Here is a link to a really great article regarding potential nuclear fallout hitting the west coast from Japan...in addition to potassium iodide supplements it can be helpful to eat seaweed and miso.....
Thank you for posting, this is interesting! I live in California.
I have had inquiries about the use of iodine to prevent problems secondary to the nuclear fallout that will occur. As the Japanese nuclear reactors release radiation into the air, the jet streams will push this radiation to the Western U.S. and Canada.
He writes as if nuclear fallout is a given, and I didn't know that it is. I'd read that they were considering venting radioactive steam to prevent further damage. Of course, there's always the concern that they're not being entirely honest about the scope of this mess.
Regardless, I think picking up some iodine is a good idea. I've been glued to the news.
Either that, or a guy taking the opportunity to flog his iodine book based on a hoax map.
I not doubting the map is a hoax, but couldn't you find a better source than that blog?
I won't get sucked up by the fear mongering, but having iodine as a precaution at $20 a bottle seems sensible to me.
So they vented one reactor.
Your problem with it? I mean, I could have also pointed out that fallout requires an explosion that lofts irradiated particulate in the first place, but Brownstein was clearly relying on the map, and the article seems to set things out clearly. I'm not otherwise familiar with the blog.
They are now venting at the third reactor, despite the fact the first one caused an explosion. Even CNN is reporting the possibility of meltdown.
If I can buy a bottle of supplements to protect my family on the chance it does drift over here I will. The local natural food stores are sold out, as are many online stores. If you wait until you hear it confirmed, you may not be able to find any. And, I trust my government to tell me the truth about as much as I believed them when they released a report saying the oil spill is all cleaned up.
Potassium Iodide is a well known method of protection for radiation exposure. I don't quite understand why any of you would want to bash a person for blogging about methods we can take to protect ourselves. I, for one. am very grateful for his information.
another good link from susun weed
What brand did you get? The CC says that only 3 brands are FDA approved. The link above links to them. I ordered online direct from the company but have no idea if it will get here in time. I'm thinking of taking my toddler and flying to the East Coast for a week but am I being just super paranoid?
Modifilan is concentrated seaweed extract, and helps with radiation detox. Not just the iodine, the seaweed components.
"Modifilan was first developed in the Russia in the late 1960’s after radioactive fallouts occurred at nuclear labs and power plants. Russian scientists found that brown seaweed - Laminaria japonica had the strongest healing effect for treating radiation poisoning. It has perfect group of elements(ionic iodine, laminarin, alginates and selenium), found in one natural source."