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Not a single worker, has died so far from Fukushima radiation.
[2012 end of the world? Nope.
End of humanity? Possibly… www.abovetopsecret.com...
Isn’t that a major contradiction, in terms?
SheopleNation The fact is, Nobody knows just how bad this incident is, but make no mistake about it, it's really, really bad.
Oh I do I'm being poisoned. Every time I go down the street I fill my lungs with fresh semi-combusted fuel & carbon monoxide, if I go into the countryside I breeze fresh radioactivity from coal -but as it’s natural radioactivity; you guys somehow seem to think that’s ok. And wherever I go I will breath the products of CO2, and this will not change because a few people in the West can reject industrialisation all they like -the fact of the matter is that literally 80% of this world’s population cannot wait to experience more of it.
You fools really amaze me. You're being poisoned and you don't even realize it.
What media black out –I’ve heard heaps on Fukushima? How exactly does this blackout work?
The media black out of Fukushima is one of the many examples of proof that something is being covered up. Any idea how many products are exported from Japan?
The Japanese are still a rich country -a culturally proud one at that.
Why not one commercial on tv or online asking for help from Americans or others abroad?
I’ve heard of law firms that make their living out of no win, no fee. The oil is old news to anyone who is not a conservationist, because the fact is it hasen’t shut down the gulf stream, or brought about the end of the world either (gosh these claims get familiar on ATS!). It is however worth noting that the reason why we still use oil is (to no small extent) because people like yourself, oppose even the safest versions of nuclear, such as...
I'll tell you why, because they don't want anyone focusing any attention to Fukushima. Just as the question of where all that Oil in the gulf has gone has been buried as well. There would be too many nations seeking damages from BP, and the masters of puppets can't have that anymore
I’m not, I’m both an innovative engineer, with a different point of view. Some people may indeed be sheeple, but don’t let that make you think your God –the Sheppard to everyone you disagree with. Ultimately you’re just another individual, with your own view –but my thoughts are very much my own too.
Listen, Don't be such a yes man robot.
(If you’re not being personal) please be more specific.
SheopleNation What a load of mindless drivel and reckless assumptions.
Quote me where I said I did! All I said is one big reason why Deep Water happened (and other future disasters like it, will happen as world population becomes increasingly desperate for oil) is because people like yourself oppose even the best & safest versions of nuclear. This less opinion, and more fact given that (so far) only nuclear could possibly outcompete fossil fuels on cost terms. Even if (contrary to the history of human nature) The West somehow went through a less materialistic stage, you should forget all about the Indians -and particularly Chinese & Africans ect doing the same (for this century at least).
How the hell do you know what my opinion on fossil fuels are, you never even asked?
No I think it’s a very bad thing (although it being bad, didn’t stop many people here lying & exaggerating about this too).
Oh and uh, all that Oil that leaked into the gulf was good for it then. Ok, glad we cleared that up.
CHAPTER FOUR: HEALTH DAMAGE
THIS CHAPTER CLARIFIES THAT THERE IS NO SAFE AMOUNT OF RADIATION. ANY DOSE IS AN OVERDOSE.
“Nuclear power is unacceptable because it unavoidably inflicts cancer and genetic injury on people. It is mass, random, premeditated murder.”
Dr. John Gofman MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Berkeley
Associate Director of Lawrence
Radiation Laboratory 1963-1969
Medical Physicist, author of 200 articles
co-discoverer of plutonium
“Health effects of low-level radiation include the induction of cancer, genetically determined ill health, developmental abnormalities, and some degenerative diseases.”
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Report, December 1989
“There is hope we can achieve a healthier future for ourselves...provided that we are willing to learn from our mistakes (i.e. nuclear power).”
Ernest J. Sternglass
Retired Professor Emeritus of
University of Pittsburgh
Author of Secret Fallout
(free download: www.radiation.org)
In high, short doses like the Hiroshima bomb blast, radiation primarily causes direct damage to the nucleus of cells where the genes that control the functioning of the cell are located. This high level radiation causes an alteration in the structure of the DNA, the chromosomes that carry the genetic blueprint, resulting in incorrect structure of new cells. Damaged DNA tends to reproduce new cells very rapidly – becoming what we call cancer. In contrast, low doses acting continuously over time produce their damage indirectly through the generation of free radicals that destroy cell-membranes, hundreds to thousands of times more efficiently than might be expected in calculations related to high-dose damage. So the everyday amount of radiation that is released as part of the normal operation of the world's 400 nuclear power plants is a very grave concern. Nuclear power plants must have releases in order to function, and these releases, even though they may be partially filtered, disperse radiation into our air and drinking water, onto farmland and into our food.
Since the work of Abram Petkau in 1972 (see ch. 3) it is known that low protracted doses of radiation cause physiological damage through the formation of free radicals. A free radical is a molecule with an imbalance in electrons which can destabilize other molecules resulting in cellular damage and disease.
All living and nonliving things are made up of units of matter called atoms. When atoms join together they are called molecules. Atoms are made up of two basic parts: a nucleus and pairs of electrons. The nucleus has a positive electric charge that balances the negative electric charge of the electrons. There is a dynamic balance both between the pairs of electrons and between the electrons and the nucleus.
When an electron is added or removed this balance is lost, and the atom or molecule seeks to regain this balance by taking an electron from another atom, which triggers a chain reaction.
Uncontrolled free radicals damage body cells either by breaking down the cell membrane, by attacking the internal working of the cell, or by going right to the nucleus to attack the genetic material. A fundamental way that free radicals cause their damage is by breaking down natural body fats. Since the cell membrane is composed of fatty tissue (called lipids), it is a target for free radical attack. They may destroy the cell membrane, so that it cannot take in nutrients or release wastes. This leads eventually to the collapse and death of the cell.
Free radicals can damage white blood cells and particularly the defender T cells, both of which are key to a strong immune system--and enable you to ward off bacteria and viruses. Free radicals may also weaken essential antibodies that are produced by the immune system to protect from disease, resulting in susceptibility to communicable diseases. Uncontrolled free radicals may disturb nerve chemicals, which can affect the brain and nervous system. They may slow or distort the transmission of messages by damaging neurotransmitters, resulting in memory loss and mental problems including senile dementia. Free radicals may also eat away at the protective myelin sheath around the nerves, limiting reflexes or causing multiple sclerosis.
Digestive enzymes are also vulnerable to free radical assault, reducing their ability to digest and utilize food and thus limiting the absorption of nutrients. Free radicals may injure the lubricating synovial fluid around the joints, causing inflammation and pain and resulting in arthritis, bursitis or gout. Free radicals cause what science calls 'cross-linking', a hooking together of cell structures that may be partly responsible for hardening of the arteries, stiffness of joints, and wrinkling of skin--many of the manifestations of aging. Cross-linking in the lungs causes emphysema.
Free radicals may damage genes, the DNA and RNA in the cell nucleus that mastermind the creation of new cells. When a cell with a damaged gene divides to make two cells, the new cell may be abnormal. When the DNA is damaged it tends to reproduce new cells very rapidly--the hallmark of cancer. Damaged DNA may produce cells that are not able to function as they were meant to, resulting in, for example, deterioration of tissue and organs and messenger hormones, among many other things.
Free radicals account for nearly all of the signs and symptoms we think of as normal (and inevitable) in aging. An article in the August 1992 issue of the journal Science centered on 'the importance of free radical damage to nucleic acids and lipids in age-related disease processes'. It explained what a difficult task the human body faces in counteracting free radicals, which some researchers believe are responsible for thousands of alterations to the DNA of each cell. The article concludes that a “fraction of such a massive amount of damage would escape repairs by even the most sophisticated mechanisms and the accumulation of unrepaired damage could account for the age related loss of physiological function."
Free radicals can also cause malformed molecules--which the immune system sees as foreign invaders. The immune system reacts to clear them out, eventually becoming worn down and exhausted in the process--and unable to fully combat the real enemies it faces. This allows disease to take hold. The weakest points start to go first. In one person it may be arthritis, in another it may be extreme fatigue, in another allergies and so on. Free radical damage to cells progresses to tissues and organs and results principally in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and diseases of immune suppression.
In brief, free radicals can damage any organ system of the body. When we see these effects as laypeople, we pass them off as aging, medical scientists call them 'degenerative diseases.'
RADIATION > FREE RADICAL > CELL DAMAGE > TISSUE DAMAGE > DISEASE