Offering Information, Protections and some good Solutions
What You Don’t Know, Might Be Killing You
Path of Global Radiation
"All truth goes through three steps:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as self-evident."
Ignorance is no longer an option. You know us. We have traveled the world 10 + years, through at times, rough or even dangerous situations. We look for the best in the world and find it. We are not alarmists. We do not live in fear. This has our attention. This should have YOUR attention. If you don't have enough time to read this just know that in the future everyone will be saying, "Poor ________ - (insert your name or the name of your child). He/She was a good person." Cancer, etc, from fallout, starts appearing in 3-12 years. Fukushima Radiation started 2.5 years ago.
Radiation - the invisible killer! I dare you to spend 10 minutes to save yourself and your family from the devastating effects of Radiation. Geiger counters don't lie. Only the government does. Two choices: Be a victim or be Self Responsible. De -Nile only works if you live in Egypt! This is one page I didn't want to write. I wanted to believe that this nightmare, this extinction level radiation from Fukushima, would just 'go away' or the reports were exaggerated. Not so. As the disaster gets worse, I have spent days researching the radiation, where it is spreading, and what the side effects are on ourselves, our families and the planet. I really wish the information I found wasn't so bad. Please prove me wrong! (but don't use government statistics - they have been proven to be altered). There are over 1000 nuclear power plants worldwide. If one erupts near you, even in the Southern Hemisphere, radiation will be compounded. Mankind has opened Pandora's Box. Enough!
"Health is Freedom!" Our webpage tries to highlight the positive and incredibly amazing aspects of the planet we share. Our 'Thoughts on Health' page shares health information we have learned through the years. At times Reality Bites. In March 2011, a large power plant blew when an earthquake hit Fukushima Japan, killing 16,000 people. People continue to die daily. This accident changed the face of life on our earth as we know it. This is not gloom and doom, end of the world prophecy. Unfortunately these are facts. I assume that you are intelligent, curious and wanting to help yourself, your family and those around you. We are doing this to try to help. Knowledge is power. You are the good we look for in the world. Share. Help those around you!
We met our friends in Ecuador, in the Southern Hemisphere. They moved from Hawaii due to radiation. Kayana shared her research with us. It was upsetting. We ourselves have changed our plans to drive across the SW United States then up the west coast to Alaska due to the skyrocketing radiation levels of more than 10 times the normal. Adapt or Perish. (As I write this in the Galapagos Islands). Life as we know it has changed.
Disturbing model simulations by German scientists showing the long term dispersal of
Caesium-137 radiation being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima.
When an accident happens usually people help
each other. Experts worldwide converge to think of a solution. That
is unless the catastrophe is so immense that there is no easy way out. 2.5
years later the clean up operation has been a failure. If properly
'cleaned up' Japan faces bankruptcy and for this reason the truth has been
hidden. Humankind should demand that this mismanaged disaster be properly
dealt with. A large reservoir
of radioactive waste is teetering, ready to double the devastating effects
worldwide. Radiation has spread throughout the Pacific Ocean, the western
Coast of the U.S. up to Alaska, across the continental United States and over to
Now the radiation levels normally 25 in Denver, for instance, are 250 during
spikes. Cancer is
increasing at epidemic proportions. Will you be next? An estimated one third of US West Coast
newborns have developed thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster
(Study: Fukushima radiation fallout has devastated health of US babies on West
Coast and in other areas Learn more:
We must watch out for 'spikes' in radiation, usually during a storm, heavy rainfall or? Websites with hourly reporting of radiation levels around the US and world, manned by a network of dedicated volunteers (disgusted by the fixed readings at government monitor stations) help us all know what is really happening. Keep an eye on: www.RadiationNetwork.com and maybe even use your new Geiger counter to add to their network. Together we can keep up to date and make informed decisions. To see the global jet streams carrying radiation see: http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250
Jan 2014: Geiger
counters don't lie! High
#Radiation Levels (290 CPM - normal 30) Confirmed At Half Moon Bay,
The contamination in the ocean keeps spreading.
This was in March 2012 - over 1 year ago!
Have you heard these facts on the nightly news? No, of course not. Instead of cleaning up or covering the waste (which lasts up to 650,000 years) the governments decided to change the readings of their Geiger counter stations and raise the acceptable levels. Did you know that 40% of Europe is still contaminated from the meltdown of Chernobyl, and that was 'contained'? An estimated 1Million Europeans are believed to have died as a direct result of that radiation emission following the nuclear explosion of Chernobyl. When will people demand a stop to nuclear power plants?
U.S. Geological Service charting of Radiation (2013)
Ignorance is bliss, that is until you and your children come down with thyroid cancer or some other type of disease. Parents, just know that young people are especially susceptible. The future of your family may be in your hands. Don't have time? Time to re-think your priorities. Picture yourself sick in bed; all work, responsibilities, activities, and fun on hold. Now do you have time? I had cancer 11 years ago and healed it alternatively. Take it from me, cancer is NOT fun.
What does this mean to us? Study, research and come up with your own decisions. The information is out there - but certainly not on the main stream news. (See below) To help you we are giving highlights of our research to you, recommended reading, videos, and what we can do to help ward off the side effects.
1).Watch this video: - you are worth the 35 minutes! Your life and lives of your loved ones may depend on it. Focuses on what you can do to help your health. Please share with friends and family.
Radiation Exposure _
and radiation levels:
Great site: Rad Chick posts daily with latest information.
2) Buy a Geiger counter from a reputable source. (list below) As we said, Geiger counters don't lie. If you are in the radiation zone - decide what level of radiation you are prepared to soak in before you make changes. How much is good health worth to you? What good is all your accumulated wealth, your home, your cars, your job, if you or your family members are dead? Buy potassium Iodine (see below)*
3). Wherever you live, take as many steps as you
can to keep your immune system strong and to prevent excessive contamination.
Once in your body, the radiation is there to stay, your cells start to break
down and illness is inevitable. Make sure you have a safe supply of drinking
water daily. Radiation filters help purify the water in your home. (see
Consider an in home air
filter/cleaner (HEPA -
(not good customer service) Now $119 plus
Surround Air XJ-3800 Intelli-Pro Air Purifier with Photocatalytic Filter HEPA/Carbon
Filter and Germicidal UV Lamp at Amazon - free shipping Same
unit but bigger
Every little bit helps.
4). Study safer regions of the world. Have a plan to evacuate immediately should Fukishima explode or radiation compounds or another disaster erupts. We met a woman from Fukishima who heard the news, took a taxi to the airport and flew to S America; never returning home. Her life was more important than her 'things'. This includes having iodine in your bag and taking it immediately, making a plane reservation, taking a small bag, and leaving for a safer zone of the world (i.e. S.E Asia or anywhere in the southern hemisphere.) Traveling: inexpensive N95 particulate respirator masks will help as radiation in jet plane cabins goes up many times. Wrap a silk scarf around your neck.
5).If you choose to stay where you are, implement safety/protection steps.
6). Don't shoot the messenger. No blaming allowed. Remember self-responsibility. We are all on this journey together. Most of you are intelligent enough to read this, be concerned, and make changes. If you are a parent this is the only thing you can do. Self Responsibility will save you and your family. Some will chose to ignore the facts. Priorities - live or die? Others couldn't be bothered and return to life as normal, living on the banks of de - Nile.
7). This may be one of the hardest things you have faced in your life. This can't be possible. "I had my house, my job, my life all figured out." This is not easy. This, on top of all the New World Order changes to society, is enough to send a person hiding under their covers and never wanting to come out. I spent days upset, angry. Allow yourself to go through these steps. Come out the other side with determination to make whatever changes you decide that you are worth.
Don't heed the naysayers. Make wise personal choices, carry them out, help those around you do the same, take every and all precautions, then relax and enjoy each day. Why die a thousand deaths? Have fun. Smile & laugh. Stress will only compound health issues. Slow down and enjoy each day. Take time for healing. Do what you can then turn everything over. Connect to the higher consciousness/God where wisdom, peace, and strength reside.
(Please see info below)
Radiation Protective Ideas to do Now on our homepage for
new information on what you can do NOW.
Alternative herbs, supplements and steps that may help with the effects of radiation: (Discover more? -please write.) This involves a whole new way of thinking.
"Don’t be fearful but be aware! "
What Dr Bergman (from website and above video) Dr Russel Blaylock, and other research revealed:
nutrition: Organic, non GMO foods. If you eat the skin it has to be
organic. Check all foods for radioactivity
with your Geiger counter. (All this sounds like a scene from a scary
science fiction movie but it is our new reality)
Go to www.nongmoshoppingguide.com You MUST cut these out of your diet.
If labeled organic, food must be non-GMO; but if food is non-GMO it doesn't have to be organic, and so could have chemicals. Be a smart shopper.
Pure, non radioactive source garlic, ginger, gingko, turmeric, pomegranate, lots of citrus, macrobiotic meals, organic green tea.
Prayer & Meditation stimulates immune system response.
Reduced stress (Yah right, after hearing all this stuff!) But really, reduce stress for overall improved health.
Herbal supplements: (Sources and ideas from research. Study, research, and
come up with your own daily plan!)
We currently try to get all of our nutrition from our food (with a green powder boost for our immune system) Now we must add some of the below.
The good news is that all these herbs strengthen your immune system. A stronger immune system means better health. The first sign of radiation overload is a compromised immune system.
As with all supplements do research before using. Choose which ones you want to take. Those with * are important. Make sure the source is pure, not from a radioactive area. Integrity enters big time as radiation levels rise. You must be self responsible. When ordering ask for sources and radiation levels. Tell the company if it tests high with your Geiger counter you want to return it for a full refund. I will update reputable sources as I do research. Read Thoughts on Health on our homepage for invaluable information on health, resources, and links.
*Bio Superfood has been used to directly treat victims of radiation poisoning in Chernobyl. Quite an amazing story and high success rate as this whole food replaces most of your current supplements and improves your health, while protecting from radiation. For info Google or check out http://www.vitamindonkey.com/servlet/Detail?no=126 Best deal - free shipping - (See ordering research below)
There is a short 3-5 detox period (Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of spring water per day to assist the body with toxins elimination) then amazing results and improvement in health (notably arthritis, cancer, thyroid etc).
* OR take uncontaminated greens and pre Fukushima seaweed, spirulina and chlorella,
(unfortunately not from the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii) or the West Coast - Levels are rising as the plume spreads).
OR take a combination of Bio superfood (1-2 caps daily) plus spirulina & chlorella
*Take zeolite from Zeoforce (zeolite is used to purify water during radiation emergencies. Also used in water purifiers listed below.)
* Lugols iodine and seaweed extract combination (see below)
*Alpha lipoic acid - important - 600 milligrams daily or once a week at least- Many foods contain alpha-lipoic acid in very low amounts. They include spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran.
Do research and choose what to take additionally from the list below.
List above important to follow.
resvereratol - plant compound antioxidant - 200 mg 2x day
hesperedin - 6 grams a day Hesperedin is very predominant in lemons and peppers. The peel and the membrane have the highest hesperin concentration. Antioxidant (or take other antioxidant)
A & C together
MSM - organic sulfer - good for joints too
quercetin - 500 mg 2x day - a powerful all-natural antioxidant found in foods such as blueberries, red apples and grapes. A plant derived flavonoid
active compound in turmeric, can help protect a number of body tissues.
Consuming sugar stops the immune system for 5-6 hours. (Jam with breakfast, cookie or ice cream at lunch, desert after dinner - your immune system is shut down all day long! Your choice).
We have been using M.M.S. for years to keep the immune system strong. Please check out M.M.S. on our "Thoughts on Health" page. Also valuable health information that is updated regularly, with us as the guinea pigs! I cured myself from cancer, with alternative means, over 10 years ago. Now these ideas have been incorporated into a simple, easy lifestyle and we are adding additional radiation protection. Why not? We are worth it!
Do Not consume seafood from
the Pacific Ocean. Limit water activities as the radiation counts rise.
Don’t consume dairy products – they have absorbed high levels of radiation. Like main lining radiation. No seaweed and NO DAIRY products of any kind. Cows are bio-vacuum cleaners consuming massive amounts of radioactive contaminated grass, hay, etc. Take a good quality probiotic instead of the yogurt and a mineral supplement instead of the radioactive seaweed. The first off the chart readings in milk showed up in Hawaii 2 years ago and the contamination rate is increasing. Seaweed from a pure, non-radioactive source is important to take. But again check the area it is harvested in and check it with your Geiger counter.
Soy BAD – avoid at all costs. (explained in video above).
Exercise increases glutathione – necessary to ward off effects of radiation. Sulfer rich foods. Broccoli, onions, kale, cauliflower contain helpful levels of glutathione. (organic only and check with Geiger counter). An essential antioxidant, detoxifier, and immune system booster.
1 cup bentonite clay
¼ c. raw cacao
1-2 drops of peppermint oil
1/2 cup apple pectin
add water and mix until frosting consistency – eat 1 t a day. (Keep in fridge) (If causes constipation eat prunes or?)
Mix reduced glutathione with distilled water and spray & breathe it in, if you have breathed in excessive radiation.
Baking soda baths!
1 lb baking soda in a bath – 2-3 lbs in emergency for exposure. Once a month for prevention. (Used by the military for decontamination).
Whole grains (organic), b-6
Again always check radiation level of EVERYTHING you plan to eat. Organic is always preferred but doesn't mean anything if it was grown in a radioactive area.
There is an absolutely amazing story of the Japanese man, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who was badly injured and totally irradiated in Hiroshima. He went home to Nagasaki. Not a good move. Irradiated again in the 2nd atomic bomb explosion. He survived until 93 because his body built up faster than it broke down. The steps listed in this section help do this.
Organic barley miso soup, eat daily – macrobiotic diet saved the lives of thousands of radiation victims in Japan after WWII. Have a macrobiotic meal at least 2-3 times a week. Tasty and so important.
An Oncologist in Japan recently (2013) did research on Fukishima site workers. Found that Liposomal Vitamin C helps heal radiation damage in the body. A combination of Vitamin C and Lethicin. (There is a you-tube video on making your own - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cBp879mfgI ) or buy it.
Check for subluxations. In the terminology of chiropractic, an abnormal positional relationship between contiguous vertebrae resulting in abnormal biochemical and neurological function. Restrictions on nerves stop the energy flow throughout the body and cause it to break down.
Don’t stand out in the rain! Fallout is raining down. Called 'Black Rain'! If caught outside in the rain, shower or bath with baking soda and soap!
good friend and naturopath in New Zealand ( Earl has over 40 years as a healer):
Lugols iodine @ 4-6 drops a day will prevent i-131 from getting into your thyroid. (2 drops painted on a patch on your arm should not disappear until 20-24 hours has passed. Anything less and you are lacking iodine - making room for radioactive iodine to be absorbed. Keep you system full). Do weekly patch tests and maintenance of 2-3 drops daily. Increase to 4 drops as radiation increases.
If you can find some pre-Fukushima seaweed, that would also be useful. Check sources carefully and when levels are high only a company with integrity will admit it rather than shut down. Our hats off to the organic farmer in Oregon who shut down rather than sell produce with high radiation levels. Thyroid Energy by NOW or Iodine, Potassium, Silica – by Crystal Star recommended. Discount at vitaminlife.com.
Ascorbic acid: I'm not really a fan of ascorbic acid but it is a powerful free radical quencher. Radiation causes free radical proliferation. (Emergen-C good)
Sunshine!!!!! on all of body!!
Greens-chlorella, spirulina, barley grass, rice bran...all are protective.
Founder, The Wellness Center for Research & Education, Inc.
Anti Radiation Kit - homeopathic drops and bio-iodine
Dr Day (drday.com) wrote to us and said concerning the Fukishima radiation that she takes care of her health with commitment to her health plan, tries to get the best food possible, then turns it all over to God.. See her ideas and comprehensive health Plan on her website.
And on and on - research will provide more answers. (please share with us)
Suggested further reading/links:
Scary Update! Fukushima Nuclear Radiation (14 minutes) 2012
Websites with hourly reporting of radiation levels around the US and world, manned by a network of dedicated volunteers (disgusted by the fixed readings at government monitor stations) help us all know what is really happening. Keep an eye on: www.RadiationNetwork.com and maybe even use your new Geiger counter to add to their network. Together we can keep up to date and make informed decisions.
Enenews.com - Daily, UP TO DATE, straight forward facts on Fukushima fallout
http://enenews.com Government's statistics document an excess death rate of
20,000 US residents, mostly healthy infants, in the first 9 months following the
multiple nuclear events at Fukushima
Arnie Gunderson brilliant unbiased nuclear physicist Up To Date Information
Michael Collins appears every Monday night on Jeff Rense. His site has up to
date info on live readings in CA and levels in food, etc
Japan Nuclear Disaster www.rense.com Weekly reports on radiation and many other interesting developments in the U.S. and world.
http://jeromiewilliams.com/2013/04/12/holy-fukushima-radiation-from-japan-is-already-killing-north-americans/ and http://jeromiewilliams.com/2013/07/29/holy-fukushima-is-your-drinking-water-safe-from-japanese-radiation/
Dr Rima is doing a study on the epidemic proportions of Class 4 cancer appearing - with death within a short time. Also gives info on buying safe food, supplements, etc. I believe they may have already moved from California to S. America!
Many, many others – just do a search on Google and be prepared to be shocked!
Video above - Bergman Chiropractic
(714) 962-5891 Huntington Beach, CA bergmanchiropractic.com
Bottom Line - Jan 2014
Fukushima is in a high risk zone for earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons. Fact is that 400 megatons of radioactive waste is pouring into the Pacific daily. Main stream media is finally admitting that this radioactive waste will reach the West coast of the US within a year. Whales and fish are dying from radioactive poisoning and washing up on the beaches. Any further damage from natural disasters makes this catastrophic earth event even more dangerous.
ps - If you take a geiger counter out
to check the beach or anywhere dusty or dirty it is important to put it in a
good ziploc to protect from damaging it.
Cesium 137 is showing up in food in California - including baby food! Check out: http://livefreelivenatural.com/cesium-137-found-strawberries-mushrooms-northern-california-including-baby-food/#
does this mean to us?
Bad weather creates radiation
spikes in Hawaii and the West Coast and continental US.
Recently Hawaii spiked at 161, California 400, Pacific Northwest and B.C. 500,
Arizona 750, the Midwest 400 and on and on.
per minute. Normal 16-20. 300 cpm is Hazmat level, 100 is alert level.
The government just keeps raising the safety levels.
1) Watch monitoring sites: http://radiationnetwork.com/
2) Stay indoors as much as possible during high ratings - STAY OUT OF THE RAIN! USE AN UMBRELLA! If caught in the rain - shower with soap and baking soda.
3) Wash all fruits and veggies with 2Tb baking soda in a basin of water- soak for 20 min or as long as you can, scrub with a brush, and rinse well - (hydrogen peroxide works also)
4) Don't eat dairy or meat - high on the food chain and loaded with radioactivity. Fish from the Pacific is NOT safe. No GMO foods and organic if possible. Build a greenhouse and start growing vegetables inside - less fallout will be passed to you when you eat your homegrown produce. Check regularly with a geiger counter. Protect your family.
5) Check Protective Ideas below.
(Have a valid passport. Do this now. Within 24-48 hours of a total meltdown all airplanes will be grounded. Relocate you and your family away from the danger. Reevaluate from a distance in safety. May we never have to deal with this. )
So how does potassium iodide help?
The thyroid uses iodine normally to make thyroid hormone. The radiation from a nuclear event releases radioactive iodine into the air. When the radioactive iodine enters the body, the thyroid quickly scoops it up. Take immediately
Taking potassium iodide a pill (130 mg) temporarily stops the thyroid. If taken prior to radiation exposure, the iodine pills counter the effect of the radioactive iodine on the thyroid. This helps prevent the development of thyroid cancer down the road.
one dose of potassium iodide is needed since a single dose protects the thyroid
gland for 24 hours — assuming you remove yourself from the exposure area.
FDA PATIENT INFORMATION USE OF 130-MG SCORED TABLETS OF POTASSIUM IODIDE FOR THYROID BLOCKING
(Potassium Iodide Tablets, U.S.P.)
TAKE POTASSIUM IODIDE ONLY WHEN PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL YOU. IN A RADIATION EMERGENCY, RADIOACTIVE IODINE COULD BE RELEASED INTO THE AIR. POTASSIUM IODIDE (A FORM OF IODINE) CAN HELP PROTECT YOU.
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE, TAKE IT ONE TIME EVERY 24 HOURS. DO NOT TAKE IT MORE OFTEN. MORE WILL NOT HELP YOU AND MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF SIDE EFFECTS. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO IODINE (SEE SIDE EFFECTS BELOW).
THYROID BLOCKING IN A RADIATION EMERGENCY ONLY
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Use only as directed by State or
local public health authorities in the event of a radiation emergency.
Adults should take 130 mg (one 130 mg tablet OR two 65 mg tablets OR two mL of solution).
Women who are breastfeeding should take the adult dose of 130 mg.
Children between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65 mg (one 65 mg tablet OR 1 mL of solution). Children who are adult size (greater than or equal to 150 pounds) should take the full adult dose, regardless of their age.
Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32 mg (½ of a 65 mg tablet OR ½ mL of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing infants and children.
Newborns from birth to 1 month of age should be given 16 mg (¼ of a 65 mg tablet or ¼ mL of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing newborn infants.
The protective effects of a dose of KI is about 24 hours. KI is available without a prescription, and a pharmacist can sell you KI brands that have been approved by the FDA
Store at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30C (59 degrees to 86 degrees F). Keep bottle tightly closed and protect from light.
POTASSIUM IODIDE SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE ALLERGIC TO IODIDE. Keep out of the reach of children. In case of overdose or allergic reaction, contact a physician or public health authority.
Each (company trade name) Tablet contains 130 mg. of potassium iodide.
HOW POTASSIUM IODIDE WORKS
Certain forms of iodine help your thyroid gland work right. Most people get the iodine they need from foods like iodized salt or fish. The thyroid can "store" or hold only a certain amount of iodine.
In a radiation emergency, radioactive iodine may be released in the air. This material may be breathed or swallowed. It may enter the thyroid gland and damage it. The damage would probably not show itself for years. Children are most likely to have thyroid damage.
If you take potassium iodide, it will fill up your thyroid gland. This reduces the chance that harmful radioactive iodine will enter the thyroid gland.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE POTASSIUM IODIDE
The only people who should not take potassium iodide are people who know they are allergic to iodide. You may take potassium iodide even if you are taking medicines for a thyroid problem (for example, a thyroid hormone or anti-thyroid drug). Pregnant and nursing women and babies and children may also take this drug.
HOW AND WHEN TO TAKE POTASSIUM IODIDE
Potassium iodide should be taken as soon as possible after public health officials tell you. You should take one dose every 24 hours. More will not help you because the thyroid can "hold" only limited amounts of iodine. Larger doses will increase the risk of side effects. You will probably be told not to take the drug for more than 10 days.
Usually, side effects of potassium iodide happen when people take higher doses for a long time. You should be careful not to take more than the recommended dose or take it for longer than you are told. Side effects are unlikely because of the low dose and the short time you will be taking the drug.
Possible side effects include skin rashes, swelling of the salivary glands, and "iodism" (metallic taste, burning mouth and throat, sore teeth and gums, symptoms of a head cold, and sometimes stomach upset and diarrhea).
A few people have an allergic reaction with more serious symptoms. These could be fever and joint pains, or swelling of parts of the face and body and at times severe shortness of breath requiring immediate medical attention.
Taking iodide may rarely cause over activity of the thyroid gland, under activity of the thyroid gland, or enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter).
Radiation Monitoring: *
Sites reporting radiation monitoring by concerned citizens: Officials have said Fukushima radiation cannot reach the U.S. without being diluted to safe levels, and that the isotopes detected so far would not be sufficient to bump the numbers recorded on these sites, but should you wish to keep your own eye on things:
Rad net system (government) has changed statistics to show safe levels. Not a good source of information. Stopped publishing results in Hawaii in 2011!
The Environmental Protection Agency’s RadNet system is designed to detect radiation from accidents like the Fukushima disaster in Japan
Don’t trust the government? Mineralab, a Prescott, Arizona, company that sells geiger counters, maintains radiationnetwork.com, “a nationwide grass roots effort to monitor the radiation in our environment.”
The network collects data from private citizens nationwide who keep their geiger-counters running, with data uploading automatically to the website in real time. The site recently added citizen monitors in Europe and Japan.
The Radiation Network’s map also displays potential sources of radiation across the U.S., including nuclear power plants, testing sites, waste collection facilities, etc.
“Our Monitoring Stations have not yet registered a big, or even perceptibly significant ‘Gamma event’ from any radiation drifting over from Japan, so we can take a little solace in that,” said Tim Flanegin, who operates the site.
“You know, there is an interesting paradox in the field of radiation monitoring. On the one hand, we might use a Geiger counter to perform a radiation scan of a suspected object or situation, and in a weird sort of way, we want a “hit” to confirm our fears, but on the other hand, if we don’t get a detection, some of us are understandably a little disappointed. But in that case, of course, we should instead breathe a sigh of relief.
Geiger Counters: *
Geiger counters have been selling like popsicles in summer, and traffic has never been higher at websites that display data from radiation monitoring stations.
In general, cheap devices detect only gamma rays, which are released by various isotopes of iodine and cesium.
The more expensive models can detect alpha and beta rays as well, Fukushi said. Uranium and plutonium emit alpha rays. Strontium releases beta rays. All are present in nuclear fuel rods along with cesium and iodine.
The more expensive devices also have radiation sensors for use in wider areas, allowing them to take more accurate readings, Fukushi said.
Certain portable Geiger counter models are even more expensive because they use advanced computer chips and other components that give them a wider sensor range in a compact size.
Experts typically buy devices that can detect alpha, beta and gamma rays and display radiation levels in a few seconds, said Genichiro Wakabayashi, a professor of radiology at Kinki University. He said it takes about 10 minutes with a cheap device to get meaningful results.
If you have a radiation detector and there is a nuclear emergency close enough to affect you, it will help you to determine what the radiation levels are in your vicinity. Here are the 4 best geiger counters according to Amazon reviews.
1. Mazur Instruments PRM-8000
The top rated detector on the list is the Mazur Instruments PRM-8000 Geiger Counter – Nuclear Radiation Detector . It uses a US-made Geiger tube that detects beta, gamma, alpha, and x-rays. Most other models only monitor beta and gamma radiation. It has an LED screen, beeper, internal data logging, dose rate alarm, and more. The general consensus of users is that it is worth the price in terms of quality, accuracy, and features. It’s clear that this is one of the best geiger counters on the market.
Reviews say: “dead-on accurate,” “use is very straightforward,” “cannot say enough good things,” “great product,” “reliable,” “easy to learn,” and “best product on the market.”
2. Radiation Alert INSPECTOR Microprocessor-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector
The Radiation Alert INSPECTOR Microprocessor-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector. Like the PRM-8000, it detects alpha and beta particles at low levels as well as x-rays and gamma radiation. It has a counter that flashes red and beeps as the radiation detected increases.
Reviews say: “very well made,” “easy to operate,” “very sensitive,” “solidly built,” and “excellent meter.”
3. Radiation Alert INSPECTORXTREME Microprocessor-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector
Number three on the list, the Radiation Alert INSPECTORXTREME Microprocessor-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector with Protective Boot, is similar to the INSPECTOR in that it measures alpha and beta radiation as well as x-rays and gamma radiation. Like the INSPECTOR, it has an alert that lets you know when radiation is increasing to dangerous levels. It includes a protective rubber case.
Reviews say: “great geiger counter,” “best radiation monitor for the money,” and the “case is a nice add.”
4. Radiation Alert MONITOR4 Analog-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector
Next is Radiation Alert MONITOR4 Analog-Based Ionizing Radiation Detector. It is less expensive than the top 3 geiger counters. It features a dual-scale analog counter that displays CPM (counts per minute) and mR (milliRoentgen) per hour. Like the other models, it features a beeping noise and red flashing alert as the environmental radiation increases. However, it is not as sensitive as the more expensive models.
Positive comments from reviewers:”great product for the price,” “very pleased so far,” “reliable,” “satisfied” with purchase, and “high quality product.” One person commented that the written directions were hard to understand for less experienced users.
Check on www.amazon.com
Radiation Detector by S.E. International or Inspector Extreme ($20 more - same
as Inspector but with case so heavier)
The Inspector or Mazur seem to be the best options for the money – Listed time and again in articles as the best for the money. Others are cheaper but don’t test correctly. http://www.geigercounters.com/Inspector.htm or Amazon.com (free shipping)
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Water Filtration Systems: *
http://www.enviroreporter.com (Go Eat Me -section)
"We equipped ourselves with High Efficiency Air Particle (HEPA) filters and a countertop reverse osmosis water purification system* which we use along with a previously purchased Berkey water filter. (Do they have radiation filters?) (http://www.berkeyfilters.com)
If you search Google for "zeolite radiation removal" you will find plenty of scientific literature supporting this.
Zeolite was used during Chernobyl incident, at the 3 mile island, and recently at Fukushima.
It is a well documented and established scientific that zeolite has properties that makes it very effective to remove positively charged radioisotopes. We use the same nuclear grade activated zeolite as these facilities.
We are going by already published studies.
do you have portable models?
We have a small countertop model which is portable, but needs to be connected to a faucet, it's the COMPACT model.
You may also be able to pump water through it if you have a 1/4" connection to a manual hand pump. Does not need electricity.
Bare in mind please, zeolite only addresses positively charged radioisotopes like Cesium and Stronium, to filter negatively charged radioisotopes, you'd also need our FluorSorb media, which addresses negatively charged contaminants, like Fluoride, Arsenic, Plutonium and Uranium.
Portable filters are usually quite small, and because of their size, their filtration range and capacity is greatly limited.
Do you have a filter that filters it all?
Yes, our best selling ULTRA (countertop) and ULTRA-UC (undersink) models have this capability.
So we need to buy the ULTRA countertop
Is shipping free to Hawaii and the rest of the US? Yes
Notes from people living in a higher radiation zone:
http://www.enviroreporter.com (Go Eat Me -section)
After the Hepa air filter and a water filtration system we began growing a variety of sprouts in this controlled environment. We then inventoried our previous survival supplies which are robust because of the threat of earthquakes in Southern California. Figuring out what we then needed became paramount considering the meltdowns’ ongoing and increasingly lethal threats.
While the ambient air readings have been generally benign, our tests of rain water, so-called June Gloom mist, HEPA filter dust, some powdered milk, chocolate and fruit have shown preliminary indications of elevated radiation levels that point to a culprit upwind of us, Fukushima. Astronomical amounts of highly fissile radioactive material have been spewing out of Fukushima unceasingly since three reactors melted down March 15.
Generally, Los Angeles has been the beneficiary of being south of where the jet stream across the Pacific has flowed since March. Fukushima is upwind of the United States, however, and other regions like the Bay Area, Northern California, the Northwest and Midwest have been hammered by high radiation. Potrblog in St. Louis has repeatedly tested rainwater coming in at 62 times background radiation, a level that is dozens of times more than what the Environmental Protection Agency considers harmful.
So where is the EPA in testing your food for Fukushima fallout contamination? They tested for it from March 11 through June 30 and then said sayonara to enhanced monitoring even though many of their readings were abnormally high.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has repeatedly discounted any possibility that Fukushima fallout could impact America. This week, the NRC released its Near-Term Task Force report on Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century.
Emergency Situation: *
Immediately take potassium iodide. (see above - protects you for only 24 hours)
#7 - LIST OF SUPPLIES TO ACQUIRE LOCALLY
This list was put together in the event of a nuclear bomb attack. Interesting info. The only difference is that the Fukushima radiation won't go away for 660,000 years. That's an awfully long time to stay in your basement. Better come up with alternatives.
If stores are still at all stocked, and safe to go to, try to buy as many of the following items as possible... IMMEDIATELY! There are no quantities listed here on the food items below as family size varies and because, as the emergency and panic widens, many items will become quickly sold-out or quantities restricted and you'll need to try to get more of what does remain on the shelves. At a minimum you should be looking at two weeks of provisions, but much better to be aiming for two months or more. The reality is, if/when we are attacked, it will be a very long time before anything is ever 'normal' again, especially at any grocery stores. Hurricane victims can attest to the prolonged misery and disruptions from such a localized disaster, even with the rest of the country still able to help out. Nobody can begin to imagine how bad the suffering will be, and for how long, if nuclear weapons have gone off... and in multiple locations!
The half-dozen top listed and UNDERLINED food items below are primarily for use while in the shelter. They are mostly ready-to-eat that requires no cooking or preparation, just a can opener at the most. (The iodine solution is included here because of its importance for its thyroid-blocking topical use detailed above, IF you do not have KI pills, but it's NEVER to be ingested or swallowed.) The other foods listed below there are better cost/nutrition staples for later use during the extended recovery period. Then follows general non-food supplies, tools and equipment.
Go Acquire It All Now QUICKLY!
Better to risk being a little early when securing your families essential food and supplies, rather than a few hours too late and going home empty-handed...
(granola/energy/protein bars, snack-paks, raisins, cheese, etc.)
Some perishable foods (breads and fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, etc.)
Canned goods (soups, chili, vegetables, fruit, beans, peanut butter, etc.)
Assorted drink mix flavorings (with no cold drinks, just plain water, kids will appreciate it!)
Plenty of potent Multi-Vitamins, Vit C, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, tylenol, other OTC meds, etc.
Iodine solution, like Betadine (16 ounces)- NOT TO BE INGESTED OR SWALLOWED!
Largest bags of rice, beans,
flour, potatoes, pasta, quick oats and other grains
Multiple big boxes of pancake and biscuit mix & syrup
Jar of honey
Large 2 gallons or more of cooking oil
Baking powder & soda & yeast & spice assortment pack
Bottled water (especially if home supplies not secured yet)
Paper or plastic
plates/bowls/cups/utensils and paper towels
Quality manual can opener, 2 if you don't already have one at home
Kitchen matches and disposable lighters
New metal garbage cans and liner bags (water storage & waste storage)
5 gallon bucket and smaller garbage bags sized for it (toilet)
Toilet seat for the bucket (or use one from inside the house)
Toilet paper and, if needed, sanitary napkins, diapers, etc.
Baby wipes (saves water for personal hygiene use)
Flashlights (ideally LED) and more than one portable radio
Plenty more batteries, at least three sets, for each of the above
Bleach (5.25%, without fragrance or soap additives)
Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide and hand sanitizers
Prescription drugs filled, and as much extra as possible
First aid kits
Plenty of inexpensive N95 particulate respirator masks
Plenty of cheap plastic hooded rain ponchos for everyone
Water filters and all other camping type supplies, such as portable camp toilet,
cook stove and fuel, ammo, etc., if any sporting goods stocks still available.
And, of course, rolls of plastic sheeting, duct tape, staple guns, staples, etc.