Surviving Nuclear Meltdown
With the recent catastrophe at Fukushima nuclear power plant Northeast of Tokyo, I felt it important to give advice and tips on surviving any "fallout" or radioactive particles that may reach your location.
Before I start this hub though, let me first say that my prayers and my heart is with you, the Japanese people. As a very young man, my family and I lived just outside Tokyo. The people of Japan have morals that many American people don't. Crime is very low in Japan. People trust other people. We need to help them as much as we possibly can. In the Japanese spirit, I wrote this : Haiku
An Island of People
A Land of Despair
Love From Afar Will Win
Don't Believe All You Hear
First and foremost, realize that the Government and most media will downplay everything to do with this meltdown. The reason: mass chaos. It is protocol that no matter the severity, they will downplay it, but I won't.
It has been determined that radioactivity has shown up in the milk coming from cows in the State of Washington. If this is true, we have it floating above the whole United States.
It could be in our food supply, water supply and even on clothing and other items.
You will never be able to protect yourself completely, but the purpose of this hub is to at least give you the tips to make your odds much better of surviving.
Common sense is something that many people don't have.
Buying something from an import store? Is it from Japan? When was it made? When was it shipped? These are all pertinent questions.
I find myself staying in shelter during rain or snow. Why? Well, it is very simple; the radioactivity will hang in the air until precipitation carries it to Earth. As I said before, we cannot get away from it completely, But we can sure take every measure to make sure we are as safe as possible.
There are companies that make radioactive meters. If I were on the West coast at this time, I would have invested in one by now. I still may living here in the Midwest. They are not cheap, but you won't have that money anyway if you are dead from radioactive poison.
At this time, every citizen of Japan should be taking prophylactic potassium iodide. I will put the recommended doses below.
It is my opinion that every household should have iodide at their disposal as it will fight the effects of radiation poisoning.
Potassium iodide should not be used just because you are paranoid. Make sure you know that there is radiation. Here are the doses:
• Adults : 130 mg (see below as well for CDC addendum)
• Adolescents: 12-18: WHO -- adult dose; CDC -- child's dose; if adult size (150 pounds or over) they should take the full adult dose, regardless of their age.
• Children age 3-12 years: 65 mg
• Infants : 1 mo. to 3 years, 32. 25 mg (ie half tablet)
• Newborns to 1 mo., 1/4 capsule.
We are all bound to die. Sometimes I believe we can be a little too cautious at times. Spend some more time with your spouse, your kids, your grand kids and all your other loved ones.
How's your relationship with God? Do you even have one?
You know, He sent His Son, His only Son, to be hung on a cross and die for us. If you give it all to Him, the idea of dying is not all that bad. I know there is glory after and I stand on that faith. It was my sins that drove the nails through Jesus' wrists. Only by grace and mercy can any of us have that peace. All you need to do is ask; ask from your inner being and know that He hears.
I pray for the men, women, and children of Japan. May God's mercy shine upon them.
I pray for those 50 men who have braved the radioactive waters to help save their fellow man. They are truly heroes!
Please God, we know that it is our carelessness and stupidity that has caused this catastrophe on the Earth you blessed us with. I pray a miracle; we know that You are a God of miracles and I ask You Father to cleanse the soil, air, and water in Japan and elsewhere that has been affected. In Jesus name, Amen.
© G.L. Boudonck
- Mother: Fukushima workers expect to die from radiation - World Watch - CBS News
Sleeping in hallways and conference rooms, workers have remained at damaged nuclear site despite dangerous radiation levels Read more by CBSNews.com staff on CBS News' World Watch.
© 2011 Greg Boudonck