162

    and i just got this on the same link.. being admined?? interesting!

    cont…


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    • arclight arclight

      Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2011-03-29 08:41 Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitoring Forum
      The EPA is at it again, they now want to change the "safe" limits of exposure to humans. The EPA wants to raise "Protective Action Guides" (PAG's) to levels vastly higher than those at which they are currently set allowing for more radioactive contamination of the environment and the general public.

      "According to PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the new standards would drastically raise the levels of radiation allowed in food, water, air, and the general environment. PEER, a national organization of local, state, and federal employees who had access to internal EPA emails, claims that the new standards will result in a “nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90, a 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and an almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63? in drinking water. This information, as well as the emails themselves were published by Collapsenet on March 24.

      In addition to raising the level of permissible radiation in the environment, PEER suggests that the standards of cleanup after a radioactive emergency will actually be reduced. As a result, radioactive cleanup thresholds will be vastly lowered and, by default, permissible levels of radiation will be vastly increased in this manner as well."

      This is very disturbing and I wanted the readers of this amazing forum to know this info. Remember, these are the same people who said the air was safe to breath on 9/11.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I have a copy of the original PAG. Would be interesting to compare that document to whatever the EPA is using as the current PAG. The original was published in 1992. It is still in use, although there are other documents now which may be used "in addition" to the 1992 PAG.

        http://www.epa.gov/radiation/rert/pags.html

        Unfortunately it looks like the guidelines from the FMRAC working group (oh great, another group of pro-nukers to keep track of) guidelines are used, and recommendations based on the PAG are secondary to the FMRAC group guidelines. The FMRAC group guidelines come from the DOE (surprise, surprise!) So there you have it — no doubt why NOTHING has been done in the U.S., in response to Fukushima contamination. The DOE (and by extension the DHS) are calling the shots!

        http://www.nv.doe.gov/library/publications/frmac/SAND2010-1405P_VOL1.pdf

        Why revise the PAG's when you can do something less obvious, like having the FMRAC guidelines trump the PAG's, under actual operating conditions?


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Our boy A4P1 is probably a FMRAC guy.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Finally solved the mystery! Have been wondering about the PAG thing ever since last April.


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          • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

            Thanks Arc and Ho……
            If by some remote chance that anyone reading this still had any question about how much of this was known to the people that are supposedly here to protect us as a society, this answers that question.
            Now lets go tell everybody else.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Hi Maija, there are two parts to the FMRAC guidelines. Haven't looked at the second one yet. It was a real eye opener to discover there were DOE-published guidelines to implementing the PAG's.

            It's useful to remember the DOE resisted ending the above ground nuclear weapons testing. IMHO they obvious don't have an interest in protecting people's health.

            "Circle the wagons, boys!" (The mentality when the nuke "industry" is under attack.) It appears the "industry" has been circling the wagons since before the Manhattan Project ever got off the ground ….

            Had to read the "fine print" at the EPA website and launch the link to the FMRAC document before it became clear why the EPA hasn't taken any action ….

            Someone posted a link here yesterday to the Paul Zimmerman, author of "A Primer in the Art of Deception." The link was probably, "Excerpts from Chapter 6: The Most Heinous Crime in History: The Betrayal of Mankind by the Radiation Protection Agencies."

            XLNT discussion (Ch. 6 excerpt) !!!!

            When the FMRAC guidelines are considered in the context of what Paul Zimmerman talks about, it becomes easy to understand why nothing is done about radioactive contamination. The nuke pimps having been getting away with this for a long timwith the FUNDAMENTAL FLAW being the model of "acceptable risk" from "low dose" radiation. "Risk" and "dose" models don't accurately predict exposure risk.

            The risk model i.e., "risk factor" assessment is used by agencies such as the ICRP to predict, for example, incidence of leukemias in children living close to nuclear power plants. The model has unrealistic exposure thresholds (i.e. flawed premises) so the actual leukemia incidence is not predicted. Since the actual incidence is not predicted, actual cases are dismissed as "not being related to" actual expsoure. This is HEINOUS !!!!

            You probably know all of this already, but I think it bears bringing up some of Zimmerman's points…


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        • What-About-The-Kids

          It strikes me as deeply sad and morally reprehensible that we have allowed the most truly despicable, ignorant and ignoble representatives of mankind to dare unleash such an uncontrollable, deadly, "immortal" (if you will) demon upon the world, such that these mathematical formulae found within the pages of this "Monitoring and Assessment Guide" would have needed to be created in the first place.

          Such an attempt to so cerebrally and antiseptically describe and make "sterile" that which in REALITY results in the real SUFFERING of real PEOPLE and ANIMALS, simply makes this folly even more horribly crystal clear.

          It is the unnecessary and highly reprehensible contamination of the human body by man-made radioisotopes created by the nuclear power industry and governments which turns my stomach, as it reminds me once again of man's hubristic, evil follies at playing God.

          When will we learn???


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      • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

        Thanks arclight. This is very upsetting.


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Wonderful. A single page condemnation. Good hand out to those
      intellectuals who think they are informed and believe those who are alarmed are hysterics!


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    OT New Blog
    IMAGINE: NO MORE NUCLEAR (with more to come)
    First Post by a Reader of Enenews By Niel Proudlove
    http://imaginenomorenuclear.blogspot.com/
    PROFOUND AND EMOTIONAL POEM.
    THE BLAME REST ON TEPCO & THE JAPANESE GOV.
    Niel lays it ALL on the line.

    Night all….


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      BTW it's our new group (email respondents) whom we'll be in touch soon. PEACE AND SHUT THEM ALL DOWN


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        P.S. THANK YOU NIEL PROUDLOVE!!!
        You are absolutely amazing!!


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        • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

          +1000
          Whoopie I picture them cringing, horror on their faces when they realize just what it is. I also see them running for shelter & calling in Hazmat teams to clean it up. And yes then maybe then…they will begin.

          What an awesome powerful statement that would make, all caught on film of course. THANK YOU Niel Proudlove~!~


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        • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

          Excellent poem!
          The most eloquent tale of true Justice I have ever read.
          Thanks Mr. Proudlove, and thanks for sharing Whoop!


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Excellent poem, Whoopie. Please read a quite good poem of mine also:

      "URANIUM 235: WHAT GOD SAID"

      You can find it about 17 comments down at:
      http://enenews.com/9th-grader-on-total-opposites-it-felt-so-strange-hearing-evacuate-immediately-then-theres-no-immediate-effect-its-safe-video. It's part of a 60 page book of poetry. thanks for reading.


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      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        @Whoopie. Sorry you didn't see to read this link I left. I'll keep trying though, even tho I'm only an undercover 79 year old.

        Actually, I give thanks for being old. I've lived my life. I don't need to be overly concerned about my personal survival. But I do wish I could tempt some people to read my poetry before I die. That would please me. I think there is a bit of value in it. Thank you.


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        • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

          Poem by dharmasyd. Please post these as often as you feel like it. Art often reaches people where logic and "preaching" does not.
          Thanks.

          Uranium 235 – What God Said

          What they remember is the light
          Those scientists in the desert night
          Ghostly iridescence, unearthly light
          No color, merely shades of white.

          Trinity Test at Alomogordo
          Three .. Two .. One .. Zero
          Instantly into the still, dark land
          The light grew over the sand
          Galactic secrets in the predawn night
          Galactic secrets in atomic rite
          And the light grew
          Brighter than the light of twenty noons
          And still it grew
          An x-ray of the testing crew.

          Trinity Test at Alamogordo
          Three…Two…One…Zero
          Shiva Yahweh Buddha Zeus
          Humanity with its head in the noose
          Glimpsed its form as god.

          When the light subsided and the shadows rose
          Some, returning from that light,
          Tried to live again as merely human
          But others, those few
          Unable to deny or to return
          Knew we had become as gods in power
          And could not turn again.

          We have the power that once was god’s
          Shiva’s power, the power of fire
          The power to turn this earth into a star
          The power of Zeus’ lightening rod
          To incinerate the earth maiden, his bride.

          She remembered a bright sharp silent light
          Before blackness turned day to night
          Then woke as in a dream
          Her mother, swirled in smoke
          Framed by the lintel
          Standing, arms outstretched
          Hair raised skyward
          On winds of fire
          Like a protecting goddess
          Burned to pure white bone.

          The bombardier who guided the Enola Gay
          The last two minutes on her way
          Who eyed the Aioi Bridge in his sight
          He too remembers the light
          All who have seen it remember the light
          And the rainbow sparkling cloud that follows…

          Earth the maiden asked her bridegroom
          To appear before her in his form as god
          And the god of lightening rose on earth
          In the light of twenty suns.

          Pastels and crystals pastels and dreams
          I cannot separate myself from you
          In these suicidal days
          Atomic fission in my…


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        • What-About-The-Kids

          Beautifully written, Dharmasyd! Thanks for your efforts to reach us through your poetry. Love the classical allusion! Would love to read more. :-)


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      • StillJill StillJill

        Or, you can find it here again,..BUMP–

        dharmasyd
        February 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm · Reply
        @ blackbeer & @ or-well…

        …lines from a book of poetry”

        Uranium 235 – What God Said

        What they remember is the light
        Those scientists in the desert night
        Ghostly iridescence, unearthly light
        No color, merely shades of white.

        Trinity Test at Alomogordo
        Three .. Two .. One .. Zero
        Instantly into the still, dark land
        The light grew over the sand
        Galactic secrets in the predawn night
        Galactic secrets in atomic rite
        And the light grew
        Brighter than the light of twenty noons
        And still it grew
        An x-ray of the testing crew.

        Trinity Test at Alamogordo
        Three…Two…One…Zero
        Shiva Yahweh Buddha Zeus
        Humanity with its head in the noose
        Glimpsed its form as god.

        When the light subsided and the shadows rose
        Some, returning from that light,
        Tried to live again as merely human
        But others, those few
        Unable to deny or to return
        Knew we had become as gods in power
        And could not turn again.

        We have the power that once was god’s
        Shiva’s power, the power of fire
        The power to turn this earth into a star
        The power of Zeus’ lightening rod
        To incinerate the earth maiden, his bride.

        She remembered a bright sharp silent light
        Before blackness turned day to night
        Then woke as in a dream
        Her mother, swirled in smoke
        Framed by the lintel
        Standing, arms outstretched
        Hair raised skyward
        On winds of fire
        Like a protecting goddess
        Burned to pure white bone.

        The bombardier who guided the Enola Gay
        The last two minutes on her way
        Who eyed the Aioi Bridge in his sight
        He too remembers the light
        All who have seen it remember the light
        And the rainbow sparkling cloud that follows…

        Earth the maiden asked her bridegroom
        To appear before her in his form as god
        And the god of lightening rose on earth
        In the light of twenty suns.

        Pastels and crystals pastels and dreams
        I cannot separate myself from you
        In these suicidal days
        Atomic fission in my…


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        • StillJill StillJill

          Pastels and crystals pastels and dreams
          I cannot separate myself from you
          In these suicidal days
          Atomic fission in my brain
          The evolution of life in my heart…


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    • What-About-The-Kids

      Thank you. Chilling. My heart goes out to the children of Fukushima, of Japan and anywhere their lives have been forever altered by the radioactive dust which is sadly, not magic, but so damaging to the health and happiness of our dear, dear children. :-(


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  • It is usually common to talk about cesium 137 since it is the easiest radionuclide to monitor… But there is indeed a little talk about the plutonium and its pread all over the country!!!
    And still the International community remaining silent… Such a crime of "non attendance to people in danger" issue will have to be addressed sooned or later.
    http://www.kanaky.x90x.net


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    http://youtu.be/hv73MfgZWdg An interesting video on a nuclear accident in Russia and no it isn;'t Chernobyl. When you have time it is well worth watching.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Take the weight of the child in kilograms (example, 45 pounds or 20 Kg) times 50 for total consumption. 20 X 50 = 1,000 bequerels A younger child of 22 pounds, 500 bequerels. These are small amounts and can easily be found in places where water collects and in freshwater streams in NE Japan. And under guidelines set for Japanese food, this amount could easily accumulate in a week's meals of contaminated food. And as stated, in contaminated areas where there bio-accumulation, a handful of wild berries might even be a full dose.


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  • Spectrometising

    Title: Operational health physics training 105Mb's
    Subject 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES ;57 HEALTH AND SAFETY; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; EVALUATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; MANUALS; RADIOLOGICAL PERSONNEL; TRAINING; ALARA; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; DOSE LIMITS; DOSIMETRY; INTERNAL IRRADIATION; RADIATION DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; SAFETY

    http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=145829


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  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Fukushima Radiation NOT SAFE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywKv0dj3UuY

    Click Show more below the video to see the studies used in the report. PLEASE SHARE, I believe this with its many studies to back up the facts that it might wake up a few more people.

    JAPAN NUCLEAR COVER UP! MILLIONS WLL DIE! REAL NEWS NOT BEING REPORTED! https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dr+Caldicott&oq=Dr+Caldicott&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=12&gs_upl=55509l55509l0l56511l1l1l0l0l0l0l124l124l0.1l1l0


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  • Night all, learned a lot tonight…


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  • pacific

    Children with glowing hearts.
    Us with broken ones.


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  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Yes broken. I cannot comprehend how the the people supporting the nuclear industry, governments ect can sleep easy knowing they have destroyed millions of lives. And yet I am glad that I do not, I never want to be able to truly think like them.

    Suffer the little children…


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  • ageezerofgiza

    The great movie: "These are the damned", 1963 was based on the premise that mankind would inevitably be wiped out by radiation at some point in the future. They were warning us half a century ago!


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Where are the Philanthropists offering free medical care and screening for the children? Where is ANY WORD that the world cares,….at all?


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I, for one, HAVE been calling for legal charges. I know our 'blades' wonders aloud oft' why she doesn't hear more like that,…other than dear Dr. Chris Busby and her. That is good! Keep it up,…let us hold their feet to the fire and NEVER FORGET.

    I said early on,…Late April, that I wanted to see Hillary wearing stripes. But then I reconsidered,….her 'booty' in stripes makes me think of "Bettlejuice"! :-)


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  • Soyogu

    Quote from the original text:
    [...] Because cesium-137 has a 30-year half-life, the land seriously contaminated by the Fukushima disaster will remain dangerously radioactive for up to 300 years.

    Can anybody explain me, why it's 300 years? I'll start looking for the answer now, but if anyone knows where it is, please tell me.

    Thank you in advance.


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