Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Radiation in the environment


We all are worried about weakened immune systems, infertility and birth defects. Well radiation does all that. We know that, right? Here is a list of symptoms from what radiation therapy patients experience at Cancer.gov. It does not talk about the cancers that radiation induces. This website by the EPA has a nice radiation thermometer you can check out, which does! It is super fun! Weirdly, background radiation doubled from what I was taught (3 mSv now 6mSv?? Maybe next year they will teach 12 mSv as background for reference?) So sadly, their data is over 10 years old and does not account for multislice-CT scanners, and multiple exams on one person over a lifetime, let alone a year. Each scan adds to the cumulative lifetime dose for a patient that could end up as a cancer, on top of the environmental exposure to radiation and carcinogens in the air.


Here are some interesting facts provided by the the government:





(There are some great videos down below if looking at data might be boring)







This first one is very interesting and comes from:



Indoor Radon seems pretty dangerous, nearly as much as just a SINGLE Abdominal CT, pretty close to the fallout from the Iodine seen in a fallout event? Really? 

Next Fact, about air pollution and cancer risk


This is old data about the food we eat and the air we breathe, which was more toxic than Benzene years ago. What the heck are dioxins and furans? Pesticides. Why is there formaldehyde in our air? Car Pollution.
Well what has actually happened with the air sensors that monitor radiation in the air? This is from the EPA, which has been dismantled by the current administration, likely because of the use of, brilliantly, water soluble radioactive I-131 among other isotopes in the oil industry, particularly fracking: See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uses_of_radioactivity_in_oil_and_gas_wells


StopOil.ORG




These are the actual sensor Data for Portland in 2007



This is sensor data from 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Notice how much more radiation they are detecting (the last columns are Counts Per Minute).



This is San Diego 2006. What event caused this? (Focus on CPM)

Just Maybe? it was something like this:



Or (The below video, you will have to watch directly through YouTube) Sorry.


Just to Review (the below video came out in 2012), ignored by administration after administration.





This a bit more technical, but this shows you the air Quality in Bakersfield in 2013 and then 2018









Look carefully. Look at these bands of radiation in the air, the ones above 1000 were not present in 2010. If you don't believe me, search for the truth:
EPA RADNET. Download some numbers and see for yourself. 






Why is it worrisome if our air is becoming more and more radioactive?
For one, Lung cancer, the most common cancer in the world, is a radiation induced cancer. That sounds shocking, but read the facts below. I don't endorse smoking because of the cardiovascular effects and nasty smell, btw. If, as a society, we don't want lung cancer, we should not be getting extra radiation at any cost. I think restrictions on CT scanning should be considered with the above warning labels clearly advertised to patients. There are alternatives to imaging, such as MRI or Ultrasound that do not use ionizing radiation, but will they be ready to handle the patient load? 



What is a safe distance from a nuclear reactor if the wastes end up in the water?



















Do you want to know what you can do? Create change. 



It is not safe if you can't deal with the existing nuclear waste.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Are Cell Phones Safe?

External Radiation

Are Cell phones safe? Ask the Health Physics Society and look at the publications they make:



There is naturally occurring radiation from cosmic rays, UV rays, even gamma rays among other events that are again, naturally occurring. 



There is a great small piece in the section on cellular and mobile phones:


What, exactly is short vs long term? I think I better keep that thing away from my head for sure, because that article was in 2008, and we were just heavily using 3G then. 4G was just approved, and now we are at 5G, which is probably really unsafe for us and the creatures on the planet. It is no joke that the bees disappeared. What if the birds disappeared and the sea life went into the depths? How eerie isolation would be from the common cold. No wonder our immune systems are compromised. 


Monday, April 27, 2020

Where does the radiation we get come from?

There are several sources of radiation, which weakens all our immune systems, that we get. Lets discuss a few disturbing sources in the environment first:

Fukushima


Ocean water which circulates throughout the world:


Why is it a problem?



Because the currents from Japan land upon the western coast of North America, particles will become aerosolized and has been captured by air sensors along the coast of the US, particularly Portland and the San Francisco Bay area. Because they can not get to the core of the reactors, this has progressed steadily and cleanup is not going to be done for another 40 years. What are they going to do with the waste on an island? This is exponentially growing, and because it is entering the soil, it is everywhere. This can rain down and have global impact because many of these isotopes are water soluble. Noone is safe. The EPA has been dismantled and the rates at which the collectors for radiation have increased at an alarming over the last 25 years. This is the air we breathe along all coasts throughout the world. This is the water we drink.
It makes sense that Monsanto would have patents on their seeds.
The Future is not Fossil Fuel nor is it Nuclear. They both pollute. Unfortunately if you account for all places with nuclear power plants that are along waterways, the truth is that the water is going to get more and more radioactive. This is a significant source and will get worse with time.  


Here is a nice image of where the reactors are in the US, many are along waterways to cool the reactor:



Do they ever have problems? No, never. The clean up is perfect and pristine with all their waste too! Don't kid yourself.



In fact, they are so safe, you should live on those sites!! You plant some trees and inject some molasses, and you are good to go, because you can't get sued? What a fantastic Idea :-)


Maybe years later you can deal with this: