I was going to write a post about how many things would have to combine for any heath affecting radiation product to reach the USA.
But there have been so many bad coincidences so far, EQ, tsunami, freeezing weather I would be talking my self into a corner.
So I will do it the other way and say exactly what will have to happen for health to be affected (short and long term)
1) There will a criticality event coupled with a huge explosion and fire to cause a convection current of air to lift microscopic radioactive
particles/dust into the jet stream.
2) There would have to be favorable weather across the entire pacific ocean;
There are so many other variables that I believe it would be impossible to make a prediction until after an event at the plant.
As far as the the 'map' produced on this thread I havent really looked at it but what units are the numbers in? when was it taken?
A little on radiation. The sun radiates electromagnetic radiation on and through you every day: UV, IR, Gamma radiation etc. Hell there are even
neutrinos produced millions of light years away flowing through you right now. So what and the level of radiation is important.
If you traveled back in time with a Geiger counter and measured the radiation of the stone age men building Stonehenge, guess what, they would be
radioactive! (that bloody radioactive Welsh stone they used, wait Wales is radioactive? Quick quarantine Wales!!!)
So if someone says there is radiation in the U.S they are right. There is, always has been and always will be.
Hell I bet some people who turn into headless chicken mode at the mention of radiation regularly go sun bathing or use sun beds without a second
Go back to the historical henge builders and measure their air quality then measure yours - there are roughly 600 chemical pollutants you breathe with
every breath that the henge builders didn't. I would be more worried about that.... (Source for that was an Open University technology course I
attended 20 years ago)
Now heres a little miracle. Your blood is red right? Because of the iron right? Where did iron originate in the universe? (assuming you follow the
current mainstream big bang, evolutionary universe model) Well at the very start there were only the simplest elements - helium, hydrogen, oxygen etc.
They eventually formed into stars where powerful nuclear reactions started. Eventually some stars had super dense cores of ......yep Iron. Then those
stars went nova and scattered their corpses through huge amounts of surrounding space.
So your blood is made from a material produced in the largest nuclear explosions in the known universe...
Edit: The Radiohead album named "We are all made of stars" has obvious origins now
edit on 17-3-2011 by UltraMind because: Radiohead