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Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:21 pm


North Carolina is in the mix as well as many other states, Alaska, Hawaii, Alabamahttp://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110329/news/110329643, Idaho, Washington State, Pennsylvania, Nevadahttp://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/americas/Japan-radiation-reaches-Nevada/Article1-678126.aspx & Massachusetts. I got this from many other web sites just searching. I knew our Gov't was playing Japan as well stating "no threat it'll reach the states." Now it's "no theat, traces too small", yet an article I read stated it alters DNA after a while. Who's to say how long over time, it alters you a little, the findings they have now won't be the same to say it's safe, it could mean lesser amounts are needed to be more dangerous over time. I don't take this lightly, it will cause health issues in the states I believe, the Govt just doesn't want to creats a panic state.

Also add Louisiana to that mix: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110330/hl_ac/8169953_the_global_reach_of_the_fukushima_disaster

Ice Land & the Philippianeshttp://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=670840&publicationSubCategoryId=63 too (France next in line for 3/10 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110330/hl_ac/8169953_the_global_reach_of_the_fukushima_disaster

Today it reaches Virginia http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2011/mar/28/japan-radiation-reaches-east-coast-ar-932078/

Reaches Calif. & Washington's milkhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42348512/ns/health-health_care/

Ohio effected as well http://www.ohio.com/news/118824409.html

Florida, Oregon, & Colorado http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/31/radiation.us/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Both Carolinas http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/27/2136945/radiation-in-mass-rainwater-likely.html

Maryland http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42311451

New York http://forbezdvd.com/cod.php?v=MTMyMjA

Illinoise http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_localchi/20110330/ts_yblog_localchi/report-radiation-from-japan-found-in-chicago-area

The article where our so called president of the USA stated the radiation won't reach the states has been pulled off the web, or at least the one that I'm trying to reach has been.
Here's one http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_33b08649-d2df-5a2a-ad88-b5347e67beac.html

Fox news had posted an urgent cast about it's coming to states http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/15/956516/-Urgent!-Update-Nuclear-Expert:Radiation-Will-Be-Able-to-Reach-the-United-States

Globe picture of radiation spreading March 18, 2011 posehttp://s.wsj.net/media/nytimes_plume_map_20110317_MG_20110317151426.jpg

Globe spreading in motion http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/16/science/plume-graphic.html

Better view to understand http://politisite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/falloutmap2.jpg
Last edited by Smoke14Wins on Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:47 pm, edited 15 times in total.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:34 pm

Well first "they" told us... "it will NEVER make it across the ocean, some 10K miles."

Then it DID.

Then "they" said "it will be diluted." Not really.....

Then "they" said, "Oh don't worry about it... the amounts are so small, it can't hurt you." (( Well excuse me, I don't want ANY!" ))

Then "they" said "Don't take the iodine pills, it won't help you."

The stores were sold out in hours and people are selling the iodine pills on Ebay and the black market.

I don't believe anything "they" say anymore.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:37 pm

I trust our Gov't as much as I trust someone robbing my house.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:54 pm

I keep adding to my post instead of making a statement. But today, Virginia is on the list in Charlottesville. The state agency says it is working on a plan for baseline testing of rainwater, drinking water, vegetation and milk.

“This is not a new protocol, but a standard VDH response when routine monitoring indicates a need to test further,” the department wrote in Sunday’s press release.

The health department is also advising Virginians “out of an abundance of caution” to avoid drinking rainwater collected in cisterns.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:21 pm

Just posted to web 40 mins ago (1:21 PM nw) that Japan is trying to use diaper absorbent material to get the leak up with.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:25 pm

: What's the danger?

A: Radioactive iodine, from food or the air, can build up in the thyroid, leading to thyroid cancer years later. Young children and pregnant women are at greatest risk. Thyroid cancer is one of the least fatal cancers if treated promptly.

Radioactive cesium can build up throughout the body, is harder to eliminate and high levels are thought to be a risk for various other cancers.

But it takes quite high exposure to harm, says Mettler: In contaminated villages around Chernobyl, thyroid cancer was documented. But if there was an increase in any other cancer, it was too small to detect, he says.

Q: In what foods in Japan have these radioactive elements been found?

A: Iodine has been found mostly in milk and spinach, but also in chrysanthemum greens, leeks and a few other foods. Cesium also has been found in some vegetables. Levels found so far range from trace amounts to milk with iodine levels five times the acceptable limit, and in spinach, iodine levels 27 times the ceiling. Officials soon will test seafood.

Q: If you ate that, what would it mean?

A: You'd have to eat 2 pounds of the most contaminated spinach to absorb about as much radiation as you'd get from a CT scan of the head, says Dr. Clifford Chao, radiologist-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

People who drank milk with the highest measured levels of iodine for two weeks would absorb less than a year's worth of natural background radiation, according to a report from British environmental radiation group, Mike Thorne and Associates Ltd. But infants would absorb more than adults.

Q: What about breastfeeding?

A: Radioactive iodine could be in breast milk if nursing mothers in Japan were exposed; potassium iodide comes in doses for infants, too, if needed.

Q: What's being done to make sure contaminated foods don't reach consumers outside of Japan?

A: China, South Korea and a number of neighboring Asian countries have ordered radiation monitoring of food imports from Japan.

"There is no risk to the U.S. food supply," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

Foods from Japan make up less than 4 percent of all U.S. imported foods, but the FDA said it would "be paying special attention" to imports from the earthquake-affected area.

Q: How does radiation get into food anyway?

A: Fallout can land on crops in fields and wash into the soil to be soaked through the roots. Livestock can eat contaminated animal feed. It's possible seafood could be affected from contaminated water, although in the ocean "dilution would be huge," Mettler says.

Q: What about canned or other foods stored before the earthquake - can residents eat that?

A: The WHO says radioactivity cannot contaminate sealed packaged foods, and that cropland can be covered with tarps and livestock brought into barns and fed clean feed.

Q: How long will radiation be a food threat?

A: Radioactive iodine decays quickly, with a half-life of eight days, meaning the length of time it takes for half of it to break down harmlessly. "In a couple of months, the iodine is a non-issue," says Mettler.

Cesium, however, can stay in soil for 30 years. But animals intended for slaughter can be given clean feed for a few months until cesium in their bodies drops to safe limits, he says. Also, the radiation stays only in the top inches of soil so deep plowing can make a field safe to use.

Q: Wait a minute, the U.S. and other countries irradiate certain foods to kill bacteria. How is that different?

A: No radioactivity is left in irradiated foods because the energy used, from such sources as X-rays and electron beams, is too low. The FDA, World Health Organization and other authorities have repeatedly found the process to be safe.

Re: Radiation in the USA now

Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:49 pm

Just pray that noone gets sick. I have had Family with cancer and its not fun watching your loved ones sick or die from cancer. Hope everyone stay as safe as you can.
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