posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican
I wish there was something I could post to alleviate this concern..
Last time I checked I am not getting a paycheck from the MSM...
So here goes....
Radioactivity in Food: “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure,
whether from food, water or other sources. Period
According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are no safe doses of radiation. Decades of research show clearly that any dose of radiation
increases an individual’s risk for the development of cancer.
“There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past
president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer.
For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”
“Consuming food containing radionuclides is particularly dangerous. If an individual ingests or inhales a radioactive particle, it continues to
irradiate the body as long as it remains radioactive and stays in the body,”said Alan H. Lockwood, MD, a member of the Board of Physicians for
Social Responsibility. “The Japanese government should ban the sale of foods that contain radioactivity levels above pre-disaster levelsand continue
to monitor food and water broadly in the area. In addition, the FDA and EPA must enforce existing regulations and guidelines that address radionuclide
content in our food supply here at home.”
And with that said...my heart is out to Japan, everyone there,
all the workers who have been and continue to be on the lines to save lives,
the Marines, The Navy, and others there helping.