A Nuclear Reaction: My response to the potential danger posed by the nuclear reactors in Japan
We’ve had tons of discussion within the past day regarding the nuclear reactors in Japan and the potential danger involved. We don’t all agree with each other, and that’s okay.
Yesterday, Dr. Gottfried shared with us some great information on how we can protect our thyroids if we are ever faced with a nuclear disaster. This information is so important and I hope you paid special attention to it. I believe that we need to be as proactive as we can about our health and treatment plans and that means knowing how to protect our bodies, including during a state of emergency. The guidelines shared earlier by Dr. Gottfried regarding potassium iodide are also available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here.
Professional and government agencies (both federal and international) are claiming that the situation with the nuclear reactors in Japan is under control. They are saying the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, are not in danger and they don’t anticipate these areas will be in danger of receiving harmful levels of radiation. Is the situation really under control? I don’t know. I do know that spokespeople for these agencies and governments are saying “it’s under control” A LOT. That tends to make me think the situation is not entirely under control. We do that with our own health, too, don’t we? If I’m having a bad day and don’t feel well, it’s evident to the people around me. They ask me, “Are you okay?” over and over, and over and over I respond with, “I’M FINE.” But I’m not really “fine.”
Maybe the situation really is under control and maybe we really aren’t in danger of receiving detrimental levels of radiation. I’m not an expert on nuclear reactors. I do firmly believe, however, that WE NEED TO BE PREPARED. We fight for our health every single day. We cry for our voices to be heard. If we want truly want to raise awareness and change the face of thyroid diseases and cancers, we need to be educated and prepared. So I urge you, do what you can to gain as much knowledge as possible about how to protect your thyroid. Then, take that information to your doctor and discuss what changes need to be made to your treatment plan.
Below I’ve included a list of articles from government agencies and news sources regarding the state of the nuclear reactors in Japan, the damage, and the potential risk. Do the reading and formulate your own opinion. Share it with us. Be empowered. Be radical.
From the Nuclear Energy Institute, “Information on the Japanese and reactors in that region.”
From the International Atomic Energy Agency, “IAEA update on Japan Earthquake.”
From the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, “Seismic Damage Information, 20th release.”
From the Nuclear Power Daily, “California ‘closely monitoring’ Japan nuclear leak.”
From Way Out West news, “Health officials say radiation from Japan unlikely to be danger to U.S. West Coast.”
Tags: health preparedness, how to protect your thyroid, Japan, nuclear fallout, nuclear reactors in Japan, proactive health care, resources regarding the nuclear reactors in Japan, thyroid health, Written by Joanna Isbill