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Brain-dead California government: Fukushima radiation is safe, but Aloe vera might give you cancer

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(NaturalNews) Americans have every reason not to trust incompetent government authorities, especially when that government disregards the threat of cancer-causing radioactive elements in the water. Americans have every reason to despise a government that lies to the public and says that Aloe vera and goldenseal root are cancer causing, when both are actually wonderful plant medicines!

Did you know that mass citizen concerns for Fukushima radiation levels off the West Coast are being completely ignored by government safety agencies, leaving independent scientists no choice but to raise their own funds to test the radioactivity of coastal waters?

Citizens take radiation measurements into their own hands, as government ignores threat

Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and director of WHOI's Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity, took fellow citizens' concerns seriously and crowd-funded his own testing operation. He leads a grassroots effort that measures for radioactive elements in coastal waters, spanning from Alaska to La Jolla. Buesseler has been able to set up 30 testing sites with no government help. He is also able to study how radioactive elements move with ocean currents and how they dilute in the water.

While the brain-dead California government leaves everyone in the dark, Buesseler has discovered various amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 off the West Coast. The amounts are 50 million times less than measured directly at the Fukushima disaster site, but this is concerning, considering how vast the Pacific Ocean is, and how pervasive radioactive elements can be, especially since Japan cannot fully contain the radioactive leak.

But California's government doesn't care. As Buesseler told the LA Times, "Look, ideally this is the kind of thing our government should be doing. But no one is picking it up. The DOE [Department of Energy] says it doesn't do ocean research, and NOAA [the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] says it doesn't do radionuclides. But when there's this kind of public interest, we should have governmental support. But until that happens, we still need all the help we can get."

California to ban aloe vera and goldenseal based on unrealistic, unevaluated and bogus assumptions

Sadly, Californian bureaucrats are more concerned about banning the healing Aloe vera plant and wonderful, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, immune system-strengthening goldenseal root. In fact, on December 4, 2015, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added the two plant-based medicines to its list of "chemicals know to the State of California to cause cancer."

The American Herbal Products Associations (AHPA) immediately criticized California for going after these two natural healing substances. Herbalists and naturopaths know that Aloe vera and goldenseal enhance the immune system, not cause cancer.

The incompetent OEHHA of California added aloe Vera and goldenseal to its list of cancer causing substances to be banned by Proposition 65. To vilify these healing substances, OEHHA used a "labor code listing mechanism" which requires all substances listed as possible or probable human or animal carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to be banned under California's Proposition 65.

There have been no proper evaluations, just incompetent assumptions. As OEHHA states, they "cannot consider scientific arguments concerning the weight or quality of the evidence considered." Upon further investigation, the IARC data actually included peer reviewed articles indicating that goldenseal has anti-cancer properties, but these articles were ignored by OEHHA.

When AHPA (the good guys) evaluated the study that OEHHA did accept, they found that the amount of goldenseal used in the study would equate to 72,000 and 116,000 milligrams per day for a human adult. (The standard dose for goldenseal is only 2 grams daily), so the experiment used to vilify goldenseal was unrealistic, and should never be used as a basis to claim that the substance is cancer-causing.

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