posted on May, 19 2012 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
You are right that water is a good shield against radiation, but the problem here is what is radioactive. Fish being irradiated in the ocean is
literally no concern. Well, I guess it could create tritium which could be ingested by fish, but that really goes to the reason the INSANE amount of
radiation released and still being released till this very second and for years probably decades to come is from the fish containing radionuclides
through bio-accumulation. The filter feeders will gather up the radionuclides and so will the bottom feeders as some tend to settle instead of being
suspended. As those fish get eaten by larger fish and so on, the higher up on the food chain the more contaminated the organism becomes due to this
process. So one atom of cesium for a little plankton or whatever is fairly inconsequential for that organism, but as you go up the food chain it
accumulates more and more.
Remember, it's not the radiation in the water that would be barely irradiating the fish, really depending on area as by the plant or say within a
couple hundred of miles in certain areas it's quite high or was as of most recent data, but the ingestion of the radioactive atoms themselves. We
are talking about toxic heavy metals here and stuff you don't want to ingest. Cesium goes straight to muscle tissue where it sits and accumulates
and that is why there were so many heart attacks in the Chernobyl clean-up worker/scientist population and in the affected areas. Strontium is a bone
seeker and as such causes leukemia. It's a mix of poisoning and those poisons/toxins are also radioactive, which doesn't help the situation. That
is why we contain radiation, but cancer is usually very rare. (Without modern day toxins.) We eat radioactive potassium, but it is not a poison to us
as our bodies depend on it. There is a big difference between potassium-40 and cesium isotopes because cesium is very toxic to our bodies and
accumulates in muscle tissue, on top of being radioactive. It is something to worry about and most would be wise in knowing exactly where the seafood
came from and having it tested or skipping it all together.
I personally haven't eaten tuna since a month after the accident and I was the biggest tuna lover out there. :-) It was great since it was so
ridiculously high in protein and low in fat plus all the good amino acids, which all made it a great meal for building muscle without high fat meals
and just general health. I have to rely on only chicken now and even that is suspect, but I'd rather not take a chance with any one of the thousand
isotopes released/ing. The danger from contamination is very real and if you don't understand why there is a problem I suggest rooting around the
net. Many good sources out there, just ignore the end of times themes you will see. I believe health physics would be a great keyword to search for.
Look up some Chernobyl data and figure out what is reality during and after a meltdown, let alone three, and what is fear-mongering end of times
stuff. This is a very real problem though and millions and millions will get sick from this. Kids are to this day being born with heart defects,
leukemia, stillborn, underweight, and just damaged DNA causing a multitude other diseases. The reason "radiation" causes a literal laundry list of
diseases is because there are so many isotopes. There could be a hundred different diseases caused by "radiation" and that is since each isotope
has it's own little toxic niche. Remember, it's a mix of the biological properties of the element itself with it's radioactive properties that
make these releases of radionuclides so dangerous. If I were anyone on this board, I wouldn't go out of my way to get food from Japan and would
definitely take caution with tuna. I do not know how far tuna from Japan travel, if only to North America or the Atlantic as well, but just remember
if tuna were in Japan and accumulated radionuclides, like muscle tissue-seeking cesium, it stays in the fish and does not matter where it is caught
after that. Also, neither the Japanese or the American government, are doing any testing of fish imported to this country. You are on your own to
determine it's level of contamination. Hope I helped clear that up!