Radiation Poisoning Help

This information was sent to me by a friend. He had gathered it all from Naturalnews.com. Given that the fallout from the reactor meltdown in Japan may spread worldwide, I thought people may find these tips helpful. Sorry about the formatting, he had just put this together for personal use.

• Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection against Radiation Poisoning Eating a diet high in apples, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, drinking red wine, and using fresh rosemary have been scientifically shown to be effective. Supplements of rosemary extract containing carnosic and rosmarinic acids are widely available. Supplements of DIM offer higher doses of one of the most potent compounds in cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli sprouts are the best source of sulphoraphane, another highly potent compound in cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli sprouts are available as supplements too. Making a pitcher of fresh vegetable juice several times a week for all family members to drink is a great way to fortify everyone against an environment that has turned against them. The juice should contain high amounts of broccoli, cabbage or other cruciferous vegetables. Adding a small slice of fresh ginger will give the juice an appealing flavor. Use only organic or fresh locally grown vegetables if they are available.

• Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026079.html#ixzz1GQoQLQa3

• Protect your health (and your thyroid) with potassium iodide in case of a nuclear emergency or terrorism event
• the FDA released its Guidance on Potassium Iodide (KI) as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies, which was designed to prescribe other federal agencies’ and also local governments’ use of potassium iodide “in the event that radioactive iodine is released into the environment.”
• According to the FDA, potassium iodide’s ability to protect against radioactively-induced cancer is “well-established.” The FDA goes on to explain, “When administered in the recommended dose, KI is effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in individuals or populations at risk for inhalation or ingestion of radioiodines. KI floods the thyroid with non-radioactive iodine and prevents the uptake of the radioactive molecules, which are subsequently excreted in the urine.” In other words, potassium iodide occupies the thyroid gland with “good” iodine, so that it will be too busy to absorb cancer-causing, radioactive iodine. However, as the FDA states, in order for it to be most effective, you must take the right dose of potassium iodide for your age and level of toxic exposure, within three to four hours of exposure and daily until the exposure is over.
• Given the way that potassium iodine works to prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine, it is obvious that the use of it could potentially cause some negative thyroid effects. In his Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition, Gary Null warns for all potassium iodide users “to be aware that, if you suddenly deluge your perfectly normal thyroid gland with large amounts of supplementary iodine, you can inhibit its ability to produce thyroxine.” Thyroid damage from potassium iodide use is unfortunately most common in the elderly. If an elderly person has thyroidal goiter, potassium iodide can cause hyperthyroidism, according to PDR for Nutritional Supplements authors Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik. In fact, the FDA advises that “anyone over 40 should be treated with KI only if the predicted exposure is high enough to destroy the thyroid and induce lifelong hypothyroidism (thyroid deficiency).”
• As with any substance, someone who has never taken potassium iodide before may suddenly develop an allergic reaction. Usually an allergic response to potassium iodide affects the skin the most, taking the form of rashes or acne, reports to Dr. Elson M. Haas. According to an American Cancer Society statement that Professor Ralph W. Moss calls “outdated,” excessive use of potassium iodide, even without allergy, may cause pimples, swelling of the glands similar to mumps, runny eyes and nose and impotence. However, in his fairly recent book, Health and Nutrition Secrets, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock echoes the “outdated” American Cancer Society statement: “Higher doses in both adults and babies can cause a greater number of side effects and offers no further protection. In general, the side effects are mild and include swelling of the salivary glands, a metallic taste in the mouth, sore teeth and gums, gastrointestinal upset and/or skin rashes.” Though these potential side effects, in my opinion, should not be enough to dissuade you from taking potassium iodide in the event of a nuclear emergency, they should be enough to warn you not to “overdose” yourself on potassium iodide.
• On the other hand, there has also been a historical association between potassium iodide and cancer, the very disease that it is supposed to prevent. In the famous case involving anti-cancer tonic creator Harry Hoxsey, a number of cancer specialists testified that potassium iodide, which was one of the ingredients in Hoxsey’s mixture, might actually speed up the growth of cancerous tumors. However, many other researchers deny the link between potassium iodide and faster tumor growth.
• The Hoxsey case and the beliefs expressed in it have been a source of controversy since the initial popularity of Hoxsey’s treatment. Now, in light of recent terrorist attacks on the world and the possibility of attack with radioactive weapons, individual local governments, federal agencies and the medical community as a whole have no choice but to seriously rethink their former opinions on potassium iodide and once again weigh the risks and benefits.

The experts speak on potassium iodide and its effects:
• “Potassium iodide and possible nuclear attacks or disasters”
• If you leave the fate of your own health up to a bunch of state bureaucrats, you’re a fool. Everybody needs to have some potassium iodide on hand to protect themselves from radiation poisoning caused by nuclear accidents or nuclear terrorism. I’ve been recommending this since 1997, and finally, the feds starting promoting the idea after 9/11. But many states refuse to protect their own citizens. Their plans? “We’ll evacuate everybody in time.” Sure they will. And my dog can play the piano. 
”Some states refuse to distribute potassium iodide, leaving residents vulnerable to nuclear accidents”
• KI works best if used within 3 – 4 hours of exposure.
“Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide” by the FDA

“How potassium iodide works against the effects of a nuclear attack”
• In December 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final “Guidance on Potassium Iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies.” The objective of the document is to provide guidance to other Federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and to state and local governments regarding the safe and effective use of potassium iodide (KI) as an adjunct to other public health protective measures in the event that radioactive iodine is released into the environment. The adoption and implementation of the recommendations are at the discretion of the state and local governments responsible for developing regional emergency-response plans related to radiation emergencies. The recommendations in the guidance address KI dosage and the projected radiation exposure at which the drug should be used. This guidance updates FDA’s 1982 recommendations. 
”Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide” by the FDA

• Less iodine is lost from organically bound sources (as in foods such as kelp) because your body absorbs it better than it does iodine in potassium iodide supplements. There have been no documented cases of iodine poisoning. However, be aware that if you suddenly deluge your perfectly normal thyroid gland with large amounts of supplementary iodine, you can inhibit its ability to produce thyroxine. 

Complete Guide Health Nutrition by Gary Null, page 410

1. What does potassium iodide (KI) do?
• The effectiveness of KI as a specific blocker of thyroid radioiodine uptake is well established. When administered in the recommended dose, KI is effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in individuals or populations at risk for inhalation or ingestion of radioiodines. KI floods the thyroid with non-radioactive iodine and prevents the uptake of the radioactive molecules, which are subsequently excreted in the urine.
• 2. Can potassium iodide (KI) be used to protect against radiation from bombs other than radioactive iodine?
Potassium iodide ( KI) works only to prevent the thyroid from uptaking radioactive iodine. It is not a general radioprotective agent.
• 6. What dosages of potassium iodide (KI) should be taken for specific exposure levels?
Exposures greater than 5 cGy: 
Birth through 2 mos. – 16 mg. 
1 mo. through 3 yrs. – 32 mg. 
3 yrs through 18 yrs. – 65 mg. (Adolescents>150 pounds should take adult dose.) 
Exposures greater than 10 cGy: 
18 yrs through 40 yrs. – 130 mg 
Exposures greater than 500 cGy: 
Adults over 40 yrs – 130 mg. 
”Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide” by the FDA
• Older people with nodular goiters are at risk of developing hyperthyroidism from use of potassium iodide and iodized salt. Potassium iodide and iodized salt may exacerbate symptoms in some with autoimmune thyroiditis. 
PDR for Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik, page 570
• Finally, anyone over 40 should be treated with KI only if the predicted exposure is high enough to destroy the thyroid and induce lifelong hypothyroidism (thyroid deficiency). 

“Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide” by the FDA

“Skin disorders and other problems possibly associated with potassium iodide”
• Excessive quantities of iodized salt, taking too many kelp tablets, or overuse of potassium iodide expectorants such as SSKI can cause some problems, but regular elevated intake of iodine is needed to produce toxicity. Some people have allergic reactions, mainly as skin rashes, to iodine products. Iodine supplementation may also worsen acne in some cases.. 
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD, page 196
• Since potassium iodide can cause a burning sensation in the mouth, either the tablet should be crushed and fully dissolved in a volume of orange juice that the baby can consume quickly, or you should use a saturated solution dissolved in orange juice…Higher doses in both adults and babies can cause a greater number of side effects and offers no further protection. In general, the side effects are mild and include swelling of the salivary glands, a metallic taste in the mouth, sore teeth and gums, gastrointestinal upset and/or skin rashes. 
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 375

Learn more:

Radiation protection is offered by amino acids cysteine and glutathione; Vitamins A, C, and E; minerals Selenium and Zinc. Russian clinical study reveals some benefit from Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus (ES))
• Common foods such as apples, buckwheat, and sunflower seeds strongly protect and detoxify us from radiation.
• •Foods such as apples, buckwheat and sunflower seeds cleanse us of radiation. Apples and sunflower seeds contain pectin which binds and removes radioactive residues from the body. Buckwheat contains glucosides which protect us from the effects of radiation. Cereal grasses and other green foods like chlorella and blue-green algae are also useful in cleansing our bodies of radiation.(1) Essential fatty acids like flax seed oil renew cells which have been burned by radiation. Soaking in a bath with sea salt and baking soda draws toxins including radiation from the body.

• Sea vegetables and miso may not be as familiar, but they are such powerful cleansers of radiation that they were used in Japan after nuclear bombs were dropped and in Russia after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown. Sea vegetables are also known as seaweed. Many varieties can be found in stores including kelp, dulse, nori and wakame. They can also be taken as a supplement which can be useful to people who can not develop a taste for sea vegetables or who feel uncomfortable cooking it. Below is a recipe for miso soup which includes the sea vegetable wakame. Wakame can be found at natural foods stores and in Asian markets.

• Miso Soup with Sea Vegetables

• 2 Tbsp dried wakame pieces(Wakame is a sea vegetable sold in natural food stores or Asian markets. If it is not in little pieces already, you can simply cut with scissors.)
• 6 cups water
• 1/2 chopped onion
• 1 chopped carrot
• 1 cup chopped kale
• 2 Tbsp chopped scallions
• 2 Tbsp miso, any variety. (Mellow white miso is sweeter; darker miso like rice or barley is more salty.)
• sea salt to taste
• Olive oil to coat pot

• To Prepare Soup

• Coat a soup pot with olive oil and saute onions, carrot and kale over medium heat for five minutes
• Add water and dried wakame
• Bring to boil and simmer fifteen minutes.
• Turn off heat and let cool to body temperature.
• Add a few tablespoons of the broth to a small bowl containing the miso. Mix the miso into the broth and then mix back into the soup.
• Top with scallions, and add sea salt to taste and serve.

• Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030664_cell_phones_radiation.html#ixzz1GQmUgay3

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9 responses to “Radiation Poisoning Help

  1. sonia and co.,

    thought you might want to see this re: radioactivity/japan nuclear situation.

    fukushima uses a controversial fuel called MOX that can, if full meltdown occurs, make this A LOT worse than people think – check out these links:

    sorry for all the info below, but you and your readers will likely find this important – will sign off now and say thanks again for all the work you do. it’s so cool to come to a source where things are scoured and summarized but not watered down – anyone can fit a bit of truth into their lives this way!

    first article from PRIOR to the earthquake:


    FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Saturday loaded a nuclear reactor in Fukushima Prefecture with MOX, a controversial fuel made with reprocessed plutonium and uranium oxides, as it prepares to become the leading power utility’s first facility to go pluthermal.

    Mixing it up: A MOX fuel rod on Saturday is loaded into a nuclear reactor in Fukushima Prefecture. KYODO PHOTO
    The No. 3 reactor at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 plant will be the nation’s third pluthermal facility, but only the first to be refurbished since the plant was built 34 years ago.

    Tokyo Electric plans to activate the reactor on Sept. 18 and let it start generating electricity on Sept. 23. (2010)

    about Mox use in nuclear plants

    Green peace information about Mox going to Japan and their very strong concerns about it

    A Tepco – Japanese professor about Mox/uranium

    DOE – info on Mox and transportation of it

    The joint study cites a number of safety precautions necessary in the fabrication of MOX fuel relative to uranium fuel. MOX fuel emits higher gamma radiation and much higher neutron radiation than uranium fuel. Therefore, a separate fresh fuel storage facility designed for MOX only fuel containers for on-site use, and transport equipment for fresh fuel may be necessary. Dust resulting from MOX fabrication is also a concern for worker safety because of the dangers of inhaling plutonium (see article on health effects of plutonium).

    MOX Spent Fuel

    Plutonium is both used up and produced when MOX fuel is used in reactors. MOX spent fuel contains more plutonium than conventional spent fuel (that is, spent fuel resulting from loading an LWR with low enriched uranium fuel). Conventional spent fuel from LWRs typically contains about one percent plutonium when it is withdrawn from the reactor. The amount of residual plutonium in MOX spent fuel would depend on the initial plutonium loading (percent of plutonium in the fuel), the burn-up of the fuel, and the configuration in which the fuel is used.
    For light water reactors using MOX fuel, the NAS calculates that residual plutonium in the spent fuel would range from 1.6 percent (for a 33% MOX core with 4% plutonium loading) to 4.9 percent (for a 100% MOX core with 6.8% plutonium loading). Ranges of 2.5 percent to 6.8 percent plutonium loading have been suggested. In the case of a CANDU reactor using a 100% MOX core, the percentage of plutonium in MOX spent fuel would be between 0.8 and 1.4 percent for MOX fuel containing 1.2 percent and 2.1 percent plutonium, respectively.12

    Repository disposal of MOX spent fuel is complicated not only by the higher plutonium content in MOX, but by the larger quantities of transuranic elements in the spent fuel as well. This results in MOX spent fuel being thermally hotter than conventional spent fuel. The presence of greater amounts of transuranic radionuclides like americium-241 also cause persistent higher spent fuel temperatures, and cause the decay of thermal power level to be slower. MOX spent fuel use may therefore require that a host of issues be revisited, such as design of transportation and disposal canisters, and design of on-site spent fuel storage casks. For instance, the higher temperatures may cause storage problems at reactors that have limited storage room in their spent fuel pools. The higher temperature may also result in a need for more repository space, unless a repository is designed to take hotter fuel and withstand higher temperatures. Greater repository space would result in proportionally higher repository disposal costs. In addition, if the amount of residual gallium in MOX spent fuel is too high, it may result in deterioration of the spent fuel cladding, create new issues in evaluating the suitability of a repository, and pose greater risk of groundwater contamination. There are some uncertainties as to the concentration of gallium that might adversely affect spent fuel integrity. The differences between spent MOX fuel and spent uranium fuel pose many complications for reprocessing as well.

    excerts from this linked article – this is much more serious than a normal nuclear plant meltdown!
    #Danger of Losing Control of the Reactor Is Greater with MOX

    Conventional LWRs are designed to decrease the reactivity when
    the temperature rises. But when using Pu-239 as fuel, heating of
    the core from an increase in reaction rate tends to increase the
    reaction rate still further. This is called the positive
    temperature coefficient of reactivity, meaning there is a danger
    of losing control of the reactor by accelerated chain reaction of
    MOX spent fuel contains more fission products than uranium spent
    fuel. The important factor in managing spent fuel is the heat
    generation caused by the highly radioactive fission products.
    Since spent MOX fuel contains much more fission products, the
    heat generation from MOX spent fuel is twice as high as that of
    spent uranium fuel after 10 years and three times as high after
    100 years.(14)
    Plutonium does not exist in the natural environment, and is only
    produced in nuclear reactors. It is known as one of the most
    toxic elements. It emits high energy alpha radiation, and has
    harmful biological effects.

    Alpha radiation has a very short range but very intense
    ionization power. If exposed on the surface of the skin, the
    skin works as a shield and will prevent its penetration into the
    body, but all of its ionizing power will be focused on the small
    spot, causing burns and killing the skin tissue. If inhaled
    into the body, the alpha particle will go in through the
    respiratory tract, and enter the lung. Due to its long
    half-life, it will stay in the body permanently, emitting alpha
    radiation, and killing the surrounding tissues by strong
    ionization. If plutonium is taken into the body in soluble form
    (e.g. plutonium nitrate) through food chain, it will enter the
    blood stream, and into the bones, liver and genital organs where
    it will be enriched. Alpha radiation leads to reactions in the
    cells of living things. It can cause damage to the nucleus and
    DNA of the cell, in effect causing genetic damage in descendants,
    particularly if germ cells are affected.(15)
    #Dangers of Resuspension in the Environment

    In the event of a contamination of the environment with
    plutonium, the whirling up and inhalation of plutonium particles,
    known as resuspension, plays an important role. If there is a
    road traffic, building work or cleaning work at the plutonium
    contaminated site, plutonium can enter the body through the
    respiratory tract. Generally, the more whirled up, the greater
    the dose intake per quantity of plutonium on the ground. If
    there is fire, and plutonium becomes airborne into fine aerosol
    particles, plutonium contamination of the environment will extend
    to a far larger scale, landing on ground, contaminating a vast
    wider area. Plutonium remains effective over very long periods
    affecting the health of the people and the environment.(16)
    #Accident Scenario When Burning MOX

    Accidents involving overheating and meltdown are possible in any
    nuclear reactors. In such accidents, not only would readily
    volatile noble gases, like iodine and caesium be released
    to the environment, but a small portion of the actinides,
    including plutonium and neptunium would be released. As the
    activity of the actinides is substantially higher in the case of
    MOX, the consequences of such severe accidents become more

    When MOX fuels are used, the probability of having such serious
    accidents or trouble would increase due to the high content of
    plutonium in the fuel. Even if an accident is not a serious one,
    it could become serious since even a small portion of the
    inventory of actinides released to the environment could cause
    significant radiological consequences.
    #Accidents at Fabrication Plants

    Accidents at MOX fuel fabrication plants have occurred. In June,
    1991, the storage bunker of the MOX fuel fabrication plant in
    Hanau, Germany was contaminated with MOX. It occurred after the
    rupture of a foil for container packaging in the course of an
    in-plant transportation process. Five workers were exposed to
    plutonium. This accident was the main reason the fabrication
    plant at Hanau was shut down.(19)

    In November, 1992, a rod was broken through a handling error and
    MOX dust released during the mounting of MOX fuel rods to fuel
    assemblies in the fuel fabrication facility adjoining the MOX
    facility in Dessel, Belgium.(20)

    In event of such accidents, if the International Commission on
    Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommendations for general public
    exposure were adhered to, only about 1 mg of plutonium may be
    released from a MOX facility to the environment. As a
    comparison, in uranium fabrication facility, 2kg (2,000,000mg)of
    uranium could be released in the same radiation exposure. A 1 mg
    release of plutonium from a processing process can easily happen
    from various smaller incidents.

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    One other bit of information – KI pills do no good against MOX – it is only good for Uranium radiation. Plutonium is not affected by the pills!

    EDIT TO ADD 3/13/11 8:54pm – Link to information about Plutonium Contamination of Large Land Areas.
    It stays in the soil 100% for one inch. Even rain does not wash it away. This link also give diagrams of distance to amount of contamination of that distance. [/I]



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  4. Excelent Reserch. Tks,
    If Iodine is a Poisen why is out taken internally?

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    Iodine supplements are great specially for those people who have thyroid issues. I wont prefer taking extra seafoods instead of iodine supplements. *.';`

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  7. Dietary iodine intake is obligatory for the production of thyroid hormones. Despite substantial public health advances over the past 3 decades, iodine deficiency currently affects 1.92 billion people globally.1 Dietary iodine requirements are increased during pregnancy due to increased thyroid hormone production, increased renal iodine losses, and fetal iodine requirements.2 Dietary requirements remain increased in lactation due to the concentration of iodine in breast milk…

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