Any Radiation Can Be Harmful
The True Danger of Radiation
The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) claims the danger of exposure to even low levels of radiation is serious. They first shared their findings about the danger of radiation finding in a 2006 report. This is important to consider, given the current situation in Japan.
Evidence of radiation is turning up in several places in the US. But the government claims the levels of radiation are minor and we shouldn’t worry. Did they read the NAS report? Are they tellin g the truth about the danger of radiation?
Are We Safe from the Danger of Radiation?
The NAS Report says there is NO safe level of exposure to radiation in food or in water. “A preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even low doses of ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, are likely to pose some risk of adverse health effects.”
The FDA says that it will block imports from the region where the nuclear plant sits, but that’s not really enough. The FDA would need to block ALL imports from Japan to be safe.
Only 4% of food imported into the USA come from Japan – mostly fish and processed foods. But the ocean around Japan now contains radioactive contaminants, including the highly dangerous plutonium.
Last year, nearly 600,000 pounds of crab and anchovies, and nearly 5 million gallons of bottled water, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages containing water, were imported into the US from Japan.
While it’s not clear how widespread or severe the contamination from the plumes is so far, keep in mind that the damage is done over a longer period of time, and it can affect us through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we use.
What Are the Options for the Danger of Radiation?
The supplies of radiation-protecting potassium iodine have been exhausted. BUT there IS another alternative. Please come read this post to better avoid the danger of radiation.
Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler