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Originally posted by cripmeister
Many work for associated companies such as Hitachi, Watanabe's employer, Toshiba, and Toden Kogyo.
Symptoms of acute radiation (within one day): 0 – 0.25 Sv (0 – 250 mSv): None 0.25 – 1 Sv (250 – 1000 mSv): Some people feel nausea and loss of appetite; bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen damaged. 1 – 3 Sv (1000 – 3000 mSv): Mild to severe nausea, loss of appetite, infection; more severe bone marrow, lymph node, spleen damage; recovery probable, not assured. 3 – 6 Sv (3000 – 6000 mSv): Severe nausea, loss of appetite; hemorrhaging, infection, diarrhea, peeling of skin, sterility; death if untreated. 6 – 10 Sv (6000 – 10000 mSv): Above symptoms plus central nervous system impairment; death expected. Above 10 Sv (10000 mSv): Incapacitation and death.
(Posted March 26, 11 a.m. JST)
As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is continuing to make potassium iodide (KI) tablets available to private U.S. citizens who have not been able to obtain it from their physician, employer, or other sources. We do not a recommend that anyone should take KI at this time. There are risks associated with taking KI. It should only be taken on the advice of emergency management officials, public health officials or your doctor. For more information about KI, see this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control, or contact your doctor.
At this time, the tablets are available Monday through Friday (until further notice) at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo at 1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the New Sanno Hotel at 4-12-20, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday (until further notice) there is also distribution at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Allotments of KI tablets will be provided only upon presentation of a valid U.S. passport. U.S. citizens may obtain an allotment for each family member's valid U.S. passport presented. If you do not have a valid passport, please contact the U.S. Embassy at 03-3224-5000. An allotment of tablets will also be made available to a U.S. citizen for his/her non-citizen immediate family members upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of the relationship. Each adult family member age 18 and over must appear in person and sign a liability waiver form in order to receive their allotment.
(Updated March 22, 8:30 p.m. JST)
Potassium Iodide: U.S. citizens can consult CDC guidance on the use of potassium iodide (KI) in the event of a radiological emergency, available online here. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to monitor information provided by Japanese authorities regarding the use and availability of KI. On March 21, consistent with NRC guidelines that apply to such a situation in the United States, the U.S. Government decided to make KI available as a precautionary measure for U.S. Government personnel and family members residing in the areas of Japan for which voluntary departure of family members is also authorized. The recipients of the medicine have been told they should consume it only after specific instructions from the U.S. Government. There is no indication that it will become advisable to take KI, but it has been provided out of an abundance of caution to be used only upon direction, if a change in circumstances were to warrant. In the event of a radiological release, sheltering in place or safely departing affected areas remain the most effective means of protection.
For private U.S. citizens seeking information about KI, we advise you to contact your doctor or employer.
...seawater tested about 1,250 times higher than normal, Nishiyama ...said the area is not a source of seafood and that the contamination posed no immediate threat to human health.
Remember... 1,000 millisieverts
Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by MedievalGhost
...and ghost if the worst happens do try and not live up to your nameedit on 27-3-2011 by Silverlok because: (no reason given)
China news agency, Tokyo, March 20 (Reporter Sun Ran) - 20, the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan broke out thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrations. Side of the procession of people holding a "please stop the core" of the yellow signs, while shouting loudly through Tokyo's bustling Shibuya streets.
The march by the entire school with the Executive Committee of Japan and Japan launched the national labor exchange center portfolio. Participants to the nature of students and groups around the main trade unions. They have from Sendai, Hokkaido, Osaka, Okinawa came only a few hours to participate in the procession.
Anti-nuclear demonstrations have been held at several times after the earthquake, 20, Shibuya nearly two thousand people march participants, the Japanese National Police Agency dispatched hundreds of police to maintain order.
Originally posted by kismetphayze
Did those of you who were watching the NHK feed notice the guy in the offices behind the news anchor walking around with the mask on? That can't be a good sign. How far are they away from the plants? ....Is it so bad that he felt the need to have a mask on indoors? ...and if so, I guess that means the news anchor is putting herself at risk reporting without one.
ETA: Looks like they are in Tokyo if my information is correct.edit on 3/27/2011 by kismetphayze because: (no reason given)