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A Little Radiation Does A Body Good, According To Ann Coulter (Video)

A Little Radiation Does A Body Good, According To Ann Coulter (Video)

When news of the earthquake, tsunami, and resulting explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant reached the U.S. media, many knew that it would be hard for the talking heads to restrain themselves from inciting mass panic.

It’s important for facts to be communicated to the public as quickly and accurately as possible, without blowing the situation out of proportion. But telling people that exposure to radiation in doses in excess the federally designated safe levels is actually “good for you”?

Fox News pundit Ann Coulter may just have outdone herself with this one.

Watch below:

Treehugger clears the air:

…”The most recent study done by the National Acadamies’ National Research Center on this very subject — and guess what that study’s called? Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation May Cause Harm. Yes, the prevailing wisdom of scientists, in the most up-to-date peer-reviewed work on the subject, shows that even exposure to low levels of radiation can be dangerous.

“The report clearly states that ‘A preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even low doses of ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, are likely to pose some risk of adverse health effects.’”

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5:00PM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

the tiny ammount from the sun or getting x'rayed a lot? sometimes when I had some of mine I couldn't wear the vest because they needed the top part of the spine.

then there is radiating food to eat it raw or kill germs.

I don't know what to believe now. just radiation can't give you super powers. would be cool if it did!

7:55PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

Philip; let's not forget oil spill!

7:53PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

That bitch is one woman I can honestly say I like to see radiated. Since she seems to think it's good for us, let her be the gunea pig to prove it.

7:46PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

I can think of a few expressions to describe Ann Coulter's intelligence and they are: Hello, anybody home????, Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Not much grey matter in that head of hers.

7:40PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

How can a "little" radiation be good for you? I won't even attempt to wrap my mind around this statement. Who is Ann Coulter, really? Is she an expert on such a matter? Does she hear herself talk?? Why in God's name is this woman given airtime on a topic which she is not at all knowledgable about. The statement is PREPOSTEROUS!!!

9:58AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

Kudos to Bill for at least trying to talk some sense into her- what a wacko she is!

8:40AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

The list of items good for us just keeps growing.
Good for us now:
1. Radiation
2. Melamine
3. Mercury
4. ...

7:41AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

She either lies or is horribly ignorant.

The regressive Republican Party of No is mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

7:08AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

geez, isn't that what the people living downwind of the Nevada Test Site were told in the 1950s?

7:26PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Leave it up to Ann Coulter to try to be pithy when it comes to the tragedy in Japan and the potential massive health risks they are facing from radiation exposure."A Glowing Report"? I knew she was self serving, ignorent and not opposed to blatant deception but now she has shown how callus and apathetic she truly is.
She complains that her half-assed theory won't get news coverage after she quotes from the New York Times Science Section...?????And she vehemently states that her comments are science supported.Really? Since when has Ms. Coulter been a fan of science? Or logic,reason, common sense......

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