originally posted by: Lisit
a reply to: intrptr
The samples were actually collected from tap water.
a reply to: Ericthedoubter
That it certainly is but to what extent? That's what I'm inquiring.
Here's another ominous thread: Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning
The Entire Pacific Ocean
"Tepco said on Friday that a cumulative 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium had probably leaked into the sea since the
disaster. The company said this was within legal limits.
Tritium is far less harmful than cesium and strontium, which have also been released from the plant. Tepco is scheduled to test strontium levels
40 trillion is a grim number but just what are the implications?
You can see that for comparison at Chernobyl 85 PBq caesium-137 was released for example, a PBq is 1000 trillion Bq.
I think a lot would depend on whether you believe that there is a "safe" amount of man made radiation. That is something that you really need to
decide on a personal level by researching it.
If you look back through the Fukushima threads, a lot of that has been covered on both sides of the fence... some believe that there is a safe level,
or that even some levels of man made radiation are beneficial to the human body, others believe that any amount of man made radiation should be
avoided. I fall into the latter group.
It's a topic that people feel strongly about and will do anything they can to convince you that their point is the only correct point of view...
All I can recommend is to do the research and make your own decisions, and not be influenced by others.
I, personally, gave up eating anything that comes out of the Pacific Ocean shortly after 3/11/11. But at the same time, I would not tell you or anyone
else to follow my example, because it is a purely personal decision on my part after learning way way more about radiation than I cared too after the
Internal vs. external exposure is a huge factor as well.
When man made radiation is ingested internally, to put it very simply... one of four things will happen:
1. The radiation tracks across a cell and the cell is unaffected.
2. The radiation tracks across a cell and the cell is killed.
3. The radiation tracks across the cell and causes damage to the cell, but the cell is able to repair itself prior to replication.
4. The radiation tracks across the cell and causes damage to the cell, but the cell is unable to repair itself prior to replication.
4 is where you run into mutations and cancer. 2 is where radiation can be beneficial in killing cancerous cells...
It's more or less spin the wheel of fortune and see what number comes up... 1,2,3 or 4.
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