As more and more information is leaked from the Fukushima Disaster site, the long-term global consequences are impossible to ignore. And yes, America is already experiencing the effects of toxic radiation.
The future of the Fukushima disaster is written in the long since forgotten history of Chernobyl. If governments continue to suppress the truth to minimize the damage, withhold vital information from international regulators and knowledgeable scientists, and persecute doctors trying to save children and their parents from the effects of deadly radiation—then the lessons learned and the lives lost will have been in vain.
Chernobyl survivors and their offspring suffered and continue to suffer (25 + years later) from a wide variety of illnesses due to the exposure to radioactivity in the air, the water and in the soil, which remains contaminated. The radioactive material in the wastewater from Fukushima that has already been discharged into the Pacific Ocean is already the largest single amount in history. And it continues to leak massive amounts daily.
The radiation discharged in the air and sea from these disasters is the toxic imposter of the element iodine, a critical trace mineral that your body needs but cannot make. It is the function of the thyroid gland to take dietary or supplemental iodine and convert it into the thyroid hormones; triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid cells are the only cells in the body that can absorb the iodine necessary to make these hormones.
Every cell in the human body depends upon thyroid hormone to some degree-- for normalizing metabolism, for physical and mental development, for balanced mood, regulating healthy blood pressure, preventing adrenal fatigue, boosting immunity, and to maintain the health of our reproductive organs.
Most of your iodine supply (70-80%) is located in your thyroid gland. However, there are iodine receptor sites located throughout your endocrine system and also in the breast, ovaries, and prostate. When these receptor sites are filled with dietary and supplemental iodine, your body becomes a shield from the lesser or toxic radioactive form of iodine from environmental toxic sources like the air and water contaminated from Fukushima. You must have enough dietary or supplemental iodine filled receptor sites to shield your breast tissue, ovaries, and prostate gland from radiation.
And there lies the problem. Over the last 40 years, iodine levels have declined dramatically—over 50%. The consequences of this decline are dramatic as well. There have been epidemic increases in breast, thyroid, ovarian, prostate, and uterine cancers. The research relating iodine deficiency to breast cancer alone dates back over 100 years and is well documented and difficult to ignore. Even The World Health Organization cites iodine deficiency as “the most preventable cause of mental retardation.” (from the book, “The Iodine Crisis” listed below)
We must proactively saturate our iodine receptors daily with high quality supplemental iodine to correct deficiencies, and we must minimize our exposure to external environmental radioactive sources that are competing for receptors. Fukushima must be contained.
“The Iodine Crisis” by Lynne Farrow