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07-27-2012, 02:35 AM #1,021
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Quote:Every year I can and smoke about 20 salmon, usually Chinooks, but I have no idea how to tell, for myself, if they have cesium contamination

how do you get bthe little guys to pucker up are they menthol or non



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07-30-2012, 02:26 PM #1,022
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Ewwww. lolz

Post-Fukushima, Japan's irradiated fish worry B.C. experts

The numbers show that far from dissipating with time, as government officials and scientists in Canada and elsewhere claimed they would, levels of radiation from Fukushima have stayed stubbornly high in fish. In June 2012, the average contaminated fish catch had 65 becquerels of cesium per kilo. That’s much higher than the average of five Bq/kg found in the days after the accident back in March 2011, before cesium from Fukushima had spread widely through the region’s food chain.

In some species, radiation levels are actually higher this year than last.

http://www.straight.com/article-735051/v...bc-experts

07-30-2012, 03:55 PM #1,023
Jed Member
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That there is just bad news
Shadow. This thing is far worse
than they's a lettin' on.
07-30-2012, 04:10 PM #1,024
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yeah. The implications are bind moggling. If the Pacific is contaminated, and I don't see how it couldn't be with tepco pumping all the radioactive waste into the ocean, there's going to be a billion or two starving people in Asia.
07-30-2012, 04:53 PM #1,025
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shït.
No more tuna.
07-31-2012, 05:07 PM #1,026
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I say, again, how can they make these determinations when we really don't know what's going on at Fukushima?

From article:

'Below the level of concern'

While the total peak radioactivity levels after four to seven years would still be about twice the pre-Fukushima values, it says this is “below the level of concern”.

The German study used a sequence of global ocean circulation models to estimate the long-term dispersion by ocean currents of a slow decaying tracer, comparable to that of caesium-137. The tracer was continuously injected into coastal waters over several weeks and its spreading and dilution in the Pacific Ocean was then simulated for 10 years.

http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environm...ews-513943
07-31-2012, 05:26 PM #1,027
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They merely raise the 'level of concern'. Generally accepted safe level is 2 bq/hr of cesium. Japan has raised that to 100. I know in BC the 'threat' is so inconsequential the provincial gov finds no reason to even monitor lmao.gif
07-31-2012, 05:40 PM #1,028
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-31-2012, 05:26 PM)Shadow Wrote:  They merely raise the 'level of concern'. Generally accepted safe level is 2 bq/hr of cesium. Japan has raised that to 100. I know in BC the 'threat' is so inconsequential the provincial gov finds no reason to even monitor lmao.gif


So true, Shadow. This makes me very worried.
07-31-2012, 05:49 PM #1,029
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I've been taking (Norwegian) sea kelp since it began but I can't get my family (mostly on the West coast) to take it sad2.gif My sister's doctor told her not to, it'll wreck her thyroid.
07-31-2012, 05:52 PM #1,030
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-31-2012, 05:49 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I've been taking (Norwegian) sea kelp since it began but I can't get my family (mostly on the West coast) to take it sad2.gif My sister's doctor told her not to, it'll wreck her thyroid.


I don't understand that advice from the doctor. Eating sea kelp will give one the required natural iodine elements which protects the thyroid gland from radiation. Doesn't it?
07-31-2012, 06:07 PM #1,031
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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That's exactly what it does US. I don't understand the advice either dunno.gif she won't take it, none of them will. The doctor said and they think I'm an idiot for taking it rofl.gif

Poland handed out Ki immediately following Chernobyl and saw none of the thyroid cancers surrounding countries have suffered since.
07-31-2012, 11:03 PM #1,032
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-31-2012, 06:07 PM)Shadow Wrote:  That's exactly what it does US. I don't understand the advice either dunno.gif she won't take it, none of them will. The doctor said and they think I'm an idiot for taking it rofl.gif

Poland handed out Ki immediately following Chernobyl and saw none of the thyroid cancers surrounding countries have suffered since.


As usual doctors don't elaborate and properly explain their findings to us lay people. The article below states that too much sea veggies will overstimulate your thyroid. So, as per usual, everything in moderation. Having said that, how much seaweed is necessary to stave off the effects of radiation and cancer?

"There are known health benefits to eating sea vegetables in moderation. Too much will overstimulate your thyroid gland. For example, a tablespoon of sea vegetables, formerly called sea weed, may contain between 1/2 mg and 35 mg of iron along with vitamin C. In nutrition, vitamin C increases the bioavailability of plant iron."

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-you...vegetables

08-01-2012, 04:52 PM #1,033
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The sea kelp I take is 650 mcg or 0.00065 grams of iodine. chuckle.gif
08-01-2012, 05:01 PM #1,034
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-01-2012, 04:52 PM)Shadow Wrote:  The sea kelp I take is 650 mcg or 0.00065 grams of iodine. chuckle.gif


chuckle.gif Did you doctor even ask you how much you were consuming? 13.gif
08-01-2012, 05:24 PM #1,035
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I'm told my doctor retired three years ago. rofl.gif



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