Levels are quite low compared to post-Chernobyl.
Interesting. It would have been useful for them to have reported the K-40 levels as well since the expected 4000 Bq should be easily visible.
"By comparison, the cattle rancher Masami Yoshizawa, who has defied the government and kept his cows alive 14 km from the nuclear plant, last July tested at 7,000 Becquerels total. This spring, a second test showed his contamination had dropped by 90% to about 700 Becquerels, just 50% more than Junko, though he’s been living in the nuclear exclusion zone for much of the past year, working in the contaminated pasture with no protection."
Even for someone who has been living 14 km from the plant for the past year the increased internal contamination level is minor compared to the K-40 that's already and always there.
but then I guess that just proves that the "Fukushima City NGO Citizens Radioactivity Measuring Station" are just part of the coverup. ;)
Potassium difuses throughout the body
Iodine and cesium concentrate in particular tissues
Plutonium inhalation is deadly, not so much when swallowed
Quite a different kettle of fish
Route of administration and concentration are key variables, in the REAL world.
Not so much, for shills and liars
Potassium and Cesium are treated identically by the body.
Iodine is concentrated in the Thyroid, but it has a short half-life so it's all gone by now.
"Plutonium inhalation is deadly, not so much when swallowed"
Yes, when in the form of micron sized dust particles.
"Route of administration and concentration are key variables, in the REAL world."
Indeed they are, who said different?
Iodine 129 has a half life of 15.7 million years
Iodine-129 as a long-lived marker for nuclear fission contamination
Iodine-129 (129I; half-life 15.7 million years) is a product of cosmic ray spallation on various isotopes of xenon in the atmosphere, in cosmic ray muon interaction with tellurium-130, and also uranium and plutonium fission, both in subsurface rocks and nuclear reactors. Artificial nuclear processes, in particular nuclear fuel reprocessing and atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, have now swamped the natural signal for this isotope. Nevertheless, it now serves as a groundwater tracer as indicator of nuclear waste dispersion into the natural environment. In a similar fashion, 129I was used in rainwater studies to track fission products following the Chernobyl disaster.
We already had the I-129 discussion.
Peease pore discussion tactics
Move the discussion from Cesium damage to heart, bone & blood:
To Potassium & Iodine
Introduce slow decay extraneous isotopes
Then cry foul, on the basis that Iodine was discussed earlier.
Cesium 134 with a 2 yr half-life is hot, and brand new to Honshu and the Pacific, all from Fukushima. Cesium 137, with a 30 yr half-life is vastly increased in the same locales, due to Fukushima.
These are NOT heart-healthy, bone-friendly or marrow-mindful dietary suppliements.
They are DEADLY, notwithstanding circular argumentation tactics.
Fallacy Alert, or is it a phallus alert? They are easily confused under these tactics.
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