Mommytimes2 - very interesting info! IT reminds me of Pennsylvania 1979...Three Mile Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident (excuse the Wiki source info...just giving it a general summary) Gov't 's from Chrenobyl to Nuc testing to Three Mile Island have NEVER been honest with the general population. "Nothing is wrong...no one will get sick....cancer is caused by too many factors to determine this was the cause...."
Found this cancer study as a result of Three Mile Island http://www.albionmonitor.com/9703a/3milecancer.html "Among those in the most direct path of the plumes, lung cancer incidence went up by 300 to 400 percent, and leukemia rates were up by 600 to 700 percent." Did the Gov't protect anyone then and tell them what to do do avoid radiation....no.
Are they doing it now....no. The media has stopped reporting...the EPA is reducing their testing frequency. The UC Berkely team are still testing, but it is a small sample area.
So my thinking is this - I will change the things I can, choose not to obsess over the things I cannot control, and take supp's/vit's to help protect my family.
I will say again with the concerns with milk. WE are milk producing and eat the animals (and vegetation) that eat the vegetation with radiation. It accumulates and concentrates the higher it goes up the food chain. It has never been tested...but I am very concerned. (no I'm not advocating early weaning! I'm just giving people something to think about) I would focus on reducing exposure while nursing for sure.
Sora - I can relate to your anxiety about toxins and your family. You have to give yourself the power to change what you can, and do the best to protect your bodies with healthy foods/vitamins - to protect you from the things you cannot change. Our immune system has handy little cleaners that can clean up cells damaged by free radicals. If we support those cleaners in doing their job, the theory is that they can clean up the damaged cells before turning cancerous. Studies have shown the power of positive thinking in people already diagnosed with cancer. A person can literally extend their life by believing they can. Stress releases cortisol in the body and wreaks havoc on our immune system. Practice some meditation and visualize something positive to keep the anxiety away - believe that everything will be okay :) If you are caged by fear, you may miss the most important years of your and your families lives - enjoy every minute of it.