Monday, March 14, 2011

West Coast Citizens of U.S. Need Potassium Iodide or Kelp Iodine Tablets

Radiation fallout from Japan is said to be headed toward the West Coast of the United States and is set to arrive within the next couple of days via the Pacific jetstream. See Radiation from Fukushima Would Take 7 Days to Reach U.S.
“The wind direction for the time being seems to point the (nuclear) pollution towards the Pacific,” said Andre-Claude Lacoste of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, briefing journalists in Paris on the Japanese crisis."  U.S. West Coast in Path of Fallout - www.Prison
I happened to revisit my supplies a few weeks ago and confirmed I have plenty of military grade  potassium iodide that doesn't expire until 2015.  I never believed I'd have to take the tablets but it seems things have changed.  The U.S. government won't tell people they need these tablets from radiation fallout because they could really care less. I won't be taking this grade of potassium iodide unless I have heavy exposure to radiation because that's it's purpose.  See Don't Take Potassium Iodide Unless You're Exposed to Radiation 

Washington's Blog recommends:
"Ideally, buy potassium iodide now and monitor radiation levels by looking at real-time monitoring networks such as this and this. Don’t take iodide unless and until elevated radiation levels hit your area."
Whatever you do, don’t take more than the recommended dosage. The Centers for Disease Control and the FDA recommend:
  • 130 milligrams for adults
  • 65 milligrams for children
Each 24 hours that one is exposed to radiation.

Since the government won't tell us what's up with the radiation, there are ways we can obtain the information ourselves through geiger counters.  There's also radiation software you can purchase to detect radiation in your area you can order from the Radiation Network.

This $79 software from Radiation Network hooks up to a nationwide network of radiation detection devices to alert you of high radiation levels.

There are alternatives to military grade tablets such as consuming raw kelp  or buying it in tablet form at Whole Foods Market.  On Sunday afternoon a Whole Foods store person told me they were nearly sold out on their kelp tablets and Sea Tangle Noodles, "the tablets will be gone in about a half hour", he said. I then observed someone in the store aisle looking for something and offered help with "are you looking for kelp?".  The shopper responded "yes". I responded, the kelp's right over here.  The shopper smiled and responded "not kelp, help."   Oops.

In the meantime, people shouldn't panic, many sources say it's not high enough a dose of radiation that will cause people to immediately die in the U.S., it will be more along the lines of birth defects and a rise in cancer. 
For U.S. populations, we can hope that most of the radiation will disperse into the ocean and never reach us, however, with the U.S. West Coast in the direct path of the jet stream from Japan, it is a good precaution to stock up on potassium iodide or natural iodine from kelp, which can prevent the absorption of radioactive iodine, the most common complication from radiation poisoning. Consult with your doctor or medical professional before taking these or any supplement (we are NOT giving medical advice). However, unfortunately, we cannot count on the government to be honest and upfront with us about the dangers of fallout, so you should consider your own potential risks and don’t wait until things are already underway. - U.S. West Coast in Path of Fallout -

On his Sunday radio program, Alex Jones talks among other things about the importance of preparing for Japan's radiation fallout because the government won't be honest.

Nuclear Expert: Radiation Could Spread to US West Coast

Nuclear expert interviewed over exposure of nuclear rods.

You can order kelp online here.


Japan's nightmare gets even WORSE: All THREE damaged nuclear reactors now in 'meltdown' at tsunami-hit power station - MailOnline - UK