Natural Disasters recently have devastated Japan's food supply, is it getting worst?
There have been recent reports of many people suffering from symptoms such as, nose bleeds, nausea, dizziness and rashes in Japan due to the radiation poisoning from the Fukushima leak. Many of these people are young and these reports are being covered up and not talked about. Think about it? How could there not be effects from such a massive amount of damage? The waters have been toxic from three reactors that melted down after the tsunami damaged them. It was discovered that over 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from that disaster.
Of course we have been assured that this disaster's demise wouldn't affect the US, but is that true? It's not something that is talked about much in the media. But, it's been on my mind lately, especially because we have loved sushi so much. To think that our fish are not contaminated by radiation poisoning has made us stay away from sushi and I think it's getting worst.
By definition the Mayo clinic describes this as radiation sickness is damage to your body caused by a large dose of radiation often received over a short period of time (acute). The amount of radiation absorbed by the body — the absorbed dose — determines how sick you'll be.
Radiation sickness is also called acute radiation sickness, acute radiation syndrome or radiation poisoning. Common exposures to low-dose radiation, such as X-ray or CT examinations, don't cause radiation sickness.
Although radiation sickness is serious and often fatal, it's rare. Since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II, most cases of radiation sickness have occurred after nuclear industrial accidents such as the 1986 fire that damaged the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl or the 2011 earthquake that damaged the nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan.
So here we are in 2013 and we are just beginning to see the effects of that damage. Here is an article from earlier this year about tuna caught near California that had traces of Fukushima radiation. More than half of the children in Fukushima now have thyroid disorders from eating too much seafood.
It's sad that our waters have become so polluted that we can't even eat fish anymore. It's important to think about what you are feeding your kids these days and I'm sorry to say sushi has become something we don't eat anymore.