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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:28 PM

"A2" documentary about Fukushima children with thyroid cysts and nodules (TRAILER)



Not that anyone seems to care. It's like the world has forgotten Fukushima.

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Reply "A2" documentary about Fukushima children with thyroid cysts and nodules (TRAILER) (Original post)
Generic Other Feb 2013 OP
2on2u Feb 2013 #1
valerief Feb 2013 #3
hedda_foil Feb 2013 #2
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #4
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #5
DeSwiss Feb 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #7
FBaggins Feb 2013 #8

Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. Poland issued iodine to its citizens after the Chernobyl disaster (link)

 

http://thyroid.about.com/library/weekly/aa101401a.htm

Health in a Nuclear Accident, and Why It's NOT Readily Available to Everyone in the U.S.

by Mary Shomon

Iodine-131 is the radioactive gas that was released in the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986. Radioactive iodine becomes airborne, and post-Chernobyl exposure to this gas in the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and areas of Eastern Europe has resulted in a 10-fold increase in thyroid cancer in children in the region, and a quadrupling of adult rates of thyroid cancer.

While residents of the area around Chernobyl are still suffering from exposure, some regions of Eastern Europe that were exposed to radiation were prepared, and were able to protect their residents from the thyroid dangers of iodine-131.

The key? Potassium iodide, (also called potassium iodine) an inexpensive drug that, when given within around 24 hours of exposure, prevents the thyroid from uptake of the radiation, and ultimately, from the increased dangers of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer due to iodine-131 exposure. Potassium iodide was handed out in Poland after the Chernobyl crisis, and this action was credited with protecting the Polish people from increased thyroid problems now being seen in Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus.

In the United States, since the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident two decades ago, there has been an controversial and ongoing debate about making potassium iodide available to residents in the event of nuclear emergency.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:51 PM

3. I'm sure all the people who matter have access to it. The 1%. nt

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:36 PM

2. Please watch and recommend.

Chilling.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:56 PM

4. Another excellent documentary about the Children of the Tsunami

 



This opened my eyes to an entirely new aspect of this disaster. Note that it spends a great deal of time with the children of the Fukishima exclusion zone. Heartbreaking video and highly recommended.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:33 PM

5. But Fukushima has not forgotten the world. nt

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:43 AM

6. K&R

For the latest on Fukushima:

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:44 AM

7. We cannot forget these poor people

 

Victims of the tsunami, the nuclear meltdown, and government and corporate indifference.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:31 PM

8. These poor people are being lied to.

There has not been a single piece of thyroid data coming out of Japan that should be of any concern to these poor people (the results have been entirely within the expected norms)... but someone has them in a panic anyway. Likely for their own gain (financial or otherwise).

And, of course, they then use them to spread the paranoia across the Pacific.

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