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Author Topic: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:  (Read 1335 times)

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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« on: March 29, 2011, 08:26:25 AM »
Increased levels of radiation are now being detected here on the east coast of North America.

Quote from The News House (Jim Levulis):

Small levels of nuclear radiation continue to be found in U.S. states this week

Small levels of radiation continue from the Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant continue to be detected in the United States, according to CNN. However, the Environmental Protection Agency reaffirm that the levels pose no threat to public health. At least 15 states reported detecting radioisotopes in the air or their water or both. No state governments or agencies have recommended taking potassium iodide for its residents. Potassium iodide is a salt that protects the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine.

Trace amounts of radiation have been detected in west coast states including California and Oregon, but now increased levels are being reported from east coast areas as well. On Friday increased levels of iodine-131 were detected in air in Maryland as well as microscopic amounts found in rainwater.

A friend of mine posted the following link on her FB page and It provides the ability for those of us in Japan, USA, and Europe the ability to drill down to specific monitoring stations. 


Offline MitchMiller

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Re: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 12:42:29 AM »
It's now in our milk out here in CA.  Although gov't reports it is 5000 times below what would be considered harmful... at least we hope.  Considering CA is the nation's leading milk producer (I think)... you too may soon enjoy the pleasures of radiated milk.

Offline sfpvguy41

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Re: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 01:06:09 AM »
Ah the joys of knowing I have survived HIV to be knocked off by something else before my time :)
Labs: (undetectable since 2005)
12/13: 634 cdr, 37.3%, 758 cd8, total chol 183, triglycerides 131
8/13: changed to Edurant from Reyataz
12/12: 828 cd4, 34.5%, 1078 cd8, total chol 192, tri 196
12/11: 787 cd4, 37%, 979 cd8.
9/11: 758 cd4, 38%, 944 cd8, und.
8/11 dropped norvir, incr reyataz to 400 mg
6/11: 621 CD4 CD4% 41, CD8 680! Undetectable. Creatinine and eGFR are ok now.
Switched from Truvada to Epzicom in late April 2011
AGT/AST and creatinine back to normal mid-April.
Cut Norvir from regimen.
Switched back to Reyataz/Norvir late Feb 2011
2/11: CD4 664 34%, CD8 963, diagnosed with osteoporosis, high AGT/AST and creatinine.
12/10: CD4: 676 CD4%: 34 CD8: 1012
Switched from Reyataz/norvir to Isentress 10/10
8/10: CD4: 731 CD4%: 40 CD8: 866
Diagnosed Sept. 2002 started meds May 2005.

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 01:56:04 AM »
Ah the joys of knowing I have survived HIV to be knocked off by something else before my time :)

You never know your time may have expired 10 years ago.  Maybe you're beating the curve?  Be an optimist!

Offline mecch

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Re: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 07:26:31 AM »
I have a uranium glass collection.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Not to be a total alarmist BUT:
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 07:43:30 AM »
Ah the joys of knowing I have survived HIV to be knocked off by something else before my time :)

Aint that the truth sf!  Its not exactly anything we can really do much about either.  Experts who are in the position to advise 'next steps' are doing their best I would hope.  My question, and its probably much easier posed than actually logistically feasible to do is: Cant this whole plant be covered in some containment material?  There was talk about using a mixture of sand and lead then concrete. 


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