Thursday, March 31, 2011

Radiation from Japan Has Been Found in U.S. Milk

Low levels of Japanese Fukushima Radiation Found in U.S. milk ; Government Says, ''Don't Worry, Be Happy!''

What is being described as ''very low levels'' of radiation in the form of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in milk samples from Washington state, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, but U.S. federal officials were desperate to downplay any concern over the safety of the U.S. food supply.

"Radiation is all around us in our daily lives, and these findings are a miniscule amount compared to what people experience every day," Patricia Hansen, senior scientist at the FDA, was quoted by the Associated Press. "A person would be exposed to low levels of radiation on a round-trip cross-country flight, watching television, and even from construction materials."

The radioactive milk sample, which was taken on only one point in time, on March 25, 2011, in Spokane, Washington, does not yet provide any long-term, conclusive results of the ongoing radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The AP report declared that the level of radiation was supposedly so small that it was ''5,000 times below levels of concern set by the FDA, including levels set for infants and children.''

Meanwhile, if radiation is being detected in milk from Washington state, how long before it is reported to be detected in other agriculture, such as apples, which Washington state is famous for growing ? How long before radiation-contaminated apples make their way into baby food, like canned apple sauce or apple juice ? (It has been widely reported that infants are extremely vulnerable to radioactive Iodine.)

Is your hair mysteriously falling out ? Is your sushi glowing in the dark ? Is your baby's first tooth falling out ? The EPA and FDA say, ''Don't worry, be happy !''

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