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Coping With Nuclear Fallout

March 21, 2011 by  

Coping With Nuclear FalloutWith nuclear fallout from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors reaching the West Coast of the United States, many are wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves.

The first thing to do is remain calm and don’t panic. Staying calm and rational in the face of a frightening event is the key to making the correct decisions. And there is no doubt that when governments start using the words radiation and fallout in the same message, it can be frightening.

To stay abreast of the developing situation you should listen to radio and television messages and heed the advice of authorities if they say it’s time to evacuate.

Hopefully you have followed our advice and prepared a disaster supplies (or bugout) kit and plan. If so, it’s time to get the kit out and begin following the pre-determined plan.

If you are staying put you should stay inside and close all doors, windows and the fireplace damper, if applicable. If possible, seal all window and door openings with plastic sheeting and duct tape. Turn off the air conditioner, ventilation fans, furnace and other intakes that might pull contaminated air from outside into the home.

Go to a basement or underground area, if possible, and stay inside until authorities say it’s safe to go outside.

If outdoors, get indoors as soon as possible. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth or napkins and find shelter. Once inside, remove clothing and place into plastic bags and seal them. Shower or bathe—be sure to wash your hair—then put on fresh clothing and different shoes.

If in a vehicle, keep windows closed and turn off air vents and air conditioner and use the recirculating air setting. If possible, drive away from the location of the radiation. When you get to a location that allows you to get indoors, follow the procedure above.

Potassium iodide is a common treatment for radiation poisoning, though reports are it is becoming in short supply in the wake of the disaster. It works by preventing radiation from contaminating the thyroid. Other options include diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) and Prussian blue.

We have a book that can help you prepare for any emergency. It is called In Case of Emergency! Lifesaving Tips for your Family’s Survival. You can purchase the book by going here, and we will donate $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief for each copy of In Case of Emergency! that is sold.

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    If we were in a crisis for real, could we even trust the media?

    • 45caliber

      I dont’ trust them now!

  • coal miner

    1)The Straight Dope: If nuclear fallout lasts thousands of years …
    Aug 29, 2003 … If nuclear fallout takes thousands of years to dissipate, how did the … Atom bombs like the ones dropped on Japan produce two types of …… – Cached

    • Eddie47d

      Good article but the newer nuclear bombs are at least 10 times more powerful and will be more deadly. If they are exploded at ground level as opposed to in the air the damage could be far worse. One particle or Radionuclide that enters you blood stream can cause death or permanent cancer.With a nuclear reactor explosion you can take safeguards in protecting yourself but time is of essence in keeping those particles off you body. My state doesn’t have any nuclear power plants. Pennsylvania has 12,Illinois has 11,and South Carolina has 9. My brother lives 3 miles from one in Byron ,IL.and they run a tight ship in keeping it safe. Be prepared if you live near one.

      • 45caliber

        They are indeed more powerful – and a lot more cleaner than the original ones as well. The ones used in Japan used uranium; those now use plotoniam. While plotoniam is very poisonous – as a poison, not due to radiation – it has a cleaner blast. It has bad radiation, true.

        A “dirty” bomb as referrenced in many stories actually is a standard bomb that has plotonium or even uranium that is simply thrown into the air as a poison and a radiation hazard.

  • Raggs

    Radiation does not just simply go away when you have been exposed to it.

    • 45caliber

      It can be partially pruged, though. And it is the same thing you get every time you get an X-ray.

  • http://com i41

    Don’t forget all the MRIs that use radiation injestion in your body to get all kinds of pictures, so that can be 3D images are made. A few good heavy rains will clean the air, if it over the oceans, cann’t wait to see the sea food diets be promoted. Wory more about being taken out by the muslim perverts, than these reactors.

  • DaveD

    Firstly, it has NOT been determined that the rise in the radiation levels on the west is real. Secondly, if there is a rise in radiation levels, it is miniscule. Thirdly, there is NO evidence that the radiation is coming from the Japanese reactors.

  • Kris

    After the 2002 reactor in Japan had problems there was a woman that one mile from the plant had people eat these foods. Miso, brown rice, sea veggies, soy sauce, kelp, hadiko pumpkin, and they had no cancer while people that living at a greater distance that didn’t eat this food did. So for what it is worth, I am adding these to my intake. And none of it is bad for me and it is natural.

    • granny mae


      This is known as the Macrobiotic diet. It has been around for a long time and is said to be very helpful to people with cancer. The first I heard of it was a book called Reclaimed by Life and it was written by a doctor that got cancer and was terminal. He went on this diet program through a center in NY, I think. He claimed he learned to cook and eat these foods and over a period of time became cancer free.
      I think the institute was called the Kushi institute. I use to have a couple of the books but have no idea where they are today. Anyone interrested in learning more could look for the books through Albris on line. They deal in a lot of used books and may have some on Macrobiotics. It is very interresting reading.

  • Kate8

    When “they” went about building all of these nuclear reactors around the globe, it had to be known that it would be only a matter of time until breaches would occur, from any number of possibilities.

    Many of us figured this out at the outset, and opposed them. The potential danger has always been just too great.

    I’m quite sure those involved were well aware that, somewhere down the road, things would get catastrophic, especially building them on various faultlines. These are not stupid people.

    This leaves only one other conclusion here, other than the quick buck (for some). It was possibly seen as a great chance to create huge crisis and death when all h*ll breaks loose, whether natural or man-made. A power-crazed NWO elite’s dream (they have built their palacial underground bunkers).

    I just don’t see how one could view it any other way. And now, all h*ll does, indeed, seem to be breaking loose, on all fronts.

    • granny mae


      Isn’t it odd that we can see the dangers of this stuff and all the big brains in the world can’t? I think that eago gets in the way with big brains and they just have to prove their theory works even if it means the death of thousands of people! It’s like building a levey to with stand winds of 100 miles an hour because there will never be wind over that to effect the levy, anyway not in their life time. Building a nuke plant on a fault to with stand a quake of 7 magnitude is fine because there will never be one any higher and besides we don’t need to worry about a sunami because we built walls in the ocean to protect us. I would say that was great thinking on the part of the big brains. It is all this kind of thinking by people that are always trying to convince me that they know what is best for me better than I do. No thanks. I don’t trust any of them, in sience, engineering or politics ! Horse Hocky ! God Bless

  • Bert Cundle

    Fishing in the Pacific, will be easer… the fish will be glowing…

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Yeah, but due to the radiation, they may eat YOU!!!!

      • granny mae

        Joe H

        LOL ! Oh you are so bad ! LOL !


    I suggest we all, here in these United States, use our heads…that is to say, make ourselves aluminum foil hats to protect us from the japanese radio active fall out. Personally from the antics of our WH leadership this hat ought to demonstrate our mental state in a visual way that will address the world’s question, “Where are you?”…..picture it.

    Now friends and neighbors if you need instructions on how to construct these self explaining tinfoil hats, you can write me and for a mere sum I will guide you thru these hard times…my guidance will be worth the trouble.

    • soldier

      Go join Ann Coulter and travel to Japan to bask in the “healthy” radiation. That would be wonderful. Thanks.

    • granny mae

      ON TIME,

      OH you are the same kind of a bad boy as Joe ! LOL ! I’m making my hat tomorrow.

  • 45caliber

    If you take an air trip, you will get far more radiation from both the TSA scan and the flight into thin air (radiation from space) than you will from the Japanese fallout.

    • Raggs

      The japanese fallout may not understand the english language…

  • 45caliber
    • http://?? Joe H.

      You DO realize that if you looked, you could probably find just as many experts that say his FACTS are wrong?!?!?!?

  • soldier

    You folks living in CA are lucky. You get to die and leave the USSA early. We get to live in socialist hell longer.

    • Kate8

      soldier – Thanks for the words of comfort.

      One way or another, our days are numbered for all of us. Let’s make the best of them.

  • Tim

    In terms of modern nukes they are cleaner but because of targeting accuracy the total elimination of a city to destroy a small stategic base is no longer necessary. Airbursts have considerably more effect on ground targets so the radioactive dust is way less. Nukes are expensive so a cheaper more accurate one is more likely. A couple of small nukes trumps the effect of one H-bomb for city wide cleansing. Those Huge H-bombs are good deterrents but if they are released in a world wide exchange you would need a deep “well ventilated” hole to hide in for a few months.

    Japan is very limited on power alternatives. Coal would have been a huge problem with polution.

    • granny mae


      You say coal would have been a huge problem with polution huh ? Well what to do with this radiation polution ? There is no way to get rid of it and there is no way to store the waste safely either. We put it in container in the ground and the ground moves and the containers break and bingo another nuclear disaster only of another kind! I think I would rather deal with the coal. Thank You.

      God Bless !


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