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Japanese Radiation Victims Offered Worthless Treatment

World  (tags: Japan, people, Radiation, explosion, Victims, treatment )

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In the wake of the Japanese tsunami and Saturday's explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant north of Toyko, nearly a quarter of a million people have been evacuated from the area. The immediate tsunami danger has passed, but there is the lingering threat


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Shirley S (187)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:12 pm
Noted with concern.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 3:54 am
SAd!sad!Sad! Noted.

linda b (186)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 3:55 am
I watched a video of victims exposed to radiation and it was horrifying,i pray for these people. Thanks Anna.

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 3:56 am
Thanks Anna.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:00 am
my heart aches for them! noted

Jill E (1)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 8:59 am
I'm not in complete agreement here at all. I've used homeopathic remedies for myself, my children and my pets for over 25 years and have seen results for some problems resolved quite quickly. However, there have been times, in acute cases, when it wasn't enough.

Cyrille D (140)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 8:59 am
Such a tragedy. Noted.

Sarah G (109)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 9:30 am

John W (3)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 9:40 am
Oh jeez.

Crys Odenkirk (3)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 9:43 am
Sad. People will do anything for a buck.

Also sad that good, reproducible "home remedies" get lumped in with this kind of so-called homeopathy in general. People like this give it a bad name. If you get a burn, putting aloe on it actually works. That's not quackery for a buck, unless it's someone trying to sell you their "improved 100% pure aloe juice!" that's mostly water. Aspirin came from elm bark tea. Alcohol disinfects wounds. *sigh*

There are actually alternatives if you can't get the iodine pills. Foods that are high in iodine can _help_, though obviously the pill will be more effective. Still, a little help is better than being denied any help at all if you can't get the pills. But the things being hawked in this story...

Ian Donelson (149)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:04 am
I'm not sure about the treatments listed. I do know however that neighbouring countries will only have to worry about Caesium 137 because it is much lighter than Iodine 131 and will rise to the upper atmospheres it doesn't attach water like Iodine so it wont fall in rain and snow but it will fill the atmosphere and can be breathed in, unlike Iodine it doesn't attack the Thyroid but runs through out the entire body and can cause serious mutations in the form of cancers, autoimmune disease, and endocrinological disease. The only way to remove it is through chelation through ingesting chelating agents, the best being Oil of Cilantro and Garlic oil, Depending on the level of contamination the more serious chelating agents are Prussian Blue and DTPA. I would recommend getting a rad card, not a gigacounter to test the atmosphere around your home and city.

Linda h (86)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:05 pm
This is not the time for snake oil. They know quite a lot about how this works. They need to do the right thing and we here living near the damn things need to make sure there are plans in place for us in case we need them. I know for a fact that here in NYC there is no plan and there is no iodine stockpiled. Just politics and money. Oh, I'm to close my window and stay inside for several days. Thanks Entergy I'll remember that.

Jean M (3)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:10 pm
Keep the Japanese in your prayers. What a horrible thing for them to go through.

Abe M (23)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:36 pm
After listening to Arnie Gundersen at

Why would any President agree to renewing 40 yr old Nuclear power plants made just like the ones in Japan?
the rubber stamped it putting us all at risk except Vermont who's legislatures fought. Go to Union of Concerned Scientists. These 40 yr old were supposed to be retired and have leaks and deterioration and they just rubber stamped them in here in the US. “This Could Become Chernobyl on Steroids”: Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen on Japan’s Growing Nuclear Crisis

Jen S (121)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:38 pm
I'm not an automatic iconclast with respect to homeopathy; I've had highly regarded physicians less able to functionally address a skin problem than my great-grandmother did longer ago than I care to mention. That said, show me any science to support these methods. I have no doubt whatsoever the Japanese governemnt is concealing the truth; I strongly suspect the Amercan government is aiding any deception. I know enough physics to question everything I've read or seen. If you happen to have the capability to obtain a rad count or use a geigercounter, do it. At least your own readings may be more accurate. The death toll in Japan won't be known for another 30 years or longer.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:44 pm
Does this surprise me not in the least but it is so sad to think how they believed in their government to save them all they get is NOTHING but as I said it doesn't surprise me not even the least.

pam wilkerson (14)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 2:03 pm
Greeze! My heart goes out to all of these people. I hope they WILL NOT use this nuclear plant ever again!!! Someday they will another earthquark and strike nuclear plants again? No way!!!

Tamila mendoza (177)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 2:21 pm

Morris G. (18)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 2:36 pm
" it is so sad to think how they believed in their government to save them all they get is NOTHING but as I said it doesn't surprise me not even the least"
Carol, evidently you did not take the time to read the article. I was about companies, many from outside Japan, that were marketing bogus remedies. The article as not about the government of Japan doing so. They haven't promoted miracle treatments because there aren't any.

Kathy Meyer (2)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 4:54 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 7:02 pm
Noted , thanks !

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 7:34 pm
noted thanks for this post.

William Y (54)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 7:52 pm
More nonsense, especially the X-ray water. Hit water with X-rays and what you get is water.

Lloyd H (46)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 8:26 pm
Personally this is just as stupid as encouraging people through ignorant fear mongering 'journalism' to use and stock pile KI pills. The article is so mellow that for a while I was not sure if they were supporting the Homeopathic ignorant or opposing them.
Let get one thing very clear even for the slightly, and I do mean slightly, more sane KI,potassiumn Iodine, the side effects and dangers that are associated with taking it are high enough and dangerous enough towarrantt its use only whenimmanentt clear and present danger of exposure makes it necessary. KI is toxic in almost any amount and the danger grows with prolonged intake. KI AND NEARLY ALL OF THEHOMEOPATHIESS LISTED ARE NOT SAFE AT ANY TIME FOR SELF-MEDICATION OF SINGLE DOSES LET ALONE ANY PROLONGED USE OR MASSIVE DOSES. And the list of Homeopathic chemicals and chemical compounds as at least as bed if not worse. The chances of those following the HomeoIdiocy beinghospitalizedd,sufferinggpermanentt damage or death are far higher than what any one not directly down wind from a Chernobyl or worse event.
My Grandma always said, 'That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' unfortunatelthatha 'piece' of advice was/is both Pre-Atomic Age and Pre-Mega on Demand Pharmacy for self-medication.

Star S. (54)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:47 pm
to be very frank- I don't place all my hopes on pharmaceuticals- I personally have seen a great deal of benefits form supplements (vitamiins) which have been prescribed to me by a naturopath and I have seen RESULTS in both immune systems and white blood cell counts- so there are alternatives available - finding the right ones are the question.

Jay Evas (4)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 11:18 pm
what do you expect from a bad government

Bracha Katz (31)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:44 am
You can send love and healing to this situation in Japan:

Tap for Japan:

Thanks Anna

Claire Allen (5)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:17 am
A couple of things are coming to mind re teh radiation. There was only one living thing in the epicentre of the hiroshima bomb site and that was a ginko tree. I believe that tree is still there today and there is such a thing as ginko tea and ginko tablets. These can be bought at some health food stores. Personally I'd go for the tea as it is quite pleasant tasting and I do have some myself. In addition there are other things that remove radiation from you these are certain types of crystals. The one's that spring to mind off the top of my head are: black tourmeline, there are quite a few others but I'm struggling to remember which one's and also people aren't going to have a clue how to use them whcih is another problem. So I would say pendulums are very effective at going right through the body and removing whatever their inherent properties relate to.Off the cuff I'd go for the dark stones or you can look up on the internet at reliable sources crystal properties. Black obsidian may do it also and possibly apache tears obsidian possibly black agate. Lots of crystals do actually remove environmental radiation from the body.

. (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 8:41 am
noted, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 10:23 am
noted conserned

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:25 pm
thank you

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 8:10 pm
I have no idea what the truth is on all of this....

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday March 18, 2011, 9:43 am
Sigh. Watching this unfold is terrible, but to be in the affected area in Japan must be harrowing.

Noreen k-Potts (21)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 11:39 pm
Haven't these poor people been thru enough! Awful, indeed.

Animae C (509)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 5:55 pm
Homeopathy works!
That's one Truth i know for sure!

Jane R (105)
Friday March 25, 2011, 6:30 pm
Sad situation. Lets just pray it doesn't get worse.
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