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May 17, 2013, 04:36 PM #21
May 17, 2013, 05:47 PM #22
Gerson therapy is the scientifically unproven quackery of a hack doctor and his progeny; it has even led to multiple deaths. I'm sure you believe there's a conspiracy afoot to prevent this miracle cancer cure from cutting into big Pharma's profits... but the simple truth is that it's an ineffective and dangerous 'treatment'.
Skepticism is valuable Archy, but you should probably stop worrying about the effects of irradiated seas and start worrying about the effects of snake oil consumption.
May 17, 2013, 06:07 PM #23
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May 17, 2013, 06:32 PM #27
here's some non video info. Still pretty scarey. probably more so with my imagination being like it is.
"But it’s not funny, not really, because the consequences of the meltdown and TEPCO’s mismanagement are very real. The latest threat comes from nearby groundwater that is pouring into the damaged reactor buildings. Once the water reaches the reactor it becomes highly contaminated by radioactivity. TEPCO workers have to pump the water out of the reactor to avoid submerging the important cooling system — the plant’s melted reactor cores, while less dangerous than they were in the immediate aftermath of the meltdown, still needed to be further cooled down. TEPCO can’t simply dump the irradiated groundwater into the nearby sea — the public outcry would be too great — so the company has been forced to jury-rig yet another temporary solution, building hundreds of tanks, each able to hold 112 Olympic-size pools worth of liquid, to hold the groundwater. So TEPCO finds itself in a race: Can its workers build enough tanks and clear enough nearby space to store the irradiated water — water that keeps pouring into the reactor at the rate of some 75 gal. a minute? More than two years after the tsunami, TEPCO is still racing against time — and just barely staying ahead."
Read more: http://science.time.com/2013/05/01/l...#ixzz2TZlhray1
May 17, 2013, 06:36 PM #28
May 17, 2013, 06:36 PM #29
I trust clinical trials before I trust made up field claims and hearsay.
"Because of this, the best evidence suggests eating a balanced diet that includes 2 and ½ cups or more a day of vegetables and fruit, choosing whole grains over processed and refined foods, and limiting red meats and animal fats as well as alcohol. Choosing foods from a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other plant sources such as nuts, seeds, whole grain cereals, and beans is likely to be healthier than consuming large amounts of one particular type of food. Based on currently available evidence, diet is likely to play a greater role in preventing cancer than in treating it."
May 17, 2013, 06:39 PM #30
I am pretty sure this is horrible for the local marine ecology. I don't think we have much to worry about over here. The dispersion throughout the Pacific likely reduces active isotope concentration down to basically nothing. If I were living in a coastal japanese city, I would be a little scared.
Last edited by brewengineer; May 17, 2013 at 06:45 PM.