By Terrence Aym
Radiation levels are increasing across North America
Chances are you’ve eaten radioactive food and didn’t even know it. Most people aren’t aware that radiation is contaminating America’s food supply right now. The source for radioactive food? The TEPCO nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan.
The food supply is becoming contaminated by Japanese radiation and the U.S. government and much of the mainstream media is studiously ignoring the massive health problem that one nuclear expert claims is 70 times worse than the Ukraine nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.
Dairy, strawberries, mushrooms…testing positive for Cesium-137
University of California Berkeley (UCB) has discovered rising radiation in selected produce grown in California. Six items were tested: spinach, strawberries, cilantro, topsoil, grass, and mushrooms. Measured in Becquerel per kilogram. Five of six items in U.S. food chain sampling test have radioactive particles. [Source]
Radioactive Strontium Found in Hilo, Hawaii Milk
Since April 2011 the EPA and others have been finding radioactive particles in milk. The last report was in early may, then all information was blacked out.
The radiation released by the four damaged TEPCO reactors in the Fukushima Province has vastly increased. Radioactivity has now spread across most of northern Japan and as far south as Tokyo.
Plans are being made for a new Japanese capital and talk in Japan is that Tokyo—one of the world’s biggest cities—may have to be evacuated, even abandoned. Meanwhile, the radiation is spreading through the ocean and deadly particles are being carried by prevailing winds to North America.
A radioactive isotope of strontium has been detected in American milk for the first time since Japan’s nuclear disaster—in a sample from Hilo, Hawaii—the Environmental Protection Agency revealed yesterday.
Tests for strontium are triggered by the presence of cesium isotopes, which have been found in milk from Hilo, Montepelier VT, and Oakland and in precipitation from Boise, Richmond CA, Salt Lake City and a few other cities.
Berkely monitoring rising radiation levels in US Food
UCB has been monitoring the increasing radiation levels since the earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s four reactors in Fukushima.
The nuclear science lab has released dozens of reports, reports basically ignored by the American press.
Here are a sampling of some of UCB’s scientific reports on the escalating radiation:
In the months following the ongoing reactor breaches, rising radiation is contaminating the U.S. food supply. For the most part the serious consequences are being played down or outright ignored. Some health experts are expecting a rising cancer rate in the U.S. within a decade, especially along the West Coast.
According to a special report posted by the website Rense.com, the most contaminated regions of farmland in the U.S. (based on established fallout patterns of known radioactive drift and charted by Euro scientific agencies) are: the entire Pacific Coast (note that much of the produce in North America comes from this region, especially California); northern U.S. States close to Canada, and Canadian areas close to the U.S. (including Toronto) ; Eastern States, Central States of the U.S., and Far Northern areas of Canada. [Rense]
More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
CNN reports that radiation in America’s food chain is continuing to rise. Sporadic reports of what’s actually happening break through the media static periodically, but America is at risk of radiation poisoning and the mainstream media is focusing primarily on celebrities and the bickering among politicians.
Birth defects after Chernobyl – Fukushima much worse
[Note: For actual reports of the serious problem the U.S. is facing monitor the UK press, websites from Japan, South Korea, China and India. You can find them with a Google search.]
After shutting down radiation monitoring stations across the U.S. as “unnecessary” the government and EPA officials continue to lull the American public into a state of soothing catatonic blindness:
Still, right now, U.S. health officials have emphasized that, at about 5,000 miles from the plant, the West Coast is unlikely to see any dangerous levels of radiation regardless of what happens in Japan. Radioactive particles disperse in the air, thus there is less of a hazard the farther away you are.
“Our finding is consistent with findings in Washington and California. We have expected to find trace amounts of the isotopes released from the Japanese plant. There is no health risk,” Gail Shibley, administrator of Oregon’s Office of Environmental Public Health, Oregon Public Health Division, said in a statement. [CNN]
Yet the official statements fly in the face of the data that the nuclear scientists at UCB and other nuclear scientists in Western Europe have been obtaining from air, water, soil ,and produce samples.
How to protect yourself and your family
Scientists have found that spirulina can help reduce the deadly affects of radiation poisoning. This is particularly important in the face of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan and the growing evidence amassed by nuclear experts that the radiation is continuing to contaminate parts of Korea, the Philippines, Hawaii, North America and even Western Europe. [See: Scientists: Spirulina can reverse radiation poisoning]
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