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talia rose 03-12-2011 04:46 PM

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.....

 

http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.com/


journeymom 03-12-2011 05:11 PM

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.


Otto 03-12-2011 05:15 PM

Either that, or a guy taking the opportunity to flog his iodine book based on a hoax map.


Mirzam 03-12-2011 05:25 PM

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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.


journeymom 03-12-2011 05:33 PM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/13/japan-quake-ventilation-idUSLJE7E301820110313

 

So they vented one reactor.


Otto 03-12-2011 05:47 PM

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I not doubting the map is a hoax, but couldn't you find a better source than that blog?

 

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.


talia rose 03-12-2011 06:06 PM

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/13/japan-quake-ventilation-idUSLJE7E301820110313

 

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.


Mirzam 03-12-2011 06:06 PM

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My problem is, it appears to be the rantings of some Australian bloke, not an official source at all. I would suggest you read some of his other articles before posting the link. 


Mirzam 03-12-2011 06:08 PM

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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.



This. 


talia rose 03-12-2011 06:14 PM

another good link from susun weed

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/menopause/117858


talia rose 03-12-2011 06:16 PM

his other articles are awesome.


Otto 03-12-2011 06:22 PM

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Potassium Iodide is a well known method of protection for radiation exposure.


For protecting the thyroid in case of ingestion of I-131, but that's it.


talia rose 03-12-2011 06:27 PM

that is enough for me to use it, since that is the biggest danger we face here. i realize other cancers may follow. i wish there were an easy pill for those as well.


talia rose 03-12-2011 08:06 PM

cnn is now reporting they are "assuming" a meltdown has occurred in at least 2 reactors....


BellinghamCrunchie 03-12-2011 08:14 PM

I went to the store and the iodine tablets had been sold out by noon.


talia rose 03-12-2011 08:16 PM

i got mine on amazon. most places were out. i hope mine actually ship...


nukuspot 03-12-2011 09:08 PM

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#What%20potassium

 

Talia,

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?


talia rose 03-12-2011 09:26 PM

i got life extension brand. i had not seen the above webpage. but it would be good to order those approved ones if you can...


mbravebird 03-13-2011 05:42 AM

Modifilan is concentrated seaweed extract, and helps with radiation detox. Not just the iodine, the seaweed components.

 

http://www.modifilan-seaweed-extract.com/

 

"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."

http://www.modifilan-seaweed-extract.com/ModifilanHistory.aspx?keyword=


bonjourmama 03-13-2011 06:49 AM

would something like Lugol's iodine solution be helpful?


joybird 03-13-2011 05:43 PM

Yes, Lugol's would work if you can find it.  All iodine supps are sold out around here.  


SandyMom 03-13-2011 07:37 PM

Yes, Lugols would be helpful.

I take Iodoral and will give to the rest of my family now for awhile as well.

I just ordered a bunch of it from Life Extension.

 

 


bonjourmama 03-13-2011 08:31 PM

It is in my place too, which is a pretty conservative and seemingly uninformed place. That was creepy to go to numerous health food stores and to be told "sold out" 

Wow, I am really getting worried. I just hope we are adequately informed. 


Karamom 03-13-2011 08:50 PM

Thanks for starting this thread. I'm in Oregon and getting kind of freaked out. I just bought 4 bottles of Lugols from amazon with 2 day shipping so I hope it will get here in time. I do have 1 bottle right now in my cupboard though.

 

The first article was really helpful with dosages so thank you but I'm still feeling really confused about how much to give my family. It seems like the radiation may be around for several days since there are several reactors going at different times (if they all go.) Is it safe to take that high of a dose multiple times? Also it seemed like a good idea to start taking a little bit now but I'm not sure how much? I just don't want to give my children too much and hurt them. Also I'm 37 weeks preg which is just great if this turns into a big crisis. Nice environment for giving birth irked.gif

 

ETA: I'm not expecting the mainstream media to give us accurate info on this.


bonjourmama 03-13-2011 08:55 PM

I am not expecting it either.greensad.gif

We are trying to research like crazy. I don't know how much of the liquid iodine (Lugol's) to give my 8 mth old. Anyone please update this thread with any info. Cannot trust news!


Pepper 03-13-2011 10:12 PM



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http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#What%20potassium

 

Talia,

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?

I'm planning the same thing! My family of 5 is ready to fly out of the area if we sense it's not safe due to the fallout. I'm heading to my health store tomorrow to stock up on potassium iodide--if they are sold out I'll order it from Amazon or Ebay and have it shipped overnight. Why wouldn't I take every precaution if I can?

Pretty serious stuff going on and I don't trust the media to report the truth.
 

 


bonjourmama 03-14-2011 12:30 PM

Anyone have any updates? Or is everyone just getting the heck out of the west coast? I wish I could do that. We don't have that kind of money!


Toolip 03-14-2011 12:41 PM

http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.com/

not really an update but some info. My iodine is shipped and supposed to be here tomorrow. I wish I could leave too.

Otto 03-14-2011 01:29 PM

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Thankfully, we are not near the explosion. As the cloud drifts over the ocean, the amount of radioactivity will dissipate.

 

Wow, this guy's shameless.


Ornery 03-14-2011 02:01 PM

Anyone have a potassium iodine supplier online that is reputable and not sold out for the next two months?  I seem to have waited too long and now am unable to find it.  I'm very concerned and would like it for peace of mind (hopefully that is all I need it for).

 

Any other tips as to how to deal with this?  I ordered the seaweed extract, etc., again for peace of mind. 

 

How about reputable news sources that might give us more accurate information than what the government is spoon feeding the masses?



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