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article imageOp-Ed: Shocking raise in nuclear radiation 'safety levels' announced

By R. C. Camphausen     Apr 17, 2013 in Health
Washington - Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed 'safety levels' for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people's health.
There are a few websites, for example here and here, who've picked up and reproduced the information, it will be interesting to watch how long it takes major media outlets to report and comment on this development.
Rather than doing something to reduce the dangers invisibly emanating from nuclear plants and enriched weaponry, the White House and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have apparently chosen to accommodate the nuclear industry rather than protect the population.
In the original article, published on the website of Helen Caldicott and also at Global Research, we read that the new 'safety levels' could increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period.
Raising these radiation guides known as PAGs (Protective Action Guides), can only mean one or two things. Either, radiation levels in drinking water and soil are terribly high right now, due to Chernobyl and Fukushima for example, or they are expected be alarmingly high in the near future.
Elsewhere, Caldicott had already announced that moving into the southern hemisphere may be a good idea, right now that idea seems even better -- especially if parents think about their children.
Thirty years. Count and think about it.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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