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The International Atomic Energy Agency has rated the danger from the damage in Japan a 4 on a 7-point scale. That’s lower than the risks caused by the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979, which rated a 5, and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, which rated a 7.  At Three Mile Island, no one died.  The reactor that exploded at Chernobyl, sending a cloud of radiation over much of Europe, was not housed in a sealed container as those at Daiichi are. The Japanese reactors also do not use graphite, which burned for several days at Chernobyl.  Acute radiation deaths or acute radiation syndrome (ARS) usually would be expected only much closer to the plant.  Radioactivity can also be carried to distant places by wind, though it will become increasingly diffused. So what we need to be concerned about in the United States is chronic radiation sickness from the exposure to radiation fallout or contamination.

Radiation fallout or particles that fall on your skin can be brushed off.  However, be careful not to contaminate other people and objects.   Radiation contamination occurs when one comes into contact with radioactive materials, typically in the form of what you eat, inhale, and absorb through skin wounds.   You can have both internal and external contamination. If a large amount of radioactive materials is absorbed, they will be transported to various sites in the body, such as the thyroid or bone marrow, and can cause DNA defects.

Both radioactive fallout and contamination require the immediate removal of the radioactive materials.  Contaminated skin should be scrubbed immediately with large amounts of soap and water, small puncture wounds should be cleaned vigorously to remove all radioactive particles (even though the scrubbing may cause pain), and contaminated hair is clipped off rather than shaved because shaving may abrade the skin and allow the contamination to enter the body. Just like in Meryl Streep’s movie Silkwood, scrubbing of the skin surface areas should continue until a Geiger counter shows that the radioactivity is gone.

What are the symptoms of chronic radiation sickness, how are they associated with yeast and parasitic infections, and how do we reduce or eliminate them?  Stay tuned.  More details will be revealed in the next few articles.  Become a fan of our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/drjsbest  to receive daily updates on this important issue.  You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/drjsbest.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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