Chernobyl Catastrophe: 25th Anniversary of World’s Worst Nuclear Accident

Democracy Now, 4/26/11

Start at 10:32, End at 35:20

Last paragraphs of statement by PSR on the anniversary of Chernobyl

…While the risk of low dose exposure may be very low for a given individual, when large numbers of people are exposed, there are health consequences.  If one person receives 1 rem of exposure, he or she has a one in one thousand chance of getting cancer.  If a thousand people are exposed, one of them will get cancer.  If a million people are exposed, one thousand of them will get cancer.  While the dose of radiation in a glass of drinking water may be so low that any one person does not need to take specific protective measures, the cumulative impact on the whole community may be very significant.

“We cannot be asked to protect the public after the fact,” said Ira Helfand, MD, a member of the Board of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “The health system cannot respond adequately to a large scale disaster on the order of Fukushima. The risks to public health, the economy and our environment from nuclear power far outweigh the benefits.”

What can we do to help our body deal with the radiation?

Therapy for radiation exposure by Dr. Apsley

Key supplements can safely antidote radioactive iodine, plutonium, cesium, uranium and strontium from fall out, These include NAC, Kelp, Chlorella, Baking Soda, Calcium hydroxyapatite, Noni Juice, selenium, vitamin E, CoQ10, Lipoic acid, Melatonin. Look for Dr. Apsley’s book on in August 2011.

Radiation risks from Fukushima no longer negligible

The risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer “negligible,” according to CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity. The NGO is advising pregnant women and infants against “risky behaviour,” such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves. … Data for the west coast of the United States, which received the Fukushima radioactive fallout 6-10 days before France, reveals that levels of radioactive iodine-131 concentration are 8-10 times higher [than in Europe], the institute says. (CRIIRAD)