Most sites are out of stock. Potassium Iodide is what you are looking for. We've got the 14 pill blister packs, expires in 2017. Dosage is one per
day. The thyroid is the what absorbs the radioactive iodine the fastest. The iodide does nothing more than fill the thyroid with iodine so the
radioactive version doesn't get absorbed. Doesn't help other organs. Wet cloth (like flannel) over the mouth and head can help some.
Here in the states I wouldn't expect to see anything real high. My brother lives over there so I'm more worried about him. It's bad.
For those of you worried about radiation poisoning and may not have the ability to procure iodine or iodate tablets, sodium bicarbonate is a "must
have" for your household, if you're not already a regular user of it, like me. This substance is better known as common baking soda. I'm never without
it, for a variety of reasons. However, I want to point out that I accidentally came across a website just recently that lists
many medicinal purposes for sodium bicarbonate, including
radiation poisoning! It can be used externally for decontamination and internally for kidney protection. There's also a suggestion that you'd
want at least 50 lbs of it on hand in the event of radiation exposure. FYI, I found Sam's Wholesale Club carries it in 13.5 lb bags for less than $7 a
No one should be misled. sodium bicarbonate IS NOT a substitute for potassium Iodide.
Potassium Iodide is what you need to protect yourself from becoming sick with radiation poisoning. It floods the thyroid with good iodine so that
irradiated iodine cannot lodge in the thyroid.
Most places are OUT OF STOCK now...surprise! Need to plan ahead, folks. When they are back in stock, you can order here:
This is horrible news. Japan is the worlds 3rd largest economy and I cant imagine how this will devastate them as a country. like a member said
previously, they've had enough radioactive disasters in their history. With all the tsunamis, earthquakes, supervolcanos, and power plant melt downs,
we need help as a species more than ever...
Main problem for Chernobyl was the burning Graphite which carried huge amounts of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. That is not the case for
Fukushima. Chernobyl also used a much higher yield for its reaction and was running experiments at a high level output. Which also explains the brutal
and very sudden explosive meltdown back then.
The Japanese reactors are already shut down the problem is that the reaction inside is still going and needs time to completely chill down. Like all
nuclear reactors they need cooling even after shutdown. So basically if the core in Japan is going to "blow" the fallout will be much smaller since
there is no real chain reaction going on and therefore no "classic" nuclear explosion is possible. Problem will be the huge radiation on site when
the hot core burns itself out of the containment chamber.
Everybody not living in close proximity to the reactors can chill down. No need to spread all the "pack your bags and instant noodles" paranoia. The
possibility of heavy atmospheric contamination is pretty low at the moment so stop watching hysterical US media reports and switch to the more
professional reports on EU media channels.
I called my uncle in Poland who is a geology professor and visited Chernobyl/Russian nuke test sites back in the 80is for studies on radiation (one of
the very few privileged to do that). He confirmed to me that at the current status the radiation in Japan will be very localized. He also reminded me
that the Chernobyl core was open to air and burning for DAYS at extreme heat after it blew up, vomiting enormous amounts of radioactive filth into the
atmosphere. Add the burning graphite i already mentioned which is a great carrier for radioactive materials and you have your massive fallout.
Of course there will be some fallout in Japan but with a little luck it will be very localized and easy to contain in comparison to Chernobyl. So
chill people and keep your fingers crossed that nothing unexpected happens.
Hi all, a friend of mine found this on another conspiracy site. I'm not posting it to incite fear; only to ask for information/guidance/feedback from
others much more educated than I am. Can anyone comment?
Well if that map is accurate, it looks like it would effect my area (Texas) in about 10 days.
I think the explanation of "hangover" who posted immediately before you, and at the same
time, is a good one.
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Look at it this way. If everything was perfectly fine, they would have been clear about it by now. The whole situation seems to me like they are
just being very quiet and trying to fix what they can, while they can, and not trying to get everyone panicked. The whole country has already
suffered massive destruction from the earthquake and tsunami.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, citing Japanese
authorities, said the explosion occurred outside the plant's primary containment vessel and that the vessel remained intact. The explosion injured
four workers, it said.
To limit damage to the reactor core, Tokyo Electric Power Company began injecting sea water mixed with boron into the primary containment vessel in an
operation that got under way Saturday night, IAEA said.
The use of sea water and boron was described as a "Hail Mary pass" by Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies focused on
energy policies and a former senior policy adviser to the U.S. secretary of energy.
"My understanding is that the situation has become desperate enough that they apparently don't have the capability to deliver fresh water or plain
water to cool the reactor and stabilize it and now, in an act of desperation, are having to resort to diverting and using sea water," he said.
Boron, a chemical element, was being added to the water "to sort of stymie other potential nuclear reactions," he said.
Ummm i dont like how they describe this as a 'Hail mary pass'
The containment building was experiencing high pressure, but they were venting this. Now, for some inexplicable reason, the building exploded.
Given that caesium and iodine has been detected in the *SURROUNDING* area, suggests very strongly that an explosion has occurred WITHIN the reactor
pressure vessel, blowing up the containment building, and spreading a small amount of core material in the local area.
This explains several things:
* The flooding of the reactor with sea water (nothing to lose now)
* the detection of Caesium and Iodine in the local area
* The imposition of an unofficial exclusion zone 60 km around the plant (BBC news reporters are saying they are being prohibited from getting any
closer by Police)
* The evacuation of 170,000 people from around the plant
* The way the building suddenly exploded, despite the pressure being regulated previously.
They are now reporting that the second reactor has lost emergency cooling. They are monitoring it closely, but I suspect that it will suffer the same
fate unless they choose to flood it with sea water as well.
There is one confirmed death from the first explosion - he was a crane operator on the exhaust stack that was lifted down at 1713 UTC+9, and confirmed
dead at the scene 4 minutes later. It is unclear how he died.
Several other workers have bene taken to hospital.
There were reports earlier that immediately following the explosion, control room radiation was 1000 times background, with surrounding area reaching
20 times background.
For all the rhetoric about nuclear plant safety in the west, it seems Chernobyl 2 has happened.
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