Personally, it doesn’t change my mind about nuclear electricity. Nuclear reactors make horrifically poisonous stuff, and there’s no way to eliminate radiation.. It has a 1/2 life. Radio active materials decay, meaning they become less radioactive over time. 1/2 life simply means, how long until the radiation is 1/2 of its original.
radioactive iodine – which is part of the mix of radioactive particles from the nuclear disaster in Japan are being released in to the atmosphere. Radio active iodine has a short 1/2 life – iodine 131 has a 1/2 life of 8 days. In eight days, its 1/2 as dangerous.
iodine-129 is a product of plutonium and uranium fission and has a 1/2 life of 15.7 million years. Various accidents, nuclear tests and Chernobyl have swamped the natural background readings of iodine-129. Tracing iodine-129 is a clear indicator of radioactive nuclear waste leakage in the natural environment, and its currently being used to trace rain water contamination paths following the Chernobyl disaster.
Its fairly easy for iodine-129 to enter the biosphere, as it becomes incorporated into vegetation, soil, milk, animal tissue..
caesium-137 has a 1/2 life of about 30 years. That means ever 30 years, its 1/2 of its original radioactivity. Notably the Chernobyl disaster, as of 2005, caesium-137 is the principal source of radiation in the zone of alienation around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Together with cesium-134, iodine-131, and strontium-90, caesium-137 was among the isotopes with greatest health impact distributed by the reactor explosion.
Accidental ingestion of caesium-137 can be treated with the chemical Prussian blue, which binds to it chemically and then speeds its expulsion from the body.
from Rabbi Cousens’ blog.. My feeling, after reading hours and hours of news, science and announcements, is that there’s little chance we’ll see much of anything that requires action on our part. Having said that, I was always a Boy Scout and ‘be prepared’ is a good thing. Read this with some warning that speculation here is just that. We *don’t know*… In the future, we’ll know more, and we’ll take actions after this event to get greater warning, greater measurements, more science around this problem.
These radioactive dangers include not only radioactive I-131, cesium 137, and potassium 40-42, but also the potential of one of the reactors being a plutonium run. This would be far more dangerous than I-131 and cesium 137. A full plutonium reactor meltdown could kill a significant amount of the Japanese population. Unfortunately it is not clear if plutonium is being used in one of the reactors, and what is happening in general with the nuclear reactors there.
The following disturbing facts about the health dangers posed by higher radiation levels have been gleaned from the international news:
“Chief cabinet minister Yukio Edano said radiation levels near the stricken plant on the northeast coast reached as high as 400 millisieverts (mSv) an hour, thousands of times higher than readings before the blast. That would be 20 times the current yearly level for some nuclear-industry employees and uranium miners. Exposure to 350 mSv was the criterion for relocating people after the Chernobyl accident, according to the World Nuclear Association. People are exposed to natural radiation of about 2 mSv a year. Exposure to 100 mSv a year is the lowest level at which any increase in cancer is clearly evident. A cumulative 1,000 mSv would probably cause a fatal cancer many years later in five out of every 100 persons exposed to it.”
To help you understand the severity of the situation, in the struggle to stop plutonium satellites from being launched from Cape Canaveral, evidence was released to show that an accidental satellite explosion could kill the entire population of Florida. These are, of course, serious consequences that leave us with the question of what to do.
On the physical plane, we know that significant protection against these deadly radiation energies occurs through competitive inhibition. In other words, if the body is taking in natural wholesome elements from certain foods, it will not have space to take in the radioactive elements. The various elements compete at the receptor cites, and healthy food wins every time.
To protect yourself from I-131 poisoning, take 5 kelp tablets daily. The body will absorb the kelp instead of the I-131. Taking 50-100 mg of Idoral daily is more expensive and also more effective.
To protect yourself from cesium poisoning, consume plenty of high potassium foods, as potassium competitively inhibits cesium uptake. Foods high in potassium include avocados, sea vegetables, and leafy green vegetables. I don’t necessarily recommend taking a potassium supplement. These foods should provide all you need to block cesium 137 uptake.
To protect yourself from plutonium poisoning, eat lots of dulse and consume iron from plant sources, namely sea algaes such as spirulina, E3Live, and chlorella, which provide more iron than red meat. Miso soup has also been shown to have a protective effect. NCD, at 10 drops 4 times daily, is excellent for taking almost all radioactive materials out of the body.
Additionally, foods and supplements high in antioxidants, will also help the body cope with these higher toxic levels as radioactive materials cause anti-oxidant depletion and ill health. I recommend taking the products Mega Hydrate and Anti-Oxidant Extreme for maximum antioxidant support. Eating alkalizing food is also good.
Eating low on the food chain is a basic essential principle as well. What we learned from the Chernobyl incident in 1986 was that there was a 900% increase in peri-natal mortality in the Boston area. It was found that the cows’ milk (including grass-fed cows’ milk) contained concentrated radioactive I-131, and the expectant or nursing mothers drinking the cows’ milk inadvertently poisoned their babies. The radioactive pollutions in the environment, such as depleted uranium, become more concentrated higher on the food chain. Dioxin in the environment is found concentrated in Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at 200 times a safe exposure level. This is one reason why a live-food, plant-source diet, eating low on the food chain, is the safest and best diet at this point in history and the foreseeable future.
A small point on the level of risk benefit, if you happened to live on the West Coast, all the way to Vancouver, where the peri-natal rate was increased by approximately 50% and in the Boston area by 900%, it would not have been wise to eat animal and dairy products locally. We may have to look at locavore ideologies as secondary to the bigger health issues, as eating locally only yields 11% less CO2 compared with procuring products from around the globe.
For more information on how food can mitigate the effects of radioactive toxins, read chapter 29, “How Diet Can Protect You from the Dangers of Radioactive Radiation” in my book Conscious Eating (North Atlantic Books, 2000).
Additionally, it is helpful to understand that the energies behind these earth changes are “wake-up calls” from God to change our adharmic lifestyles. I urge you to consider these prophetic unfoldings and examine your lives. Make changes that help you to move away from the Culture of Death and into the Culture of Life and Liberation. This includes careful consideration of everything from diet to doing service and charity, and no longer living according to the “relative morality” that has become the world’s standard. It might be useful to return to the basic moralities and ethics shared between all the world’s spiritual scriptures.
Blessings to the evolution of your Whole Person Enlightenment.
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D., Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicine, and Diplomate in Ayurveda