Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Long-Term Effects of Fukushima Radiation Discussed Cooly and Intelligently


Anonymous said...

This is not related to this specific blog story, but thought you would be interested, if you are not already aware.

John Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater

Wonder what he brings to the table -- Duct tape??

Another trail to follow.

Anonymous said...

We need to get Alaskan officials to start testing for radiation in our seafood. Cesium-137 is STILL being spewed out into the Pacific by Fukushima. It has a half-life of 30 years. It works its way up the marine food chain and gets concentrated in the muscles of predators like crabs, halibut and salmon. Alaska doesn't even have a radiation baseline to test against!

The EPA is acting like cowards to refuse to do some minor testing of our seafood.

AKjah said...

Who knows. Our great grand children could have two thumbs. Fish pickin fools they could be. In all honesty i am not happy. The information sucks.I do not trust any government agency.

Celia Harrison said...

We have Americium 241 in our smoke detectors. Bananas, beer, carrots potatoes, some beans, and red meat have potassium 40. Brazil nuts, white potatoes, bananas, carrots, red meat, and some beans have radium. You can't get away from radioactive material in foods. Cement has several radionuclides including uranium. Drywall has uranium, thorium and potassium radionuclides, the same is true for bricks, concrete, gypsum granite and sandstone. The biggest danger with radioactive material is breathing them into the lungs because they just sit in one spot. In the digestive system they move so one small area does not get a huge amount of alpha or gamma radiation and then the radionuclides are expelled. This is one reason eating a healthy diet so one poops often is important. Remember he said going outside to exercise and eating healthy food outweigh the negatives from a very small amount of radiaton. We are exposed to radioactive material all the time. There are many variables involved in assessing the possible danger vs normal exposure.