(NaturalNews) As the situation in Fukushima continues to deteriorate, radiation levels keep rising. Now the food and water near (and inside) Tokyo is becoming irradiated. Reuters reports that the water in Tokyo
is now contaminated with radioactive iodine (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/19/us-japan-water-idUSTRE72I29...
AP is also reporting that both spinach
from Fukushima is radioactive, and a few officials are slowly admitting that the level of radioactivity is "beyond safe levels" for human consumption.
The IAEA is also confirming now that Japan has halted the sale of food products from the Fukushima area (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/19/japan-nuclear-food-idUSLDE7...
), although official seem to be saying that the food will be safe to eat if you just "wait a little while" for the radiation levels to fall. Sounds scrumptious.
The radiation game
What we're seeing now with the food reports, the radioactive water and even news from the Fukushima nuclear plant itself is a desperate attempt to downplay the dangers
The Japanese government, for starters, has maintained a complete blackout on reporting accurate radiation levels from Fukushima. Those levels are obviously too high for the public to see, and that alone should be worrisome. (http://www.naturalnews.com/031758_Fukushima_nuclear_reactor.html
recently started falling on California, U.S. authorities practically stampeded over each other to see who could say "No danger!" the quickest.
It's a line straight out of the Mad Max films: "What's a little fallout, eh?"
Now in Japan
, they've been playing the radiation game with their descriptions of danger there, too. At first, when the early radiation became detectable, it was described as the same amount as "a chest X-ray." Don't worry! It's just like going to the doctor's office.
Now, in a charming quote published this morning, chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano is upping the ante from chest X-rays to CT scans, saying:"Even though you continue to consume these [foods] for a year, a total radiation level that will be taken inside the body will be comparable to one run of CT scan."
What he's not saying, of course, is that a CT scan can deliver from 100 - 600 times the radiation of a chest X-ray
. And CT scans actually cause 29,000 cancers a year
To now say that Japan's radioactive food
is "as safe as a CT scan" isn't exactly comforting.
I can't wait to see what they're going to compare the radiation to next. "Don't worry, eating this food is as safe as getting twenty mammograms!"
Or better yet, when the radiation levels get really high, they might say, "It's as safe as a radiation treatment for cancer!" You know, the kind that makes your hair fall out and leaves burn marks across your skull.
The radiation all adds up
The truth is, anybody comparing the radiation in Japan to the "safety" of medical radiation is being intentionally deceptive. Even medical imaging procedures are extremely dangerous to your health
And thanks to modern (western) medicine, most people are already over-irradiated
even before they're exposed to radioactive
food, water or dust particles in the air. You see, radiation is cumulative
. You get some from the mammograms, some more from the CT scan, a little more from the TSA naked body scanners, a little more from background radiation, and so on... and pretty soon you've got DNA mutations
from the total cumulative load.
They don't tell you that. It makes no difference if "the food is as safe as a CT scan" because now we're talking about the food radiation exposure on top of
all your other medical imaging exposures.
And that's on top of all the EMF exposure
and other electropollution
in our modern world, which has been proven to cause type-3 diabetes, by the way (http://www.naturalnews.com/028967_electropollution_diabetes.html
). Yes, type-3. That's not a typo. It's the new designation for diabetes caused by electromagnetic pollution. Type-1 is autoimmune, type-2 is mostly related to diet and exercise, and type-3 is caused by electropollution.
The complete lack of intellectual honesty from governments on all this is just astonishing. Governments never seem to take the health and safety of their own citizens seriously. Heck, Obama doesn't even want Americans to prepare! (http://www.naturalnews.com/031735_Obama_radioactive_fallout.html
And Japan's government is blatantly lying to the people there, endangering the lives of tens of millions (http://www.naturalnews.com/031747_nuclear_fallout_disinformation.html
For all we know, a huge radiation explosion might have already occurred in Fukushima and we're just not being told about it
. When the Geiger counters start going red hot in California, the government will say something like, "Oh, that's just a solar flare, no need to worry."
One thing that has become apparent in all this is that both the Japanese and American governments really don't think radiation exposure is a problem for you. So why would they warn you about it anyway? Only a massive, Chernobyl-scale event that's impossible to cover-up will be admitted by either of these governments, it seems. And that's why so many people are turning to alternative media sources
to stay informed on this issue.
It's the only place where you can get honest analysis of the available information. And by the way, we also urge people to take basic precautions
and be prepared with your spare food, water
, emergency medicine, radio, flashlight, duct tape, camping knife and whatever else you might need in an emergency evacuation situation.
It's an age-old bit of wisdom that still rings true today, even if Presidents have abandoned the idea: It's better to be safe than sorry.
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