Here’s Protection for Your Family
I think it’s a shame how we always seem to learn how dangerous things are… after the fact. I remember DDT and Thalidomide, but if you’re younger you are probably focusing on more recent global problems like plastic. Government and big business are inseparable, it’s all about the economy, and you and I are expendable. If you expect to hear the truth from government or big business sources you are foolish.
That’s exactly what’s happening in Japan, and across the globe in the aftermath of this latest disaster. Our government agencies and news media, over the next weeks and months, will be assuring us that there is little or no danger to our families from the radio-active fallout from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. It’s in their best interest to do so. Unfortunately, it isn’t the truth. The damage won’t be immediate, but it will be cumulative.
Back when I was still in Healing Arts College, forty five years ago, our radiology instructor, on a regular basis, lectured us on the safety of X-rays. When asked what happened to the missing little finger on his left hand, he said that when he was a young doctor he would hold kids on the X-ray table so they wouldn’t move and blur the film. His hand received so much radiation because of this activity that one of his fingers had to be removed. It was immediately apparent to me that even educated people could be fools, and I have never owned an X-ray machine. If I needed an X-ray on a patient, I always let someone else take it.
As the years have gone by, there have been at least two World Council on Radiology conferences that come to memory. Both times we were told that the limits of radiation that had previously been considered safe, needed to be lowered. I have little doubt that this will happen again. For those of us living in the Kansas City area, a good example of government’s approach to safety in the workplace would be the mess at the Banister facility for the Atomic Energy Commission. They have been subjecting workers to toxic levels of Beryllium for years, and have been doing everything in their power to avoid responsibility for their employees illnesses.
There was a fallout problem after both Chernoble and Three Mile Island that affected the continent of North America, and we will experience the same from this accident in Japan. It will be in the medical journals within the next 24 months, but you won’t hear about it in the popular press. Radiation is dangerous enough that books have been written by authorities on medical radiology that clearly show the damage done by our cavalier use of X-rays and CAT scans.
How can you protect your family from this fallout? Iodide, particularly potassium iodide, blocks the thyroid gland from absorbing significant amounts of radioactive iodine from fallout. Preventics Iodine/Iodide Complex contains 2.5 mg of potassium iodide along with sodium iodide and molecular iodine. The adult dose is one pill a day, for children between 50 and 100 pounds, the dose would be 1/2 a capsule a day, and for children who weigh less than 50 pounds, the dose would be 1/4 capsule a day. We can expect it to take at least two years for the atmosphere to cleanse itself, so my recommendation is to continue this regimen for at least that length of time.
I placed an extra order for our Iodine/Iodide supplement the other day and the manufacturer was already having trouble meeting the increased demand.