and according to some stat whore loser with thouands of postss, im in it for the postcount (only 5000 in five years). think before act and don't think anymore after that!
most of South America, south of the Amazon river mouth in the east and Quito in the west
about 1/3 of Africa, south of Libreville in Gabon in the west to south of the southern tip of
Somalia in the east
Countries wholly or mostly in the southern hemisphere that are in Africa:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of the Congo
Countries wholly or mostly in the southern hemisphere that are in Asia:
Countries wholly or mostly in the southern hemisphere that are in Australasia and Oceania:
Papua New Guinea
Countries wholly or mostly in the southern hemisphere that are in South America:
Other countries and territories in the southern hemisphere:
Antarctic and sub-antarctic islands
Juan Fernández Islands
Madagascar, Republic of
Mauritius, Republic of
New Zealand sub-antarctic islands
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
Saint Paul and Amsterdam
Seychelles, Republic of
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Tristan da Cunha
Wallis and Futuna--http://answers.yahoo.com/quest ion/index?qid=20060801001442AAxcSEM
%u2622Part One - Radioactivity in Food%u2622 and How to Use Your Geiger Counter
He added: "I also suspect that full disclosure of such data is not in the interests of the
Japanese nuclear industry."--http://search.japantimes.c o.jp/cgi-bin/fl20110626x3.html
New research by Ipsos MORI shows that three in five global citizens (62%) oppose the use of
nuclear energy - a quarter (26%) of those have been influenced by the recent nuclear disaster in
Fukushima, Japan. The latest Ipsos Global @dvisor survey shows that support for nuclear energy is
far below that for solar power (97%), wind power (93%), hydroelectric power (91%) and natural gas
(80%) as a source of
Residents' urine now radioactive
Petition against internet 'lawful access' bills
Notwithstanding, to date, Iodide-131, Cesium-137, Plutonium-240/239/238, Tellurium-132 and
Xenon-133 had all been detected in and around the nuclear power plant with the exceptions of
Tellurium-132, which was detected in Fall-Out at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.,
and Xenon which is being tracked from space by Norway's NILU-ATMOS. The tracking for Xenon-133 (a
leading indicator for tracking Fall-Out patterns) would help to indicate what the likely track is
for the lighter radioactive elements as just listed (see graphic to immediate right). All derive
from radioactive Uranium decay.(H), 106, 107 --http://doctorapsley.com/RadiationThe rapy.aspx
These links are about how Chlorella protects from Cancer/Radiation. Get this now! Chlorella and
Spirulina are the two most important things you need! 5 grams of Chlorella and 10 grams of
Spirulina should be enough to detox the particles and protect you from radiation/cancer.
Here's another link with general information about supplements/foods that can protect you:
You also need to get your Glutathione (GSH) levels up, it's the strongest antioxidant that your
body makes. It's the only one that will neutralize the free radical that is created when you
ingest a Plutonium particle.
To raise your Glutathione, you need to take:
Alpha Lipolic Acid
Garlic (Garlic pills)
N Acetyl Cystine
Eat a bowl of Miso soup with seaweed and Cilantro every night. Chlorella is needed to detox the
metals/rad particles the Miso and Cilantro leech out of the body.
Get a good powder Fiber supplement with Fruit Pectin in
U.S. Military Launches Spy Operation Using Fake Online Identities
Just my luck to be in Germany during Chernobyl! How easily the clock turns back to April 1986
remembering the precautions that were taken to avoid bringing fallout into a home.
I also remember the horrible immune system health disorders that I endured during 1987, 3 back to
My mother was with me in Germany and died of cancer 6 years after Chernobyl and did not eat
processed foods, smoke, drink, or have any lifestyle factors that were conducive to cancer. It
I also aggressively detoxed with clay and other herbs and she did not.
What I did then, is what I'm doing now.
* Protect the Thyroid
* Detox specifically for heavy metals
* Detox on a regular basis as my body requires
* Support a robust immune system
* Eat Super Foods and Antioxidants daily.
And all of our animals will also be included in this special care. We have been aggressive with
the above since March 18.
Living in South/Central Wa state, we are also outside a lot daily and experiencing NONE of the
symptoms everyone has described. I do have a slight headache which is unusual, but could also be
attributed to the very aggressive detox.
if you choose to detox, please do so s l o w l y.
If you are detoxing with clay, be sure to drink TONS of water, and its not a bad idea to have
some fiber like psyllium or ground flaxseed.... its just as important to keep the system going as
it is to absorb the toxins
into the clay. I've seen folks do a 10 oz glass of filtered water with the powdered clay and
fiber together. Then chase with another 10 oz of water. Some put the diatomacious earth in there
too. Start with small amounts and work your way up. Each person is different, and allow for your
body to adapt to what you are giving it.
Sometimes cayenne capsules, along with probiotics are taken with the water chaser to the clay.
Cayenne increases peristalsis (movement) and circulation.... Probiotics help re-establish the
positive bacteria in the digestive tract.
Its also a good idea to take some mineral suppliments... Because prolongued use of clays can create
a deficit in some other things... If you notice heart palpitations, try adding magnesium. Or stop
the clay. A suggestion for including magnesium is to have some fresh lemon tea.
That is, squeeze 1 lemon, hot water, add trace minerals. If you want, add some honey or xylitol
or liquid stevia. Sugar is not so good for the immune system, so start avoiding it.... its not
I live on Vancouver Island and everytime I go outside to wait for a bus to go downtown I get red,
burning cheeks. The first time, before I knew radiation came down in the rain, I was in the rain
when it happened. This is a totally new sympton for me. I also have a runny nose alot of the
One of my cats is not feeling well.
Canada does not tell us anything
but I see a haze some days and dark clouds on sunny days. I wonder if the dark clouds on sunny
days are from Fukushima.
They are still spraying us with chemtrails, to make rain, to wash
the radiation down on us. Canada and US
along with many other countries have signed up to the UN's Agenda 21 program which is to return
most of the continents to wetlands and get rid of the people. People will
live in large cities on the coasts.
You can find lots of info on Agenda
21 on the
Radiation from Japan reaches B.C.
(AGI) Tokyo - It is the 1st time since the beginning of the Fukushima crisis. Traces of
strontium were found on the sea floor near the nuclear power station damaged by last March
tsunami. The tests, conducted on 2 June in areas some 3 km from the coast, 30 km north and 20 km
south of the power station showed traces of strontium-89 and strontium-90. If inhaled, the
strontium can cause cancer. .
Jun 28, 2011 06:45:20 AM
Normalcy bias--https://secure.wikimedia.org/wik ipedia/en/wiki/Normalcy_bias
In the last month we have received 22 vehicle air filters from safecasters. These came from
vehicles used primarily in Fukushima City, Tokyo, and Iwaki. The Fukushima City filters had
total radiation levels that averaged about 2.0 uSv/hour, while the Tokyo filters averaged 0.2
uSv/hour. The filters are analyzed by gamma spectrometry. We found cesium-134, cesium-137,
cobalt-60, and uranium and its decay products in the dusts trapped on these filters. These dusts
contain enough breathable radioactive particles that people need to use care in removing and
handling used car filters from Northeastern Japan. Our group is also looking to test school yard
soils for hot particles, and edible seaweed for cesium and radioiodine uptake. People interested
in doing sampling should read the sampling
Report: Puts Fukushima's Radiation Release at 1/6th of
One of the first tongue cancer symptoms to be noticed is a white / red patch on the
tongue. The patch may be situated anywhere on the tongue. Occasionally, some people notice a
white / red spot on the tongue. The spot is firm and has raised edges. With time, the patch grows
in size and becomes firmer and harder.
%u2022 The central portion of the patch is relatively soft and bleeds easily. Bleeding occurs when
pressure is exerted over the cancer spots, during chewing, drinking or swallowing, and the spots
break open. The cancer spot is extremely tender and can not endure pressure of any kind, thus
resulting in easy bleeding. Unexplained bleeding is an important indication and tongue cancer
%u2022 Pain while chewing and / or swallowing are other common manifesting tongue cancer symptoms.
%u2022 Some individuals also develop an ulcer or a sore on the tongue, or within the oral cavity,
which shows no signs of resolving or subsiding.
%u2022 A continual sore throat is a major tongue cancer symptom.
%u2022 Numbness in the tongue and mouth occur commonly.
%u2022 Change in voice, rigid tongue with reduced movements, and bad breath are other associated
tongue cancer symptoms. The patient also complains of difficulty in opening the mouth and the
presence of a mass in the neck.
%u2022 Occasionally, some people even complain of ear pain.
%u2022 A lump at the back of the throat, enlarged neck lymph glands, unexplained and excessive weight
loss, and an alteration in the way the dentures normally used to fit inside the mouth are
frequently seen tongue cancer symptoms.
In case you notice or experience any of these clinical features, you must visit your doctor /
health care professional immediately. Never neglect these symptoms. Tongue cancer ought to be
taken seriously, since the tumor tends to spread rapidly to the gums, jaws and throat.
The effective and successful management of tongue cancer needs sufficient knowledge about the
symptoms of the disease, and an early diagnosis of the condition. Some symptoms of carcinoma
tongue are quite prominent, whereas some are hard to detect. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment
is the only way to limit its progress.
Depending on the size of the tumor and the extent of its spread, the treatment may comprise of
surgery, chemotherapy and / or radiotherap--http://www.tonguecancersy mptoms.org/
Dose (µg/kg/day) Effects (measured in studies of mice or rats,
descriptions (in quotes) are from Environmental Working Group) Study Year
0.025 "Permanent changes to genital tract" 2005
0.025 "Changes in breast tissue that predispose cells to hormones and carcinogens" 2005
1 long-term adverse reproductive and carcinogenic effects 2009
2 "increased prostate weight 30%" 1997
2 "lower bodyweight, increase of anogenital distance in both genders, signs of early
puberty and longer estrus." 2002
2.4 "Decline in testicular testosterone" 2004
2.5 "Breast cells predisposed to cancer" 2007
10 "Prostate cells more sensitive to hormones and cancer" 2006
10 "Decreased maternal behaviors" 2002
30 "Reversed the normal sex differences in brain structure and behavior" 2003
50 Adverse neurological effects occur in non-human primates 2008
50 Disrupts ovarian development--https://secure.wikimedia.
Thought you all might be interested to see the German govt air monitoring results for iodine and
cesium. The graphs are the easiest to understand without speaking German. Levels of iodine and
cesium 137 upticked in June, seems to suggest ongoing releases. Cesium levels in air in Japan
don't seem to have decreased much over the past few weeks.
Lucas Hixton Whitefield tips us off to the fact that the EPA has been detecting Plutonium and
Strontium along the entire US West Coast since March
In terms of the EPA switching over to the FDA's Derived Intervention Level (DIL)
1) A great explanation is in this post: Japan Nuclear Radiation In San Francisco Milk Exceeds
Infant Dose In Less Than 3 Gallons
2) Realize that DIL is not a level of safety... It is a level so high that a single dose will
cause severe health effects. I am actually in the process of writing a post about a local EPA
official who didn't get the Federal memo that the EPA was covering this up by using the FDA level
and admitted to a local newspaper that doses above 3 pCi/L are harmful.
The main thing to keep in mind is the EPA safety level is 3 pCi/L under which it can not be
statistically proven there are health effects. It is set to allow a total radiation dose of 4
millirems per year which equates to 1 death from cancer per million.
Using the FDA's derived intervention level allows for cancer in 1 out of 2,200 people and DEATH
FROM CANCER IN 1 OUT OF4,400. By no means is this a "safe" level and the FDA website even says
Also, don't be fooled by comparisons to background radiation or dosages from x-ray, ct-scans or
airline flights. There are entirely different than the dose you receive from internal emitters.
Internal emitting radiation is much more dangerous by a factor of a trillion.
Even with the external emitting radiation, here are some statistic that might wake you up, pulled
from the American Cancer Society, NJDEP and Health Physics Society...
i take notes, you play video games and eat the junk food, watch the brainwave altering tv
'i do not care! if i term! i term!'
Buttermilk pancake mix - Nature's Path - 1 year (11 March 2012 or earlier)
Cheddar Bunnies Snack Mix (Annies) -- 1 year (11 Mar 2012 or earlier)
Bunny Fruit Snacks (Annies) 18 months (10 Sept 2012 or earlier)
Nature's Path Sunny Hemp Granola Bars 10 month (11 Jan 12)
Nature's Path Toaster Pastries - 8 months (11 Nov 11)
Also, I have found it pretty easy to find brands of organic pasta and jarred sauce from Italy, so
I've stopped buying local pasta and sauce.
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/336 1
Very nice message about what you doing. We are all trying out best, please mind the potatoes and
sweet potatoes, they seem to absorb up to 4x the amount of cesium as leafy greens. Potatoes are
high in potassium and aborb cesium more readily. I read that here in a blog topic a week ago, a
study was done in Japan about it.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/
We have been buying pre fukishima flour and making our own breads and tortillas, because quite
frankly I do not trust the water sources that are used in the bread
we eat a lot of dave's organic killer breads...when i contacted them, i was told that they
harvest wheat from spring to fall, at which point their stores are siloed and withdrawn throught
that year. my assumption would be, then, that the next batch of fukushima-era grain will start
showing up on shelves sometime in september/early fall.
i would imagine other granaries are following similar
Do you know how much radiation is in Brazil nuts?
And you're worried over what came from Japan?
FYI, they average about 3-4 pCi per GRAM of Radium.
Submitted by T.O. Mom (not verified) on Sun, 2011-05-08 23:56.
Actually, Brazil nuts and bananas contain some of the highest amounts of radiation, naturally. I
don't have the reference, but you can look it up. That said, our family still eats
I found a good lettuce source in CA. Hollandia Farms grows butter lettuce ( and others)
hydroponically in a green house. I called and asked about their water source because their web
site mentions collecting rainwater. They said the little rainwanter they collect gets mixed with
their well water and then goes through an RO system. They are not "organic" because they have to
supplement with fertilizers since it is hydroponic, however they do not use pesticides. You can
get it at most grocery stores in CA and it comes with roots attached. Ah, now I can eat salad
again ; )--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/33 61
and I'm watching what I eat, too, but I think we have to be aware of as much information as we
can on every possible way we're being exposed.
I found this abstract of cesium-137 found in lung tissue of a man who cleaned up at Chernobyl.
So, along with eating well, I'm considering air filters, etc.
Is anyone aware of any vitamins or foods that are "good" for keeping the lungs
Chlorella for one. I can attest to it. When I first began taking the recommended dosage last
month, I immediately began expelling a lot of mucus from my lungs and, um, other areas. Sorry to
be a bit indelicate...it surprised me, so I researched and spoke to my MD about it. I'm very very
healthy and recently had a yearly check up/blood work, so the mucus thing threw me. It only
lasted a few days. But it seems that chlorella is a great cleanser in that respect. I'd love to
know other measures that help the lungs stay healthy.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/
Thank you for this information. Reverse osmosis filters take radiation out of water:
We have to take responsibility for our own health and get involved in anti-nuclear movement. Our
apathy got us where we are now.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node /3361?page=1
Consumer grade Reverse Osmosis units:
The prefilter will remove any big chunks of radioactive particles.
Do remove nuclear fallout radionuclide ions such as Plutonium, Uranium, Iodine, Radium, Cesium,
Strontium and so forth. These are the 'bad-boys' and major players that we really need to get out
of the water. Thus RO units are a great product.
There are a few limitations to what RO Units will do. So for example, deuterium and tritium, the
so-called 'heavy water' molecules, with an extra neutron or two, are not removed by RO units.
Some gasses (bubbles) can contain some radioactive particles. These will also not be removed by
RO units are well worth the money, if your water supply has received a dusting of radioactive
Costco has large bags of flour that can be frozen and stored long term. The label is Harvest
Flour from ConAgra Foods. It is good for a yr or more from the best buy date. ?? I am sorry, I
have been calling so many food Co that I lost track but remember that it was very long time from
Best Buy date. Their number is 1-800-851-9618...they were friendly and helpful. We froze 2 large
bags of bread and regular flour in separate freezer bags. I am not sure about next year's crop of
wheat but it is hard to say when that wheat will enter the food chain...so I may be baking my own
bread! Every little bit helps I hope.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/nod e/3361?page=1
Why are you avoiding all berries? One of my research sources indicates that Raspberries do not
store Cesium-137.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.e du/node/3361?page=1
I just contacted Lifeway (they make kefir products) and they said "our products are safe -
there's no radiation in them" and then pointed me to this press release
Of course, the press release doesn't say anything except that they are taking their lead from
EPA. This is the trend with all of these healthy organic companies that don't seem to think they
need to do any independent testing. But then put out press releases ASSURING the public that
their product is absolutely safe. She even said "oh, we're in the midwest so we are not affected"
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/336 1?page=1
Thank you to everyone for posting their research on "safe foods" list. Here are some additional
items that I have found...
1. Hothouse Cucmbers and Tomatoes:
Eurofresh Farms: Located in Arizona. They use a HEPA filtration system to filter their indoor
air. They water with well water that is filtered through a reverse osmosis filtration system.
They test their water for radioactive particles, radon, and heavy metals. Their internal
detection guidelines exceed FDA standards. They mentioned that the FDA have allowable levels of
contaminants that Eurofresh does not allow. Check out their video on their website. Looks like
they put a lot of resources towards keeping out contaminants. Eurofresh products are available at
Whole Foods Markets and I've also found them at my local Albertson's market in Southern
2. Peanut, Almond, and Other Nut Butters, and Tahini:
Once Again Nut Butter, Inc.: They bottle all their nut butters and tahini one year prior to the
"best by" date. Their Organic, roasted tahini is made in the US.
3. Food for Life sprouted products. We buy their Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole grain cereal (my kids
love this with bananas and fruit mixed in), english muffins, breads, tortillas. Their breads,
english muffins and tortillas can be freezed (Whole Foods Market does this).
Year of production: K or L
K = 2010
L = 2011
0321: Take the last number and add it to the first three numbers. This gives you 33, which is the
L0321 = Packaged on the 33rd day of 2011.
4. Heinz Ketchup: Specifically, I called for the Heinz Organic Ketchup, but the code should apply
QP0M01: bottled December 1, 2010
QP = Plant code, Made in Ontario, Canada
0 = Year bottled, 2010
M = Bottled in December (A=January, B=February, C=March, D=April, E=May, F=June, G=July,
H=August, J=September, K=October, L=November, M=December, note the letter "I" is skipped)
01: Day of month bottled, 1st
5. Bob's Red Mill: All items are packaged two year prior to "best by" date, and last for two
years after the "best by" date. Best if you freeze. Located in Oregon.
Cascadian Farms. Multigrain Cereal, organic: packaged 310 prior to "best by" date. This specific
cereal is produced in Canada. Country of origin varies with their products.
7. Frozen Veggies and Fruits:
Columbia River Organics, All items from the US
Packaged two years prior to "best by" date
Pasteurized Egg Whites in a carton: Organic Valley. Packaged 90 days prior to "best by date."
Cascadian farms is a good brand of frozen vegetables, but the trouble is that often they are
pretty tiny and expensive for families. What about brands found in Costco? Costco already carries
plenty of all natural and organic brands.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/n ode/3361?page=1
Get a dehydrator or canner and start storing some for use during the next couple years. Or get
another freezer to add for more storage room.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/nod e/3361?page=1
I am not discounting your concern here but I don't see how buying pre-Fukushima foods is a
plausible long-term solution or even an option for many of us. CS-137 has a half life of 30
Unless you wrap your entire house in plastic, filter your air and water supply, have a walk- in
freezer or a green house for the next 30 years and never leave you are bound to be exposed
somehow (everyone on earth has been exposed to Chernobyl whether through inhalation or
ingestion). I don't see how posting a "safe list" of pre-Fukushima foods will do anything other
than spark panic-buying.
The entire west coast did NOT suffer the same levels of radiation. In fact intercontinental US
milk supply suffered higher exposures. Look at the EPA website's RadNet data. Current and past
tests show no radio nucleotides in Oregon or Seattle/Tacoma area milk. Intercontinental US states
show much higher concentrations: Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee have more, even triple the
amounts. Vermont milk actually tested positive for CS-137 on one occasion. Though I am unclear
why it did not show up again because of it's long half life. Maybe that cow was pulled from
I am so disappointed in the human response here: shun the affected? Every man for himself? I am
for self-reliance and being prepared but it seems to me this is everybody's problem now and
FOREVER as long as we deem profit more desirable than human life regarding technological
atrocities like nuclear power, nanotechnology, biowarfare. These are just awful choices being
made in the name of profit and we can and must do better for ourselves and our children.
Otherwise we are silently assenting to extinct ourselves and make the planet uninhabitable for
all life. Very sad. Wish instead that we were filled with a deep and abiding desire to protect
all life and insist that corporations and government make it their imperative.
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/336 1?page=1
i. I am not suggesting pre-Fukushima foods as a long term solution, nor that it solves anything,
nor that it absolves anyone from fighting against unsafe sources of power, nor anything else.
Essentially, I'm being pragmatic. I can't do much about cesium. However, from what I've heard, it
isn't taken up by children's bodies as quickly or in as large quantities as the iodine, which is
immediately sucked in and stored in the thyroid for about 100 days.
I-131, with a half life of 8 days, is almost completely gone in 81 days. I'm figuring doing this
till 81 days past the dates when this site shows MDA levels, for as many foods as I'm able to
control. That's not everything, and it may not be enough, but it's the best I can do.
I'm not promoting this, or what I'm doing, as a plan for anyone. Just being open in case it's
helpful to people trying to avoid the worst of it, especially for
'My "safe" foods list thread originator: Your foods are similar to our food choices excepting the
dairy stuff (for now).
Here's something I just found, take it or leave as possible good ideas for 'sourcing' foods and
some respondents at the link mention New Zealand as a good source for frozen meats:
(SEE LINK FOR EVERYTHING)
April 21, 2011 at 3:47 am · Reply
AREAS WHOSE FOOD PRODUCTS MAY NOW CARRY RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT
Helpful Quote from Vesica.org
The Entirety of the Northern Hemisphere around the world is affected by fallout, as well as the
Most Serious: Japan, Pacific Ocean, and Pacific Rim States
Most Contaminated food areas of North America (based on fallout wind spread patterns charted by
European scientific research agencies) in order of likely intensity of contamination, starting
with the most contaminated:
Entire Pacific Coast (note that much of the produce in North America comes from this region,
Northern U.S. States close to Canada, and Canadian areas close to the U.S. (including Toronto
Central States of the U.S., and Far Northern areas of Canada
SAFEST AREAS OF ORIGIN FOR FOOD PRODUCTS
The majority of contamination is in the northern hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean region. Most of
the Southern Hemisphere has little to no fallout (the exception is the Southern Hemisphere in the
Pacific; Australia for example is finding radioactive fish in the ocean, so although they may not
get much atmospheric fallout they are affected by the massive contamination of the Pacific
Also note that radioactive contamination is being found on non-food products being imported from
Safest Areas of Origin for food products:
Central America (avoid items from the Pacific Coast area of Mexico)
Europe is also far less contaminated that North America, although it is also experiencing
significant fallout; so it is a better source for products than North America, however not as
good as Southern Hemisphere sources. (However some South American produce may contain high levels
of pesticides not allowed to be used in the U.S. or Canada.)
ITEMS OF SPECIAL CONCERN FROM AFFECTED AREAS
All Ocean-Derived Products from the Pacific Ocean: the Fukushima accident dumped millions of
times the normal background levels of radiation into the Pacific, where it is affecting the
entire ocean (most toxic near Japan and bordering areas, but now reaching to the US West Coast:
debris from the Tsunami in Japan is also expected to start washing up on the West Coast in the
near future.) There are already reports of Pacific Fish showing radioactive contamination.
This indicates a need to be cautious regarding:
All Pacific Ocean Fish
Sea Salt or Ocean Minerals derived from the Pacific
All Pacific Seaweed and Sea Vegetables (order Atlantic Ocean seaweed at
Milk and all Dairy Products (butter, cheese etc.) from all animals: Cows, Goats, and Sheep (Dairy
products have the most intense immediate absorption of radiation from fallout). Radioactive
contamination of milk has been found throughout the United States, especially on the West Coast.
Any plant with a large surface area exposed to the air while growing: The most intense radiation
absorption in plants is through rain falling directly on the leaves of the plant, where it is
directly absorbed. Rainwater absorbed through the earth into the plant is already of much lower
radiation intensity due to the filtering affect of the soil.
All broad leaf plants and plants with large surface areas grown in the open air (rather than in
greenhouses) are the most contaminated, for instance Salad Greens, Spinach, Cabbage etc.
Contaminated crops in California (carrying radioactive iodine and cesium) have already been
confirmed by UC Berkeley.
[Carrots and other root vegetables are less contaminated due to growing underground.]
Water from Rainwater or Open Lake type catchments: instead drink bottled water, or water from
underground wells or other underground sources (radiation is greatly reduced when the particles
have to travel through the ground.)
PREGNANT (OR BREASTFEEDING) WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD ESPECIALLY BE CAREFUL REGARDING THESE
ITEMS COMING FROM FALLOUT AFFECTED AREAS
-Off my menu: All Seafoods because the oceans really are a military and industrial sewer! Yes, I
will miss Anchovies on my pizza, fishsticks, red snapper, tuna (even 'chicken of the sea' is no
longer 'worthy,'crab, fake crab (made with Pollock, an ocean fish), clam chowder, Nori
Seaweed,Caviar etc... See:
Chernobyl has provided a LOT of data on what is safer and what isn't. Specific plant species
uptakes of various isotopes are known, as are techniques to decrease uptake. The same is true of
different animal species. For instance, goats uptake more than cows.
Going forward, provided there isn't another major release of isotopes, the problem will be
biological concentration as plants, then animals, selectively take chemicals into their cells.
Again, areas in Europe have BEEN having a much greater problem than we currently do. We just
didn't have it staring us in the face, so most of us aren't educated on the subject. Yet.
Personally, I'm salting my food with 'lite' salt for the potassium content and taking a calcium
supplement. If supplementation works to cut isotope uptake for plants, milk cows, and meat
animals, it ought to help me too.
I'm ALSO going to be paying close attention to the voting history of every candidate in every
election. No one who supports nuclear power will EVER get my vote. We have to shut the technology
down. No one should be allowed to contaminate the entire planet with something that can destroy
DNA for generations.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.
Birdseye frozen vegetables follow the following convention for their packing dates:
Only the first 5 digits of the code are needed:
Where Y = year, 0=2010, 1=2011
Where PP = plant (don't care)
Where M = month, 1-9,O,N,D Where 1 is January and D is December
Where D = Day, A-Z,1,2,3,4,5 Where A is 1 and 5 is 31
So March 11, 2011 would be 1XX3KXXXX
Just bought 40 gallons of pre-fukushima organic apple juice bottled in Washington State that my
5-year-old autistic son drinks. I figure why take the chance. We'll drink it soon enough either
Have a happy day.
Another Anonymous--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu /node/3361?page=1
Organic Valley was one of the few companies to answer every request I made, quickly and in a
friendly way. Organic Prairie is the same company and were equally, delightfully helpful.
Hain was difficult - they would give me shelf life but not say where anything was from (my Canola
Oil says it could be made in US, Switzerland or Argentina).
Trader Joes would only tell me that at a southern California store the organic milk would be from
southern California. The local store was willing to call suppliers but they came back with
I loved how proud Smart Chicken was to tell me ALL their chickens are from Nebraska.
I have learned a lot from doing this, including how fast our food gets processed (I was somewhat
astonished at the speed of chicken, for example, and sour cream).
BTW, I rarely mentioned radiation concerns to any of these companies except the ones that had
seaweed or Japanese products. I just talked about freshness and shelf life.
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/336 1?page=2
Where are you buying "Smart chicken" (which store)?
Some other helpful food info...
We're drinking SACO mix n drink powdered milk from Costco packed before March 11th. I have to say
the stuff tastes 99% like real milk. I was pleasantly surprised. It expires in Jan 2013, so we're
stocking up on that.
Organic Valley was very helpful when I called about their milk. For this reason, I will drink it
again if the levels dissapear. Other milk companies acted more annoyed when we called.
Tillamook has cheeses aged and packed pre-Fukushima. Their sharp cheddar is aged 9 months so
we're stocking up on that too. The label says clearly "aged 9 months" and the company verified it
We're drinking reverse osmosis water from Costco (kirkland signature drinking water). Costco
confirmed it is reverse osmosis.
Buying produce grown in greenhouses whenever possible. Hate to say it, but we're choosing the
non-organic versions over the organic versions if they are grown in a greenhouse. Pick your
The companies I've called expect me to say I'm calling about radiation, so don't be afraid to
tell them if they ask. The only people that seemed surprised when I told them why I was calling
were the folks who make organic chicken breasts for Costco. Can't remember the company name, but
they were pleasant and helpful.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/
Sad, but true. During a radionuclide storm (nuclear fallout event), goats, sheep and deer
bioconcentrate radionuclides more efficiently than cattle.
This is due to the preferred (goat, sheep & deer) diet, which consists of broadleaf weeds
(forbs). The large surface area of forb leaves, catch more radioactive dust and black rain than
Forbs generally absorb the radionuclides from dust and rain more effectively than the grasses.
Thus dairy products from sheep, goats and raindeer are more dangerous during nuclear fallout
events than cow'w milk.
I just tried Almond Milk today I LOVE IT!! I am not a big fan of powdered milk but I have been
using it for cooking but my 5 year old wants MILK! He tried the Almond Milk and he loved it too!
Tried the soy milks but ...ugh! Try the Almond Milk!!
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/336 1?page=2
What Japan's Radiation Means for U.S. Food
Lucky's carries KerryGold butter which purports to be imported from Ireland. I know our No Cal
butter probably has very little CS 137 but the very thought of it being there at all is
unappetizing to me. So I eschewed my regular Land O Lakes butter (which clearly says "Real
California Milk" on the label) to get some KerryGold. I have to say it tastes a lot better. But
then I read on the internet that Ireland has CS 137 in their Milk too. This is a fun game but it
just seems too hard to avoid the poison. Maybe its a good time to become a Breatharian, they
claim to live forever with no food. Then again "Prana" probably has Cesium in it now
Many food options are available once we discover one may not be safe. Try another brand, just
like you did and once that option doesn't work try a new product. Coconut oil is a wonderful and
nourishing fat. It has a two year shelf life. Garden of Life is my favorite. Many are from the
phillipines so I'm not sure how contanimated it is but it probably is still old product at this
point because it has such a long shelf life. Many jars of salsa are
Jun 24, 2011 06:19:25 AM
Anyone had leg muscle pains?
A little dizziness?
Lungs feel heavy when outside for awhile?
Coughing but can't get anything up-dry cough?
Feeling like you can't get a good breath of air?
Feel/sense powderish-consistency to the air that's not like pollen?
Anyone have a metallic taste in their mouth in March?
Anyone's air smelling like
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Radioactive dust from Fukushima plant hit N. America soon after meltdown:
Radioactive dust from Fukushima plant hits N. America
Avoid rain as much as you can. Cover up, use an umbrella, if you have to be out. Don't drag rain
water into your home. Take off shoes and wet clothes at the door, and leave umbrella outside (but
not IN the rain!), if that's an option.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/n ode/2187
nuclear testing.wmv --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U8C ZAKSsNA&feature=player_detailpage
The atom bomb tests over the Nevada desert are etched in the American consciousness, even though
they ended nearly half a century ago. The clouds that looked like gigantic mushrooms rising into
the stratosphere remind us of the Cold War-era American-Soviet race to test and manufacture as
many nuclear weapons as possible to fight what many felt would be an inevitable nuclear
%u2622Part One - Radioactivity in Food%u2622 and How to Use Your Geiger Counter
"U.S. daily press reports have indicated that radioactive strontium 90 from the fallout of
thermonuclear explosions is nothing to worry about. Japanese scientists do not agree. On April 8
scientists working under Japan's Atomic Energy Commission will present a report to the United
Nations Radiation Committee. Its gist: strontium 90 should be studied carefully, and much more
must be known about it before it can be written off as harmless to the human
In their small sample, however, the researchers found a good deal of variation between
individuals. The rapidly growing bones of young children averaged three to four times as much
strontium 90 as the bones of adults. Even certain adults had ten times more than others. One
sample of adult shinbone from Vancouver, B.C. had 75 times as much as the average.
Survey to track Fukushima residents' health for 30
GE, the maker of the reactors media arm owns the following:
NBCUniversal (49% ownership)
NBC - National Broadcasting Company
NBC Network Television stations
WNBC 4 - New York
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US orders news blackout over crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant:
Fathers Seeking Custody Face Gender Bias
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is stressing that radiation originating from an
earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant in Japan poses "no health risk" to people in British
In a Monday (March 21) update on its website, the centre confirmed that it had been told by
Health Canada that "minute" amounts of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant were detected
by monitoring stations in the province.
"The amounts of radiation from Japan detected over the past few days in BC measure 0.0000005
millisieverts, which is significantly less than those coming from other sources," Monday's update
"Scientists measure exposure to ionizing radiation using a unit of measurement called a sievert.
The average Canadian is exposed to between 2 and 3 millisieverts of radiation annually from
Today (March 22), the centre said in an update: "Health Canada anticipates that the quantity of
radiation reaching Canada, would be negligible and not pose a health risk to Canadians. We are
expecting very slight increases in radiation, smaller than the normal day to day fluctuations
until a week after the reactors are stabilized."
Jun 1, 2011 03:38:36 PM
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The Reader that came with the DSTT, the Micro SD card reader overheats during data transfer, is
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Scientists: Average person in Seattle breathed in 10 hot radioactive particles a day during
Mutant rabbit born near Fukushima plant
Japan doubles Fukushima radiation leak
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it is not stereo, and it won't find a "sound-object" for you - but if you spend some time
analysing a field recording and isolate the unique features of a sound - e.g. by looking beyond
frequency filters to spectral features like noisiness, brightness and envelope features, you
could then run two analyzer~ objects - one each for L & R - and then try to filter out whatever
is not matching your target parameters and then measure the loudness in each channel. this is
just a guess, and I'm sure there's much more knowledgeable folks who actually know what they're
There are three kinds of radioactive material: there are gamma rays: initially when the nuclear
reactors blew they emitted large clouds of xenon and krypton gases. Those are noble gases. They
don't react with your skin or anything but they emit gamma rays. So the readings you saw with
people walking around with the Geiger counters were from essentially being in a cloud of gamma
rays hitting them from the outside. And that's significant but it is also dispersed over your
entire body. To my mind, the bigger problem, are the two ways that radioactive material decays
and those are called beta particles and alpha particles. They don't travel as far but they have
an enormous amount more energy than a gamma ray. So if they lie on your skin, you are just fine.
You can wash it off and life goes on. The problem is if they get inside they can selectively go
to an organ and bombard a very small piece of tissue with a lot of exposure and potentially cause
a cancer and that is what we call a hot particle.
All of these particles are radioactive. But when you talk about contamination it means almost
always that one of these particles gets attached to an organ and begins to bombard that
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says it believes the earthquake-stricken Fukushima plant
emitted nearly 800,000 terabecquerels of radioactive material into the air in the days after it
was hit by a massive tsunami.--http://themoderatevoice.com/
Where is the estimate of inhaling 10 particles per day? I didn't hear it in part 1... And I'm
also not sure why it matters how many particles are inhaled versus the radioactivity of those
particles (i.e., decays per second).
I should point out that we have a long, consistent set of measurements of radioactive fission
products in our air filter measurements. And even on our single highest spike in air
concentration (I-131, 4.3E-6 Bq/L, on 3/23-24), I estimate that one would only breathe in about
0.03 radioactive decays per day, or one every 35 days [see correction in comment].
Also, it turns out that about 50% of our exposure from natural radioactive sources is from the
inhalation of radioactive particles. This is primarily due to the decay daughters of Radon-222,
which create "hot particles" of radioactive Lead, Bismuth, and Polonium in the air.
I posted this table earlier in the week on another thread, but it's worth repeating here. Here's
a summary of the total breakdown of background exposure from UNSCEAR 2000 Report Vol. I, Annex B:
Exposures from natural radiation sources, primarily Table 31: Average worldwide exposure to
natural radiation sources:
Source Average annual effective dose (microSieverts) Percent
Total cosmic and cosmogenic 390 16.3%
External terrestrial radiation Outdoors 70 2.9%
Indoors 410 17.1%
Inhalation exposure Uranium and thorium series 6 0.3%
Radon-222 1,150 47.9%
Radon-220 100 4.2%
Total inhalation exposure 1,260 52.5%
Ingestion exposure Potassium-40 170 7.1%
Uranium and thorium series 120 5.0%
Total ingestion exposure 290 12.1%
Total 2,400 100.0%--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/no de/4459
I just realized that I made a mistake in that earlier post when I estimated the number of I-131
decays one would be breathing per day at the peak of our measurements (I have since struck out
In order to do a proper estimate, one needs to divide up the total volume someone breathes in a
day into individual breaths. One needs to use the number of liters per breath, the duration of
each breath, and the total number of breaths per day. I used these average numbers:
Duration of breath: 15 per minute
Number of breaths per day: 22,000 per day
Number of liters breathed per day: 6600 L/day
Liters per breath: 0.30 L
Using 4.3E-6 Bq/L, then the number of decays of I-131 breathed per day would have been 0.11 per
day, or 1 every 9 days.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/nod e/4459
Hi BC, I think your point is right on - that exposure to the fission products would not occur
just from decays while they are in the air in our lungs, but what they are attached to matters,
since they may build up in the lungs. The radioactive isotopes are probably attached to small
aerosol particles, but not much is known about this yet.
My earlier estimate is limited since it doesn't account for buildup, but at least it can be
directly compared to the radon estimate below. The radon daughters also attach to small air
particles, so they probably exhibit the same behavior as fission products from Japan in terms of
getting stuck inside our lungs. One huge difference is that some of the radon daughters are alpha
emitters, so the actual dose (not just the decay rate) will be much much larger from the radon
progenies than the dose from fission products, which are beta/gamma emitters. So comparing the
fission product estimate to the radon estimate at least gives some sense of the scale between the
This potential for lung buildup is taken into account when calculating inhalation exposure, as we
do in our dose conversions - it is not done using my simple estimate above. We use standard
inhalation dose conversions which account for this.
Mark [BRAWM Team Member]--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/n ode/4459
BC was guessing this since often the three isotopes have roughly similar activities (decays per
second). On our peak day for air, there were five isotopes measured:
I-131: 4.3E-6 Bq/L
Cs-134: 1.1E-6 Bq/L
Cs-137: 1.2E-6 Bq/L
I-132: 1.1E-6 Bq/L
Te-132: 0.88E-6 Bq/L
So the others would approximately double the total number of "decays per second."
Of course, the total dose from all of these is the more important number - not all decays are
equal in this sense. This is quantified in terms of airplane flights in our table.
Mark [BRAWM Team Member]
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/445 9
Among the residents of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, there had been up to the year
2005 more than 6,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported in children and adolescents who were
exposed at the time of the accident, and more cases can be expected during the next decades.
Notwithstanding the influence of enhanced screening regimes, many of those cancers were most
likely caused by radiation exposures shortly after the accident. Apart from this increase, there
is no evidence of a major public health impact attributable to radiation exposure two decades
after the accident. There is no scientific evidence of increases in overall cancer incidence or
mortality rates or in rates of non-malignant disorders that could be related to radiation
exposure. The incidence of leukaemia in the general population, one of the main concerns owing to
the shorter time expected between exposure and its occurrence compared with solid cancers, does
not appear to be elevated. Although those most highly exposed individuals are at an increased
risk of radiation-associated effects, the great majority of the population is not likely to
experience serious health consequences as a result of radiation from the Chernobyl accident. Many
other health problems have been noted in the populations that are not related to radiation
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An old paper, suggesting 1/2000 chance of lung cancer per hot particle induced lesion. No idea
how many hot particles statistically must be inhaled on average for a lesion to occur... but then
I didn't read the whole paper.
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heart whatever they might have to say.
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Use a manual method to reset TCP/IP
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the same result as removing and reinstalling the protocol. The reset command rewrites the
following two registry keys:
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Jun 20, 2011 06:26:46 AM
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The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade
I personally consider Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon and Northern California to be 'hot'. The
Jet Stream and rains are the big players.
That torrential March/April precipitation flushed a lot of radionuclides from the atmospheric
fallout onto the West Coast land/water/plants. Boston/Vermont/Boise had the same problem.
I semi-binged and stocked the larder with tuna, salmon, mushrooms, fresh cheese and lots of other
'high risk foods', before the radionuclide storm arrived in mid-March.
US food desirability would have been greatly enhanced with a geographically focused 60 day 'milk
dump' and 'salad toss'. Alas, that did not occur. I don't like wasting food or buying poison.
The radioactive bubble has passed, to my satisfaction, for most of the food groups now. Some
exceptions are North Pacific fish, mushrooms, goat cheese, strawberries, West Coast Wines
(vintage 2011). I will be wary of North Pacific fish for years, unless extensive testing points
to the contrary. I am semi-avoiding the other items for a little longer.
The packagers and retailers have responded with generic USA labels. Since I cannot effectively
cherry pick geography, the preferred foods for now are from Mexico and further south. That
unnecessarily punishes southern farmers.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/
It seems quite unlikely that there would be high enough concentrations of radionuclids in Europe
to cause radiation symptoms, especially blistering mouths?? Perhaps this may be due to sunburn?
However, I continue to be concerned over possible exposure to "hot particles" on the Northwest
coast and find the reports of "red skin" and breathing difficultries interesting. Since running
in Vancouver a day after radiation spikes on the NW coast on May 15/16 (based on Seattle data), I
have felt restriction and burning in my lungs with intermittent dry cough (no allergies). Also an
intermittent slight tingle on one of my cheeks where there is a faint red spot that seemed like a
tiny flat blister at the beginning. Also felt, along with other people, that sun has been much
more intense and burning more easily than usual these past two months in Vancouver. I thought
perhaps this is too far-fetched, but wondering if I may have been hit by and inhaled
alpha-emitting particles. Not so unlikely after seeing the recent Pu data for
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Nuclear Doom: Hot Particles, Slow Death, And
Fukushima Fallout Information --http://fukushimafallout.info/
"Firefighters tackling woodland fires near Chernobyl lack monitoring as well as equipment. Jakov
Kalynik, a firefighter at Parishev station, about nine miles from the ruined plant, said: "I know
when I am fighting a fire on radioactively contaminated ground - you get the heat just like an
ordinary fire, but you get a tingling sensation too, like pins jumping all over your body. I
don't know how bad it is for me, there's no medical testing afterwards, we just go and
Originally posted: 5/20/2011 10:30am
Since there have been a few recent discussions where forum participants have taken Geiger counter
measurements of radioactivity in rainwater and air filters, I thought I would collect these
threads here for ease of reference -- and for quieting the fears some still have that the fallout
from Japan is anything to worry about in the U.S.
If you take your own measurements of rain or air filters, please post your data to the forum and
I will add you to this list!
Any radioactivity detected by Geiger counters in air filters or rainwater must have a natural
source, since the radioactive isotopes we in BRAWM have detected from Japan are a small fraction
of the total natural background. The elevated radioactivities that people are observing are very
consistent with the decay products of naturally-occurring Radon gas (primarily the longer-lived
isotope Radon-222). The count rates can be many times the background level at first, but they
disappear in a few hours.
To prove that the radioactivities result from the decay of radon progeny and not radioisotopes
from Japan, a simple experiment can be done. The count rate of the sample must be measured
consistently over the course of time. In about 40 minutes, the excess count rate should be about
half of what it was at the start of the test. In about 4 hours, the count rate should have
returned to background levels. This half-life of approximately 40 minutes is a result of the
decay chain of Pb-214 (27 minutes) to Bi-214 (20 minutes), both radon decay products and strong
gamma and beta emitters. Nothing with a half-life this short has made it across the ocean from
Japan, and nothing with a half-life this short could still exist in any appreciable quantity even
a couple days after March 11.
First, a gold star goes to James, who posted on 5/11 that he had measured a high count rate when
testing his home air filter: "House return air filter high total CPM"
One week later, James took 10 minute average count rates for 4 hours and posted his data. BRAWM
members analyzed it and confirmed that the rate of decay was consistent with the decay of radon
progeny in the dust: "RETURN of the Return Air Filter"
Anonymous took Geiger counter readings of their home air filters and found elevated count rates,
although they appeared to decrease by about 50% soon after.
BC has made two measurements:
BC tested dust that was stuck on their vehicle after a dust storm but did not find any
increase in radioactivity.
BC also tested mud from their garden after a rainstorm. Our analysis is that the sample did
not have an elevated level of activity.
Another forum participant took rainwater samples from their car and measured them with a Geiger
counter. They measured count rates that were about 2 to 5 times higher than background, and they
dropped down to background in 2 hours:
The counts drop to normal background levels within 2 hours. The sample is not detected if it
is further than 2-3 cm from sensor window. When I pour water from the tap onto the car (any car)
the readings are nbl [normal background levels]. When dry wiped the sample is nbl [normal
The decay to background levels happens in 2 hours -- not quite as long as in James' case (4
hours) -- but there is a wide spread in what this person measured as background levels, and so it
is still very consistent with the decay of radon daughters.
A forum participant found that a blogger in Missouri has been taking measurements of rainwater
collected on their car and have been finding elevated levels of radioactivity with a radiation
counter since late March. In another blog post and video, this person (unwittingly) confirms the
radon progeny explanation:
The fallout sample maxed out at 0.686 mR/hr, approximately 62 times normal background
radiation as measured in Saint Louis, Missouri. Data indicates that the radioactivity in this
sample will dissipate completely within 3 hours.
Someone asked about a website in LA that is taking measurements of rain water and air filters. It
appears that one-time readings are being taken -- but not readings over the course of a few hours
-- and they have been interpreting the results as due to fallout from Japan, which cannot
just got back from area, watch this video
edit: i actually wanted to link this to the one playing Radiohead - All I Need which on record makes reference to insects
its better watched in hd quality with the original soundtrack
To the pathetic miscreants (obviously the ones who posted in the comments section of this post) that go through all of my tracks and vote 0 because that is the only way they can "get back" at me, please waste your time some more and do it again, i get the last *
By the way, read this, and then realize how stupid your really are. Pot doesn't kill braincells but I wouldn't expect an idiot like you to know that, you'd rather just accept everything mom and pop tell you.
And don't respond, I'm putting my "blatant idiot" blocker up so I won't get any of your feeble attempts to prove your right and educated, which you fucking aren't.
"your" really just don't understand, due to your deterioated cognition, it isn't just pot that has destroyed your mind. i have already provided many examples in recent posts i have made