posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:43 PM
Let me put this in perspective for you. We are 5,000 miles away from Japan. When Chernobyl exploded, I was very close to the action (relatively
speaking) and I'm fine. My family is fine, my friends are fine, and their children are fine. I admit that at first I was concerned (living in
Southern California at the moment), but then I remembered the Chernobyl incident and the fact that I was living in Eastern Europe when it happened
just beyond our borders. Although those in close proximity were severely affected, all the other European countries seemed to get through it without
too many issues. I imagine that some of the radiation may have caused cancers that might not have occurred otherwise (I have no statistics on that by
the way), but generally speaking people out there seem to be as healthy as they are here in the U.S.