posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Kargun
Why would the government tell people not to take precautions?
Now as many of us new the radiation has hit home.
The sad part is the officials won't even tell us how much!!!
I don't think it's a matter of our (US) government not wanting us to take precautions. In truth, I'm very worried about people freaking out and
dosing themselves w/potassium iodide, or just plain being hysterical. Granted if you ingest food with radioactive iodine (the real culprit here is
actually milk, if cows eat contaminated grain/grass, etc...), there is a risk. Some people may have a serious allergic reaction to these pill's. Have
you ever had an x-ray or MRI along w/a contrast dye? The first type of dye most people are given is iodine based. Some people have a very bad, though
seldom fatal, reaction. In some regards radiation exposure can at dose level "A" affect some people and not others. Some people can be exposed to
the plague and they don't get sick. (THAT I would be really worried about) But radiation exposure is a crapshoot, at least below a certain acute
dose. I sound like a broken record, but try to get as much "non-ideological" info. as possible. The US territories in the Pacific will be closely
monitoring the radiation from Japan. And I will be monitoring them. This is an example of not having to depend on any one government for news. In that
sense the "hesitancy,etc." of the Japanese government is un-nerving.
Hope I didn't piss off the whole dairy lobby....There's no problem w/them but it's good to keep your ears/eyes open, in any case...