A French research authority on radioactivity is now warning expectant European mothers and young children to avoid drinking milk or rainwater, while EPA data released on Sunday shows that at least three different milk samples — all from different parts of the US — have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 at levels that exceed the current maximum thresholds for safety.
CRIIRAD told Europeans that eating these items qualifies as “risky behavior.” And yet, in practically the same sentence, the organization claims there is “absolutely no need” for anyone to take iodine tablet.
In the early stages of the Japanese nuclear disaster, articles suggesting those in other countries shoule take steps to protect themselves from radiation were criticized as “alarmist.”
But now we see that, like during the Gulf oil spill, government’s initial claim that food and water supplies are completely safe were a bit lackadaisical.
Natural News reports that, “as far as the water supplies are concerned, it is important to note that the EPA is only testing for radioactive Iodine-131. There are no readings or data available for cesium, uranium, or plutonium — all of which are being continuously emitted from Fukushima, as far as we know — even though these elements are all much more deadly than Iodine-131.”
So it may still be some time until we learn the true extent of the contamination.
Check the Natural News listings to see if water in your neighborhood has tested positive for Iodine-131.
No matter what, it’s important to remember that there are no safe levels of radiation exposure.
“There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as Iodine-131 and Cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”
Source: Natural News
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