For those most focused on Fukushima’s human toll, there are several main sources of concern: the continuing radiation menace in the region’s fields, crops and seafood; and TEPCO’s recent admission that its reactors won’t be under control until 2012 at best. These offer critical reminders that radioactive cesium is now Japan’s public enemy No. 1.
Behind the confusing fog of rad, rem, becquerel and milliseivert statistics [...]
Below are the three radioactive substances health experts are most concerned about, their detected levels in Japan and what they mean for human health:
Leafy green vegetables in Japan were found this week to contain up to 22,000 becquerels of iodine-131 for every kilogram.
Such a level exceeds the limit set by the European Union by 11 times. Becquerel is a measure of radioactivity.
Eating a kilogram of [...]
Welcome to the threads. It’s nice to hear a dissenting voice.
Terms like “smart money” are just words. Who is smart and who is not can only be seen in retrospect (which does not imply that history is a guide to the future). There are no true “perma-bears” or “perma-bulls.” It is a full spectrum, and it all depends on your personal appetite for risk.
If you [...]
(Reuters) – The United States is making potassium iodide available to U.S. personnel and their dependents living in Tokyo and other parts of Japan, as a precaution against radiation exposure, the State Department said in a travel warning on Monday. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Paul Simao)
Preface: This is written for the millions of people around the world who are worried about radiation from the Japanese nuclear reactors. For those who are not worried about radiation from Japan, you can ignore this post, or save it for any future radiation scares closer to home.
How do we protect ourselves against radiation?
It is true that potassium iodide protects against high doses of a certain [...]
by Chris Martenson
I am working very hard to try and figure out what its going on using limited information.
So far I have received quite a few emails from people essentially stating that any assertion I have that there’s some risk to the idea that decades of spent fuel burning up poses any threat to the US is nonsense.
As in there’s zero risk, it could never happen. I [...]
by Chris Martenson
An important caveat: This is a developing situation. We are operating on limited information and we run the very strong risk of getting something wrong here. For those of you living in Japan, this is a very serious incident deserving your close attention. For those living in the Americas, this is not yet a source of serious worry, because even in [...]