posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 01:32 PM
I don't think that I would allow the radiation levels in the water stop me from vacationing in Hawaii if that's what I wanted to do.
I just wouldn't eat any local fish, and probably not go into the water much.
Radiation exposure to the human body is in fact accumulative. The main reason behind that is that all the radioactive materials have "half lives",
which is the number of years it takes for it to halve itself. You do not simply pee out radiation. 150 rads accumulated over time is enough to start
presenting problems for the exposed person. If you have frequent exposures, it will build up simply because what you gained before has not diminished
Radiation, by itself, is not accumulative, it is immediate. The half life for Uranium is 75 years. I believe plutonium is a couple of centuries or
more. So, one cannot be around either substance for very long.
What "rads" equates to compared to all the stuff I've heard barking around, I simply don't know. Sounds like language is being used to falsely
minimize the danger.
If you like fish and lobster, etc., it would be my advice to wait 5 years after the darn leak has finally been plugged by the Japanese before eating
any pacific fish and other products. That would give time for the current generation of sea life to die off. If it's not from the east coast, which
has it's problems too, simply pass. Hopefully, in the Pacific, the radiation can sink to and rest in the bottom sludge of the ocean. Not that that
makes things any better over all, but the swimmers that live in the first few hundred feet of depth, might no longer become contaminated.
Maine Lobster and other East Coast fish will be "better". So the choice may be between Radiation and Mercury!
edit on 1-9-2013 by akalepos