“No amount of radiation is safe. Every dose in an overdose.” -Nobel Laureate, George Wald, 1953
[Fukushima] “Radiation Exposure Affects: Radiation Iodine / Iodide Definition”
This info is STILL VALID, all the more ALARMING as [Fukushima] Continues to spew out nuclear waste years later, with constant fallout… contaminating the ocean/air on a global scale, while radiation exposure affects are increasingly evident through-out the pacific rim, and radiating the northern hemisphere!
“The Difference Between Iodine & Iodide” [Medical Applications]
Potassium iodide has been used as an expectorant, although this use is increasingly uncommon. In medicine, potassium iodide is usually used to treat acute thyrotoxicosis, usually as a saturated solution of potassium iodide called SSKI. It is also used to block uptake of iodine-131 in the thyroid gland (see isotopes section above), when this isotope is used as part of radiopharmaceuticals (such as iobenguane) that are not targeted to the thyroid or thyroid-type tissues.
Iodine-131 (usually in the chemical form of iodide) is a component of nuclear fallout and a particularly dangerous one owing to the thyroid gland’s propensity to concentrate ingested iodine, where it is kept for periods longer than this isotope’s radiological half-life of eight days. For this reason, if people are expected to be exposed to a significant amount of environmental radioactive iodine (iodine-131 in fallout), they may be instructed to take non-radioactive potassium iodide tablets. The typical adult dose is one 130 mg tablet per 24 hours, supplying 100 mg (100,000 micrograms) iodine, as iodide ion. Diatrizoic acid, an iodine-containing radiocontrast agent.
(Typical daily dose of iodine to maintain normal health is of order 100 micrograms; see “Dietary Intake” below.) By ingesting this large amount of non-radioactive iodine, radioactive iodine uptake by the thyroid gland is minimized. See the article on potassium iodide for more on this topic.
Iodine, as an element with high electron density and atomic number, absorbs X-rays well. Therefore, it may be used as a radiocontrast agent by filtering out imaging X-rays weaker than 33.3 keV, where iodine’s innermost electrons begin absorbing X-rays strongly due to the photoelectric effect. Organic compounds of a certain type (typically iodine-substituted benzene derivatives) are thus used in medicine as X-ray radiocontrast agents for intravenous injection. This is often in conjunction with advanced X-ray techniques such as angiography and CT scanning. At present, all water-soluble radiocontrast agents rely on iodine.
Minor exposure, from light rain – [military procedure] calls for washing/shower with baking soda, can be bought in bulk cheap locally… also good for cleaning vegetables! Early signs of exposure to radiation fallout; nausea, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, hair loss.
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Human Health & Nuclear Radiation Prevention”
Minor exposure, from light rain [military procedure] calls for washing/shower with baking soda, can be bought in bulk cheap locally...also good for cleaning vegetables.
A dose of just 25 rems [radiation exposure] causes some detectable changes in blood, doses to near 100 rems usually have no immediate harmful effects. Doses above 100 rems cause the first signs of radiation sickness including: nausea, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, hair loss...
Radiation exposure also reduces production of blood platelets, which aid blood clotting, so victims of radiation sickness are also vulnerable to hemorrhaging. Half of people exposed to 450 rems die, and doses of 800 rems or more are always fatal. Doses of 300 rems or more cause significant internal harm, including damageto nerve cells and the cells that line the digestive tract. Severe loss of white blood cells, which are the body’s main defense against infection, makes radiation victims highly vulnerable to disease.
Besides the symptoms mentioned above, these people also suffer from fever and diarrhea. As of yet, there is no effective treatment–so death occurs within two to fourteen days. In time, for survivors, diseases such as leukemia (cancer of the blood), lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs can appear due to the radiation exposure received.
World Fukushima Cover-Up: Extraordinary amount of kids have thyroid cancer – Official say NOT caused by Fukushima since Chernobyol’s cancers took 4-5 yrs to appear – Yet data shows it started right after… numerous cases still rising 25 years later, June 5, 2013: Researchers at Fukushima Medical University, while Scientists say the Fukushima disaster will affect earth for thousands of years!
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