Radioactive Legacy of Fukushima – How to Protect Ourselves from Radiation

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The earthquake and the Tsunami in Japan in March 2011 has brought a ticking bomb with it, which I am afraid keeps ticking. It is not widely reported in the news, and I am in two minds about it. On the one hand, the situation will not be helped by many people going into a panic mode, knowing that they cannot do anything about it but rely on their government to put pressure on Japan to make sure that it takes every measure to contain the situation, and let update their own nation and international community about the true state of affairs.

You see, one of the problems is not lack of offers, but Japan’s desire to give an impression that they are in control, and a denial that they need for all the countries capable of helping to get together and develop a strategy for managing the situation, stopping the leak of highly radioactive strontium-90 into the ocean, and saving us all from disaster. In Japan, a number of restrictions exist regarding what can and cannot be reported in the news about the whole situation.

“Under a special state secrets bill expected to pass on Friday, public officials and private citizens who leak “special state secrets” face prison terms of up to 10 years, while journalists who seek to obtain the classified information could get up to five years…  “There are few specifics in the law, which means it can be used to hide whatever the government wishes to keep away from public scrutiny,” said Mizuho Fukushima, an opposition MP.  “In its current form, the prime minister can decide by himself what constitutes a secret.” ” Source

The US government official continues to deny the seriousness of the situation posed to the West Coast of the US especially:

“Experts have been trying to dispel worries stemming from a burst of online videos and blog posts in recent months that contend radiation from Fukushima is contaminating beaches and seafood and harming sea creatures across the Pacific.

Those assertions are false and the concerns largely unfounded, scientists and government officials said last week, because Fukushima radionuclides in ocean water and marine life are at trace levels and declining — so low that they are trivial compared with what already exists in nature.

“There is no public health risk at California beaches due to radioactivity related to events at Fukushima,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement.”  Source

On New Year’s Day (nearly three years after the initial incident) operators of the Fukushima plant reported that “plumes of most probably radioactive steam” had been seen rising from the reactor 3 building. According to, “the Reactor 3 fuel storage pond still houses an estimated 89 tons of the plutonium-based MOX nuclear fuel composed of 514 fuel rods.” Unfortunately, high levels of radiation inside the building make it nearly impossible to determine the source of the mystery steam. Although TEPCO, the plant’s operator, claims there’s no increased danger (small comfort from the people who admitted to the world that they have no control over the situation), most agree that the plant is just seconds away from another disaster.”  Source

Documented Facts

The water from Fukushima leaks into the ocean.  Once there, it is spread all over. However, the first radioactive blow comes to the surrounding countries. West Coast of the US and Canada are among the two major recipients of it.

Here are some more statistics

“Just days ago, snow falling in Missouri was found to contain double the normal radiation amount. No snow where you live? You’re not out of the clear yet. Early in the New Year, Infowars reported on a YouTube video that showed background radiation at a Coastside beach reaching over 150 micro-REM per hour. Health officials in San Mateo County confirmed the spike but remain ‘befuddled’ as to its cause.”  Source

“Fish, especially salmon, must migrate through the radioactive plumes coming off Fukushima before being harvested on North American coasts. Some believe this represents an eventual health crisis, and that it’s no longer safe to eat fish from the Pacific Ocean.” Source

“Nuclear radiation at the boundaries of the stricken Fukushima power plant has now reached 8 times government safety guidelines, TEPCO has said. The firm has been struggling to contain radioactive leaks at Fukushima since the onset over the crisis in 2011.” Source

“Experts estimate that between 20 and 40 trillion Becquerels (a unit used to measure radioactivity) of tritium have been released into the water since the accident in 2011.”  Source

“Earlier this year, Tepco lost power to cool spent uranium fuel rods at the plant after a rat shorted wiring at the plant.

In the latest incident, containment areas surrounding 12 of 23 groups of tanks overflowed, with one of them containing Strontium-90 as highly concentrated as 710 Becquerels per litre – 71 times higher than the level set by the company as safe for release.”  Source

“The government now says it is clear that 300 tons (71,895 gallons/272,152 litres) [of radioactive water] are pouring into the sea each day, enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool every eight days.” Source

How to Protect Ourselves from Radiation

So, how to protect ourselves from radiation?  We could and should demand regular access to unbiased information from our governments, to make sure that we are aware of what is happening with the food and environmental control in the countries we live in, and how thoroughly the situation is being monitored by environmental and food agencies.

As far as protective measures are concerned, we have 2 options

  1. We could deny that the problem exists, and continue with our lives as if nothing is happening, burying our heads in the sand.
  2. We could do something about it, to protect ourselves, as much as we are able to, from the highly damaging effects radiation which keeps leaking and spreading every day.

Here are some of the things we could do to help ourselves to reduce the effects of radioactive exposure on the body:

  • Make sure that you know where your fish/ seafood produce is coming from. If it comes from the Pacific, I would avoid eating it.
  • Try to avoid unnecessary exposure to the rain. Radioactive fallouts tend to be transported in rainwater, among other ways. Wear protective clothing if you have to be out in the rain.
  • Sodium bicarbonate helps reduce exposure of the body to uranium. You could take half a teaspoonful with water 3 times a day, on an empty stomach, about one hour before meals. It would also help reduce body acidity, raise pH, and help improve overall health.
  • Calcium (should be taken with magnesium and preferably with vitamin D3) helps to protect the body against an intake of strontium, which is normally deposited in the bones. Calcium is used by the body as a bone-building material, and if we don’t have enough calcium, our calcium-starved bodies are much more likely to take in radioactive strontium. Taking chelated calcium reduces intake of strontium by the bones.
  • Magnesium – promotes the absorption of calcium and potassium by the bones, so is a very important component in protection from radiation. Without the presence of magnesium, calcium cannot get absorbed. Magnesium is a very important mineral which takes part in over 300 body processes and helps to raise body pH and reduce cellular oxidation. It also plays a crucial role in detoxification, being an energy mineral of each cell. Without sufficient energy, detoxification cannot happen.
  • Potassium iodide – helps to reduce exposure to radioactive caesium. However, it is indicated in cases of a sudden exposure of the body to high doses of radiation, and its intake should be monitored by medical professionals, especially for people who suffer from thyroid problems. Be sure to check your thyroid before taking it.
  • Potassium  – helps to reduce body exposure to radioactive caesium, since it is treated like potassium by our bodies. So taking sufficient potassium helps to reduce exposure to radioactive caesium.
  • Nascent iodine is a much safer alternative to potassium iodide. It is legally sold as a food supplement around the world.
  • Antioxidants to protect radioactive damage and through cell oxidation by free radicals.”During exposure to low-level doses (LLD) of ionizing radiation (IR), the most of harmful effects are produced indirectly, through radiolysis of water and formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The antioxidant enzymes – superoxide dismutase (SOD): manganese SOD (MnSOD) and copper-zinc SOD (CuZnSOD), as well as glutathione (GSH), are the most important intracellular antioxidants in the metabolism of ROS. Overproduction of ROS challenges antioxidant enzymes. Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Science claim in the Archive of Oncology: Chronic exposure to low-dose radiation doses could be much more harmful than high, short-term doses because of lipid peroxidation initiated by free radicals.” Source
  • Clay – cation-exchange mechanisms which allow the clay to exchange their freely available cations for heavy metals in the environment they are in. Clay baths are a well-practised method of detoxification. On average 500g – 1kg of good quality clay is needed per bath. Sodium bentonite clay is a great option since it also has a high pH of 9-10.
  • Zeolite – also works on the basis of cation exchange mechanism, and is more powerful than clay, since it not only traps heavy metals between its sheets but also absorbs them into its multiple channels.
  • Magnesium Chloride and Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom salt) – help to supplement the body with magnesium very quickly, and speed up detoxification processes in the body. Baths with these salts can be taken alongside clay baths – you will need about 300-500g of salt per bath for best effect.
  • Far Infrared Clay Detox Wrap – “detox on steroids”. The wrap helps to facilitate the removal of toxins through sweating, cation exchange, and magnesium supplementation. These can be done in a clinic, or at home. Learn how to do it for yourself or paying clients. The course is available to study both by therapists and members of the public.

In my next article, I will write in much more detail on how to protect ourselves from radiation with clays, by describing how clays work with the environment they are in. In the meantime, please feel free to leave comments, ask questions.


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