All links on the effects of low-level radiation down below.
- Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly? (MyFoxPhilly, June 16, 2011):
A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphia’s drinking water
Joseph Mangano is is the executive director of the Radiation And Public Health Project in New York, which is made of up scientists and health professionals.
There has been a recent spike, in infant deaths in Philadelphia, and Mangano says radioactive levels, in our water could be to blame.
After the explosion at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, radiation circled the globe, all the way to Pennsylvania.
About a month, after the disaster, radiation levels spiked, in our water, at three Philadelphia facilities.
Mangano said radiation combined with higher levels of iodine the EPAQ found in Philadelphia’s water two months ago may be killing young babies here.
We’re reporting his research not to alarm or cause panic, but to inform. (Yeah, tell that those parents whose babies JUST DIED!!!) It’s enough time to suggest, not conclude yet. The real benefit is it is a red flag for more studies to be done.
Mangano says we’ve gone from an average of 5 deaths per week to 7 and a half deaths per week.
And what’s even more thought provoking is Mangano believes radiation traveling from Japan is particularly pregnant women without them knowing it.
Mangano looked at infant death data from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention.
It shows an average of five infant deaths a week in the five weeks leading up to the fallout in Japan.
Then, for the 10 weeks after Japan, there was an average of 7. 5.
During the same time period, the rate of infant deaths for the whole country jumped just 2.3 percent.
So why the huge disparity?
Mangano points to significant rainfall and iodine.
The EPA data showed the levels in drinking water in Philadelphia were the highest in the country and out of the seven highest readings, five were in Philadelphia.
Mangano also looked at numbers for the same time period dating back six years. They showed a decline in infant deaths until this year.
Also we should point out no autopsy information regarding these infant deaths and radiation was available.
And it is not just Iodine-131 that spiked in drinking water!
Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling (or ingesting) even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.
Yo: So making comparisons with X-rays and CT scans has no meaning. Because you can breathe in radioactive material.
Hirose: That’s right. When it enters your body, there’s no telling where it will go. The biggest danger is women, especially pregnant women, and little children. Now they’re talking about iodine and cesium, but that’s only part of it, they’re not using the proper detection instruments. What they call monitoring means only measuring the amount of radiation in the air. Their instruments don’t eat. What they measure has no connection with the amount of radioactive material.
Those hot particles are also very dangerous:
There are no safe levels of radiation:
- Prof. Chris Busby: ‘There’s No Doubt Fukushima Dwarfs Chernobyl’ – ‘There Has Been A Massive Cover-Up And That Cover-Up Is Still Going On (The Negative Health Effects Of Low-Dose Radiation From Fukushima!!!)
- Are There Safe Levels of Radiation? How Much Radiation Is Safe? (Must-read!!!!!)
Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility):
You’ve bought the propaganda from the nuclear industry. They say it’s low-level radiation. That’s absolute rubbish. If you inhale a millionth of a gram of plutonium, the surrounding cells receive a very, very high dose. Most die within that area, because it’s an alpha emitter. The cells on the periphery remain viable. They mutate, and the regulatory genes are damaged. Years later, that person develops cancer. Now, that’s true for radioactive iodine, that goes to the thyroid; cesium-137, that goes to the brain and muscles; strontium-90 goes to bone, causing bone cancer and leukemia. It’s imperative … that you understand internal emitters and radiation, and it’s not low level to the cells that are exposed. Radiobiology is imperative to understand these days.”