Try Calcium Rich Herbal Teas to Block Strontium-90

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China Has A Rich Tea Drinking Culture

I left my heart in Chengdu.
I left my heart in Chengdu.

Originally, I put this list together when I still lived in China. By that time, I had moved to Chengdu. Chengdu is a the capital of Sichuan province. It lies on the foot of the Tibetan Plateau. It’s famous for spicy food and quaint little tea houses, but all over China you will discover that the Chinese people have a love affair with loose leaf tea. And that love affair translates to a very strong tea drinking culture. In just about every grocery store you will find a huge variety of thermos type mugs that contain a screen topper that serves to prevent the loose tea from slipping out when you take a sip.

A Tea Ball Will Do in a Pinch

Here in the states, we have to settle for tea balls and occasionally you might find a tea pot with a fine mesh screen insert, which in my opinion are preferable to tea balls, but tea balls will do in a pinch.

Calcium has been known to block the absorption of strontium-90, a common by product of the nucelar fission process.
Calcium has been known to block the absorption of strontium-90, a common by product of the nucelar fission process.
Law of Selective Uptake

As a general rule, radioactive isotopes mimic specific nutrients. Strontium-90 is a long living man-made nuclear isotope that mimics calcium. Drinking calcium rich herbal teas may help block the absorption of dangerous radioactive isotopes, such as strontium-90.

Nutritional Data

The nutritional data in this video is calculated on a per ounce basis unless otherwise noted. The more you consume, the higher the nutritional content may be. In order to get the most out of your tea, only reuse it twice. Refilling your cup more than three times, is bound to undermine the nutritional integrity of the tea. By the third time around, the nutritional benefit will be considerably weakened.

Top 4 Calcium Rich Herbal Teas

Below are my 4 top picks for calcium rich tea, remember that calcium blocks the uptake of strontium-90 and is essential to strong bones and teeth. An additional bonus is that all these teas are rich in other minerals, to some degree or another.

Comfrey leaf is an old folk remedy for mending bone injuries.
Comfrey leaf is an old folk remedy for mending bone injuries.

1) Comfrey leaf – has traditionally been used to “knit bones” when used in the form of a poultice applied over the injury. Comfrey leaves are high in calcium and contain 600 mg per oz. 60 mcg of chromium, trace amounts of iron (0.4 mg) and magnesium 23 mg.

Oat straw tea is another popular folk remedy used for bone health, to treat "stress & anxiety" and can be used as a"compress for dry, itchy, irritated skin conditions like sunburn, rashes, shingles and eczema."
Oat straw tea is another popular folk remedy used for bone health, to treat “stress & anxiety” and can be used as a”compress for dry, itchy, irritated skin conditions like sunburn, rashes, shingles and eczema.”

2) Oat Straw – has been used to treat everything from minor skin irritations to anxiety. Oat straw contains 476 mg, of calcium, 140 mcg. of chromium, and 400 mg. of magnesium.

Fresh mint leaves can be made into a fragrant refreshing tea. Or toss it in a carafe of ice water for those hot summer days when you want something to quench your thirst, but don't want caffeine.
Fresh mint leaves can be brewed to create a fragrant tea. Or toss it in a carafe of ice water for those hot summer days when you want something to quench your thirst, but don’t want caffeine.

3) Peppermint leaves – are mostly known for their ability to freshen breath and help calm upset tummies, but peppermint leaves also contain 234 mg. calcium per 100 gram, 5 mg. of iron, 80 mg. of magnesium, and 569 mg. of potassium

Red raspberry leaf has been hailed as a tonic for treating a plethora of women's' health issues.
Red raspberry leaf has been hailed as a tonic for treating a plethora of women’s’ health issues.

4) Red raspberry leaf – is traditionally recommended during pregnancy, but you can receive its nourishing benefits no matter who you are because raspberry leaf tea contains 403 mg. of calcium, and 40 mcg. of chromium.

One Caveat

The only caveat I would suggest is that you test your tea for the presence of radiation. This is what I do: I brew a cup of tea and let it cool a bit, then I place my Geiger counter over it for about 10 minutes or so to see if it raises above background level. Unless your buying tea from the Pacific region, it should be fine, but I always find it easier to sleep at night if I err on the side of caution, especially when children are involved.

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How to Shoo Away Professional Pronuclear Provocateurs

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How many of you remember the classic children’s song, Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me?  Please don’t confuse it with the delicious old fashioned shoo-fly pie from the days of yesteryear.

But if you’re doing your antinuclear activities right…

and you start to gain some momentum, you can expect to attract the attention of one or more professional pronuclear provocateur. They’ll come buzzing along in an effort to pester & provoke you into looking like a fool, but that’s only if you respond to their incessant badgering.

Never Doubt the Fact That There’s a Small Army of Professional Pronuclear Provocateurs in Cyberspace

Anyone who has spent some time on Twitter trying to counter the nuclear industry’s stranglehold on mainstream media has probably been harangued by a least one Twitter troll. In the video below, I show you how to use the 25 rules of disinformation to stop Twitter trolls in their tracks.

I apologize, but for obvious reasons, I’ve had to disable comments on the blog and on my YouTube channel.

Links mentioned in the video include:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view…
https://twitter.com/nuclearworldnet
http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews…
http://www.whale.to/b/sweeney.html
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/0…
http://ritholtz.com/2012/11/the-15-ru…
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/0…

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All opinions, data, and information provided is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Carrageenan and May 2014 Fukushima Fire

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This podcast and article were originally published on June 8rd, 2014.

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What was the cause of that mysterious orange glow on May, 20th, 2014?

Fukushima Fire, Truth or Hoax?

Kevin Blanch’s unnamed source and Fukushima cam watchers appear to have found a new fire at nuclear reactor 4, on May 20, 2014.

Initially, I thought that there might be some evidence of Fukushima fallout from the fire, but the only high readings coming from the California coastline came from a single point of origin. If it were Fukushima fallout, then there would be a wider spread of elevated readings. Instead, it turned out that Diablo Canyon had been leaking radiation, coincidentally, a few days following the Fukushima fire rumor. On  5/23/14 the readings were as high as 155 as of 9:13 EST at 11:15 climbed to 167.

Readings were taken from radiationnetwork.com.

Readings briefly dipped down into the low 80’s on the evening of June 1st and spiked back up to 160, on the rise, in the early morning hours of June 2nd. I’ve been watching the reading all last week and it appears that things have normalized, which is to say that readings are in the 30’s and 40’s.

As I was preparing the episode, I noticed that the readings have spiked again. As of June 14th 2014 at 6:15 AM, it’s at 61 and the readings appear to be on the rise again.

However, there could be some truth to the Fukushima fire rumor as Youtuber MissingSky101 reported that the, “radiation levels spiked in the hours following the incident. Winds were flowing toward the south on 5/21 and many cities south of Fukushima experienced an increase in rad levels.”

Fukushima Dairy maintains that there was no fire and that the orange glow detected on the TEPCO webcam points between reactors 2 & 4. The author of Fukushima Diary says that the glow came from the seaside and that no spikes were detected from TEPCO’s official data.

Edit: There continues to be conflicting data regarding the goings on at the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. At this point, I am very hesitant to report anything else on the subject, as it is difficult to verify. Personally, I’m keeping my eye on the citizen radiation monitoring networks, looking for a rising trend which may indicate fresh Fukushima fallout. 

Metal Recycling Plant Releases Radiation

In the meantime, there was a radioactive release at a metal recycling plant in Jersey City on the 28th. There has been a news blackout on the story. Staten Island Nuclear Weather Report claims that there was a brief rain at 8:20 pm which measured at 106 cpm, normal back ground readings are normally around 34 cpm.

Carrageenan is used by researchers after irradiating their entire body and injecting their paws with carrageenan.
Carrageenan is used by researchers after irradiating their entire body and injecting their paws with carrageenan in order to cause cancer.

 Carrageenan Rat Studies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16124406

In the first study we are going to look at, we find that laboratory rats were exposed to low dose, whole body radiation, twice, and then had injected carrageenan into the bottom of their paws in order to induce edema. What they found, was that after 72 hours, the group of rats that received ginkgo biloba had a considerably reduced inflammatory response with a significant reduction in paw edema.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12220952

In the second study, researchers started out the same way. They irradiated the rats, twice, and injected carrageenan into the bottom of their paws, but this time, they gave the rats melatonin instead. What researchers discovered, was that the melatonin had a protective/anti-inflammatory effect which, in turn, reduced the edema and swelling.

Cancer Induced Carrageenan Toxicity Studies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1242073/

In a study by J K Tobacman, carrageenan was linked to intestinal ulcerations and neoplasms. Neoplasms are an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign/noncancerous, or malignant/cancerous.

http://www.littlebigcat.com/nutrition/carrageenan-a-common-pet-food-additive/

To be fair, the type of carrageenan that was used in these animal experiments was most likely poligeenan, although in the studies mentioned above, there was no distinction between poligeenan and carrageenan mentioned.  Poligeenan has been processed so that it’s basically clusters of little fragments. It is used specifically for the purpose of inducing edema, inflammation and cancer in animal experiments. Either way, all carrageenan tends to be problematic.

 

Carrageenan isn't a harmless healthy ingredient, it can be the cause of abdominal bloating and many more undiagnosed gastrointestinal disorders.
Carrageenan isn’t a harmless healthy ingredient, it can be the cause of abdominal bloating and many more undiagnosed gastrointestinal disorders.

What Exactly is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan is made from edible red seaweed. Historically, it was made from Irish Moss to create a pudding like dessert because when it is heated, it thickens to a pudding like consistency. Nowadays, carrageenan is a food additive that has been extracted by chemical solvents. It’s a highly processed product that is used as an emulsifier, stabilizer and thickener in a wide variety of foods we eat on a regular basis.

It’s found in a lot of vegetarian and vegan products because it replaces gelatin. Gelatin usually comes from pork products. If you read the label you will find that many organic foods contain carrageenan. It is interesting to note that the European Union has banned its use in infant formulas.

Remember those rat studies? Well it turns out that the carrageenan we consume in our “healthy” food choices contains a small percentage of fragmented carrageenan which has been known to induce inflammatory responses and trigger allergies.

A Consumers Query Regarding Carrageenan

http://www.cornucopia.org/faq/

On Cornucopia Institute’s FAQ page they responded to a reader’s question about carrageenan.

“I emailed a company that uses carrageenan, and they claim that they use only food-grade carrageenan, which is safe.”

Cornucopia’s response was,

“Since 1969, researchers have found that food-grade carrageenan is linked to gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcerations and lesions. Several studies with food-grade carrageenan found it to be a promoter of colon tumors in laboratory animals.

The only studies that conclude that food-grade carrageenan is safe to consume have been funded or commissioned by carrageenan suppliers or the food industry. Studies pointing to harm have been funded by independent or government sources, including the National Institutes of Health. The statement by some food processors that ‘food-grade carrageenan is safe’ is based on a handful of self-serving, industry-funded studies.”

Why is carrageenan added?

http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Carrageenan-Report1.pdf

Carrageenan acts as a fat substitute. It has the ability to thicken low-fat and fat-free foods. The end result is that the product is thicker, and smoother. It gives the illusion that the low-fat version of a particular product has the same texture and mouthfeel as the full fat version.

Carrageenan also serves as a stabilizer causing products to not separate, eliminating the need to shake before consuming.

Carrageenan triggers an immune response that leads to inflammation. Inflammation may become a chronic condition as more and more carrageenan products are consumed. By eliminating carrageenan from their diet, some individuals have reversed irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and abdominal bloating.

The Cornucopia Institute has delved expensively into the topic of carrageenan in our food supply. For a comprehensive list of companies and products that contain carrageenan follow the link below.

http://www.cornucopia.org/shopping-guide-to-avoiding-organic-foods-with-carrageenan/

Update: It has been drawn to my attention that hemp has a tendency to uptake uranium. For this reason, I personally, no longer use hemp in any capacity whatsoever.
FYI: It has been drawn to my attention that hemp has a tendency to uptake uranium. For this reason, I personally, no longer use hemp in any capacity whatsoever which is a shame because it has a lot of practical uses and makes a creamy milk.

Hemp Milk

The side effects of food additives can be mind-boggling, but with a little research and forethought, we can eliminate the health problems associated with unhealthy food ingredients such as carrageenan and we can save money too. All you need are the proper ingredients and a blender.

Hemp milk may be a safer alternative to nut milk and soy milk because it rarely causes allergic reactions. Hemp seeds do not need to be soaked, as they do not contain phytates, an enzyme inhibitor that can block the assimilation of essential minerals. Also, hemp seeds do not contain oligosaccharides, which are a chain of complex sugars that can cause gas and bloating.

Homemade hemp milk is creamier than other  milk alternatives. The creamy texture and mouth feel of hemp milk is natural and does not require harmful additives such as carrageenan in order to achieve it.

Hemp milk contains all 10 essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are proteins that your body cannot manufacture on its own, so we must get them through our diet.

More healthy milk alternative recipes will be explored in upcoming episodes.

Update: It has been drawn to my attention that hemp has a tendency to uptake uranium. For this reason, I personally, no longer use hemp in any capacity whatsoever.  

Source:  http://home.ueb.cas.cz/cz/LABBAL07/fulltext.radio.pdf

 

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Notable Polonium-210 Victims

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Who Dun it?

Controversy surrounds Alexander Litvinenko's "polonium poisoning." The US & UK claim Russia did it. Russia claims the US & UK did it. Only one thing is for sure. Radioactive isotopes such as Polonium-210 belong in a horror show, not in the environment and certainly not used as an instrument to eliminate people.
Controversy surrounds Alexander Litvinenko’s “polonium poisoning.” The US & UK claim Russia did it. Russia claims the US & UK did it. Only one thing is for sure. Radioactive isotopes such as Polonium-210 belong in a horror show, not in the environment and certainly not used as an instrument to eliminate people.

 

As I was writing this piece, it occurred to me like it was something straight out of a horror novel and I’m sure most people would agree that’s exactly where radiation belongs, in horror novels, movies and video games. But, since we live in a post Fukushima world, the lines are blurred and few can see the reality of our situation even though it is staring us square in the eyes.

Alexander Litvinenk or  Viktor Yushchenko?

I vaguely remember the news story about the Russian dissident, Alexander Litvinenko being poisoned by polonium-210 while sipping tea with his comrades in London. His red lipped image, lying in a crisp white hospital bed stuck with me through the years, but my mind blurred the details, I had him confused with Viktor Yushchenko, who was a Ukrainian president that was poisoned by dioxin.

Nevertheless, I was intrigued and wanted to find out more about “polonium poisoning” after creating a list of 10 radioactive isotopes and the nutrients they mimic. As I conducted my research, I found that the media completely glossed over the fact that polonium is in actuality, a highly radioactive isotope. Polonium poisoning is a term that conveniently misdirects the audience into equating polonium poisoning with a common household poison such as Drano. Nothing could be further from the truth. Polonium-210 is a highly dangerous radioactive alpha emitter that has a short half-life and can initially be confused with the stomach flu.

The diagram above indicates that the majority of the polonium-210 that killed Alexander Litvinenko was concentrated in the spout of the teapot.
The diagram above indicates that the majority of the polonium-210 that killed Alexander Litvinenko was concentrated in the spout of the teapot.

Don’t Drink the Polonium!

Polonium-210 is highly water soluble. When it is swallowed, your first symptom is vomiting. At which point, it has already begun the process of  destroying your gut lining. Minutes after ingestion, the cell wall lining of your stomach begins to shed. “The intestines, and the soft, unprotected skin inside the throat and mouth suffer the same fate.”

Polonium bombards the tissue it comes into contact with alpha particles leaving internal organs vulnerable to the isotope’s destructive powers.

In a desperate attempt to stabilize itself, the alpha particles penetrate the internal portions of your body violently knocking electrons out of orbit, leaving a trail of destruction wherever it goes. At each turn, your cells are assaulted by radiation creating a cascade of destruction wherever the alpha rays travel, turning your cells cancerous or utterly obliterating them.

As the stomach digests its contents, it draws the polonium into the bloodstream. Once there, each heart beat drives the polonium deeper and deeper into the body, brutally irradiating the surrounding tissues and organs as it goes. Polonium concentrates in your liver, spleen, bone marrow, kidneys, skin and hair follicles. All the while dying cells continue to circulate throughout your body.

As you are succumbing to the deadly isotope, you first become aware of the sensation of nausea then you start vomiting. The vomiting turns into a dreadful headache, followed by fever and diarrhea. Blotchy red spots begin to appear on your hands and feet. Your hair falls out at an alarming rate.

And, if the amount of polonium-210 is strong enough, you will fall over from a very strong dizzy sensation as the bottom of your blood pressure drops out. Finally, the deadly isotope arrives in the bone marrow signaling eminent death.

The bone marrow is the factory where new red blood cells are created. Polonium’s alpha rays will ensure that your bone marrow is “stripped of their electrons and left corrupted, damaged, or dead.”

Once polonium gets inside your bones, it’s pretty much game over as the lymphatic system closes up shop and your white blood cells plummet. Without functioning white blood cells, your body loses its will to fight. One by one your cells begin to commit suicide.

Other Notable Polonium Victims

Yasser Arafat

Say what you will about Yasser Arafat, but he was beloved by his people.
Say what you will about Yasser Arafat, but he was beloved by his people.

Was Yasser Arafat a victim of polonium-210 poisoning? It appears as if he had all the symptoms. A year after his death, evidence of polonium-210 was “found on Arafat’s toothbrush, clothing and keffiyeh and “the black-and-white headscarf he often wore.” However, officials are back peddling and claiming that the presence of polonium on his personal artifacts don’t necessarily indicate that he was poisoned by the radioactive substance. So, let’s put 2 + 2 together, shall we? If such a strong dose of polonium was found on his toothbrush a year later, then it stands to reason that he ingested it when he brushed his teeth. A toothbrush is a very personal item. Normally, we don’t share our toothbrush with anyone, not even loved ones. So ya, the poor guy was probably murdered.

Polonium-210 was discovered on Yasser Arafat's personal belongings a year after his demise.
Polonium-210 was discovered on Yasser Arafat’s personal belongings a year after his demise.

Madame Curie’s Daughter, A Tragic Legacy

The Curie clan are not worthy role models. The radioactive horrors associated with radiation exposure are not properly addressed in the mainstream media, leaving the majority of people ignorant of it's DNA mutating powers.
The Curie clan are not worthy role models. The radioactive horrors associated with radiation exposure are not properly addressed in the mainstream media, leaving the majority of people ignorant of it’s DNA mutating powers.

Madame Curie’s daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie’s fatal exposure to polonium-210 occurred in 1946, when a capsule containing the radioactive substance exploded. She died of leukemia ten years later in 1956.

Radiation is a Very Serious Matter

As the days, weeks and years pass by, the effects of radiation in our environment, our food and water supply will become undeniable. The question is, how long will it take to reach critical mass?

Sources:

https://www.clintox.org/documents/WMDSIG/AACT-WMD-Death_Polonium.pdf

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/58088.php

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2007/January/Polonium210.asp

http://www.rferl.org/content/polonium-facts/25161473.html

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/health/polonium-arafat-explainer/

Arafat belongings test high for radioactivity, scientist says

https://hps.org/documents/po210factsheet.pdf

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/world/meast/switzerland-arafat-polonium/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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Conspiracy Rock Calls Nuclear Owned Media Out

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In 1998, Saturday Night Live debuted this tongue-in-cheek nuclear reality check once, never to be seen on TV again. It pretty much calls corporate media out on their two-faced agenda.

 Conspiracy Theory Rock By Robert Smigel This was actually shown on Saturday Night Live in 1998 — just one time. It was then pulled from future syndication of SNL. Wonder why? Hmmm …

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New Protection Action Guidelines Will Leave You Chilled to the Bone

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Dr. Rosale Bertell
Rosalie Bertell

In Dr. Bertell’s 1986 speech, she candidly describes the two tactics that she used to report radiological incidents and the release of radionuclides into the environment.

“It’s become even worse of late because in order to impress the public with how insignificant the exposures are, there seem to be two tactics. One tactic is to make the numbers small. So if you’ve been in the business of reporting radiation exposure or accidents for awhile, you’ll remember that it used to be in terms of maybe eighty millirem at Three Mile Island, or a hundred millirem as background radiation, or 5,000 millirem permitted to workers per year. It’s now changed so that instead of eighty millirem it would be eight-tenths of a millisievert. Eight-tenths is a littler number. Instead of workers getting 5,000 millirems per year they now get fifty millisieverts. So they changed the unit to make it a hundred times bigger which makes the numbers a hundred times smaller. So that’s one tactic.

The other tactic is to give everything in percent so that you’re told `well, there’s a little bit of iodine 131 in your milk, but it’s O.K., it’s only a small percentage of the permissible level.’ Now you’re not really told where that permissible level came from, or who said you could have radioactive material in your milk and it was O.K. But to even express it as a small percentage of a permissible level is very deceptive because those permissible levels are extraordinarily high.”

Since this speech was given, there have been many more radiation disasters in the US and abroad, most notably, Fukushima. Recently, the White House dramatically raised “permissible” levels of radiation in our drinking water and soil. This was done without any input or discussion from you or me. By raising permissible levels the administration seeks to create a “new normal”  for our radiation exposure.

Nuclear Orwellian Doublespeak

Deliberately twisting words and using vague language to confuse and mislead people is part and parcel for the nuclear PR mill.
Deliberately twisting words and using vague language to confuse and mislead people is part and parcel for the nuclear PR mill.

It’s a huge win for the nuclear industry because it allows them to legally say that everything is within “permissible levels.” However, the permissible levels “allowed” by the White House is equivalent to Orwellian doublespeak

Doublespeak deliberately cloaks words in order to distort, disguise or reverse the true meaning of words. It’s a very insidious form of manipulation and a subtle form of brainwashing that is unrelentingly used on the American public in many different ways, but especially so by mass media. Doublespeak is employed in order to make nuclear’s version of  the “truth” sound palatable. It’s intentionally designed to create ambiguity and confusion.

What politicians and nuclear lobbyists have determined to be “permissible” is in fact unacceptable, but has the US mainstream media bothered to report it? Of course not.

It turns out that major mainstream media outlets in the US are owned by the very same corporations that own nuclear power plants. Talk about conflict of interest!  

The EPA Has Gone To The Dogs

The EPA is nuclear's bloated lapdog now. Since the advent of the new PAGs things have changed for the worse.
The EPA is nuclear’s bloated lapdog now. Since the advent of the new PAGs things have changed for the worse.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established new radiation guidelines called Protective Action Guides or PAGs. Tragically, these newly established PAGs are extremely negligent and that’s putting it mildly. PAGs have provisions that cover evacuation, shelter, food restrictions and a host of other actions that governmental agencies are permitted to use following a wide range of “radiological emergencies.”

New Protective Guidelines Only Protect the Nuclear Industry

Orwellian doublespeak abounds when dealing with the nuclear agenda. Take the name Protective Action Guidelines (PAG) for example, these new PAGS have very little to do with actually protecting us. They have more to do with protecting the established nuclear industry. Additionally, very little action is involved, if any. I believe it is safe to say that next to no action is involved when it comes to cleaning up nuclear contamination.

Cancer rates, infertility and genetic mutations will be the order of the day, as very little action will be required for governmental agencies to step in and clean up nuclear contamination because these “protective” guidelines are so lax as to be almost useless. I would even go so far as to say they are laughable, but that would not be showing respect to the generations that will suffer as a direct result of the White House’s refusal to take their responsibility seriously.

Sneaky Tactics

Is it any wonder that we hear nary a word spoken against nuclear in the US mainstream media? That's no coincidence because GE, the company that brought you Fukushima also owns, NBC, CNBS, USA Network, A&E, The History Channel, Bravo, SYFY, Lifetime, and The Biography Channel (just to name a few).
Is it any wonder that we hear nary a word spoken against nuclear in the US mainstream media? That’s no coincidence because GE, the company that brought you Fukushima also owns, NBC, CNBS, USA Network, A&E, The History Channel, Bravo, SYFY, Lifetime, and The Biography Channel (just to name a few).

On April 15th, 2013 a request for public comment regarding the new Protective Action Guidelines or PAGs was published in the Federal Register while at the same time, the EPA made the new PAGs effective immediately. Obviously, the request for public comment was just a dog and pony show designed to give the illusion of presenting the new PAGs in a public forum.

The new PAGs released under the Obama administration puts our health at risk due to its utter lack of concern regarding skyrocketing cancer rates, genetic mutations, miscarriages, infertility and other radiation induced health issues that will manifest as a direct result of these new PAGs. (Ironically, the majority of these health issues can easily be blamed on the victim’s poor eating habits, radiophobia, “genetic predisposition” and a host of other things, but it’s doubtful the word “nuclear radiation” will never be uttered.)

The vague and misleading language deliberately engineered to leave you vulnerable and unprotected will also leave you chilled to the bone once you comprehend the full impact of just how inept the new PAGs are. The root problem lies in the unconcealed fact that these new PAGs “allow massive radiation exposures without any protective actions being recommended to limit them.”

To add insult to injury, the new PAGs bury the new changes in footnotes. These changes are not included in the document itself, only citations referencing other reports. Not one word is mentioned as to how the new PAGs compare to previously established protections in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

The New “Permissible levels” are Disturbing

These new PAGs will leave you chilled to the bone. The new "permissible" levels of radiation have depopulation agenda written all over them.
These new PAGs will leave you chilled to the bone. The new “permissible” levels of radiation have depopulation agenda written all over them.

According to the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the new Protective Action Guides would disturbingly raise allowed levels of radiation in food, water, air, and the environment. PEER is a national organization of local, state, and federal employees who were justifiably alarmed over internal EPA emails regarding new PAG standards. PEER claims these new PAGs will cause 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.

The EPA is turning its back on its responsibility, as previous limitations assured that we would not be exposed to “more than 5 rem over 50 years.”

These new PAGs may be the final nail in the coffin if they are not immediately repealed and the older, more responsible PAGs are reestablished.

Suspiciously, since 2011 (coincidentally the same year Fukushima started spewing its unrelenting radioactive poison all over the world) the EPA has been planning on raising limits. These planning sessions took place behind closed doors due to a loophole, since PAGs are considered “guidance” and therefore do not require public input as proposed new regulations would. However, the problem arises as these new “permissible levels” are treated as if they carry the same weight as a regulation would. It’s scary business indeed, as internal documents obtained by PEER under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show evidence that the new “permissible levels” would allow a single glass of drinking water to contain, “the equivalent of a lifetime’s permissible exposure.”

These new PAGs are hard to swallow, as they grant “on-site authorities” a great degree of latitude in ignoring previously established limits. They also leave the EPA unaccountable. What is most concerning, is that the term “on-site authorities” is very vague and misleading. I believe it is our duty to question who qualifies as an “on-site authority.” The first thing that pops into my mind is some corporate flunky with a clip board and a checklist or a lab coat clad EPA employee well versed in all the loopholes contained within the new PAGs. Anyway you slice it, these new PAGs spell disaster for the US population as a whole.

 Disclaimer

This website, podcast, all books and materials published under the The Little Rad Book series name and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Sources:

http://www.ratical.org/radiation/inetSeries/RB86.html#RB86

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-approves-raising-permissible-levels-of-nuclear-radiation-in-drinking-water-civilian-cancer-deaths-expected-to-skyrocket/5331224

https://usahitman.com/epa-raise-safe-limits-radiation-exposure/http://committeetobridgethegap.org/GroupPAGltr9-16-13.pdf

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/544375

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091019122956.htm

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Antinuclear Activism Time Hacks

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This article was originally published on December 6th, 2015.

Antinuclear activism can appear to be an overwhelming task, but with proper time management it can become rewarding by bringing satisfaction & direction into your life.
Antinuclear activism can appear to be an overwhelming task, but with proper time management it can become rewarding by bringing satisfaction & direction into your life.

Do you have a burning desire to join the antinuclear cause, but don’t have enough time?

Fear not. You can hack your schedule and find time in your busy day to devote to the nuclear resistance movement just by making a few tweaks. Every effort counts because when you add up all those small little efforts, they create a big tsunami of change.

Is Keeping Up With The Kardashians keeping you from pursuing a world free of nuclear contamination?
Is Keeping Up With The Kardashians keeping you from pursuing a world free of nuclear contamination?

Don’t Waste Another Minute

Things you can do right now to find more time in your busy day:

  • Limit your time watching TV. The average American spends 5 hours a day watching TV. Turn off the TV and use that time to focus on antinuclear activities.
  • Use those wasted minutes that occur while you are waiting for something to happen. Whether you’re jotting down ideas in a little notebook or choose a more tech savvy option such as Google Keep or Evernote, use those precious minutes to devote to a nuclear-free future.
  • When you’re drinking coffee or tea it’s the perfect time to unwind and ponder how you can make a difference. Let your mind wander. Then write those wanderings down. I bet you’ll come up with some gold nuggets, but the trick is to capture them while they’re still fresh in your mind.
  • Limit the time you spend on things that are really a waste of time. Decide what is not worthy of  your time and eliminate it. For things that you like to do, but are time vampires, use a timer so you have control over how much time you spend on it. Then use those precious saved minutes to spend helping the word be free from nuclear tyranny.
Your unique perspective is needed to help create a nuclear-free legacy for future generations.
Your unique perspective is needed to help create a nuclear-free legacy for future generations.

It’s All About Longevity

Attitudes and attributes that will help you stay the course:

  • Be consistent. Pick a platform and once you find one that works, stick with it. For instance, initially I didn’t get Twitter, but it turns out that when I figured out that Twitter was like a puzzle, I ran with it. The turning point was when I listened to a social media podcast that was interviewing a Twitter expert. She said to just play with it and have fun. Which basically took the pressure off and allowed me to be playful. My first tweets were rather rudimentary, but I soon found out that using 140 characters or less was like a brain game, similar to Sudoku or filling out a crossword puzzle.
  • Be committed. It may take some time before your efforts are noticed and that’s OK. Just keep chipping away at it. Like rain on a boulder, you WILL see results over time, but only if you stick with it.
  • Connect with others of like mind. Having a supportive community or network of antinuclear activists is invaluable in helping you keep your sanity.
  • Be aware that you are going through a grief process. What the nuclear industry has done is unconscionable. Familiarize yourself with Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ stages of grief and be able to identify which stage you’re in and then cut yourself some slack. We all go through it. It’s just a matter of being able to figure out which stage you’re in. That will make or break you when it comes to antinuclear activism longevity.
Nuclearists are counting on you being ignorant of the emotional crisis that you will experience once you comprehend just how much they have contaminated the planet, so be aware of where you are in the stages of grief. Then cut yourself some slack.
Nuclearists are counting on you being ignorant of the emotional crisis that you will experience once you comprehend just how much they have contaminated the planet, so be aware of where you are in the stages of grief. Then cut yourself some slack.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Productivity Tips:

While I’m no expert on productivity, I do take the advice of those who are, so it may be worth listening to some productivity podcasts while you are busy doing mindless, but necessary daily activities, like doing the dishes or driving to work. Then decide if the podcaster’s suggestions are worth implementing. Who knows maybe it will help you be generally overall more productive.

Your time is valuable, so hack your life and donate some of that precious time to advance the antinuclear cause.
Your time is valuable, so hack your life and donate some of that precious time to advance the antinuclear cause.

Take an Expert’s Advice

Here’s a short list of a few podcasts that I found helpful:

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found at www.nuclearworld.net is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Radioactive cesium will be absorbed by your body if you are potassium deficient. That is called the law of selective uptake. You can protect yourself from cesium-137 and it's sister isotope cesium-134, by eating a potassium rich plant based diet from produce grown in regions that haven't borne the brunt of Fukushima fallout.

Why Radioactive Cesium is a Problem You Can’t Ignore

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This article was originally published on April 18th, 2015.

The Little Rad Book is now available as a free download on Smashwords.
The Little Rad Book is now available as a free download on Smashwords.

I’ve been busy working behind the scenes getting part 1 ready to publish, while simultaneously working on part 2. Part 1 is going through the final rounds of editing in preparation for the formatting process. Then it will be submitted to Smashwords. Once it is approved for the Premium Catalogue, it will be available in 31 different countries and at popular book sellers, such as iBooks and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s a short excerpt from my soon to be released book, The Little Rad Book, Cesium-137, Part 1:

Why You Should Care About Cesium-137

I chose to write this little book about cesium-137 because it is a direct product of nuclear power plants. It is entirely a manmade isotope, but it is only one of nearly 2000 man-made isotopes generated by nuclear reactors. It has a long half-life and is one of the most abundant isotopes produced during the nuclear fission process. It is an isotope that has been and is currently being released from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Cesium-137 is produced when uranium and plutonium absorb neutrons and undergo fission. This process powers nuclear reactors and it is also part of nuclear weapons manufacturing. Uranium and plutonium fission creates radioactive isotopes. Cesium-137 is one of these isotopes. It has become a common, but questionable, practice in nuclear medicine to use cesium-137 for the treatment of cancer because it is rapidly absorbed by cancer cells.

Initially, the majority of cesium-137 isotopes found in the environment came from fallout caused by above-ground nuclear weapons testing from 1945-1998. Carried by the winds, the cesium-137 from earlier bomb testing (mainly from the 40s, 50s and 60s) has probably now contaminated most of the planet. If that was all the exposure we have had, then the initial amount would have deteriorated to about 50% by now. However, the sad fact remains that there have been significant amounts of environmental contamination since then: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and now Fukushima. To top it off, we are going on four years of continuous fallout since Fukushima occurred in 2011.

What concerns me most about cesium-137 radioactivity in the environment is that it is virtually undetectable—that is, unless you have a Geiger counter.

Do you ever ask yourself if your food is contaminated ? I do and I think it is a wise question to ask, as we are all now Fukushima downwinders.
Do you ever ask yourself if your food is contaminated ? I do and I think it is a wise question to ask, as we are all now Fukushima downwinders.

We depend on a wide variety of foodstuffs from many different geographic regions. We don’t know if our food is contaminated unless we have a Geiger counter to test it; in the case of cesium-137 and other radioactive isotopes, you need special equipment designed to detect the presence of specific radioactive isotopes. But with a good Geiger counter, you can detect the presence of radiation in your food and in the environment; you just won’t know which isotope it is, unless you send it to a lab.

The half-life of cesium-137 is 30.17 years. After thirty years, half of the original amount remains. Now, we’re at 50%. Then after another thirty years, half of that is left over. Now, we’re at 25% of the original amount; and after another thirty years, it’s down to 12 and 1/2% of the original amount, and so on. It never really quite disappears because it’s halved every thirty years, and complications have arisen. Such is the case in Chernobyl’s Red Forest. The decomposers such as the fungus, bacteria, worms, and insects have all died, leaving contaminated plant material on the forest floor in an undecayed state. It is just as if time has stood still. It is critical to note, that due to the current Fukushima crisis, calculating a radioactive isotope’s half-life has become meaningless because it only applies to a onetime event.

A discussion of the half-life of cesium-137 is now irrelevant and futile since Fukushima is an ongoing event. It has actually been labeled an ELE or extinction level event by some scientists. An ELE is an event where one or more species becomes extinct over a very short period of time, usually due to some sort of worldwide catastrophe. I personally do not believe that Fukushima is an extinction-level event because there is hope. Humans are resilient; and if we judiciously honor the law of selective uptake, we have a chance of passing on a healthy genetic legacy to the next generation.

Radioactive cesium will be absorbed by your body if you are potassium deficient. That is called the law of selective uptake. You can protect yourself from cesium-137 and it's sister isotope cesium-134, by eating a potassium rich plant based diet from produce grown in regions that haven't borne the brunt of Fukushima fallout.
Radioactive cesium will be absorbed by your body if you are potassium deficient. That is called the law of selective uptake. You can protect yourself from cesium-137 and it’s sister isotope cesium-134, by eating a potassium rich plant based diet from produce grown in regions that haven’t borne the brunt of Fukushima fallout.

Radioactive Cesium is a Copycat

Cesium-137 mimics potassium. That means, if we have a potassium deficit in our bodies, then radioactive cesium can move right in and take up residence in our tissues and organs. Studies show that cesium-137 has a tendency to migrate and lodge itself in the muscles and heart, where it will continue to emit radiation. That may be the reason why we have seen an increase in heart attacks in student athletes. They spend an inordinate amount of time outdoors, which could increase their exposure to radiation.

Wherever radioactive isotopes take up residence in your body, it will cause predictable diseases and specific types of cancer. In order to meet our demands for this critical electrolyte, we must eat foods low on the food chain that are rich in potassium. Plant-based foods are the best way to obtain critical electrolytes such as potassium. Sprouted lentil beans contain significant amounts of potassium, but red lentils and potatoes provide high levels of potassium as well. Always diligently strive to buy produce from uncontaminated regions.

The famous health advocate, Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., has researched the radioprotective properties of food and states, “Based on studies of atomic bomb survivors, Chernobyl victims, and airline pilots exposed to more cosmic rays at high altitudes, fruits and vegetables may decrease radiation-induced chromosome damage.”

Furthermore, he goes one step further and tells us how to offset the effects of ionizing radiation while flying, “High dietary antioxidant intakes are associated with decreased DNA damage in airline pilots. Note the word ‘dietary.’ Antioxidant supplements didn’t work. No benefit was found for those taking multivitamins, vitamin C pills, or vitamin E pills. But those getting the most vitamin C from food, B carotene from food, cryptoxanthin from food, and lutein/zeaxanthin from food, saw a significant decrease in DNA damage.”

It is important to point out that it does not matter how healthy our diet is if we are eating food that has been contaminated by fallout. By now, it is quite clear that not only is the entire western coast of North America contaminated, but also, to some degree, the entire northern hemisphere.

Fukushima fallout is not the only source of contamination, but it is now a major concern as there appears to be no end in sight. Other events such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP),  Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and nuclear bomb testing from past decades, routine emissions, and numerous leaks from aging nuclear power plants are all cumulative, but still minor, in comparison to the ongoing radioactive contamination presently caused by Fukushima.

Unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do about all this contamination. It is now part of our modern history and is still unfolding. As we cannot change the past, we need to take a look at what we can do now to prevent ingesting dangerous radioactive isotopes, such as cesium-137.

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website and podcast are exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Heart Attacks Linked to Background Radiation

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This podcast and post was originally published on April 6th, 2015. In this article and podcast, Marti quickly checks in just to share a few studies that she ran across while during research.

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A new synthetic chemical shows promise in blocking the uptake of radioactive cesium in its roots, while at the same time allowing the plant to absorb potassium.
A new synthetic chemical shows promise in blocking the uptake of radioactive cesium in its roots, while at the same time allowing the plant to absorb potassium.

Model Links Heart Attacks and Strokes to Low Level Background Radiation

Dr. Mark Little and his research team at the Imperial College London have developed a mathematical model which could predict the risk of heart attacks and strokes linked to low level background radiation. Higher levels of background radiation are associated with a higher risk. The model is consistent with previous studies involving workers at nuclear power plants.

Heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of death and disability in developed countries. It is a known fact that high-doses of radiotherapy causes inflammation in the heart muscle and large arteries which results in an increased level of cardiovascular disease and it’s no a coincidence that nuclear workers  suffer from the same cardiovascular risks associated with exposure to low-level radiation.

The model suggests that radiation kills a type of white blood cell called a monocyte in the walls of arteries. By killing off the monocyte, it creates an undesirable internal climate and leaves the heart vulnerable to inflammation, lesions and atherosclerosis leading to cardiovascular disease.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091022202710.htm

Humans share the top of the food chain with Orca whales. The higher up the food chain radioactive contamination travels, the more concentrated it becomes.
Humans share the top of the food chain with Orca whales. The higher up the food chain radioactive contamination travels, the more concentrated it becomes.

Why Biomagnification Matters

All living things are connected through the food chain. A large number of small organisms support the upper portion of the food chain. For example, phytoplankton support the top of the food chain because phytoplankton feed the fish that humans and marine predators eat, but they also provide half of the world’s oxygen supply.

Biomagnification is a big deal because by now, almost every living thing on this planet bears the signature of Fukushima fallout because radioactive isotopes concentrate as they move up the food chain. They tend to migrate and compromise the cellular integrity of specific organs and tissues.

For instance, radioactive cesium tends to accumulate in heart tissue which eventually leads to intramuscular edema, loosened muscle fibers, the destruction of myofibrils which are thin layers of muscle fibers. Wreaking havoc, as it continues to cause an abnormal increase of hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying pigment of blood) within the heart muscle’s nucleus, leading to cells with a shrunken nucleus which ultimately leads to the death of the nucleus.

Each radioactive isotope mimics a specific nutrient.
Each radioactive isotope mimics a specific nutrient and have an affinity for specific organs and tissues that have a demand for the mineral they mimic.

Links to other studies mentioned in the podcast:

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website and podcast are exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Marti LeRoux

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Arctic Ice Seals and Alaska Marine Science Symposium’s Failure to Disclose

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This post and podcast was originally published on April 1st, 2015.

A critical study on Arctic Ice Seals exposure to cesium-137 has suspiciously gone missing from the 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium archives.
A critical study on Arctic Ice Seals exposure to cesium-137 has suspiciously gone missing from the 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium archives.

In today’s episode Marti is flying solo. She discusses the effects of radiation on Arctic ice seals and what you can do to help. She talks about the law of selective uptake and a shares a few low-fat potato recipes that you can serve as a meal and then brown bag the leftovers.

The Effects of Radiation on Arctic Ice Seals

Five days after the Fukushima meltdown, it became evident that Fukushima fallout was transported via the wind currents to the northern Bering and Chukcki seas. In January 2014, Dr. Doug Dasher, John Kelley, Gay Sheffield, and Raphaela Stimmelmayr presented a study at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium titled, “2011 Fukushima Fallout: Aerial Deposition on the Sea Ice Scenario and Wildlife Health Implications to Ice-Associated Seals.” According to this study, the fallout “included a large release of airborne radionuclides into the environment.” By the summer of 2011, it became clear that there was an unusual disease affecting “several different species of Arctic ice-associated seals.”

In the Nome and Barrow areas, seals began to exhibit symptoms consistent with radiation poisoning: lethargy, skin lesions, and failure to grow new hair, which spurred the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to declare “an Alaska Northern Pinnipeds Usual Mortality Event (UME) in late winter of 2011.” While authorities search among a host of pathological disease possibilities, one thing is known for sure: “Radionuclides would have been settled onto sea ice. Sea ice and snow would have acted as a temporary refuge for deposited radionuclides; thus radionuclides would have only become available for migration during the melting season and would not have entered the regional food web in any appreciable manner until breakup.” This means that the fallout landed on the ice and entered the sea upon melting. “The cumulative on-ice exposure for ice seals would have occurred through external, inhalation, and non-equilibrium dietary pathways during the ice-based seasonal spring haulout period for molting/pupping/breeding activities.” Ice seals would have been exposed to radiation when they got on the ice. They would have been exposed through their skin, they would have inhaled radioactive particles, and they would have ingested contaminated fish. Essentially, this amounts to what I would call a triple whammy—external exposure through skin contact, and internal exposure through inhalation and ingestion.

In the paper (which has suspiciously disappeared from the internet), the harbor-seal-981732_640” As much as I tried, I was unable to locate the results of cesium-137 and 134 uptake in ice seal muscle tissue. However, I was able to find the conference website that included a list of recordings from the event; but upon inspection, I was unable to find the link to the paper or the recording of the presentation. It is interesting to note that the list of sponsors include stakeholders who have a vested interest in keeping a lid on the presence of radionuclides in Alaskan waters.

Let's find out if they are really interested in our feedback. Go to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium link below and click on the green feedback button.
Let’s find out if they are really interested in our feedback. Go to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium link below and click on the green feedback button.

Please go to http://amss.nprb.org/program-schedule/agenda/ Then look to the right and you’ll see the Program/Schedule box. Click on the green feedback button in green in the box. Politely tell them that you are interested in obtaining the complete study written by Dr. Doug Dasher, John Kelley, Gay Sheffield, and Raphaela Stimmelmayr titled, 2011 Fukushima Fallout: Aerial Deposition on the Sea Ice Scenario and Wildlife Health Implications to Ice-Associated Seals that was presented in the 2014 symposium. Let’s see what kind of response we get.

The Pacific Food Chain is Fried

Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was found in fish sold to Canada. It turns out that the lion’s share of fish were found to be contaminated including:

  • 73 percent of mackerel
  • 91 percent of the halibut
  • 92 percent of the sardines
  • 93 percent of the tuna and eel
  • 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
  • 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
Use This Talking Point Prezi to Help Get the Word Out

Please use this Prezi to talk to any group that will invite you to speak to them on the topic of Fukushima. This Prezi is specifically geared to giving a few relevant facts about how the seafood supply has been contaminated by Fukushima fallout. It’s perfect for alternative health practitioners, such as acupuncturists, massage therapists, naturopathic doctors and nutritionists.

P.S. It’s actually my first attempt at doing a Prezi.

Additional resources mentioned in the podcast:

 

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website and podcast are exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

The Atomic Sailors dumped barrels of nuclear waste in to the Atlantic ocean.

Atomic Sailors, Quinoa and Potassium

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This post was originally published on March 30, 2015.

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The Atomic Sailors dumped barrels of nuclear waste in to the Atlantic ocean.
The Atomic Sailors dumped barrels of nuclear waste in to the Atlantic ocean.

In today’s episode, Cynthia and Marti discuss the benefits of quinoa, as well as, share a few excerpts from The Little Rad Book: Cesium-137, Part 1.

They also discuss the law of selective uptake and how to use it to block the absorption of radiation and they cover how cesium-137 is absorbed by the muscles and heart.

Also, Cynthia highlights the benefits of adding quinoa in your diet and how to make quinoa milk at home.

Plus, Marti talks about how the the Atlantic is contaminated, as US “Atomic Sailors” dumped decommissioned warheads into the Atlantic following the Cold War. Also, she reveals that the British and Belgians “jettisoned” barrels of radioactive waste into the English Channel and how contaminated Pacific seawater has the ability to migrate to the Atlantic via the polar ice cap region.

Sources:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/the-atomic-sailors/2157927

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1766365.stm

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/09/russia-dumped-19-radioactive-ships-plus-14-nuclear-reactors-into-the-ocean.html

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/navy-dumped-thousands-tons-radioactive-waste-atlantic-ocean.html

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/mediating-radiation-exposure-from-airline-travel/

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website and podcast are exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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The Fukushima Blame Game

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This post was originally published March 23rd, 2015.

The Junk Food Diet & Mental Stress Blame Game

Japanese officials consistently blame the victims of Fukushima as being “weak minded” when they complain of suffering from radiation induced symptoms. In Japan, on June 16th 2013, it was reported that a "rash" of youths, aged from 18 to 30, were suffering from heart attacks. The youth of Japan are at significant risk due to their poor diet.
Japanese officials consistently blame the victims of Fukushima as being “weak minded” when they complain of suffering from radiation induced symptoms.

In Japan, on June 16th 2013, it was reported that a “rash” of youths, aged from 18 to 30, were suffering from heart attacks. The youth of Japan are at significant risk due to their proximity to ongoing Fukushima contamination. Authorities were quick to blame the heart attacks and mild cardiac infarctions on excessive consumption of junk food, lack of exercise and mental stress. “Mental stress” is an undefined term which in this case, is more or less code for radiation poisoning. Japanese officials and their media lapdogs consistently blame the victims of Fukushima as being “weak minded” when they complain of suffering from radiation induced symptoms. These are the same symptoms, which by the way, oncologists have identified as being consistent with radiation treatment side effects.

Heart attacks and mild cardiac infarctions in such young people are very concerning. What is even more concerning is that the young victims of these heart attacks and mild cardiac infarctions are being told that it is their fault.

As Fukushima radiation continues to pour off the coast of Japan and make it’s way across the United States and the northern hemisphere, we will see more and more cases of this sort occur. Especially in youths who participate in outdoor sports and activities. They are exposed to high levels of radiation, either from the rain that is contaminated by Fukushima fallout, inhaling “hot” particles or eating food that has been contaminated.

We’ve all heard about the tragic cases of athletic youths who have suffered from heart attacks while on the sports field, but has anyone linked it to radiocesium toxicity? In the future, this sort of bizarre occurrence will continue to puzzle the victim’s loved ones as radioactive cesium’s ability to mimic potassium will damage the heart and other vital organs, such as the kidneys, whether we want to acknowledge it or not. Ensuring that your body has an abundant supply of potassium is critical in order to block the harmful effects of cesium-137 and cesium-134. Drinking more sports beverages is not the answer. A potassium rich whole food diet, grown in uncontaminated soil is essential to blocking the absorption of radioactive isotopes.

 

Cerebral Hemorrhage Caused by Fukushima Radiation

Minamisoma City, Japan was wiped out on March 12th 2011, by the same tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In an article from July 24th, 2014, two doctors determined that the cause of a cerebral hemorrhage in a 66-year-old woman who was living in Minamisoma City when the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant was destroyed. Ten days later, she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at a shelter while she was using the restroom. Her only history of illness was high blood pressure. She had no other health issue and she was strong enough to work on her small farm. She survived the cerebral hemorrhage, but lost sense of feeling in her left hand and leg. Doctors verified that the cause of stroke was directly tied to the radiation released by the nearby Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant following the explosion and subsequent explosion.

Leaky Pores

Volunteer workers in the Fukushima nuclear plant were exposed to high levels of radiation. One bizarre symptom is that blood is seeping out through skin pores. It’s not just the volunteer workers, but otherwise healthy Japanese citizens report the same symptoms. Such was the case where a Japanese woman who lives along the coastal area of Iwate prefecture revealed that she sometimes bleeds from her skin for no apparent reason. She states that, she “can’t stop bleeding easily even if it’s just a small cut or injury.”

We are seeing it in Japan and soon we are going to see it march across the northern hemisphere. The tell-tale symptoms of radiation toxicity are going to travel across the Pacific and be swept under the rug. It will be predictably blamed on a variety of plausible causes, just as the Japanese government has done in the past and continues to do to this day, but the real cause will not be revealed unless we take responsibility for our own health. Getting a second opinion may not be enough to identify radiation toxicity as the cause of an illness. Independent testing from laboratories with a high degree of integrity may be the only way to identify radiation as being the culprit of unexplained illnesses that may or may not fit into a neat little diagnosis package. Taking medication for misdiagnosed illnesses will further complicate issues.

Tokyo Citizens “Don’t Want to Hear it Anymore”

My heart goes out to the Japanese people as they are caught between the crosshairs of cultural expectations and protectionist governments policies. Prior to the enactment of Japan’s ridiculous secrecy law, an anecdotal statement trickled out from a residence of Tokyo who stated that a friend, “was hospitalized [because of a] cerebral infarction last night…fortunately it wasn’t so serious, he can go back home soon, but [he] still [is] in [his] early 40s. These kinds of stories can be heard often, I talked to my friends in Tokyo, but they try to avoid that topic, I’m not saying they don’t know that, but they just don’t want to hear it any more.”

I don’t believe that the Japanese people are ignorant of what is happening, but I do believe that in order to function on a daily basis, the reality of what is going on around them must be pushed aside and ignored, just to carry on with the business of living.

Radiation is an equal opportunity destroyer.
Radiation is an equal opportunity destroyer.

 

Radiation is No Respecter of Persons

In another article from Fukushima Diary, a professor Ojira stated on October 4th 2014 that many different diseases were occurring in the “evacuation zone of Fukushima.” It’s no surprise that doctors are seeing liver dysfunction, hypertension and other diseases increase in the population that lives in the exclusion zone. Doctors are anticipating a swelling tide of cardiac infarctions (heart attacks) and cerebral apoplexy (strokes).

Not only are the Japanese are on the frontlines of radiation induced illnesses due to their close proximity to Fukushima, but within a few short years we can expect to see the same patterns emerge in the US as radioactive fallout continues to accumulate in the soil, air and water.

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This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

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Be especially leery of produce grown in California. California is on the Fukushima frontline.

Is Your Produce Contaminated?

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This post was originally published on December 25th, 2014.

In a post Fukushima world, it is very important that we be conscious of where our produce is grown.
In a post Fukushima world, it is very important that we be conscious of where our produce is grown.

Be Mindful

In a post Fukushima world, we must be mindful of where our food is grown. California has been particularly hard hit by Fukushima fallout. It is a well-known fact that California grows an abundance of produce. Since the government has failed the public by not making the presence of radioactive isotopes in our food supply known, it now has fallen to the average consumer to spread the word. Not only the produce itself has been contaminated, but the very soil in which the crops are grown in and the water used to irrigate the crops have all been compromised by Fukushima fallout. We must show our care and concern for others by telling them that many foods we once took for granted, may now be contaminated.

Radiation May be Hiding Inside

Contaminated produce can look just like uncontaminated produce. The damage lies hidden in the DNA and the radioactive isotopes hiding inside. All radiation is cumulative and there is no “safe” dose, regardless of what the media and government tells you. Even a small amount of radiation is enough to irradiate surrounding tissues and organs for days, weeks, months, years or even a decade.

Are Your Grapes Hot?

Be aware that most of the grapes grown in the U.S. are grown in California, which has been heavily hit by Fukushima fallout. Grape juice is in a wide variety of products, such as wine, juice (yes, even those little boxes of juice we give to our children) juice sweetened confections and resveratrol, to name a few.

Desperate Citrus Growers are Now Passing Off California Citrus with a Grown in Florida Sticker

Next, we need to reconsider citrus. A canker is decimating Florida’s citrus production, and from what I understand, Florida citrus growers are now shipping California citrus to their customers after slapping a Florida label on it.

A good friend of mine has lived in Florida most of her life. One day, she had a casual conversation with a grower. He told her that a citrus canker has infected many Florida citrus groves and citrus growers are now cutting down their groves and planting peach orchards instead.

It’s a Po-Fuku World

The world has changed. We cannot live our lives as if Fukushima never happened. It did, and we must now live with the consequences. Being aware of where our food is grown, and avoiding produce grown in regions that are known to be contaminated by Fukushima fallout is the best place to start.

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Millimeter Wave Technology and the Hiroshima Syndrome

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This post and podcast were originally published on September 28th, 2014.

In this episode, Marti discusses the dangers of the millimeter wave technology that is currently in use at TSA check points and the pronuclear agenda designed to label informed citizens as suffering from a type of mental illness inappropriately dubbed the “Hiroshima Syndrome.”

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The cost of flying has not only become a financial burden, but being exposed to the technology designed to make us "safe" has increased the cost to include unnecessary exposure to millimeter wave technology and DNA damage at the cellular level.
The cost of flying has not only become a financial burden, but being exposed to the technology designed to make us “safe” has increased the cost to include unnecessary exposure to millimeter wave technology and DNA damage at the cellular level.

The Trouble with Flying

There are a quite a few reasons why we need to minimize our time in the air, but first off, I’m going to start with the problems associated with modern flying. Let’s begin with the obstacles you will encounter on the ground, before you even board the aircraft.

Like most people who need to get from point A to point B in the least amount of time possible, I fly. I don’t like going through those TSA “naked body scanners” and I bet neither do you.

The old backscatter devices nuked innocent passengers with X-rays.
The old backscatter devices nuked innocent passengers with X-rays.

Two types of Naked Body Scanners

It turns out that there are two different types of naked body scanners.

In recent years, the technology you will most likely encounter at TSA checkpoints are the millimeter wave scanners or the terahertz wave machines, but let’s take a short trip back in time to when the TSA first start using naked body scanners or backscatter ionizing radiation devices. These type of scanners were first implemented back in 2007, after the underwear bomber made headline news.

Backscatter X-ray devices received a lot of backlash from the public and for good reason. Backscatter radiation machines emit a narrow beam of ionizing radiation, which sweeps across the body in a rotating motion, but one of the issues associated with backscatter radiation technology is the fact that the unit could malfunction in any number of ways.

One especially troubling scenario suggests that the high-intensity beam of ionizing radiation could stop in one location on the body which could result in over-exposure. As if that wasn’t bad enough for the unsuspecting passenger, TSA employees have been denied the dosimeters needed in order to measure the dosages of radiation they receive while doing their job. That failure could have avoided or at the very least, reduced the number of TSA employee cancer clusters which were probably caused by backscatter ionizing radiation devices and/or the X-ray machines that the TSA uses to inspect your stuff during routine preflight screening.

In recent years, backscatter radiation emitting scanners have been removed in favor of the millimeter wave technology or terahertz wave scanners.

Even though these backscatter ionizing radiation devices have been largely removed from use in major airports, there have been reports that they are still in use in smaller airports, but I’ve personally have never encountered one.

There are also reports that they are now being used in prisons and military installations. So, now inmates and military personnel will be subjected to backscatter ionizing radiation and not only will the inmates and military personnel passing through these diabolical devices be at risk, but the employees who operate them will be as well.

The new millimeter wave technology at TSA check points cause genetic mutations at the cellular level because it causes you DNA to rupture and form "bubbles" in your DNA strand, which are then copied and replicated over and over again.
The new millimeter wave technology at TSA check points cause genetic mutations at the cellular level because it causes you DNA to rupture and form “bubbles” in your DNA strand, which are then copied and replicated over and over again.

Millimeter Wave Technology is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Enter millimeter wave technology or terahertz waves. Terahertz waves are the kind of radiation that slips into the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared waves.

Initially, this new technology appeared to be safe, but it turns out that it has the strength to weaken the bonds that hold DNA strands together.

B. S. Alexandrov and his colleagues discovered that terahertz waves are capable of ripping the double strands of your DNA apart. This rupture forms a bubble that can interfere with the body’s ability to create normal DNA strands and hinder gene expression. That’s pretty significant as your genetic legacy can be seriously compromised.

Think of it like this, your DNA looks like a ladder, right? Well, terahertz waves have the ability to slice right through the rungs in your DNA ladder, to create ruptures. That rupture creates bubbles within your DNA strand. When it is time for your DNA to duplicate, the messenger cells that scan your DNA, copy the damaged DNA. Mutations and/or cancer occur wherever the bubble is located on your DNA strand.

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The bombing of Hiroshima was a horrible chapter of history, but now the pronuclear community would have anyone who is concerned about the radiation pouring off of Fukushima as suffering from a new mental diagnosis, dubbed the "Hiroshima Syndrome." I wonder how long it will take for this new "disorder" to show up on the pages of the DRSM?
The bombing of Hiroshima was a horrible chapter of history, but now the pronuclear community would have anyone who is concerned about the radiation pouring off of Fukushima as suffering from a new mental diagnosis, dubbed the “Hiroshima Syndrome.” I wonder how long it will take for this new “disorder” to show up on the pages of the DRSM?

What is “The Hiroshima Syndrome”?

The pro-nuclear community has spent a lot of time, money and resources in trying to convince informed citizen that they are suffering from what has been dubbed the Hiroshima Syndrome.

In my mind, I liken the lap dogs that are promoting this Hiroshima Syndrome nonsense as being cut from the same cloth as holocaust deniers. They will tell you with a straight face, quite sincerely, that the holocaust never happened. “Holocaust deniers ignore the overwhelming evidence of the event and insist that the Holocaust is a myth, invented by the Allies, the Soviet communists, and the Jews for their own ends.”

Holocaust deniers maintain that the Allies needed to invent a lie in order to “justify their occupation of Germany in 1945 and the ‘harsh’ persecution of Nazi defendants.”

And so, we shall see that history is bound to repeat itself. Only this time, the Hiroshima Syndrome proponents will be quietly snickering in the sidelines as a nuclear holocaust unfolds. Millions of people and untold generations will suffer the consequences of silencing those who would speak up because, after all, these poor delusional saps are suffering from a peculiar kind of mental malady. And, all mental maladies just need a little pharmaceutical intervention, right?

And, guess who benefits from that? You guessed it. The same corporations that brought you this whole Fukushima nightmare to begin with.

Meanwhile, we lob volleys back and forth between the pro nuke community and the no nuke community, people die and babies are born deformed.

Divide the opposition and discredit them. That’s the hidden agenda among the pro nuke proponents. If we are so busy fighting amongst ourselves and arguing the existence of bogus mental diagnosis’ then we become weak and impotent. Time is not on our side when it comes to Fukushima fallout.

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The Radioprotective Properties of Miso

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What’s So Great About Miso?

Too hungry to slave away in the kitchen for an hour? Try making a quick bowl of miso soup.  All you need  is water, noodles, miso and veggies.
Too hungry to slave away in the kitchen for an hour? Try making a quick bowl of miso soup. All you need is water, noodles, miso and veggies.

Miso is a highly nutritious fermented paste made with soybeans as its base with the addition of other grains and legumes. It has a rich flavor that enhances any meal, but is mostly famous in the form of miso soup served in Japanese restaurants.  Miso comes in many different varieties that should be consumed according to season.

White Miso

Warm weather is the best time for white miso, a lightly colored, mild miso with a thin body. It is mostly made from soybeans that have been fermented with rice for a short period of time. It has the least amount of salt, when compared to darker varieties of miso. It is the sweetest tasting of all the different miso varieties. Use it to perk up salad dressings and light sauce or to replace dairy in some recipes, such as mashed potatoes, but is at it best when made into a bowl of delicious soup featuring a healthy mix of delicate springtime veggies.

Barley Miso

Barley miso is the most popular and it is best suited for year round use. It is typically made from soybeans that have been fermented with barley and rice. Its color ranges from light yellowish brown to a medium yellowish brown. It has a mild, savory flavor that enhances any dish. It’s my got miso as it is the most versatile of all the miso. You can use it as an ingredient in a wide variety of dishes. Everything form a hearty bowl of soup to salad dressings, condiments, marinades, gravy and sauces.

Miso Master's chickpea miso is my favorite brand.  I use it in a variety of dishes- everything form homemade sauces to potato seasoning. It's quite versatile.
Miso Master’s chickpea miso is my favorite brand. I use it in a variety of dishes- everything form homemade sauces to potato seasoning. It’s quite versatile.

Chickpea Miso

Chickpea miso is a bit darker than barley miso and is better suited for consumption when the evenings start to grow chilly, in the early to late fall.

Red Miso

Red miso is dark and is best to consume in the winter. It is the strongest, saltiest miso and it has been fermented the longest. This miso has the highest percentage of soybeans that have been fermented with barely and other grains, such as rice. The color is much darker and ranges from a dark brownish red to a deep brown color. Word of caution: use sparingly as it has a tendency to overpower dishes. It is best served with a hearty bowl of winter soup or as the secret ingredient in a glaze or marinade.

You can buy miso in your local Asian market or health food store, but you can also make it at home. If you make it at home, it will take 5 months to 1 year to mature.

Never boil miso or it will kill the enzymes. Just spoon a tablespoon or two of liquid into a bowl and then stir in the miso until it is lump free.
Never boil miso or it will kill the enzymes. Just spoon a tablespoon or two of liquid into a bowl and then stir in the miso until it is lump free.

Miso’s Radioprotective Properties Discovered

On August 9th, 1945 the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. During that time, Dr. Tatuichirou Akizuki ran a tuberculosis ward in St. Francis Hospital located about one and a half kilometers away from where the bomb had detonated.

Dr. Akizuki had about 20 people working under him. They worked around the clock caring for their patients and anyone else who came to them suffering from radiation sickness. Dr. Akizuki’s workers escaped the effects of radiation sickness due to the fact that the doctor served miso soup with wakame seaweed and brown rice everyday prior to, during and after the ordeal.

Dr. Watanabe

After hearing about the legendary Dr. Akizuki’s accidental cure for radiation sickness, a curious doctor wanted to know why miso was so effective in warding off radiation sickness. Dr. Watanabe was not satisfied until he discovered the reason why miso was so effective in preventing the onset on radiation induced illnesses so, he decided to conduct a study to find the reason.

Dr. Watanabe and his colleagues in Hiroshima, Japan discovered that when they mixed miso according to different fermentation stages (early, medium, and long-term) into the food of adult male mice, one week before irradiating them, they found that the mice that ate the long-term fermented miso had a “significantly increased” rate of survival.

“The protective influence against irradiation…in the long-term fermented miso group was significantly greater than in the short-term or medium-term fermented miso…diet groups. Thus, prolonged fermentation appears to be very important for protection against radiation effects.”

Dr. Watanbe discovered that miso that had been fermented for over 180 days offered a “more significant” advantage over miso that had been fermented for shorter periods of time. That’s what the researcher meant when they described the miso given to the mice as being “long-term.” It was finally concluded that “The mechanism of radioprotective effect of miso is considered to be closely related to the substance produced during fermentation…Thus, the radiation protection effects of miso might be attributed to the fermentation process.”

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Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11833659,                                               http://yufoundation.org/watanabe.pdfhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3695331/

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This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network website and YouTube Channel are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found on this website is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

 

This post was originally published on August 10, 2014

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Cesium-137 Contamination in Brazil and a Potassium Rich Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

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"Safe" doesn't mean that it has disappeared from the environment.
“Safe” doesn’t mean that it has disappeared from the environment.

Background Info

The substance inside the stolen teletherapy unit in this story was cesium chloride and the active ingredient was cesium-137. Cesium-137 has a half-life of about 30 years. It emits two radioactive products: beta particles and gamma rays.

Beta Particles are electrons that travel slowly and can cause skin irritation like a sunburn. Skin cells are able to block beta particles, but if they are ingested (like in the case of little Ledie) they can cause DNA damage and death.

Gamma rays are photons that are highly charged and can penetrate tissues, organs, muscle and bones. It has the ability to cause severe damage. The severity of the damage depends on how much radiation is emitted and how close a person is to the source.

Goiânia Brazil

  How it all Started

In 1985, in Goiânia Brazil, a private cancer treatment center was abandoned. The abandoned building had disintegrated into a shambles while a dispute about the property dragged on and on through the courts.

Located inside the building was a teletherapy unit that was purchased back in 1977. The teletherapy unit had a capsule containing cesium-137 inside of it.

Ignorance and Greed

On May 4th of 1987, the Director of the Institute of Insurance for Civil Service used police force to stop the owners of the building from removing any objects that were left behind. The owner warned the President of the Institute of Insurance, that he should take responsibility for what happened to the “cesium bomb.”

The owners were concerned that the teletherapy unit had been left behind, but they were physically stopped from removing it. The court posted a security guard in front of the building to protect the equipment inside. In the meantime, the owners of the building wrote several letters to the national nuclear energy agency asking for permission to remove the teletherapy unit from the premises.

On September 13, 1987 the guard that was posted outside the abandoned clinic did not show up for work. Instead he used one of his sick days to go see Herbie Goes Bananas with his family.

However, on that same day, two scrap metal scavengers did show up. Roberto Dos Santos Alves and Wagner Monta Pereira. The pair entered the building which by now was partly demolished and had homeless people living in it. It had three deteriorating exterior walls with large holes in them. The treatment room was being used as a lavatory, but the teletherapy unit was still intact. The teletherapy unit looked like a cross between a huge telescope and a dentist chair.

The scavengers thought they might be able to earn some cash if they sold the teletherapy unit as scrap metal, so they wheeled it off to Alves’ house in a wheelbarrow.

The duo also collected old papers from the abandoned clinic. Later, after passing through the recycling process, it was discovered that the papers had small amounts of cesium chloride on them. They were found in a bundle of papers in a São Paulo paper factory. São Paulo is about 850 km from Goiânia.

teletherapy unit

When Alves and Pereira got the teletherapy unit home, they started taking it apart. That same night they both began to vomit and experience diarrhea and dizziness. Alves’ left hand began to swell up and he discovered a burn on it about the size and shape of the part of the aperture he had been working on (eventually several of those fingers had to be amputated.) On September 15th, Pereira visited a local clinic where he was diagnosed as having food poisoning and subsequently sent home to rest.

Alves left the teletherapy unit under a mango tree in his backyard. Despite the illness and burns, he continued to work on taking the teletherapy unit apart and eventually he freed the cesium capsule from the protective rotating head inside the unit. Since Alves was exposed to a lot of cesium through the course of taking the teletherapy unit apart, his right arm became ulcerated and that later led to amputation.

On September 16th,  Alves successfully punctured the capsule’s window with a screwdriver. By puncturing the protective capsule, it allowed the high gamma radiation of the cesium-137 dust to contaminate the environment.

When Alves peered inside the cesium capsule, he could see a blue light coming from the tiny opening he had created. (Experts believe that the reason the cesium was glowing was because it had been exposed to moisture after the protective capsule had been punctured.) Fascinated by the glowing substance, he took the screwdriver and scooped out some of the cesium chloride. At first, he thought that it might be some sort of gun powder, so he tried to light it, but it wouldn’t catch fire.

On September 18th, Alves sold the metal to a local scrap yard where one of the employes took the partially dismantled teletherapy unit away in a wheelbarrow to Devier Ferreira who was an another scrap yard owner, who just happened to live next door.

That night, Devier Ferreira went into his garage and noticed a blue glowing light coming from the punctured cesium-137 capsule. He thought it might be something supernatural, so he brought it into his house. Over the next few days, he invited his friends and family over to look at the glowing blue substance.

He offered a reward of 1600 cruzados (about $25 US) to anyone who could get it free from the capsule because he wanted to make a ring out of it for his wife. The cylinder was then placed in his wife’s bedroom closet.

On September 21st, a friend of Ferreira released several rice size grains of cesium chloride from the capsule with a screwdriver. He then put it in his pocket and went home by public bus. He shared it with one of his brothers, who made the sign of a cross on his abdomen with it. Later, authorities reported that a total of twenty-three chickens and ducks, five pigs, two dogs and two rabbits had to be destroyed due to contamination.

The rest of the cesium chloride remained with Ferreira, who continued to share it with a variety of friends and family members.

On September 23, the protective lead cylinder was hammered apart by Israel Batista dos Santos and Admilson Alves de Souza (who later died on October 29th) breaking the cesium chloride cylinder into several pieces.

In the meantime, one contaminated person traveled to Anápolis, 60 km from Goiânia. As a result, some cesium chloride dust was later found in two houses there. Dust was found scattered at several different locations near Goiânia .

That same day, Devier Ferreria’s 37 year old wife Gabriela Maria began to get sick. By September 25th, Devair Ferreira sold the teletherapy unit to a second scrap yard, but the day before he sold it, Ferreira’s brother, Ivo had scraped some of the cesium-137 out and took it to his house, where he spread it out on the cement floor.

His 6-year-old daughter Leide, was fascinated by the glowing powder and put it all over her body to show it off to her mother, but some of the larger grains of powder on her body fell onto the egg salad sandwich she was eating. A family dog also ingested some of the dust and became contaminated.

Leide began to vomit 10 minutes after eating her egg salad sandwich. The next day her parents also started vomiting and suffered from diarrhea, in addition to strange body aches and skin burns. After her mother went to the doctor, she was sent home to rest, since they believed it was due to food poisoning. Neighbors began to think that the family had AIDS because of the burns on their skin and the fact that their hair was falling out.

A Night In Goiania by matiasromero
A Night In Goiania
by matiasromero

Gabriela Maria Connects the Dots

Gabriela Maria’s ability to connect the dots by noticing that people around her were all becoming ill at the same time saved many lives. At first, she thought there was something wrong with the juice she had served, because on September 21 she noticed several of her relatives were experiencing diarrhea. So she took a sample of the juice to the local sanitary office to see if it might be the cause of sickness, but the juice tested clean.

By September 28th, fifteen days after the teletherapy unit was stolen from the abandoned building, Gabriela went to the scrap yard that was now in possession of the teletherapy unit. She took the radioactive capsule, put it in a plastic baggie and went to the hospital with it. She suspected that it was the cause of everyone’s sickness.

At the hospital, a doctor named Marterio suspected that the capsule could be dangerous, so he put it on a chair in the garden, in order to keep distance between himself and the capsule.

In the meantime, Gabriella Maria was examined at the Center for Information on Toxic Drugs. Because Gabriela Maria put what was left of cesium-137 capsule in a plastic bag, the level of contamination within the hospital was low.

On the morning of September 29th, Dr. Walter Ferreira, a visiting medical physicist, used a borrowed scintillation counter to verify that the capsule was a serious source of radioactive contamination. Fortunately, Dr. Ferreira was able to persuade the authorities to take immediate action. By the end of the day, city, state and national authorities began responding to the accident.

Little Leidi was a victim of radioactive cesium. Children are the most vulnerable to radiation poisoning.
Little Leidi was a victim of radioactive cesium. Children are the most vulnerable to radiation poisoning.

The Sad Outcome

Little Ledie Ferreira died at age 6, on October 23. She was confined to an isolated room in the hospital because the hospital staff was too afraid to go near her. Eventually, her upper body swelled up, and her hair fell out. Her kidneys and lungs were severely damaged and she developed internal bleeding. She died of septicemia due to cesium-137 contamination. She was buried in a cemetery in Goiânia, in a special fiberglass coffin lined with lead and encased in concrete, in order to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination.

Over 2,000 people tried to prevent her burial, fearing that her corpse would contaminate the area. During the protest, they used stones and bricks to block the cemetery roadway.

Ledie’s mother, Gabriela Maria, also died on October 23rd, about a month after her initial exposure. Gabriela Maria was only 37 years old. She became ill three days after coming into contact with the radioactive cesium. As a result, she developed internal bleeding on her extremities, eyes and digestive tract. Like Ledie, she too suffered from hair loss.

Israel Baptista Dosantos, an employee of Devair Ferreira, died at age 22. He worked on extracting the cesium chloride from its protective capsule. During the extraction process, Israel inhaled some of the radioactive dust and subsequently developed serious respiratory and lymphatic complications. He died on October 27th.

Admilson Alves de Souza developed lung damage, internal bleeding and heart damage. He died on October 18th, at the age of 18.

Even though Devair Ferrerira survived 7 Gy of radiation, he died in 1994 from cirrhosis of the liver, caused by binge drinking and depression.

15 Feb 1987, Goiania, Brazil --- Cleanup of the Goiania accident, which took place in late 1987. 249 people were exposed during the accident, which occurred when a junk yard dealer in the city of Goiania broke open an abandoned radiation therapy machine and removed a small highly radioactive cake of cesium chloride. Attracted to the bright blue color of the substance, children touched it, rubbed it on their bodies and in one case, ingested it. Several blocks of the city had to be razed due to contamination, and the rubble removed to a storage site several kilometers away. --- Image by © Karen Kasmauski/Corbis
15 Feb 1987, Goiania, Brazil — Cleanup of the Goiania accident, which took place in late 1987. 249 people were exposed during the accident, which occurred when a junk yard dealer in the city of Goiania broke open an abandoned radiation therapy machine and removed a small highly radioactive cake of cesium chloride. Attracted to the bright blue color of the substance, children touched it, rubbed it on their bodies and in one case, ingested it. Several blocks of the city had to be razed due to contamination, and the rubble removed to a storage site several kilometers away. — Image by © Karen Kasmauski/Corbis

 The Decontamination Process was a Tragedy of Errors

The decontamination process was a joke. The technicians that arrived in Goiânia were untrained and unprepared. They did not have proper protective clothing and naively believed that white overalls and tennis shoes bought from a local store would protect them. As a result, the technicians became contaminated. And, because they were untrained, they did not know how to carry out the decontamination process properly, which led to some of the monitoring devices used to detect the radiation to become contaminated, resulting in further contamination of the environment .

All-in-all, about 350 cubic meters of contaminated material was moved to a dump site 20 km from Goiânia, but unfortunately one of the trucks flipped over on the way there and spread the contamination all over the roadway. By this point in time, the cost of the clean up was over two million dollars.

About 14 different areas were affected, most of them with low levels of contamination. Additionally, about 2000 square meters had to be evacuated, but only 240 meters were seriously contaminated. Twenty-five houses and two junk yards had to be isolated and decontaminated. Fortunately, rainy season was late in 1985, which prevented the spread of contamination by run-off rainwater.

Criminal Injustice

The three doctors that owned the clinic were arrested and charged with criminal negligence. The government officials that were repeatedly warned about the abandoned teletherapy unit were not charged.

Potassium Rich Foods May Block the Absorption of Radioactive Cesium

Each tablespoon of this delicious peanut sauce comes to roughly 270 mg of potassium.
Each tablespoon of this delicious peanut sauce comes to roughly 270 mg of potassium.

Spicy or Not Thai Peanut Sauce

For this recipe, it’s important that you use clean peanut butter. Carefully check the label for the following ingredients, hydrogenated oil, partially hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar. If the label lists any of those ingredients, please put it back.

In some supermarkets and health food stores, you can find freshly ground peanut butter. They grind it up on right on the premises. It is usually reasonably priced and free of unnecessary chemicals and artificial ingredients.

The recipe below was born out of frustration. I was living in Mexico at the time and the one grocery store that sold imported products, also stocked bottles of Thai peanut sauce for ridiculously inflated prices (besides it was loaded with salt and it just wasn’t all that tasty.) Being the frugal grocery shopper that I am, I decided to make my own. I found a recipe online that looked promising, but I decided to tweak it a bit when I saw the two top ingredients were sugar and soy sauce.

Nutritionally speaking, peanut butter has about 200 mg. of potassium per tablespoon. The potassium content goes up 70 mg. for every additional ounce of coconut water added.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • a few drops of preservative free Habanero sauce (or not – depending on your preference)
  • 1 – 3 tablespoons of coconut water
  • the juice of 1 key lime
  • 1 clove of garlic

 

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, toss the garlic in first. Pulse until finely chopped. Then add the peanut butter, rice vinegar, and agave nectar. Pulse a few more times, then add lime juice and one tablespoon of coconut water. Pulse again until smooth.

Check the consistency. How do you like your peanut sauce? If it’s too thick, add another tablespoon of coconut water. If not, keep pulsing until you reach the desired consistency. Once you have the consistency just right, pour it out into a glass container with a sealable lid. Store in the fridge for up to three days.

Serving Suggestions

I like to pour this sauce over rice and vegetables, top roasted potatoes with it, or use as a dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls.

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A diet rich in potassium rich foods may block the absorption of radioactive cesium.

Potassium, Your Secret Weapon Against Radioactive Cesium’s Damage to the Heart and Kidney

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A diet rich in potassium rich foods may block the absorption of radioactive cesium.
A diet rich in potassium rich foods may block the absorption of radioactive cesium.

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The Final Installment of an Investigation into the Damaging Affects of Cesium-137 on the Heart & Kidney

Welcome to the Nuclear World Network.  This is where you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the fallout. We’ll talk about how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage, so you can stay vibrant and healthy in years to come.  

In the previous episode, we looked at evidence of fresh Fukushima fallout in the Bering Straits, we touched on a mysterious disease that’s killing dogs. I also walked you through how to read between the lines when reading research abstracts. I used the honey sample abstract from Polish researchers as an example. Like milk, honey is used as a marker to detect environmental radiation. We also touched on how cesium-137 affects the heart and we took a look at a 25 year study that was done on individuals that lived in a contaminated area in the Ukraine. And as always, I explained how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage.

In this episode, we’ll take an ever closer look at how cesium-137 effects heart tissue and we’ll touch on Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book, The Chemistry of Man and take a look at how he sees potassium’s role in the body. And, I’ll give you my rundown of which potassium rich foods top my list of preferences. Then we’ll wrap up the episode with Chris Busby’s recommendations on what to do to help children living in contaminated regions in Japan and his assessment of how fundamentally flawed “official” statistics are when it comes to assessing people’s risk when it involves radioactive cesium.

The Law of Selective Uptake

Before we get rolling, I’d like to quickly review how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage. In a nutshell, the law of selective uptake is this, radioactive isotopes mimic elements. Today the spotlight is on cesium-137. Cesium-137 mimics potassium. Strontium-90 mimics calcium. Plutonium-239 mimics iron. Each radioactive isotope mimics a specific element, except for cobalt-60. That mimics vitamin B12. Theoretically, if we keep our bodies saturated with a rich supply of ionic minerals and elements, it  may repel the harmful effects of radiation and maintain your DNA’s integrity.

http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/2013/02/radioactive-cesium-and-heart-chapter-4.html

As I mentioned in a previous episodes, the myocardial cells in the heart are especially at risk due to the sodium/potassium pump and cesium’s affinity for potassium. In that episode, I explained how the sodium/potassium pump worked.

Radioactive Cesium May Become Absorbed by the Heart Muscle without Resistance

Since radioactive cesium is similar to potassium, it gets absorbed into the heart muscles without any resistance. The cellular membranes responsible for keeping harmful influences out are fooled into accepting radioactive cesium as if it were potassium. From there, radioactive cesium goes onto interfere with essential enzyme processes.

Radioactive Cesium Interacts with Cell Membranes and Creates a Serious Threat

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/creatine+kinase
It turns out that radioactive cesium interacts with the cell membranes and suppresses an essential enzyme called creatine phosphokinase. Creatine is essential to cellular energy metabolism. Creatine combines with phosphate to form phosphocreatine or creatine phosphate, which is pretty much the same thing, but with a slightly different name. Creatine phosphate is in muscle tissue. It’s basically what I would consider the holding tank for the energy needed in order to make muscles contract.

Creatine kinase is an enzyme responsible for the transfer of phosphocreatine to ATP. ATP is a nucleotide made from adenosine. (Adenosine is the basic structural unit of nucleic acids  – DNA and RNA.) ATP is in all muscle tissue. It’s a major source of energy on the cellular level.

Creatine phosphokinase is found in many different cellular structures, including the cytoplasm and the mitochondria. The theory is that mitochondrial creatine phosphokinase acts as a catalyst in order to transform phosphocreatine from ATP. ATP is essential to cellular energy.

http://www.trueorigin.org/atp.asp  

A decrease in enzyme activity is cause for alarm because it means that there is a serious problem with the delicate balance of energy in the mitochondria which in turn, affects the heart muscle’s ability to function properly. I believe it is important to note that a decrease in the activity of alkaline phosphates in myocardial tissues is a huge red flag because it indicates that some sort of degenerative process is taking place. In this case, it specifically points to exposure to ionizing radiation.

The heart is especially vulnerable to radioactive cesium.
The heart is especially vulnerable to radioactive cesium.

Cesium-137’s Damage is Predictable

http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/2013/02/radioactive-cesium-and-heart-chapter-4.html

Changes in the myocardial cells in laboratory animals and in individuals living in contaminated zones are very similar. It follows a pattern. When radioactive cesium is absorbed by the body the sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane (the sarcoplasmic reticulum is a network of tubular membranes that surrounds small slender muscle fibers or fibrils of calcium ions) and causes structural changes in myocardial cells.

http://www.smw.ch/docs/pdf200x/2003/35/smw-10226.PDF  

What was discovered by Dr. Yuri Bandazhevsky, was that the nature of structural changes (in the myocardial cells of laboratory animals and people living in contaminated cesium-137 contaminated areas) shows that there is a problem with the permeability of the sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane involving the transfer of calcium ions. The researchers believe that it may be a direct effect of cesium-137 on the cell membrane, combined with the radioactive rays that cesium-137 emits as it decays. This results in the peroxidation of fatty acid chains of phospholipids. Which leads to changes in the cell’s membrane and it’s ability to allow calcium ions and other important ions to pass through. At the same time, it changes the activity of membrane-bound enzymes.  The end result? Excess production of free hydroxy radicals and amplification of lipid peroxidation contribute to the destruction of cell membranes.

In one study, Bandazhevsky did an ECG (electrocardiogram) on children of different ages with different levels of exposure to radioactive cesium following Chernobyl. They also looked a tissue samples of different organs from people who lived in the contaminated zone and they did experiments on lab animals. Personally, I don’t feel that we should exclude the results of these animal studies because they are valuable in helping us drive home the fact that radioactive cesium, truly is something that we need to be seriously concerned about, not just for ourselves but for the children, as well.

The central nervous system is affect by radioactive cesium in a number of different ways and each way can be misdiagnosed by even the most well meaning of practitioners.
The central nervous system is affect by radioactive cesium in a number of different ways and each way can be misdiagnosed by even the most well meaning of practitioners.

Radioactive Cesium Impacts the Nervous System and Endocrine System

What Bandazhevsky discovered was that radioactive cesium has a direct impact on the cells, but also influence the nervous system and endocrine systems. Other factors that need to be considered include the amount of time people are exposed to radioactive cesium. Prolonged exposure to radioactive cesium may lead to the death of cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocytes are specialized muscle tissue in the heart.

It was determined that radioactive cesium cardiac related events could be stopped all together, just by decreasing the amount of radioactive cesium in the body.

Laboratory rat
Humans and rodents excrete radiation though the urinary system, that’s why the kidneys are so vulnerable to water soluble nuclear isotopes, such as cesium-137.

Cesium-137 Rat Study

Researchers also conducted a study on rats. They injected them with a large amount of cesium-137. Within 5 days, the total concentrated amount of cesium-137 was 1,000 becquerels per kilogram. At that level, it caused them to have heart attacks. It was determined, and quite obviously so, that the cesium-137 was the direct cause of death. They also mention that in cases of long-term cesium toxicity, there was a “progressive suppression of function of the sympathetic nervous system.” Apparently, it’s a double whammy because cesium toxicity causes a reduction in the body’s ability to cope or adapt to the changes caused by the radioactive cesium.

Men are the Most Vulnerable

In men, creatine phosphokinase activity is greater when compared to women. Researchers state that, “it cannot be ruled out that the vulnerability of this enzyme in myocardial cells [under] the influence of radioactive cesium is the…cause of sudden deaths in men. ” It should be further noted that, “a decrease in the activity of alkaline phosphatase in the myocardial structures is indicative of the development of degenerative processes specific for exposure to ionizing radiation.”

Which basically means that there is a reduction in the alkalinity in the smooth muscles that make up the myocardial cells. That’s a red flag telling us that the reduction in alkalinity in the heart cells is a degenerative process which can be linked back to exposure to ionizing radiation, like cesium-137. They go on to further state that in both cases (laboratory animals and people living in contaminated zones) that there is an “impairment in the permeability of sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane for [calcium ions].”

I’m going to backtrack a bit here at this point and cover material that we already covered, but in a slightly different way.

The sarcoplasmic reticulum is a specific type of smooth endoplasmic reticulum. Endoplasmic reticulum are a tiny little structure inside your cells. It is found in smooth and striated muscle fibers. Its job is to store and release calcium ions. The sarcoplasmic reticulum releases calcium ions during muscle contraction and absorbs them during relaxation.

Cesium-137 has a direct effect on the cell membrane due to the decay process it goes through.
Cesium-137 has a direct effect on the cell membrane due to the decay process it goes through.

Calcium Ions, Electrons and Basic Math

Calcium ions are atoms that have either lost or gained an electron. If an ion has a positive charge, that means it has lost an ion. If the ion has a negative charge, that means that the ion has gained an electron.

Radioactive cesium has a direct effect on the cell membrane due to the decay process it goes through. The decay process results in the per-oxidation of the fatty acid chains of phospholipids. That leads to changes in the cell’s membrane, which cause a change in the membrane’s structure and its permeability. The membrane allows certain molecules or ions to pass through it by diffusion and that ability is compromised when exposed to radioactive cesium.

In the study, they show a slide of the myocardium of a woman who died in childbirth. She had a concentration 105 becquerels of radioactive cesium in her heart per kilogram. The slide shows that the myofibrils disintegrated, and that there was a loosening of muscle fibers and inter-muscular edema.

Myofibrils are muscle slender fibers. They’re the small rod-like parts of muscle tissue. Muscles are made up of tubular cells called myocytes or muscle fibers. There types of cells contain many chains of myofibrils.

The authors of this study are quick to point out that, “Injuries to the cardiovascular system could not be examined separately from other organs and systems, particularly the kidneys.  As the main organ of excretion of radioactive cesium from the body, kidneys are significantly affected even at small Cs-137 concentration.  Kidneys also undergo similar damaging effects as the cardiovascular system, first and foremost in the glomerular apparatus. In the muscle fibers within the arterioles, there are changes identical to those observed in the myocardium. Contractures of myofibrils lead to a prolonged spasm of the arterioles, stopping the circulation in the structures of the nephron. Deaths of cellular elements form a specific structural change in the glomeruli, a phenomenon called melting icicles.  Dystrophic and necrobiotic changes gradually appear, accompanied by wrinkling and fragmentation of the glomeruli.”

The Most Vulnerable Kidney Tissue

The researchers state that the glomerular apparatus is the first kidney tissue to be affected by cesium-137. The glomerular apparatus is in the kidney, It’s a small ball like shaped structure made up of tiny capillary blood vessels which are involved in filtering the blood in order to create urine. The glomerulus is essential to the kidney’s ability to function properly.

The glomerulus was named by an Italian anatomist named Marcello Malpighi back in the 1600s. Originally, it was called a malphigian corpuscle, but later the name was changed to glomerulus. The word glomerulus comes from the Latin word “glomus” or “ball of yarn.” When translated, it literally means “little ball of yarn.”

In previous episodes, I touched briefly on a 25 year study that was conducted in the Ukraine on individuals who developed kidney cancer after living in a cesium-137 contaminated region.

These two studies confirm that once cesium-137 is incorporated into the body, it poses a very serious danger. Not only does it put the heart at immediate risk, but it also affects the kidneys. Cesium-137 does a lot more damage than that, but those are the two major organs that we focused on in this 3 part investigation.

Bernard Jesnsen's book, the Chemistry of Man is good reference book that every household that cares about nutrition should have on their bookshelf.
Bernard Jesnsen’s book, The Chemistry of Man is good reference book that everybody who cares about nutrition should have in their home library.

Potassium’s Protective Properties

At this point, I want to take a time out to consider just one aspect of potassium and it’s function in the body. In Bernard Jensen’s book, The Chemistry of Man, he tells us that, “Nerve force is dependent upon oxygen. Because potassium foods attract oxygen to the body, potassium indirectly generates a stronger nerve force. Power, vigor, vitality, enthusiasm and optimism come from oxygen. A form of neurasthenia is facilitated by low levels of potassium although phosphorus and iron shortages also produce this condition. Remember that potassium is active in the autonomic nervous system, in skeletal and involuntary muscles and sugar metabolism and apply food chemistry accordingly.”

In this context, neurasthenia is an undefined word that was used in the last century to loosely describe a condition of low energy, lassitude, fatigue and irritability.

In part one of my investigation into cesium-137, we briefly touched on some foods that were high in potassium. We looked at skipthepie.org’s website and found that sprouted lentils were one of the highest sources of potassium available. Now, I just want to add a few more plant-based items to that list. You can find more information about potassium rich foods in Bernard Jensen’s book, The Chemistry of Man.

Here’s my top picks and the potassium rich foods I would be most likely to personally enjoy, in no particular order:

  • potatoes
  • anise seed tea
  • sage tea
  • apples
  • dried apricots
  • red beans
  • pinto beans
  • white beans
  • mung beans
  • string beans
  • lima beans
  • black cherries
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • cashews
  • cucumbers
  • dates
  • kelp and dulse (which are types of sewed – It’s best to by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, they test for radioactive contamination)
  • grapes
  • kale
  • fresh parsley
  • raw pecans
  • sesame seeds
  • fresh spinach
  • raw sunflower seeds
  • swiss chard
  • non-GMO tomatoes
  • raw walnuts
  • watercress
Chris Busby may be a bit of a controversial figure, but he isn't afraid to speak out about the horrors of nuclear radiation and for that he deserves our respect.
Chris Busby may be a bit of a controversial figure, but he isn’t afraid to speak out about the horrors of nuclear radiation and for that he deserves our respect.

Connect the Dots

http://harmonicslife.net/Blog/2011/GensBlog/20111004/caesiumheart_v1.0_E.pdf

Next, let’s take a look at a paper Chris Busby wrote on radiation exposure and the occurrence of heart attacks in children from Fukushima. Here’s the opening quote from the report, “It is commonly supposed that exposure to radiation causes cancer and leukemia. For high doses, it is conceded that there are serious deterministic effects, ending in deaths. I want to discuss a non-cancer result of internal exposure to the nuclide Caesium-137 which is a major long lived contaminant from nuclear reactors, was present in the Chernobyl fallout and in the contamination from Fukushima…consider the effects of chronic exposure of children to this substance and how it will damage their developing hearts…First, we do not need to speculate about this. The data is available. Prof Yuri Bandashevsky carried out a great deal of research on the effects of the contamination of children in the territories of Belarus contaminated by the Chernobyl accident. He established that children with mean body burdens of upwards of 40Bq/kg Cs-137 suffered life-threatening cardiac problems including arrythmias, cardiac insufficiency (angina) and heart attacks (infarctions) which could result in death.”

http://www.smw.ch/docs/pdf200x/2003/35/smw-10226.PDF

His recommendation? “…make it a matter of urgency to begin to carry out clinical investigations and ECG measurements on children living in the contaminated territories and ingesting or inhaling Cs-137. Any child found to have cardiac anomalies should be immediately evacuated to clean territory. If it is found that any children are suffering cardiac problems it must be a matter of urgency to evacuate all the children.”

The Grim Reality

Busby explains that the “end point” of calculating the risk of cancer and leukemia due to exposure to cesium-137 is fundamentally flawed for two reasons. One, cancer rates connected to age have a different trend when it comes to heart and circulatory issues. That fact tends to be problematic in light of studies that are carried out on radiation victims. He uses the example of nuclear test veterans and others in high risk occupations to validate this point. Second, and I think the most obvious and pragmatic point of them all, is that if you die of a heart attack, then cancer is taken out to the equation. Therefore, based on Busby’s conclusion, it is my understanding that many “official” statistics on cancer rates and leukemia caused by cesium-137 exposure are not presenting the reality of the situation. And the reality of the situation, is very grim, when we compare the amount of radioactive cesium being continuously released into the environment vs. the amount that had been previously released during the Chernobyl disaster. It’s much worse because Fukushima is ongoing and to my knowledge, reports about  he amount of tradition and the exact nucleotides that have already been released and are currently being released are all suspect, and that’s just my opinion.

downhillfromhere

There’s Just No Way to Paint a Rosy Picture. Period.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/1425/2013/acp-13-1425-2013.html

If you take a look at this abstract based on a model created by T. Christoudias and J. Lelieveld you will see the sad reality of the “global atmospheric dispersion and deposition of radionuclides released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident” situation. The model was based on general atmospheric chemistry and knowledge of weather patterns. Of course, they factored in some reasonable variables to account for changes in latitude and longitudinal dispersion.

“The model accounts for emissions and transport of the radioactive isotopes 131I and 137Cs, and removal processes through precipitation, particle sedimentation and dry deposition. In addition, we simulated the release of 133Xe, a noble gas that can be regarded as a passive transport tracer of contaminated air.” Admittedly, they say that “the emission estimates of 131I are associated with a high degree of uncertainty.”

The model was based on a large uninhabited area in Japan that was contaminated with more than 40,000 becquerels of radiation per square meter. They also estimated the inhalation of aerosolized particles of cesium-137, cesium-134 and iodine-131 over a period of 50 years.

Anyway you slice it, the projected outcome is not going to rosy, to put it mildly.

In Future Episodes

In future episodes we’ll take a look at the groundbreaking work of Yuri Bandashevsky, but for now, we’ll conclude this three part series on cesium-137. Next time we meet, I’ll be focusing on radioactive iodine.

Let’s Stay Positive                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

With so much bad news, I believe it is important to focus on the positive and the positive is this, every radioactive isotope mimics a specific mineral. Knowing this fact and how to use it to your advantage is the good news. So remember, radioactive cesium mimics potassium. Use this knowledge to your advantage. Tell anyone who is willing to listen. Help me get the word out.

Waking up to the realization that we live in a world contaminated world is a bitter pill to swallow. I acknowledge you for being courageous.

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Honey is high on the food chain, As a result, radiative isotopes tend to concentrate in honey. Maybe radiation is what's killing off the honey bees in North America?

Radioactive Cesium Damages the Heart and Causes Kidney Tumors

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At the Nuclear World Network, you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the fallout. We’ll talk about how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage, so you can stay vibrant and healthy in years to come.

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I have been researching the effects of radiation on health and the environment since the mid 80s. It started when Chernobyl blew up and I was concerned about it, but that was back in the 80s and information about radiation was limited to the average person.

This is the second part of an investigation into cesium-137. In part 1 of episode 3, we talked about cesium-137 and the fact that the Pacific is pretty much in the throes of death. We also featured a few common foods that are potassium rich because potassium may block radioactive cesium. Theoretically, if we keep our bodies saturated with a rich supply of ionic minerals, it  may repel the harmful effects of radiation and maintain  DNA’s integrity.

Amchitca Island and the entire west coast of the United States has been under assault from nuclear radiation since Fukushima blew up in the spring of 2011.
Amchitca Island and the entire west coast of the United States has been under assault from nuclear radiation since Fukushima blew up in the spring of 2011.

In This Episode…

In this episode, we’ll take an ever closer look at cesium-137, we’ll take a look at evidence of fresh Fukushima fallout at Amchitka Island, one of the Aleutian islands in the Bering Straits. We’ll also touch on a mysterious disease that’s killing dogs in some of the most contaminated states in the continental US. We’ll also talk about how honey is used as a marker when governments test for radioactivity.

I’ll use the study  done on honey  as an example to show you how you can read between the lines. I’ll walk you through the abstract in order to identify what the researchers aren’t saying. We’ll also take a look at a study that concerns how cesium-137 affects the heart and we’ll also take a look at another significant study that  involves a 25 year research project based on how cesium-137 affected the health of individuals living in a contaminated region in the Ukraine. I believe it’s important to look at what happened after the Chernobyl incident  because we can expect to see the same thing happening in areas that have been particularly hard hit by Fukushima fallout.

The Law of Selective Uptake

Before we get rolling, I’d like to quickly review how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage. In a nutshell, the law of selective uptake is this, radioactive isotopes mimic minerals. Today the spotlight is on cesium-137. Cesium-137 mimics potassium. Strontium-90 mimics calcium. Plutonium-239 mimics iron. Each radioactive isotope theoretically mimics a specific mineral, except for cobalt-60. That mimics vitamin B12.

Potassium is an Electrolyte

As I just mentioned, radioactive cesium mimics potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte. Nutritionists generally use the term electrolyte to describe sodium, potassium, and chloride. Your body maintains its fluid balance through the action of electrolytes. Electrolytes are mineral compounds that, when dissolved in water, become electrically charged particles called ions. Electrolytes are critical if the body is to work properly. Maintaining a balance of electrolytes is essential for the normal function of our cells and our organs.

 http://goo.gl/ikDCMS

Dr. Helen Caldecott Sums Radioactive Cesium Up

Here’s what Dr. Helen Caldecott has to say about radioactive cesium, “One of the main elements is cesium, a potassium mimicker, which concentrates in the heart, endocrine organs and muscles where it can induce cardiac irregularities, heart attacks, diabetes, hypothyroidism or thyroid cancer and a very malignant muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Cesium remains radioactive for 300 years and concentrates in the food chain.”

Legacy Management on Amchitka Island Detects Fresh Fukushima Fallout

http://goo.gl/e749Lx

The US government regularly monitors Amchitka Island. Amchitka Island is one of the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea. It is routinely monitored due to underground nuclear testing that was done from 1965 through 1971. The only good news about that, is there is some sort of baseline data regarding specific radionuclides. It turns out that cesium-134 was detected in 2011 and that proves that fresh Fukushima fallout had landed there at that time. However, just by following the jet stream, I’ve noticed that by the time they get to the next sampling cycle, which isn’t until 2016, it most likely will be significantly worse. There were concerns that the presence of cesium-137 could be evidence of leaking from underground nuclear testing that had occurred decades ago.

“LM scientists anticipated that atmospheric transport of cesium would potentially increase the cesium activities in the 2011 biological samples collected near Amchitka. Because cesium-134 has a relatively short half-life of 2 years and indicates leakage from a nuclear reactor, it is a clear indicator of a recent nuclear accident and, if present with cesium-137, which can come either from a leaking reactor or a weapons test, would help LM explain the source of elevated cesium levels measured near Amchitka. This is because cesium-137, whose half-life is 30 years, could mistakenly be interpreted as leaking from an underground nuclear test that occurred more than 50 years ago, were it not for the confirmed presence of cesium-134 in the sample. LM decided to add cesium-134 to the list of radionuclides that would be monitored during the 2011 sampling event to help explain the elevated cesium-137 levels that were anticipated after the Fukushima Daiichi incident.”

It turns out that Dolly Varden (a type of freshwater trout), rockweed (a type of algae) and a species of fish called an Irish Lord all bear classic Fukushima radioactive isotope signatures. It is interesting to note that Star Reindeer lichen had elevated levels of cesium-134. They absorb moisture and air particulates through osmosis, so that’s the reason why the Star Reindeer lichen had elevated levels of radiation. Lichen are fascinating because they have a unique symbiotic relationship with fungus and algae or cyanobacteria. The fungus uses the algae or bacteria to create energy, while the bacteria benefits from the protection the fungus provides.

“The monitoring results showed that the cesium content was larger at the reference area (Adak Island) than on Amchitka Island. Apparently, the reference area was aligned more closely along wind directions emanating from Fukushima…”

There is another island called Adak Island, that the Legacy Management organization uses as a reference site. That means that they collect samples on that island and compare them to the samples collected on Amchikta Island. What they found was that the animal and plant life that relayed on precipitation the most, were affected the most because they were exposed to atmospheric fallout since they were the closest to it. The Legacy Management folks expect to see that will change when they return in 2016 to collect more samples.

“…Because the Amchitka 2011 sampling event occurred soon after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the biota impacted by atmospheric precipitation showed the greatest impact (e.g., species that live in freshwater or shallow ocean waters) when compared to marine biota living in deeper water. This is because ocean currents are a slower transport process than wind currents. LM scientists anticipate that the marine biota will show the impacts of Fukushima during the next sampling event, currently scheduled to occur in 2016.”

Mysterious disease killing dogs in California, Michigan and Ohio

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23950879/special-report-deadly-dog-virus

This is a new virus that just showed up in 2012. Here’s my thought on the subject, dogs tend to keep their nose to the ground, sniffing, because that’s what dogs do because of that, they are vulnerable to airborne contaminates that fall to the ground. If you checkout out the Enviroreporter piece on radioactive airborne particles being detected in the dust collected in Enviroreporter’s Michael Collin’s HEPA filter in his Southern California home, you will see that it’s a possibility that cannot be ignored.

http://www.enviroreporter.com/2011/08/hepa-filters-august-11-2011/

My suspicion is that this may also be a new virus or some sort of mutated pathogen. Remember what Andrei Sakharov told us back in the 50s? He said that radiation can cause otherwise harmless virus’ and bacteria to mutate. Or could it be a direct result of Fukushima fallout? I’m thinking California, maybe, but Michigan and Ohio? No way. Well, yes way, because if you take a look at the jet stream that crosses the US, you’ll see that it flows over Japan, then crosses the Pacific to California, and then goes right on over into the Midwest – Michigan and Ohio.

Mutation Watch

https://twitter.com/MutationWatch

If you mosey on over to Mutation Watch on Facebook and Twitter you’ll see that there are normal people like you and me who are sending in their photos of mutated plants from their neighborhoods. I encourage you to checkout Mutation Watch, just to get an idea of what mutated plants look like. Please take a look at the photos and see if you can spot any mutations in your neighborhood. If you do, snap a photo and send it into Mutation Watch. We need to document as many mutations as we can and start education people on what the telltale signs are.

Evidence of Fresh Fallout

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11613

http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2014/05/alaska-radiation-increased-from-fukushima-the-same-amount-as-a-direct-nuclear-bomb-test-on-alaska-2521454.html

In an article dated October 19th 2013, it was reported that radioactive cesium and cobalt-60 were detected in US Pacific seaweed, “The samples were standardized against a known amount of cesium 137 and cobalt 60. The finding of cesium 134 would indicate this is at least partially from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.“

http://optimalprediction.com/wp/cesium-and-cobalt-60-in-us-pacific-coast-seaweed/

Honey is high on the food chain, As a result, radiative isotopes tend to concentrate in honey. Maybe radiation is what's killing off the honey bees in North America?
Honey is high on the food chain.  As a result, radiative isotopes tend to concentrate in honey, making it especially toxic. If it’s toxic to humans, you gotta believe it’s REALLY toxic to honey bees. Maybe radiation is what’s killing off the honey bees in North America?

Honey is Used to Detect Radiation

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24002443

The first study I want to look at is about radioactive cesium that turned up in honey samples from Poland. If you check out the archives, you’ll find that I mention honey as being a level 3 in the food chain back in episode number 2. Like milk, honey is also used as a marker to detect radioactive contamination. I  believe that is because honey is a level three on the food chain. It has to be processed by the bees.

Here’s what the researchers found out, “One hundred six honey samples were collected from hives and from bottled honey provided by beekeepers from north-eastern Poland in 2010, before the Fukushima accident, and during the two-year period directly following this catastrophe (2011-2012). Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and potassium-40 (K-40) were determined in lime, multifloral, buckwheat, honeydew and other kinds of honey samples….”

However, the researchers in this report did note that there was a “slight increase” in 2012 and that it was most likely attributed to Fukushima fallout…”Therefore, the studied honey samples collected after the Fukushima accident are found to be safe for humans with levels of Cs-137 and K-40 not posing any threats.”

The researchers state that the honey did not “pose any threats” and that it was “safe for human consumption.” Safe? All radiation in cumulative. That means it builds up in the body and irradiates surrounding tissues and cells causing a whole host of diseases. That’s why your cells need to be saturated with the ionic minerals that will block radioactive isotopes.

Read Between the Lines, There’s a Pattern

Let’s use this study to briefly take a critical look at the fact that when scientists and researchers talk about a radioactive dosage as being “safe for human consumption” I want you to please, please, please remember that radiation is never “safe.” It’s just the standard canned response that researchers and scientists are required to say in order to continue to receive more funding.

Let’s take a look at how the researchers end this particular abstract by telling us that, “…the total concentration of Cs-137 and K-40 in samples stopped decreasing in 2010-2011 and showed a slight increase in 2012. This relation may suggest the impact of pollution from Fukushima and requires further research in the coming years.”

Notice how they left the door open in order to receive additional funding for further research in the future…

When we read these type of reports, we have to be able to read between the lines and understand that scientists and researchers have to carefully word their reports as to not upset the apple cart and loose funding for future projects. Researchers and scientists have to feed their families too. Rocking the boat will get them blacklisted and ruin their chances for work in the future. When you read these reports, abstracts and studies, please bear this in mind and read between the lines.

The Ukraine has been contaminated by radiation for decades now. It's dangerous to be an outspoken critic of nuclear power in the Ukraine. It appears as if Ukrainian antinuclear activists tend to disappear under mysterious circumstances. Hmmm...I wonder why?
The Ukraine has been contaminated by radiation for decades now. It’s dangerous to be an outspoken critic of nuclear power in the Ukraine. It appears as if Ukrainian antinuclear activists tend to disappear under mysterious circumstances. Hmmm…I wonder why?

Will History Repeat Itself?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22581103

Here’s a study that was done over a 25 year period in the Ukraine. The study showed that there was an increase of malignant renal tumors from about 5% to almost 11% per 100,000 people who had lived continuously the part of the Ukraine that was (and still is) contaminated by cesium-137 for over 20 years.  Recent studies indicate that there has been an increase in “morbidity, aggressiveness, and proliferation in renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) and clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC).”  Their explanation was that these people’s cells had been exposed to “chronic  persistent low-dose ionizing radiation.”  They call it CPLDIR for short. The final outcome?  Their results confirm that chronic persistent low-dose ionizing radiation was the cause of the tumors.

Cesium-137 is highly soluble in water. As we discussed in episode 3, phytoplankton and fish from the Pacific are testing positive for cesium-137 because the Pacific is contaminated with a variety of radionuclides, not just radioactive cesium. To top it off, cesium-137 isn’t the only radioactive isotope that is water-soluble, but that’s just the one we are focusing on in this episode.

The heart is especially vulnerable to radioactive cesium because it mimics potassium, a necessary nutrient that plays a vital role in the sodium-potassium pump.
The heart is especially vulnerable to radioactive cesium because it mimics potassium, which is a necessary nutrient that plays a vital role in the sodium-potassium pump.

Radioactive Cesium Affects the Heart

http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/2013/02/radioactive-cesium-and-heart-chapter-4.html

Myo means muscle and cardial relates to heart. Myocardial cells are specialized smooth muscle cells found in the myocardium, the muscular tissue of the heart.

Radioactive cesium acts on the heart due to its selective accumulation in the myocardial cells, especially when compared to other organs and tissues. It’s most likely due to the fact that cesium is similar to potassium and has an affinity for the heart due to the sodium/potassium pump potassium is easily absorbed by heart tissue, as well.

The sodium/potassium pump is an active transport mechanism. It’s like a little pump that requires sodium and potassium to work properly. It needs three sodium ions to enter it and a potassium ion to act as the trigger or catalyst in order to tell the pump to switch on. Then it moves the sodium ions over to the other side of the membrane. Then once the pump is open on the other side, two potassium ions come along and they are pumped back over to the other side. In this way the sodium/potassium pump selectively targets sodium and potassium ions, moving  them from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration.

hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_the_sodium_potassium_pump_works.html

Be especially leery of produce grown in California. California is on the Fukushima frontline.
Be especially leery of produce grown in California. California is on the Fukushima frontline.

Mutated Produce

Ukrainian food, in my opinion is a bit healthier than the traditional American diet. However, food grown in any contaminated soil will become radioactive itself. Which brings me back Mutation Watch. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing some oddly shaped produce at my local green market. He gets produce shipped in from all over the world. I’ve seen suspicious looking carrots, papayas and onions recently. Obviously, the most misshapen produce won’t make it to the produce aisle, but if you open your eyes up, you’ll start to notice, subtle mutations. Those are the ones that will escape detection. Eventually, mutated produce will be so common place that we will become desensitized to it and accept it as normal. Please don’t forget to take photos of the really obvious ones, document them and send them off to Mutation Watch.

Infant Leukemia Caused by Cesium-137

http://goo.gl/6zGzWk

In an article  dated  November 19th, 2013, published in The Economist. Chris Busby draws attention to the fact that unborn babies are highly sensitive to radioactive isotopes when they have been internalized by the mother. He states that here has been a “statistically significant” rise in infant leukemia in the European countries that were the hardest hit by the Chernobyl fallout.

He states that it was the “low dose of cesium-137” that caused the leukemia. He believes that the infants that were exposed to high doses died in the womb, while infants exposed to low doses in the womb survived, but suffered from leukemia.

http://www.nuclearworld.net/a-small-dose-of-radiation-is-worse-than-an-atomic-blast/

“…It was the low ‘dose’ of Caesium-137 that caused the leukemias. And the dose response trend was not a straight line: The effect at the very low ‘dose’ was greater than at the very high ‘dose’. Presumably because at the high doses the babies perished in the womb and could not, therefore, develop leukemia…For what is done by these people is to dismiss any evidence of increased rates of cancer or any other disease by shouting at it: ‘The doses were too low’. In this way, reality is airbrushed away. What is this quantity ‘dose’? It is a simple physics-based quantity which represents the absorption of energy from radiation. One Sievert of gamma radiation is one Joule per kilogram of living tissue. This might work for external radiation. But it doesn’t work for internal exposures to radioactive elements which can produce huge effects on cellular DNA at low average ‘doses’. It is like comparing warming yourself in front of the fire with eating a hot coal. Or comparing a punch to stabbing. Same dose, same energy. Very different effects. This ‘dose’ scam has been used to dismiss real effects since it was invented in 1952 to deal with the exposures from nuclear weapons development and testing. For those who want to dig deeper into the science there is a recent book chapter I wrote in the book New Research Directions in DNS Repair…”

He goes on to say that there is a higher number of girls born depending on weather or not the sperm of the father or the mother’s egg was exposed. He cites a study that was done in Fallujah, Iraq where there was exposure to uranium weapons and other studies that were done following Chernobyl and nuclear weapons testing fallout from many different countries. It was estimated that millions of babies were killed by internal radiation exposure. He blames the nuclear military project as being responsible for these deaths. Here’s the quote, “The nuclear military project is responsible for an awful lot of deaths. In years to come I believe this will eventually be seen as the greatest public health scandal in human history.”

Wrap Up

In today’s show we covered evidence of fresh Fukushima fallout in the Bering Straits, we touched on a mysterious disease that’s killing dogs, I also walked you through how to read between the lines when reading research abstracts. I used the honey sample abstract from Polish researchers as an example. Like milk, honey is used as a marker to detect environmental radiation. We also focused on how cesium-137 affects the heart and we took a look at 25 year study that was done with individuals that lived in the contaminated zone in the Ukraine. And as always, I explained how you can use the law of selective uptake to your advantage.

With so much bad news, I believe it is important to focus on the positive and the positive is this, every radioactive isotope mimics a specific mineral. Knowing this fact and how to use it to your advantage is the good news. So remember, radioactive cesium mimics potassium. Use this knowledge to your advantage. Tell anyone who is willing to listen. Help me get the word out.

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Potassium May Block Radioactive Cesium

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At the time of release, it is Thanksgiving Day in the US and I’d like to just say that I’m thankful that you have taken the time to stop by. I’m also thankful to those of you who have chosen to subscribe.

I feel a deep connection to the Thanksgiving season and that’s why it is especially significant to me that I have chosen this season to formally announce that I’m working on a book. It may take a some time to complete, as I work a demanding full-time job and time is a valuable commodity, but rest assured that it is in the works. I’ll keep you posted…

In this episode, we explain the law of selective uptake, then we’ll cover cesium-137, and I’ll mention a few foods that are rich in possum, as potassium may block the uptake of radioactive cesium. Then we’re going to connect the dots by taking a look at 3 puzzling maladies that are affecting the marine life in the Pacific, and we’ll also touch on the importance of the extracellular matrix.

Edit – Since I have recorded this show things have gotten exponentially worse.

We are already seeing signs of mutations in the environment and in children that have been born in the years following Fukushima. By wisely applying the law of selective uptake, we have a shot at preserving the genetic integrity of future generations.

Cesium-137

Today we are going to spotlight the radioactive isotope cesium-137. Cesium-137 is produced when uranium and plutonium absorb neutrons and undergo fission. This is part of the process that powers nuclear reactors and it is also part of nuclear weapons manufacturing. Uranium and plutonium fission create radioactive isotopes. Cesium-137 just happens to be one of them. Cesium-137 is also used in nuclear medicine for the treatment of cancer.

Initially, the majority of Cesium-137 in the environment came from above ground nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s. Carried by the winds, the cesium-137 that was released at that time has contaminated most of the planet. If that was all the exposure we’ve had since then, then the initial exposure would have deteriorated down to about 25% of the original amount by now, but the sad fact remains that there has been a lot more environmental contamination since then. We haven’t even considered Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and now Fukushima. To top it off, we are going on three years of continuous fallout since the Fukushima triple meltdown occurred back in 2011. Now that the fuel rods from reactor four are being removed, there has been a rising trend of “hot” radioactive rain across the United States. Just recently, Death Valley had rainfall that was over 30% higher that normal.

http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/11/boreas-storm-packs-radioactive-punch/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1848674/?page=1

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/isotopes/cesium.asp

You Cannot Taste or Smell Radioactive Cesium

Here is what concerns me most about radioactivity in the environment. It’s virtually undetectable, that is unless you have a high quality Geiger counter with special settings designed to test food. Since we rarely eat locally, we depend on a wide variety of resources from a lot of different locations. We don’t know if our food is contaminated unless we have it tested and in the case of cesium-137 and other radioactive isotopes you need special equipment designed to detect the presence of radiation. You cannot feel exposure to cesium-137.  You cannot taste or smell it.

The half-life of cesium-137 is 30.17 years. After 30 years, half of the original amount of cesium-137 is left over. Now we’re at 50%. Then after another 30 years, half of that is left over. We are at 25% of the original amount now and after another 30 years it’s down to 12 ½%  of the original amount and so on and so on. It never really quite disappears because it’s halved every 30 years.

Cesium-137 Mimics Potassium

In order to meet our demands for this critical  we must eat foods low on the food chain that are rich in potassium. Many of the foods I’m going to mention today are also rich in other minerals and vitamins.

Lentils Rock

Let’s take at look at lentils first. Lentils are a staple that I always have in my pantry. Personally, I prefer red lentils the most. Typically, you can find them at your local health food store in the bulk aisle or prepackaged on the shelf. Buy organic if you can and make sure it doesn’t come from any known contaminated regions.

Lentil beans are a powerhouse of potassium. One cup of dry lentil beans, soaked and boiled contain about 730 mg. of potassium. One cup of raw sprouted lentil beans contain a little over 1,800 mg. That’s almost 2000 mg. per cup. That’s a lot of potassium and remember, potassium blocks cesium-137.

Sprouting lentils is cheap and easy to do. It just takes few days. You can go to sproutpeople.org for all the information you need to start sprouting, granted they do want to sell you stuff, but they also provide a lot of information for sprouting newbies. They have recipes and a yahoo group dedicated just to sprouting. http://www.sproutpeople.com/seed/print/lentils.html.

I love sweet potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I love sweet potatoes. When I lived in China, during the cold winter months, street vendors would sell delicious baked sweet potatoes. Nothing tastes as delightful and nourishing as a fresh-baked sweet potato on a cold blustery day. However, if you don’t have time to slow roast them, that’s OK. I just toss them in a pot and boil them up at home. It takes about 20 minutes to cook and the pay off is worth it. One cup of boiled sweet potato contains about 440 mg. of potassium.

White Potatoes are Not the Bad Guy Anymore

While we are on the topic of potatoes, did you know that one large white potato contains 948 mg of potassium? Don’t listen to the potato nay-sayer crowd. Potatoes are a rich source of potassium. It’s all the other junk that people throw on them that makes spuds fattening. There are so many tasty things you can do with potatoes, it’s hard to just focus on one thing but by far, one of my favorite things to eat is an Indian dish called Aloo Gobi.  http://www.food.com/recipe/aloo-gobi-84324

And let’s not forget swiss chard. One cup of boiled swiss chard contains about 961 mg. of potassium.

BTW ~ You can find out the mineral content of almost any food just by doing quick search at skipthepie.org.

Plant based Foods are a Sure Bet for Superior Nutritional Content

Plant based foods are the best way to get easy to absorb minerals. If you can eat it raw with the enzymes still in tact, that’s even better. However, the thing to always keep in the back of your mind, is to buy produce from uncontaminated regions. I always annoy my green grocer with the same question, “Where does this come from?”

Here’s What we Know at this Point in Time

We know that the entire west coast of North America is contaminated. Let’s take a look at what we already know is grown in that region.

We know that grapes are gown on the west cost. So, what does that eliminate? That eliminates all wine, raisins and products with concentrated white grape juice in it,  Products such as grape seed extract, red wine extract and so on are included in that list.  Basically, any grape related product from California.  For me, the reality set in when I had to put that box of Sunmaid raisins back on the shelf.

We also know that a lot of citrus is grown in California. Here’s how I solved that problem, I just bought citrus grown in FL. It seems like a safe bet for now, as Florida typically isn’t part of the jet stream that flows across Japan and the northern hemisphere.

We also know that almonds are grown in California. I’ve already eliminated almonds from my diet. Which is kind of sad, because I like almonds. I won’t risk buying them again until I’m clear on where they are grown. I want to be able to identify if the location is from a contaminated region or not.

The Humble Extracellular Matrix

Let’s now turn our focus to the humble extracellular matrix. The extracellular matrix  is not only the fluid inside the cytoplasm of the cell, but its a whole lot more. The cytoplasm is the liquid substance that makes up the bulk of the cell. It contains the structures that allow the cell to do its job.

http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Cell_matrix

In Alfred Pischinger’s book, Matrix and Matrix Regulation, he tells us that seawater is rich in electrolyte minerals such as sodium, potassium, and chloride. These electrolyte minerals provide the primary regulatory system of the single cell. He compares the extracellular matrix to seawater, in that it determines the genetic expression of the cells.

The extracellular matrix can be also be found in connective tissue and blood. Basically, the extra cellular matrix is essential to your health. It’s essential because it goes throughout the entire body and it communicates with other tissues and organs. I like to think of it as a second brain because it’s kind of everywhere.

Keeping our extracellular matrix loaded up with a full spectrum of ionic minerals, as well as essential minerals like potassium and calcium are critical in blocking radioactive isotopes such as cesium-137.  Now bear in mind, not only will these important minerals block radiation, they may keep your DNA from being damaged, because that’s what radiation does. It causes genetic mutations. We’ll see evidence of this when there is a high rate of high infant mortality, genetic defects, and cancer. Sadly, this already appears to be the case on the west coast of North America with a 45% infant mortality in baby seals.

This is yet another reason why ionic minerals are essential to your health…because not only do they block your body from absorbing radioactive isotopes, but they are critical to maintaining cellular integrity via the extra cellular matrix and the connective tissue.

Connect the Dots

Here’s something that mainstream media isn’t covering, the Activist Post article

28 signs that the west coast is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/28-signs-that-west-coast-is-being.html

Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaskan coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores.

The US Geological Survey said in a statement that among 33 bears spotted near Barrow, Alaska, along the Arctic coastline. Turns out that those poor bears had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions.” It was also reported in the same US News article that “ice seals with similar symptoms have also been reported in adjacent regions of Canada and Russia and from the Bering Strait region.”

The article was dated April 8th, 2012 and at that time it was reported that “60 seals and several walruses were found dead. Many of the diseased seals and walruses were juveniles and had trouble breathing.” The authors go on and list a variety of possible causes, but they were quick to dismiss radioactive contamination from Fukushima as being a possibility.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/08/11083494-fur-loss-open-sores-seen-in-polar-bears

After nearly 3 years of radiation being dumped in to the Pacific, it has most likely also caused an “unusual mortality event” or an epidemic of sea lions deaths along the California coastline at island rookeries off of the Southern California coast. Where 45 percent of the pups born in June have died. The article reports that it is significant because usually, less than one-third of the pups would die.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-03-31/fukushima-radiation-causing-epidemic-dead-and-starving-sea-lions-california

Last August, Mark Hume of the The Globe and Mail reported that independent fisheries scientist Alexandra Morton is concerned about a disease she says is spreading through Pacific herring causing them to hemorrhage.

Morton believes that it could cause large-scale herring kills and infect wild salmon, which depend on herring as a food source.

The Plankton Connection

What do herring survive on? Like many fish, they depend on plankton as their main food source. Plankton are the foundation of all marine life. Herring feed at night in the upper water column, following massive vertical migrations of plankton that live in deep waters by day and surface waters by night. Herring filter-feed plankton. Morton reported that she had been seen herring with bleeding fins and that she had recently gone to a northern Vancouver Island and “found about 100 herring that were bleeding from their fins, bellies, chins, and eyeballs.” Morton suspects the disease is viral hemorrhagic septicemia.

However, it is my opinion, that just as it was in the case following the 1975 massive Milford radiation release in Connecticut which caused a spirochete to mutate into Lyme disease, this could also be the case with Canada’s herring. Or, could it be a direct result of radioactive contamination caused by almost years of contaminated water flowing into the Pacific on a daily basis?

Even though authorities are quick to dismiss radiation as being the cause of the tragic condition of marine life in the Pacific, experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast of North America.

High Levels of Cesium-137 Detected

Plankton, the Foundation to Aquatic Life

Plankton are microscopic marine plants. Sometimes they are called micro algae. They contain chlorophyll and need sunlight because they use photosynthesis to get energy from the sun. Most phytoplankton float near the surface of the ocean so they can be near sunlight.

There are two kinds of phytoplankton. There are dinoflagellates and diatoms. Dinoflagellates have a tail or flagella that is shaped like a whip. They use it to propel themselves through the water.

The second type of phytoplankton are the diatom. Diatoms don’t have a tail to help them move through the water. Instead they are at the mercy of the ocean currents. They make up the vast majority of phytoplankton and they carry the burden of keeping the food chain alive.

Phytoplankton are at the bottom of the food chain. They provide food for an incredibly wide range of ocean life. Everything from whales to snails and baby fish rely on phytoplankton in order to survive.

In addition, they are responsible for nearly half of the world’s oxygen supply.

http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=167709

Killer Whales in Peril

On Oct. 24, 2013, the Vancouver Sun reported that there have been changes in the behavior of killer whales that live off the north-central coast of British Columbia and Alaska. (It is worth mentioning here that the entire length of the west coast, from Alaska to the Baja Peninsula, has been contaminated by Fukushima.) Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, a marine mammal scientist from the Vancouver Aquarium said that the whales, “…weren’t vocalizing, and that was quite a striking change after years and years of being very familiar with how noisy they are and how easy to find acoustically.” His team also noticed an uncharacteristically high mortality rate among pod matriarchs. It turns out that there have been seven or eight deaths among older females in the pod over the past two years. That’s statistically significant, given that the team normally notices one or two deaths per year.

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Normally+chatty+northern+whales+have+quieted+down+Vancouver/9079690/story.html

Additionally, on Oct. 24, 2013, Komo News reported that the same Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard announced the results of a study revealing that the number of male killer whales of reproductive age in Puget Sound was dwindling. So now we have the matriarchs dying off in disproportionately high numbers and the males of reproductive ages are dying off too.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Researcher-High-death-rate-puzzling-behavior-in-BC-orcas–229135551.html

 

Starfish, the Canary in the Coal Mine 

However, this story is the most concerning of all, Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen reported that Sunfish Sea Star populations in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound are dying from some unknown pathogen. He said,  “We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom.”  Apparently, the same thing is happening in the waters near Canada too. Scientists are scratching their heads at this point.  However, they suspect that it may be linked to a viral infection. It looks bad. They are estimating that 60% of the species in that area are dying off.

www.king5.com/news/local/Biologists-search-for-cause-of-sea-star-deaths-229408861.html

In an Oct. 31st story, Allison Gong, an associate research biologist at UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Laboratory,  keeps live sea stars for her college biology classes. However, earlier this fall, she was shocked to find the starfish in her tank were eating each other. Then, they started to disintegrate. Her quote, “Healthy stars don’t get eaten by other stars, so seeing cannibalism always raises the ‘uh-oh’ flag..then, the stars began dropping arms and melting away.” In recent months, divers from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and California have reported hundreds of melting sea stars from at least 10 different species.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2013/1031/article_117edb76-41b6-11e3-8ae5-0019bb30f31a.html

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Let’s not forget that Dr. Andrei Sakharov warned us that even at low levels, radiation could increase mutations of bacteria and viruses. 

Mutated Viruses

It appears to me that the Pacific northwest’s sunflower starfish, killer whales and herring deaths maybe evidence of radioactive contamination due to the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe. Has anyone bothered to sample the tissue and get it tested for radiation? I mean they are testing some of the fish coming out to the Pacific for radioactive contamination, why not the starfish, bears, killer whales and herrings too?

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es4002423

Please Don’t Eat Tuna

One test in California found that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna spawn in the waters surrounding Japan before migrating to California. Fish caught of the shore of California may have cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their tissues.

Bluefin Tuna Contaminated

The Radioactive Fish List

Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was found in fish being sold to Canada. They discovered that the majority of the fish were contaminated. Here’s the list:

  •  73 percent of mackerel
  •  91 percent of the halibut
  •  92 percent of the sardines
  •  93 percent of the tuna and eel
  •  94 percent of the cod and anchovies
  •  100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

I’d like to note here that any detection of radiation is bad news, as all radiation is cumulative. That means that it builds up and wrecks havoc on your immune system and DNA.

Fish Eaters Threatened by Contamination

A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

Due to the immense amounts of radiation being dumped into the Pacific, I’m in complete agreement with environmental activist Joe Martino when he says, “Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.”

Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

The Pacific is Dying

While I’m not a particular fan of Alex Jones’ sensationalist style of reporting, there was a recent article from Infowars that reported that the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…

The California coastline is becoming like a dead zone…If you haven’t been to a California beach lately, you probably don’t know that the rocks are unnaturally CLEAN – there’s hardly any kelp, barnacles, sea urchins, etc. anymore and the tide pools are similarly eerily devoid of crabs, snails and other scurrying signs of life… and especially as compared to 10 – 15 years ago when one was wise to wear tennis shoes on a trip to the beach in order to avoid cutting one’s feet on all the STUFF of life – broken shells, bones, glass, driftwood, etc.

There are also days when I am hard-pressed to find even a half-dozen seagulls and/or terns on the county beach.

You can still find a few gulls trolling the picnic areas and some of the restaurants (with outdoor seating areas) for food, of course, but, when I think back to 10 – 15 years ago, the skies and ALL the beaches were literally filled with seagulls and the haunting sound of their cries both day and night…

NOW it’s unnaturally quiet.

That account appears to substantiate what Mr. Macfadyen experienced when he crossed the Pacific recently.

In the past, Mr. MacFadyen said that “all he’d had to do to catch a fish from the ocean between Brisbane and Japan was throw out a baited line.” However,  on his most recent trip across the Pacific, Macfadyen reported that there were no fish to be found: “We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening. I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.” Not surprisingly, he did find lots and lots of Tsunami debris.

It is interesting to note that Mr. Macfadyen signed up for this voyage while he was in the US after being approached by US academic types who wanted yacht owners to fill in daily survey forms and collect samples for radiation testing.

Although Mr. MacFadyen was quick to blame overfishing as the cause of the lack of sea life, I disagree. I believe the Pacific is dying as a direct result of the radiation pouring into the Pacific from the damaged Fukushima-Diaiichi nuclear reactors.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/the-ocean-is-broken-20131018-2vs7v.html

Conclusion

In today’s episode, we covered where cesium-137 comes from, we talked about its half-life and we found out that consuming foods rich in potassium may block the absorption of radioactive cesium. Then we talked about the importance of the extracellular matrix and we took a look at the alarming deaths of Pacific marine life. We also took a moment to consider the importance of phytoplankton. In the next episode, we’ll dig a bit deeper and take a look at some studies that were done on cesium-137 and as always we will connect the dots…

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Radioactive Milk, Lyme Disease and Fukushima

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There is absolutely no doubt that Fukushima unit 3 was a nuclear explosion. It spread long living nuclear isotopes such as plutonium and uranium into the atmosphere. As well as, water soluble isotopes such as cesium-124 & cesium. In al there were nearly 2000 different radioactive isotopes that were released into the environment the day Fukushima unit 3 blew up.

The article and podcast posted below were originally released on November 13, 2013.

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In episode 1, we talked about the radioactive isotope strontium-90. We also talked about how it is used to create the bright red color in fireworks and we talked about how it mimics calcium…We also talked about how it is a byproduct of uranium and plutonium, but in today’s episode, we’ll talk about how you can block your body from absorbing radioactive strontium and then we’ll take a look at some findings by Dr. Gould which seem to indicate that Lyme disease is the direct result of a mutation caused by a nuclear accident in Connecticut. We’ll also take a look at some disturbing findings in our milk supply and I’ll tell you where to find real-time radiation monitoring that’s updated minute by minute.

Learn to use the Law of Selective Uptake to your Advantage

In this episode and every episode, I explain the law of selective uptake. In  a nutshell the law of selective uptake is this… radioactive isotopes mimic minerals, except for cobalt-60, it mimics vitamin B12. The thing to remember is this, if your body is saturated with ionic minerals, then radioactive isotopes can’t get in and that’s the goal, keeping our extracellular matrix rich in ionic minerals, but first we’re going to talk about how you can get an easy to absorb form of calcium in your body that won’t come with a heavy price tag and by that, I mean that radioactive strontium has been detected in the North American milk supply, and by extension, if it’s in our dairy supply, then it’s mostly likely going to be in our beef supply as well…

Milk is Used as a Special Marker for Radioactive Contamination

Milk is tested by governments for radioactive contamination because milk is considered a special marker for radioactivity. I believe it’s because it goes through three levels of the food chain. Think about it. The fallout lands on the grass, (that’s a level 1) the cows eat the grass. Now instead of eating the cow (if we did that it would be a  level 2) it goes up another level on the food chain. Now we’re at a level three. At a level three, the cows produce milk, so I’m thinking that’s about as high up on the food chain as it gets, and that’s a level three. Honey is also a level three, because it’s processed by the bees.

Strontium Detected in Milk Samples Following Fukushima Explosion

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/27/radioactive-strontium-found-in-hilo-hawaii-milk/

In a Forbes article dated  April 27, 2011  Jeff McMahon reported that strontium -89 was detected in milk from Hilo, Hawaii at that time the EPA found 1.4 picocuries per liter of strontium-89 in a milk sample collected in Hilo on April 4. A picocurie is equal to 0.037 thousandths and a becquerel and a becquerel is the activity of an unknown quantity  of radiation where the nucleus decays per second.

At that time cesium-137 was also detected in “precipitation” in Montpelier Vermont , Jacksonville FL,  Boise Idaho, and Richmond California and iodine 131 was detected in Montgomery Alabama, Little Rock Arkansas, Denver Colorado, Hartford Connecticut and Jacksonville, Florida.

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-high-radioactivity-well-335/

Flash forward in an article dated October 18th, 2013 – RT reported that TEPCO officials said  that radioactive substances like strontium have reached the groundwater and that detected 400,000 becquerel per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances – including strontium – were detected at the site, which is a level of 6,500 times higher than readings taken on Wednesday and believe me, whatever the readings were on Wednesday, they weren’t good, as this ongoing Fukushima fiasco seems to be never-ending. And , we aren’t even going to talk about the PVC pipes that are holding these storage tanks together, nor are we going to talk about the tons and tons of water that keeps pouring of the side of the mountain that keeps mixing with the contaminated water, nor are we going to talk about what could happen if there was another earthquake or typhoon to hit the place. We don’t want to go there. And, we certainly don’t even want to guess at how much radiation has been already been released in to the ocean as mutations and high levels of radiation have already been detected in the seafood coming out of the ocean.

Here’s an interesting tidbit of information, the EPA does not routinely monitor for strontium-90 , I wonder why that is?

http://www.epa.gov/radnet/radnet-data/index.html

This  information was reported on a site called socrata.com and as near as I can tell, it’s some sort of database that individuals can use up to a point, and the point where the data collection stops for detection of radioactive isotopes is in 2011. There are no further updates or testing listed on this site or any other known official government sites that list which radioactive isotopes were detected in what and where.  The data base has not been updated for over 2 years. That’s right, two years. I’m not an alarmist type of person, but failure to keep public records updated via this data base speaks volumes and that’s probably the amount of data that is not being released. Volumes and volumes of radioactive isotopes that are now in the environment as a direct result of Fukushima fallout.

Mutations aren’t Just in the Movies

You can go to Mutation Watch on Facebook to see the massive amounts of mutations that are being reported all over the United States. You can also go to twitter and find Mutation Watch there too. Mutation Watch is put out by RadChick and you can find her at fukushimafacts.com. She’s an  amazing resource of information and I encourage you to support her efforts.

There’s a Pattern to the Lack of Information

We also  have Enviroreporter and they do a great job of reporting on radioactive contamination. In fact, not too long ago, on Feb 28th 2013, they reported strontium-90 was detected in 9 milk samples that were taken in 2011,  in British Columbia, Canada. Of course, no other sampling has been done since then, or at least no sampling has been released to the public at this point in time. Are you starting to see a pattern?

1961 Study on Breast Milk and Radioactive Strontium

Let’s take a look at a study that was done back in 1961. It was done by  John Brown and Anita Jarvis on strontium-90 in mother’s milk in Toronto, Canada. The study tells us that it is in lower level in cow’s milk and that is because human beings obtain strontium-90 from animal and pant sources (levels 1, 2 and 3) the study goes on to tell that breastfeed infants excrete more radioactive strontium than those fed cow’s milk and that fact was considered a more “powerful argument in favor of breast-feeding.”

Interestingly enough, there is another study that tells us that there was a two month lag between the appearance of fresh fallout in cow’s milk and human milk. Another words, strontium-89 was present in cow’s milk in September 1961, but it didn’t show up until November 1961. In this study, the researchers tested the calcium supplement mineral preparations used by pregnant and lactating women in the study to find their strontium-89 and strontium-90  levels. If strontium isotopes were present in these products then it would be transferred to the yet to be born baby and to breast-fed infants. Kudos to the scientists that led that study back in 1961 for even thinking about testing the calcium supplements that these new mother were taking. That study was conducted by Anita Jarvis, John Brown and Bella Teifenbach.

BTW – Stontium-89 has a half-life of 50.55 days. After 50 days, it is halved to 50% of the original about, then after another 50 days, it’s halved again to 25% of the original amount and then after another 50 days its halves again to 12.5 days and so on, never really quite disappearing.

It Ain’t Over Yet Folks

It’s been over two and a half  years since Fukushima has been raining down radioactive fallout all over the northern hemisphere and there has been very little government testing. Actually, I believe there has been a lot of government testing going on, but none of it has been released to the public. And, by government testing, I mean the governments that comprise North America. That’s just my opinion.

Calcium Rich Plant Based Foods are Part of the Answer

The question remains, how can you block your body from absorbing radioactive isotopes such as strontium-90? Because strontium-90 mimics calcium, you’ll need a good source of calcium where the molecules are small enough to be absorbed by the body. Unfortunately, due to widespread contamination, we have to be particularly picky about what we consume. I like to get my calcium from a variety of sources, as you should too.

I toss dill on everything from salad and dips. For instance, dill goes great on a green salad, pasta salad or whole grain salad.
One table-spoon of dried dill weed contains 55 mg. of calcium and one table-spoon of dill seed contains 100 mg of calcium. (Many seeds contain higher amounts of calcium than the leaves.)

But by far, fennel seeds are the winner. According to skipthepie.org fennel seeds contain over 69 milligrams of calcium per tablespoon.

In addition, I take ionic mineral supplements by a company called Marine Research Concentrace liquid ionic minerals.

Andrei Sakharov Called it Back in 1958

Now, here’s something you don’t hear mainstream media talking about…ever. Did you know that radiation can cause mutations in bacteria and viruses?

A Russian physicist, Andrei Sakharov was a Russian nuclear physicist and civil rights campaigner. Even though he helped to develop the Soviet hydrogen bomb, he campaigned against nuclear proliferation. He fought for reform and human rights in the former Soviet Union and for that he was sentenced to internal exile 1980–86. (Eventually, he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1975). Anyway, Sakharov told us that low levels of radiation could increase mutations of bacteria and viruses. This prediction was originally made in 1958.

Lyme Disease Linked to Radiation Release

Flash forward to 1975. Did you know that in 1975 there was a radiation release near the Millstone and Haddam Neck nuclear power plants in Connecticut?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/19/nyregion/19gould.html?_r=0

Enter Dr. Jay Gould. He was an epidemiologist and a statistician who warned that low levels of radiation emissions from nuclear power plants were the cause of high rates of cancer in surrounding neighborhoods.

In Deadly Deceit: Low-Level Radiation and High-Level Cover-Up, Dr. Jay Gould had this to say about Lyme disease,

“In 1975 there were 59 cases of Lyme Disease recorded; in 1985 the number increased to 863, mainly in the two counties of Middlesex and New London, CT near the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. Just as increases in cancer may be linked to the huge radiation release from Millstone in 1975, so too may be the tick-borne Lyme disease epidemic. The Lyme Disease is carried by a spirochete that had not been as harmful to humans prior to 1975. It is well-known that radiation can cause mutations in bacteria. The enormous 1975 Millstone radiation release may have caused just such a mutation in the tick-borne spirochete.” .

The ‘Ol Double Whammy

Now our immune systems has a double whammy and the double whammy is this, we have a weaker immune system and new diseases resulting from mutated pathogens, such is the case with Lyme disease.

In “The Implications of Chernobyl for Human  Health”, published by the International Journal of Biosocial Research, (no.8, p. 19, July 1986) Dr. Ernest Sternglass explains:

“When the radiation from such isotopes as strontium-89 and 90 in the bone marrow mutates an existing virus that invades the T-cells of the immune system  and kills them in the process of replication, the stage is set for the complete collapse of the immune defenses and resulting death from opportunistic infections or cancer.”

Thank you for taking the time to read my show notes. In the next episode, we’ll take a look at cesium-137.

 

 

Additional Links:

http://enviroreporter.com/2013/02/canadas-land-of-milk-and-strontium-90/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1848833/?page=1

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1921007/

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Strontium-90

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Welcome to the Nuclear World Network podcast.

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Episode One

In episode one, we cover the law of selective uptake and we find out why ionic minerals are necessary. Afterwards, we spotlight the radioactive isotope strontium-90. We’ll find out what it is, where it comes from, and how it gets into the environment. Finally, Marti talks about how you can block your body from absorbing strontium-90.

The law of selective uptake is easy to understand. In a nutshell, radioactive isotopes mimic minerals except for cobalt-60, which instead mimics vitamin B12. This is where the selective uptake part comes into play. If your body is saturated with ionic minerals, then it won’t absorb radioactive impostors.


Now, here’s the problem – how do we meet our bodies mineral demands? Fortunately, that is exactly what the podcast is all about. Marti lays it all out on the table by pointing out which foods are rich in essential minerals and gives you a few ideas that you can try out in the comfort of your home.

Colloidal Minerals vs Ionic Minerals

First off, we learn about the difference between colloidal minerals and ionic minerals.

Colloidal minerals are an aggregate clump of minerals in suspension, found inside clay deposits. In order to  get at them, manufacturers have to mine the clay, grind the clay, leech the minerals out, and suspend them in a solution.

Marti’s issue with colloidal minerals is that the molecules are just too large for the body to absorb without digesting them first because they are but a clump of minerals suspended in a solution and are unable to pass through the membrane in our digestive tracts. The body must break them down before they can be absorbed into the digestive system. Once they are broken down into smaller parts, they can then obtain an electrical charge. They don’t carry an electrical charge without going through the digestive process first, so they can’t pass through the intestinal membrane until they get a charge. Not only do we need for the minerals to be small enough to absorb, we also need them to have an electrical charge. The two go hand in hand, as our bodies function within a network of bio-electrical currents. That’s one of the reasons why acupuncture works so well.

 

 It’s Elementary my Dear Watson.

Do you remember in science class when you learned about diffusion? Well, the charge in ionic minerals allow them to to pass from an area of higher concentration (your intestinal tract) to an area of low concentration, such as your extra cellular matrix, which is basically the space in your cell inside and outside of your cell. It contains the cytoplasm, plasma membrane, microfilaments, and receptor proteins, but is mainly made up of glycoproteins, which is a core protein with carbohydrate chains. There are three main types of glycoproteins (collagen, proteoglycans, and fibronectins). All these little bits of the extracellular matrix work together in order to regulate each cell’s highly specialized job.      

              Strontium-90

Strontium-90 is  a silvery white metal and when sliced into pieces, it will ignite when exposed to air. When combined into a compound of strontium carbonate and sodium nitrate, it’s used to add the bright red color in fireworks.

Strontium has 24 isotopes that are radioactive, but by far, strontium-90 is the most lethal. Strontium-90 is a by product of nuclear reactors. It’s created when uranium and plutonium breakdown. It has a half life of 29 years, but that doesn’t mean that it disappears after 29 years.

Here’s the deal with half-lives. Let’s use strontium-90 as an example. Strontium-90 has a half life of 29 years. That means it disappears after 29 years, right? Well, not exactly. After 29 years, half of the original amount of strontium-90 will be left over, then after another 29 years, half of the 50% will be left, so now we are down to 25% of the original amount. then after another 29 years we’re down to half of the 25%. Now we’re at 12 and a 1/2 % and it just goes on and on like that and never really quite  disappears because whatever is left over is halved every 28 years.

Because strontium-90 mimics calcium, the body tends to think that it is calcium, so it ends up in the bones and teeth. Once in the bone marrow, it builds up and interferes with the body’s ability to make new blood cells. Where it can cause additional problems such as interfering with the body’s ability to clot properly and anemia and since it becomes part of the bone’s structure, it’s difficult to get rid of.

In a 1967 book titled, Strontium Metabolism, one of the researchers commented on how to prevent strontium uptake, ”…in 1957 while staying the interaction of malignant bone tumors by radioactive strontium it occurred to us that inhibition of the carcinogenic action of radioactive strontium might be affected by the intestinal tract of the isotope. In subsequent years, a systematic investigation of substances that might inhibit the uptake of radioactivity from the gastrointestinal tract was undertaken.”

So what’s the bottom line? Apparently, they concluded that alginic acid derivatives have been found to inhibit intestinal tract absorption of radioactive strontium. The compound sodium alginate is found in sea vegetables. It binds with radioactive elements and eliminates them from the system.

Another study at McGill university found that sea vegetables, such as kelp, could reduce the amount of radioactive strontium absorbed in the intestine by as much as 50-80%. Interestingly enough, they found that it binds with the radioactive element while allowing calcium to be absorbed. Now that’s a win-win situation.

Not only does the sodium alginate in kelp remove radioactive strontium from the intestines, but it can remove any strontium-90 that has already been absorbed. That was discovered by Deirdre Wardren-Edward, and Paul and Stanley Skornya. Their findings, “It is suggested that alginate feeding may be of value in removing previously absorbed strontium-90, introduced by accidental ingestion or absorption.”

To sum it up, sodium alginate acts as a binder. It binds with radioactive strontium and prevents it from being absorbed in the intestines. Also, it has the amazing effect of removing old strontium-90 from the body.

 

Just one thing to note, since the advent of Fukushima, it is best to be aware of where you get your sea vegetables from because, “In theory, the same properties that enable sodium alginate to pick up radioactive substances in your body can cause the sea vegetables to pick them up from a contaminated environment.” ~ Sara Shannon, Diet for the Atomic Age

On August 23, 2011, enviroreporter.com reported that a bag of Japanese seaweed that was bought in southern California was 54.2% higher than the previous background age rage. And, in may of 2011, Greenpeace said that 10 out of the 22 samples collected near the crippled Fukushima plant were so hot that it exceeded radiation levels as much as 5 times the standard set by japan for food. Recent reports revealed that the range is much, much higher now.

(enviroreporter.com/2011/09/seaweed-august-23-2011)

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Radiation Knows No Boundries

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Radiation Knows No Geographical Boundaries

This is what I don’t understand. Why are researchers supposedly, “surprised” to find that the Bluefin tuna that have spawned off the coast of Japan and the Philippines contain elevated levels of Cesium-137?

It’s been two years since the Fukushima – Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered from a triple meltdown. In fact, it’s still spewing radiation. Japan’s problem has now become OUR problem and by OUR problem, I mean YOUR problem and MY problem and unfortunately, our children’s problem and our grand children’s problem and their grand children’s problem. The radiation that has been released and is still being released as of this writing, is basically a generational curse that will reap a heartbreaking harvest.

Radioactive isotopes all decay at different rates. Plutonium-239’s half-life is 2,400 years which means that it is still hanging around in the food chain a half a million years later.

And, while health authorities claim that blue fin tuna may be safe for human consumption, I beg to differ, as all radiation is cumulative.

In an article titled, Radiation’s Risk to Public Health, Dr. Ira Helfand, MD writes,

From the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, the public was told repeatedly by industry spokesmen and government officials that the radiation discovered in the air, drinking water and food was “safe” or that it did not pose a threat to public health.  This unfortunately is not true.

It is the consensus of the medical and scientific community, summarized in the National Research Council BEIR VII report, that there is no safe level of radiation.  Any exposure, including exposure to naturally occurring background radiation, creates an increased risk of cancer.

Keep Your Cells Saturated With Ionic Minerals

Ionic minerals suspended in water are the most efficient way to meet the demands of living in an environment compromised by nuclear waste.

The beast has been unleashed and it isn’t going to disappear in our lifetime. There is nowhere to hide from the insidious effects of nuclear contamination.

However, you can keep your cells saturated with a rich supply of minerals which will block your body from absorbing radioactive isotopes. By consuming fruit and vegetables grown in uncontaminated soil and taking ionic mineral supplements, such as Marine Research’s ConcenTrace liquid ionic minerals,  it may block the absorption of radioactive isotopes, and as an extra bonus, you may have more energy to help you keep up with your busy lifestyle.

It’s been two years since the Fukushima – Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered from a triple meltdown. In fact, it’s still spewing radiation. Japan’s problem has now become OUR problem and by OUR problem, I mean YOUR problem and MY problem and unfortunately, our children’s problem and our grand children’s problem and their grand children’s problem. The radiation that has been released and is still being released as of this writing, is basically a generational curse that will reap a heartbreaking harvest.

Radioactive isotopes all decay at different rates. Plutonium-239’s half-life is 2,400 years which means that it is still hanging around in the food chain a half a million years later.

And, while health authorities claim that blue fin tuna may be safe for human consumption, I beg to differ, as all radiation is cumulative.

In an article titled, Radiation’s Risk to Public Health, Dr. Ira Helfand, MD writes,

From the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, the public was told repeatedly by industry spokesmen and government officials that the radiation discovered in the air, drinking water and food was “safe” or that it did not pose a threat to public health.  This unfortunately is not true.

It is the consensus of the medical and scientific community, summarized in the National Research Council BEIR VII report, that there is no safe level of radiation.  Any exposure, including exposure to naturally occurring background radiation, creates an increased risk of cancer.

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found at www.nuclearworld.net is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

 

This post was originally published on August 3rd, 2013.

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3 Reasons to Avoid Colloidal Minerals

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Some colloidal minerals come from clay deposits.
Some colloidal minerals come from clay deposits.

Colloidal minerals are an inferior source of mineral supplementation.

 

Here’s my list of three reasons why I wouldn’t waste my money on colloidal mineral supplements.

Reason Number 1

Misleading advertising abounds regarding the origins of  some  “colloidal minerals” and technically, makers can claim that it is “organic” due to the fact that the minerals are bound to carbon. Ironically, petroleum products may be considered “organic” too.

Reason Number 2

Colloidal minerals come from clay deposits. In order to get at the clay deposits, miners have to dig up the clay and grind it into bits. Then these “bits” of clay have to be processed so that the minerals can be leached out and suspended in water.

Reason Number 3

The molecules in colloidal mineral liquids are large and cannot be absorbed by the body without being digested. Colonial mineral molecules are large because they are basically clumps of minerals suspended in water. They cannot pass through the one cell layer membrane in the small intestines. The body has to break them down before they can be used.

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found at www.nuclearworld.net is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Nuclear Decay and Free Radicals

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Radioactive isotopes behave in a predictable manner.
Radioactive isotopes behave in a predictable manner.

 

Click on the above link to find a Slideshare presentation on nuclear decay.

I know the equations may have been a tad bit too much, but the basic thing we need to remember is that radioactive isotopes knock electrons out of orbit. So, that’s what I want you to take away from this presentation.
In order to protect ourselves from radioactive contamination (which unfortunately is everywhere now) we need to eat nutritionally dense food plant food low on the food chain.  Why?  Because nutritionally dense plant food is high in antioxidants and antioxidants will bind with free radicals. That’s a good thing and once the “free radical” or unstable electron has been bound to an antioxidant, it can be harmlessly passed from the body.

Disclaimer

This website, podcast, The Little Rad Book series and the Nuclear World Network are not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed physician. If you require any medical related advice, contact your physician promptly. All information found at www.nuclearworld.net is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard medical advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information on this site.

All opinions, data, and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The author makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.