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WHO: Real Risk If Radiation Contaminates Food


Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radiation, food, contamination, people, health )

Anna
- 2985 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant if food there has excessive levels of radiation, the World Health Organization said Monday.



   

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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 3:40 am
Noted with fear for all those Japanese...sending my positive thoughts and prayers!
 

Gail Lopez (65)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 5:45 am
I would have thought that the food safety issue would have been dealt with immediately in light of the information derived from Chernobyl.
 

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 6:23 am
scary
 

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 6:23 am
scary
 

John Y (67)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 6:34 am
Thanks for the information.
 

Patricia Y (2)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 8:04 am
Very frightening. I pray for the Japanese.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 8:25 am
The poor Japanese one major problem after another. So sad, Anne, but thank you for the news.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 8:50 am
Noted, thanks Anna. Radiation comes in different aging classifications and many are cumulative into living organisms. In other words, you get it into your system, it doesn't go away and keeps adding up. So, some of the radiation that is entering the food chains will stay, affecting everything along the way, for more years than you want to know. The marine animals and plants so beloved to eat, as an example, are & will continue to be a source of radiation. Chernobyl, 3-mile Island, and other nuclear reactor accidents, radiation leaks, may be fading in memory, as will Japan's, but Not in the living web of life. Death of the organism will not destroy the long-lived radiation types, it simply goes back into soil, water and air, for the next consumer. Japan's awful nuclear disaster, far beyond the earthquakes and tsnamis, has contributed another load of radiation to those already among us.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 9:24 am
Thanks for the information.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 9:25 am
I think we are about to join the dinosaurs!!
 

Constance F (418)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 11:10 am
Devastating. Bad enough of the loss of lives, and the fear of leaving your home because of the air. Maybe the international community needs to ship food in!
 

Intuitive S (40)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 3:17 pm
Thank you, noted.

please see this submitted story...it was posted late last night, so it's far down on the list now..but vital:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/331113737/2751771

Also, please check out these sites:

http://www.prop1.org/prop1/radiated/states.htm

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/nuclear-reactors-in-earthquake-zones-in-the-us-map.php

http://www.neis.org/index.php

http://www.neis.org/Content/Nuclear_Illinois.shtml
 

Mary T (178)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 7:08 pm
Thanks Anna, noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 7:43 pm
Sad & frightening. This can happen anywhere : (
 

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 9:19 pm
Very sad. This is a kind of news that I would never want to hear.
 

Natividad P (104)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 8:57 am
Noted. It's really sad what ourre in Japan .Thank you for the info, Anna
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 12:18 pm
thanks for the info!
 

Ava A (11)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 1:40 pm
It truly is sad how this is effecting every aspect of the japanese communities
 
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