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  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • USAF deploys WC-135 sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by nycinfotech · 26 replies
    Aviationist Blog ^ | 2/19/2017 | Dave Cenciotti
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Looking for a good "Sea Salt" to use, Any Freeper Suggestions? ~Vanity

    10/17/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT · by GraceG · 66 replies
    I am looking to replace the salt shaker in my house with a "Salt Grinder" type salt shaker and would like any freeper suggestions on what brands or types of sea salt may be the best as well as any warnings on what I may want to avoid. Here is are some of the per-requisites that i would like with my salt grinder. 1. The Sea salt Must contain Iodine 2. The Sea salt Must contain Selenium 3. The Sea Salt MUST be free of any heavy metals or toxic metals. I have heard good things about Himalayan sea salt...
  • How adding iodine to salt made America smarter

    07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT · by dennisw · 49 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 July 2013 | By Alex Greig
    <p>A new study indicates that Americans gained up to 15 IQ points after the addition of iodine to salt became mandatory.</p> <p>In an effort to prevent goiter related to iodine deficiency, authorities ruled that iodine be added to U.S. salt products in 1924.</p>
  • People eat too much salt but surprising report questions if eating too little could be harmful

    05/14/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle... --snip-- “We’re not saying we shouldn’t be lowering excessive salt intake,” said Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania, who led the IOM committee. But below 2,300 mg a day, “there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial.” The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, equivalent to 1 ˝ teaspoons. Current U.S. dietary guidelines say most people should limit that to...
  • Most Breast Cancers caused by Iodine Deficiency

    09/07/2011 4:03:03 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 104 replies
    9/7/11 | me
    I see today that Andrea Mitchell has breast cancer. I read threads here and at other sources from time to time of others newly diagnosed or struggling with it. What you won't hear most of the medical community tell you is, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, other reproductive cancers, including prostate, are tied directly to iodine deficiency. Same applies for breast and uterine fibroids and enlarged prostate glands. As well as goiter or nodules on the thyroid. I felt compelled to start a thread on this as we ALL need iodine and we are almost ALL deficient in it. Iodine is...
  • Radioactive fallout reaches California – experts concerned

    03/18/2011 12:50:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Westmoreland Times ^ | March 18, 2011 | Unknown
    Experts reported Friday morning that nuclear fallout from Japan has now reached some coastal areas of California and the southern portion of the state. Government officials are saying the radiation is not enough to cause harm to humans, calling it “minuscule” but experts in the field of nuclear science have expressed what they are saying should be “a major concern for everyone in California and the surrounding states”, especially for the young and elderly.
  • Foods that Contain Iodine. From Eggs to Kelp

    03/18/2011 12:23:11 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 18th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many people are worried about a deficiency of iodine supplements, what else can you do to get enough? According to the Linus Pauling Institute, you can eat foods that are known to be rich in iodine. Consult your physician before making any changes to your dietary intake. (I am not a doctor.)
  • Washington ,Oregon ,California and The Olmypic Peninsula Choose this day whom you will serve !

    03/18/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 51 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-11 | Jedediah
    In 2005 the Lord gave me a vision of a mountain range rising up straight down Interstate 5 from Olympia through California . Yesterday I sensed even parts of the Olmypic Peninsula may soon disappear ! There is about to be , A catastrophe , Of human life greater than ever fortold , A separating of the sheep not of my fold , The ones that have gone the way of Cain , Sold their birthright as Esau for a moment of gain, These sheep have already witnessed the wonders of my love , But have rejected the God of...
  • Why Do We Even Have Surgeon Generals?

    03/15/2011 8:46:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The surgeon general is "helping" people understand the nature of the nuclear fallout from Japan drifting our way... State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution." More at NBC Bay Area The article then goes on to reaffirm California officials saying the tablets are only needed for people who live in close proximity, like 10 miles, to a nuclear event.Great, this leaves one final question: what on earth do we have a Surgeon...
  • Red Wine Fights Radiation Better than Iodine

    03/15/2011 6:55:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Standard News ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | Rayna Tosheva
    Have red wine instead of iodine solutions to curb the effects of radiation. This is the advice of Bulgarian scholars as a response to the panic stirred after the explosions in the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima. Although the explosions in Japan happened at quite a distance from Bulgaria, thousands of Bulgarians stormed into drug stores to buy iodine supplements. This is dangerous as it could damage the thyroid gland, the Bulgarian Ministry of Health alarmed. Red wine consumption is by far a more potent barrier to radiation because of its high tannin concentration, Prof Donka Baykova, deputy chair of...
  • Surgeon General: Buying Iodine a "Precaution"

    03/15/2011 2:33:26 PM PDT · by traumer · 33 replies
    The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests. State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States Surgeon General supported the idea as a worthy "precaution." U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin...
  • Japan, Radiation Fallout and Iodine Recommendations

    03/12/2011 5:00:54 PM PST · by spacejunkie01 · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Dr. Brownstein's Blog ^ | 3/12/11 | Dr. Brownstein
    There's alot of confusion about taking iodine to ward off radiation poisoning. Dr. Brownstein is an expert in iodine/iodide usage and has written a blog specifically for the radiation. Inorganic, non radiated iodine does not cause allergies. Most symptoms that people may connect to iodine and assume they are allergic are actually bromine detox symptoms. Whether we're faced with radiation coming to this country or not, we should all take iodine for health. Deficiency in iodine is known to cause breast cancer, fibroids, thyroid cancer, ovarian and prostate cancer.
  • Everything You Ever Need to Know about Salt

    03/11/2010 10:04:31 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 105 replies · 1,992+ views
    American salt manufacturers began iodizing salt in the 1920's, in cooperation with the government, after people in some parts of the country were found to be suffering from goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland caused by an easily-preventable iodine deficiency. People require less than 225 micrograms of iodine a day. Seafood as well as sea salt contains iodine naturally and the supplement is unnecessary if there are sufficient quantities of either in one's diet. Note: Natural sea salt is a healthy replacement for ordinary table salt.
  • For want of a thing so simple (Iodized salt and third world birth defects)

    12/06/2008 6:12:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,498+ views
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Travelers to Africa and Asia all have their favorite forms of foreign aid to "make a difference." One of mine is a miracle substance that is cheap and actually makes people smarter. Unfortunately, it has one appalling side effect. No, it doesn't make you sterile, but it is just about the least sexy substance in the world. Indeed, because it's so numbingly boring, few people pay attention to it or invest in it. (Or dare write about it!) It's iodized salt. Almost one-third of the world's people don't get enough iodine from food and water. The result...
  • Iodized Table Salt May Be Low In Iodine, Raising Health Concerns

    02/08/2008 1:43:04 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 219+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-8-2008 | American Chemical Society
    Iodized Table Salt May Be Low In Iodine, Raising Health ConcernsA new study suggests that iodized salt may be low in iodine, raising health concerns. (Credit: Courtesy of the American Chemical Society) ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2008) — Amid concern that people in the United States are consuming inadequate amounts of iodine, scientists in Texas have found that 53 percent of iodized salt samples contained less than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended level of this key nutrient. Iodized table salt is the main source of iodine for most individuals, they note in a new study. Purnendu K. Dasgupta...
  • Experts Urge Complete Global Access To Iodized Salt; Prevents IQ Loss And Brain Damage In Babies

    12/13/2007 3:13:39 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies · 152+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-13-2007 | Micronutrient Initiative.
    Experts Urge Complete Global Access To Iodized Salt; Prevents IQ Loss And Brain Damage In Babies ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2007) — World experts in iodine deficiency today urged renewed international commitment to help prevent loss of IQ due to fetal brain damage by facilitating access to iodized salt for the final 30 percent of world households that don't yet have it -- most of them found in just 20 countries. At United Nations Headquarters, New York Weds. Dec. 12, the Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency and other issue stakeholders mark a major public health advance achieved in two...
  • What are the best Sodium Potassium Iodine Tables

    08/10/2005 6:26:07 AM PDT · by Scythian · 61 replies · 2,146+ views
    Please don't delete this as vanity, I need advice and would like to move quickly on this. I need ones that kids can get down too. Please reply quickly.
  • Reactor shutdown sparks panic [Russia - 7 overdose on iodine, thanks to Greenpeace]

    11/23/2004 7:47:20 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 9, 2004 (Translation delay) | By Simon Saradzhyan
    A minor incident at the Balakovskaya nuclear power plant created widespread panic in Saratov and nearby regions, with people clearing iodine off drugstore shelves and several being rushed to the hospital with symptoms of iodine poisoning. Reactor No. 2 at the Balakovskaya nuclear power plant, located outside the city of Balakov in the Saratov region, some 900 km southeast of Moscow, shut down on Thursday [4 Nov 2004] after a pipe burst, but, there was no radiation leak, the Federal Nuclear Power Agency said in a statement on Friday [12 Nov 2004]. However, the incident, which was 1st reported on...
  • "Nuclear Panic" in Russia

    11/15/2004 6:17:21 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 8 replies · 697+ views
    11/15/04 | vanity
    (Source : ProMed Reactor #2 at the Balakovskaya nuclear power plant,near Saratov,Russia,shut down on Thursday,11/11/04 after a water pipe burst. There was no radioactive release;however,some residents reported seeinga white cloud over the reactor,while others reported the presence of vehicles with military license plates in the area.A panic began. Residents jammed telephone lines.Radio stations began broadcasting "helpful advice" on how residents could protect themselves. Greenpeace activists flooded into the area,handing out pamphlets,that warned of the danger from nuclear reactors,and urged residents to begin takin iodine as soon as possible.Radio stations began "updating" their advice with Greenpeace materials. Frightened Saratov residents ignored...