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State Health Department Says Waverly Waited to Act on Water Tank Containing Lead Paint

 

September 24, 2016

 

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/state-health-department-says-waverly-waited-to-act-on-water/article_3ffbc923-667a-5213-8397-8deb71ba831b.html

 

 

Japan Prepares to Dump Radioactive Tritium from Fukushima Plant Into Ocean

 

April 12, 2016

 

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2016/04/japan-prepares-to-dump-radioactive-tritium-from-fukushima-plant-into-ocean-2552277.html

 

 

FPL nuclear plant canals leaking into Biscayne Bay, study confirms

March 7, 2016

 

Radioactive ‘tracer’ detected at up to 215 normal levels near canals

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article64667452.html

 

 

Editorial: How did toxic mine sludge flood Southwest Colorado, many Texans’ home away from home?

August 14, 2015

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20150813-editorial-how-did-toxic-water-flood-southwest-colorado-many-texans-summer-home-away-from-home.ece

 

 

10 American Cities with the Worst Drinking Water

 

Unknown to most Americans, a surprising number of U.S. cities have drinking water with unhealthy levels of chemicals and contaminants. In fact, some organizations and state environmental agencies that collect and analyze water data say the level of chemicals in some Americans' drinking water not only exceeds recommended health guideline but the pollutants even exceed the limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the national legal authority in these matters.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/01/31/ten-american-cities-with-worst-drinking-water/

Radiation In Our Food?

 

Yes. There are different ways radiation can enter our food supply. After review of the many different incidents that have happened over the past years (see IN THE NEWS tab), it is evident that the plumes of plutonium/radiation have infiltrated our air, water/rain and soil.

NBC Nightly News: ‘Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain?’ — USA Today: News getting worse at Fukushima, widespread suspicion leaks into ocean ‘underreported’ — Expert: “I’m not trying to be alarmist… but how will we know it’s safe” for West Coast? - March 9, 2014

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http://enenews.com/nbc-nightly-news-has-radiation-entered-our-food-supply-chain-usa-today-news-getting-worse-at-fukushima-widespread-suspicion-leaks-are-being-underreported-expert-im-not

Japan Fast-Food Chain to Grow Food 100 km from Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant

 

A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. - October 2, 2013

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http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2013/10/growing-irradiated-food.html

Deformed Daisies from Fukushima Disaster Site Gain Internet Fame

July 15, 2015

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/deformed-daisies-gain-internet-fame-four-years-153931192.html

Never Buy Meat, Potatoes or Herbs with "Treated by Radiation" on the Label

By Dr. Mercola

Irradiated herbs, seasonings and spices are exposed to HALF A BILLION chest X-rays worth of gamma radiation. This information is clearly publicized by the USDA and FDA.

The FDA presently supports the use of Cobalt-60 culled from nuclear reactors on all domestically produced conventional food. 

The level of gamma-radiation used starts at 1 KiloGray -- equivalent to 16,700,000 chest x-rays -- and goes all the way up to 30KiloGray (500,000,000 chest x-rays or 10,000 times a human lethal dose).

According to Green Med Info:

“Despite the irresponsible promotion of this process as safe, food irradiation destroys much of the vitamin content of food, produces a number of toxic byproducts: formaldehyde, benzene, and formic acid, as well as unique radiolytic products, e.g. 2-alklycyclobutanoes, that have been demonstrated to be cytotoxic (damages cells), genotoxic (damages DNA), and carcinogenic (causes cancer) in test tube and animal studies.”

By Dr. Mercola

You're probably well aware that certain foods, like milk and juices, at your grocery store are pasteurized -- a process that uses heat to kill off bacteria from your food, and in the process destroys nutrients and denatures the food.

But you may not know that foods may also be irradiated -- a process that exposes your food to radiant energy, including gamma rays, electron beams and X-rays.

Irradiation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1963, and today is used on more than 40 food products dispersed throughout 37 countries. If this sounds a bit alarming to you, you are not alone.

After nuclear disasters like the Fukushima meltdown in Japan, radiation poisoning to food is one of the primary health concerns. So how is it that food processors can expose your food to radiation on purpose, in the name of food safety?

Are There Health Risks to Eating Irradiated Foods

By Dr. Mercola

 

The FDA claims"Irradiation is an important food safety tool in fighting foodborne illness," noting that the sources and amounts of radiation applied to foods are not strong enough to cause the food to become radioactive. They also state that "food irradiation does not significantly change the nutrient content, flavor, or texture of food." However, as Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, states:

"The FDA presently supports and actively promotes the use of Cobalt-60 culled from Nuclear Reactors as a form of "electronic pasteurization" on all domestically produced conventional food.

The use of euphemisms like "food additive" and "pasteurization" to describe the process of blasting food with high levels of gamma-radiation cannot obviate the fact that the very same death-rays generated by thermonuclear warfare to destroy life are now being applied to food to "make it safer" …

This is not a hypochondriac's rantings, as we aren't talking here about small amounts of radiation. The level of gamma-radiation used starts at 1KiloGray (equivalent to 16,700,000 chest x-rays or 333 times a human lethal dose) and goes all the way up to 30KiloGray (500,000,000 chest x-rays or 10,000 times a human lethal dose)."

As you might suspect, exposing food to the equivalent of hundreds of millions of x-rays does not appear to be an innocuous act. Alternatively, evidence to date suggests it may be having a detrimental effect on the health of those who consume it.

A New Class of Food Contaminants

By Dr. Mercola

 

2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) are radiolytic derivatives of triglycerides found exclusively in irradiated food. The compounds are generated proportionally to fat content of the food and the dose of absorbed radiation.

Research in animals suggests the compounds may promote tumor growth and colon cancer, and studies show 2-alkylcyclobutanones are able to cross the intestinal barrier, enter into the bloodstream, and be stored in the fat tissue of an animal. The compounds have also been shown to be cytotoxic and genotoxic, which means they may damage cells and DNA, respectively. Studies on human cells also revealed potential cancer-causing effects, with researchers concluding "this compound may be regarded as a possible risk factor for processes in colon carcinogenesis related to initiation and progression."

More Reason to be Wary of Irradiated Food

By Dr. Mercola

 

Needless to say, the research to date is raising major red flags that irradiation is NOT as safe as food safety officials would have you believe. In addition to the formation of potentially toxic 2-ACBs, irradiation leads to the formation of furan from ascorbic acid, fructose, sucrose, or glucose. Furan in foods has been linked to liver toxicity, including carcinogenicity.

Another study found that cats developed "mysterious" and "remarkable" severe neurological dysfunction, including movement disorders, vision loss and paralysis, after being fed a diet of irradiated foods during gestation. When they were taken off the irradiated foods, they slowly recovered. This is a major clue that irradiated foods deserve some serious regulatory scrutiny, but unfortunately they have already infiltrated the food system. And it's not as though this concerning evidence was just recently brought to light. One paper on potential dangers, prepared for the meeting of the Joint FAO/IAEA/WHO Expert Committee on Irradiated Food, dates back to 1969. The author stated:

" … irradiation can bring about chemical transformations in food and food components resulting in the formation of potential mutagens."

Do You Want to Avoid Irradiated Foods?

By Dr. Mercola

In the United States, the following foods may be irradiated:

Fresh meat and poultry (including whole or cut up birds, skinless poultry, pork chops, roasts, stew meat, liver, hamburgers, ground meat, and ground poultry) Wheat and wheat powder White potatoes
Many spices Dry vegetable seasonings Fresh shell eggs
Fresh produce    

 

Fortunately, the FDA currently requires that irradiated foods include labeling with the statement "treated with radiation" or "treated by irradiation" and the international symbol for irradiation, the radura:

irradiation symbol for radiation

However, there are exceptions:

  • Irradiated meat used in another product (such as sausage) does not have to contain the radura image on the package (it does have to list irradiated meat in the ingredients, though).
  • Restaurants are not required to disclose the use of irradiated foods. So be aware that any time you eat out, you have no way of knowing if your food has been irradiated.

You can also avoid irradiation by choosing locally grown, organic foods as much as possible. Certified organic foods may not be irradiated, and foods from a small, local farm are unlikely to be either. So, as I've said many times before, supporting the small farmers in your area and, as much as possible, getting your food from these types of high-quality, small-scale local sources is one of the simplest ways to access pure, unadulterated food.

Radiation in Our Drinking Water?

This State Concealed Dangerous Radiation in Drinking Water for Years - (TX)

By Dr. Mercola - November 19, 2011

 

An investigation by KHOU-TV, a Houston-based news station, has brought to light some disturbing findings about water quality in Texas -- issues that could easily exist just about anywhere in the United States.

It started with a four-month investigation that analyzed state laboratory tests from Texas water providers, ranging from 2004 to the present.

What they found was that many of the state's communities have drinking water that is contaminated with radioactive particles, some so heavily that it could pose a 1 in 400 cancer risk.

Despite the risks, residents were not warned about the radiation in their drinking water, even when it was above legal limits, and, as KHOU revealed, top Texas officials were actually covering up the contamination to avoid regulatory actions.
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/19/water-filters-may-reduce-radiation-exposure.aspx

 

Radiation Detected in Drinking Water in 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 in Vermont Milk  April 9, 2011

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/09/radiation-detected-in-drinking-water-in-13-more-us-cities-cesium-137-in-vermont-milk/

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