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Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
If you have children, please keep them out of the yellow rain - whilst many (not actually in the firing line) will tell you it's nothing to worry about, right after an unprecidented massive nuclear accident would anyone in their right mind want to take the chance it's not radioactive!? Better safe than sorry - does that saying not count anymore?
Originally posted by vox2442
Originally posted by svetlana84
rbrtj, care to name some plants which would disperse pollen this time of the year ??
I know the "sakura" cherry blossom season is here. those are not yellow to my knowledge though.
Cedar and cypress are the two main culprits.
Or, if you prefer, Chamaecyparis obtusa and
Here's the current pollen count: weathernews.jp...
And a couple of news articles on pollen season from years gone by to outline how bad it is:
Originally posted by colbyforce
My family has been planning a move to Maui for over 2 years.We just started solidifying the final plans and move date right before this accident happened. We have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I don't know what the hell to do now. Our dreams are being dashed. I'm so angry and scared. I don't want to put my kids in harms way but I think they already are. Maybe it's time to move south..... far south. :^(
Originally posted by Celestial1
I noticed yesterday afternoon as it rained that there was a faint smell of something different, so much so that I took a stroll around the grounds to see if anything had been left out like paint or any chemicals. I found nothing out of the ordinary and brushed it off as me just being paranoid.
Excellent advice from Master Z~! & my thoughts exactly!!!
I would suggest taking a sample of the rain if you see it again and take it for testing.
Originally posted by windwaker
That's Xe-133. I don't think it is as dangerous as Cesium-137 and Iodine-131.
Xenon-133 (brand name Xeneisol, ATC code V09EX03) is an isotope of Xenon. It is a radionuclide that is inhaled to assess pulmonary function, and to image the lungs. It is also often used to image blood flow, particularly in the brain. Xe-133 is also an important fission product.
Relatively high concentrations of radioactive xenon isotopes are also found emanating from nuclear reactors due to the release of this fission gas from cracked fuel rods or fissioning of uranium in cooling water.