View Poll Results: Are you buying Iodine to protect yourself if Japan's reactor's meltdown?

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    What most people might not realize is that radioactive radon is more of a threat to us than nuclear power, and radon is something natural.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Well sure, it was a fictional story about a fictional war between Russia and China where many atomic bombs were released on both countries simultaneously. What reminded me of the book was all the talk about the winds coming to the west coast.

    If radioactivity dies out so fast, why can't anyone use the Chernobyl lands even today? That place is still a fenced in wasteland of radioactivity.
    As I understand it, there were some long-term radioisotopes released from Chernobyl for some reason. Don't ask me why, because I don't know. You shouldn't normally get those isotopes from a nuclear plant meltdown. One wonders what else might have been going on there.

    On the other hand, some of the region that was evacuated is now apparently safe to pass through. I don't have details on what the ambient radiation is in the area, but I saw a video made by some Russian chick that rides a motorcycle thru the "dead zone" regularly. I suspect a certain amount of hysterical fear of residual radiation might be one reason; traces of those unexplained long-lived isotopes possibly another. I haven't really dug into the matter that deeply.

    Some isotopes, like the Cesium radioactive isotope, are serious bad news. Some, like Strontium-90 (IIRC) are very long lasting. Most radioisotopes do decay quickly though.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    To anyone who's buying Iodine...c'mon people, supplies are limited and the Japanese need em way more than we do.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    To anyone who's buying Iodine...c'mon people, supplies are limited and the Japanese need em way more than we do.
    And even they probably won't need it.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    I have no tablets and don't intent to buy any.
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    Im stocking up on crack and Im gonna stay wasted so I wont give a rats ass if my piss glows in the dark. duh winning!
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Please, please, please..... DO NOT take potassium iodide unless you KNOW FOR SURE that you have been exposed to high levels of radiation!! This stuff isn't aspirin!

    And for gosh sakes, the radiation levels IN Japan aren't that high, and there is NOT going to be a "radioactive cloud" dropping on the west coast giving people radiation poisoning!!!

    That's thousands of frickin' miles, and radioactive particles are HEAVY and do NOT fly very well! The difference in ambient radiation in California/etc will be BARELY MEASUREABLE by the MOST SENSITIVE detectors and will NOT hurt you!

    You West Coasties are going to be FINE.


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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    People who buy iodine also buy survival seed vaults and gold.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    The government in Canada has taken it off of the shelves, which I find rather annoying. They are limiting my right to seek my own medicine.

    In any case, I don't think there is a threat. I have been in contact with a couple of nuclear physicists because I was worried, and they said that the fears are being created by the media and nothing more.

    The type of radioactive iodine coming out of the reactors has a short enough half life that by the time it crosses the pacific AND disperses on its way, it will have no more power than a medical x-ray, IF it affects us at all.

    The average American has had greater exposure to radioactive iodine from their own government testing nuclear weapons in the desert (and the resulting atmospheric fallout) than anything that could drift over from Japan. There are people outside of the 20km zone of the reactors in Japan who have not received a year's worth of radioactive exposure, and they inhabit the same island.

    Remember, the reactors didn't meltdown or explode. The radioactive steam release was planned and done in specific increments to avoid higher concentrations from escaping. The news will continue to fearmonger people but all rational and scientific sources say there is no major threat. If you take potassium iodide over this then you are hurting your body for no reason. It's good to have some in stock for a real disaster near you, but for something this far away you DON'T NEED IT.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    To those saying that there is no concern... maybe you didn't see :


    Notice the stuff falling back down?? Those were spent rods that are radioactive waste that was kept on site.

    So, in many respects this is an event WORSE then Chernobyl. Also, let's not forget this situation is STILL not anywhere NEAR under control.

    Japan earthquake and tsunami: Fukushima nulear plant radiation leak could kill people | Mail Online
    How Much Fuel Is at Risk at Fukushima? - ScienceInsider

    Don't worry though, most of you that will do nothing in the face of the radioactive cloud working it's way towards north america at this point (already starting to arrive from the 'minor' explosion... NOT the BIG explosion from the linked video that would still be a few days away), well, in 5-10-20 years when you or your children get cancers from exposure to radioactive particles (NOT THE SAME as getting an x-ray) I'm sure that it will get blamed on something else, like was also done in chernobyl...

    BTW : Scientists conclude: Chernobyl killed nearly 1 million people : Climate and Capitalism

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