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Why Does FDA Tolerate More Radiation Than EPA?
04-15-2011, 01:54 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:"Since the Environmental Protection Agency began detecting radiation in rainwater and milk at levels above its maximum contaminant level, government officials have been downplaying the importance of EPA’s maximum contaminant level.

They would much prefer us to speak in terms of the Food and Drug Administration’s “Derived Intervention Level.”

The two levels could hardly be more different:

EPA does not allow drinking water to contain more than 3 picoCuries per liter of radioactive istotopes like iodine-131 and cesium-137.
FDA allows up to 4,700 picoCuries of iodine-131 in a liter of milk and up to 33,000 picoCuries of cesium-137.
Officials from both agencies—as well as many state governments—explain the difference in terms of time: EPA assumes long-term exposure over 70 years. FDA assumes you’re encountering the radiation all at once.

But time isn’t the only difference between these two standards:

FDA tolerates a higher mortality rate."


Read it all blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon

Theres a disturbing double standard here that could potentially cause a host of problems in the not too distant future.




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04-15-2011, 01:57 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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quite the discrepancy there damned.gif
04-15-2011, 03:21 PM #3
yankees skier
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04-15-2011, 03:42 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They don't get Fukushima under control, it may not matter. Either die of thirst or drink, wash in, irrigate with, irradiated water. Chernobyl had 500 kg of plutonium, Fukushima has 1,500 tons. (I may be wrong on the exact numbers, but it is way more)
04-15-2011, 04:46 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm not certain of the exact amount either, I've seen conflicting amounts and some didn't account for spent fuel rods 13.gif but it poses a serious problem presently, and if not brought under control in a timely fashion we could be looking at an ele.

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04-15-2011, 04:55 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Because the EPA guys are real government employees in an agency that has lost nearly all of its power. The FDA bosses are all in the rotating door plan. They will come in, change some laws or allow some bad meds, etc. so that various corps can make a quick few billion. Then the FDA bosses will leave and go back to work for those corps while the next group comes in.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor



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