Safety of Pacific Fish

Fukushima 4 Years Later A Look Back Four years ago, the world saw the worst nuclear disaster in Fukushima since the Chernobyl disaster in 1988.  Following an earthquake, a tsunami hit the plant causing a meltdown of three of the plants reactors. Radioactive material was released into both the air and into the Pacific ocean. […]

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High radiation detected in Hawaii on June 11 and June 23rd

I was checking news from the Radiation Network today and they were saying that there was a spike in radiation readings from their Hawaii station on June 11 and June 23rd. They believe that it is from Fukushima. The June 11th spike probably relates to the release on June 3rd. You can read it on […]

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8 signs showing you have radiation sickness

CBS news put together a pictoral on radiation sickness that I thought was interesting. You can see it here. If yo don’t want to see the pictures they are (all text from the site): 1. Nausea and vomiting Nausea and vomiting are typically the earliest symptoms of radiation sickness. The higher the dose of radiation, […]

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Radiation Update: April 10

Radiation Update April 10 It seems that the news coming from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and is being filtered. The situation is still very serious, with new radiation leakages coming out this week. Nothing has changed with my recommendations or point of view: We will have continued exposure to radiation from Fukushima for […]

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Radiation Update April 3rd with New Recommendations

To see my new recommendations without the news or rational, scroll down to recommendations. The situation in Japan is still very serious. Earlier this week, reports of a meltdown or partial meltdown were reported. Some believe that a meltdown explains the “crack” in the concrete that is allowing radioactive water to get into the Pacific […]

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Radiation Levels March 27th Update

Radioactive iodine from the Fukushima nuclear plant has been found in California, Nevada, and now Massachusetts. This has been very small amounts of it and while it poses very little threat, I am still recommending people with low thyroid symptoms to be taking iodine. The situation in Japan is still very serious. Earlier this week, reports […]

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Topic of the Week: Radiation Update

Sign up for Dr. Michael’s email updates. On March 11th, an earthquake in Japan caused a Tsunami that killed upwards of 20,000 people. The Tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant which houses six nuclear reactors. Power and the ability to cool the reactors failed. Explosions with release of radiation occurred at reactors number 1, […]

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Monitoring Radiation Levels

Reuters is reporting that there is radiation was found in milk and spinach close to the reactor site in Japan. The New York Times has been running updates on what is happening at each of the reactors. A cause for concern is that reactor number 4 hasn’t been updated since Thursday where the spent fuel […]

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As “increased” radiation hits California: Still no cause for panic.

Drudge and other news sites have been reporting that radiation is expected to hit California on Friday. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles’ background radiation levels are about 10-12 microrem/hour. This is equal to 105 millirem/year. Even if headlines blare that  Radiation in Southern California has “DOUBLED” or “TRIPLED” or […]

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As Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Still No Danger to U.S.

Wednesday March 16th, 7:15 am. Workers are back at reactor number 4 today after needing to abandon it because of heightened radiation levels. The U.S. Navy is reporting increased radiation levels 200 miles from the reactors. The background radiation has increased to rx Atsugi” href=”http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=63166″ target=”_blank”>20 millirems over 12 hours. This is equal to .02 […]

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Japan Nuclear Crisis Continued (check for updates)

Written Monday, March 14th at 10:05pm. Even though the crisis continues in Japan with more explosions, and more reports of radiation leakage, we are not seeing the type of problems that were found at Chernobyl. The situation can change at any moment, and my thoughts go out to those working on averting another catastrophe. The […]

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Iodine and Radiation

With the radiation leakage from the tragic events in Japan, I’ve been asked if there are anything to worry about. While I believe that 40-50% of my patients could benefit from iodine. I don’t believe that there will be any radiation exposure to us to worry about.%20Iran%20or%20North%20Korea%21%29″ target=”_blank”> Here is a great article that talks about the […]

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