Saturday, March 26, 2011

Radiation...Deaths New Fancy...

The average dosage of Radiation we humans are exposed to each year is about 620 millirems or mrems. This is an average accumulation from ordinary daily sources. Many of us have additional exposure outside of the ordinary, including x-rays of all types, Cat scans, regular Airplane flights or exceptionally long flights of hours or more, in the case of Flight personnel.
This is a link to an interactive Radioactivity chart... here ... you can use it to average your own Radiation exposure.

I start this article with the above information so you will have an idea of where we are with the catastrophe in Japan and the resulting fallout. This one is of course following my recent article on the Disaster and the possibilities which we can expect to see in the future, from a multitude of possible sources, be it Earthquakes or Terrorism or just plain accidental happened with the Three Mile Island's disaster years ago.
I highlighted the arrival of Radiated particles on the West Coast last week, fully expecting the Radiation to spread to other parts of the is happening right now, in various places around the Country...

This is from CNN... "Sampling from a monitor in Colorado -- part of a national network of stations on the lookout for radioactivity -- detected miniscule amounts of iodine-131, a radioactive form of iodine, the state's public health and environmental department said Wednesday in a press release. On the same day in Portland, Oregon, tiny quantities of iodine-131 were also detected by an Environmental Protection Agency air monitor, Oregon public health officials said. 

Washington and California previously reported low levels of radioactive isotopes that likely came from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which has been releasing radioactive particles into the air since its cooling and other systems were damaged by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami on March 11. " Read full story here... 

This is from Mercury News..." RENO, Nev.—Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have reached Las Vegas, but scientists say it poses no health risk.
Ted Hartwell of the Desert Research Institute's Community Environmental Monitoring Program says extremely small amounts of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and zenon-133 had reached a Las Vegas monitoring station this week." Read the full story here... 
Many people are unaware of why Radiation showing up elsewhere is important but as this article shows, the result could be foods and agriculture that become contaminated and poisonous to Humans, it also brings an unwanted financial impact... here
There is a really horrible impact that is yet unrealized by the public, to the Ocean and the wildlife living within, unfortunately we will definitely hear about this and the impact it has on the food chain quite soon I think. This from MSNBC... "TEPCO said radiation had been found in the waters of the Pacific nearby, perhaps not surprising given crews have been dousing the reactors with seawater ever since the accident. Radioactive iodine in the sea samples was 126.7 times the allowed limit, while cesium was 24.8 times over, Kyodo news agency said. That still posed no immediate danger, TEPCO said." full story here
Another concern I have is the fact that the contamination will spread as the medium is after all water, and unlike a lake, it is a moving environment, through which the radiated particles will be carried to the many corners of the Earth, having a detrimental impact on all Ocean inhabitants and eventually our food chain.
Unfortunately this is still the beginning of the Catastrophe and there will be a lot more bad news...if there is ever any good news to come from this.  This is a map of the Radiation in Japan... here...and this will change and get worse as we go along. 
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  1. You may also be interested in how to treat radioactively contaminated drinking water:
    Maybe someone wants to help with Japanese and other languages?

  2. Hello CrisisMaven, thanks for dropping by and thank you for the info, I will check it out and I know my other visitors will also, thank you and drop by again :)