Saturday, October 1, 2011

Radioactive Strontium Found in Hilo, Hawaii Milk

Hawaiian environmental health officials have assured Hawaiians there is no risk from the radionuclides detected in milk so far: Lynn Nakasone, administrator of the Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division, said the strontium is not a danger. “It’s of no health consequence,” Nakasone said. “I realize it is a different reading and new data, but I guess from our point of view, it’s not a health risk.” via Strontium-89 from Japan found in Big Island milk – Hawaii News – But some physicians, such as University of Wisconsin Professor Jeffrey Patterson, have insisted there is no safe level of exposure to radionuclides: There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period…. Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.” via Physicians for Social Responsibility,

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