The big worries on the reported releases of radioactive material in Japan focus on radioactive iodine and cesium. Iodine-131 has a half-life of eight days (half as radioactive as in the beginning) and is quite dangerous to human health. If absorbed through contaminated food, especially milk and milk products, it will accumulate in the thyroid and cause cancer. Over the long term, the big threat to human health is cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years. Potassium iodide and iodine is not going to do anything for Cesium radiation, so just taking huge amount of these without an immediate threat won’t help.
“Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk.”
However there is no doubt in the scientific world, that radiation does increase risk of cancer. Still I believe the bigger problem is not the radiation which may or may not hit the United States but the toxins that are all around us all the time. People are all too eager to begin panicking about a current danger presented to us in the news.
How many of these people have cancer due to radiation?
With that being said, there are options out there to help prevent and deal with any exposure we may be subject to on our shores.
Treatment options for Radiation Exposure
- Iodine, potassium or ammonium iodide
The use of iodine or various products such as potassium or ammonium iodide will saturate the thyroid with non-radioactive iodine and can therefore limit the risk that the thyroid will absorb radioactive Iodine 131.
The iodine should not be taken before there is an actual threat!! Only 3-4 days before significant radiation is going to reach us, is enough time to start this medication. It is important to note that iodine or iodide only protects the thyroid gland and does not provide protection from any other radiation.
- Detoxifying Baths
Epson Salt bath formula is used for for detoxifying the body from general radiation exposure, such as from Cobalt-60 irradiated food, X-rays, or air flights where you are subjected to high levels of ionizing radiation.
- Omega 3-fatty acids
Mice exposed to large doses of radiation survived 50-100% longer than normal if fed cod liver oil. It is important to restore the proper fatty acid balance in the body with cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and olive oil.
This is just to name a few things. If you have more questions or concerns on this topic, please let me know and I will forward you as much information as you can handle.