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Food is a big problem

There have already been stories leaked to the press about contaminated rice, tea and meat from the Fukushima region. Fears of Japanese exports are just one more economic tragedy effecting Japan. Checking for the country of origin is standard practice in many West Coast grocery and fish markets. Actually, getting a particle of plutonium or its byproducts inside your body is many magnitudes more lethal than contact with your skin. Geiger counters were a hot item on many 2011 Christmas lists in the US and Europe.


Once aain, it is the very young that are the highest risk.


"When children have the same menu as adults, they get up to five times higher (radiation) dose burdens from locally produced foodstuffs because of their lower weight and more active processes of metabolism. Data from Chernobyl, which exploded 25 years ago, clearly shows increased numbers of sick and weak newborns and increased numbers of deaths in the unborn and newborns, especially soon after the meltdown. These occurred in Europe as well as the former Soviet Union. Similar findings are also seen in wildlife living in areas with increased radioactive fallout levels." [*]

RPHP analyzed official EPA data on Japan's radiation that drifts to the U.S. and found it is 20 times above normal in the air and precipitation. Levels in Idaho are about 100 times above normal. This suggests that Americans born later in 2011 will have higher rates of infant deaths, low-weight births, cancer, and other conditions, which is what occurred after the Chernobyl plume drifted over the U.S. in 1986.


"Low-birth-weight babies, born too soon and too small, face a lifetime of health problems, including cerebral palsy and behavioral and learning problems, placing an enormous physical, emotional and economic burdens on society as a whole and on those caring for them..." -- RPHP
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May 8, 2012