How to Deal With Raised Levels of Radioactivity in the Food Chain

1297541458598_ORIGINALThere has recently been an uptick in discussions regarding elevated levels of radiation in seafood as a result of the Fukushima incident. Prompting the discussions have been reports of the findings of an Alberta, Canada student who tested samples of seafood with a Gieger counter. Bronwyn Delacruz’s findings contradict the statements of the ‘scientists’ and ‘experts’ who have been downplaying the effects of the Fukushima incident.

But one doesn’t have to be an expert to reasonably presume that the hundreds of tonnes of contaminated water used in an attempt to cool the damaged reactors and then flushed into the sea would result in increased levels of radiation in the oceans and their content. This post progresses from that assumption and concentrates on immediately implementable strategies for mitigating that situation.

The most immediate strategy would be to stop eating seafood, which would address that potential source, but would ignore other areas that have been contaminated. Caesium 134, an isotope made exclusively by fission has been found in rainwater in British Columbia. Again, elementary school level science tells us that given the mechanics of the water cycle, contaminated seawater is bound to fall as rain on land. In another example, a report from the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the UK showed that DU aerosols from the ‘Shock and Awe’ bombing of Baghdad had been carried over the UK in concentrations that were high enough to warrant notifying the Environment Agency. (The page listing the report also contains a report on  evidence of global contamination from alpha-emitting particulates from Fukushima.)

A distressing aside to these examples is that the scientists and experts getting any airtime are downplaying the potential effects, which may move one to question just who these spokespeople are and on whose payroll.

So if we can’t avoid it, what can we do about it? Fortunately, Nature provides an answer. Spirulina and Chlorella are known to bind to radioactive particles thus facilitating their removal from the body. Bentonite clay has the same effect. Each was used extensively and effectively following the Chernobyl incident. Below are links to articles elsewhere on this website with more information.

Radiation Strategy – Spirulina

Radiation Strategy – Bentonite

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