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Old 01.04.2011, 12:35
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

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Your attempt to sound urbane and erudite is obviated by your lazy use of the word 'probably'.
My dear, I am urbane and erudite
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Old 01.04.2011, 12:36
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Radiation is a natural occurance it appears everywhere, but you don't see people jumping up and down about Radon gas in places like Cornwall.
Exactly! As you can see, I'm perfectly normal and healthy.
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Old 01.04.2011, 12:57
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

As so often, the sober facts are utterly boring and cannot be called very newsworthy, but they show how news journalism works.

The natural radioactivity of the average human body is around 4 kBq (4000 Bequerel = 4000 nuclear desintegrations per second, mainly due to the natural postassium radio-istope 40K. 1 Bq is about 2.70×10-11 Curie (Ci). That milk had 0.8 pCi/liter. Using some simple math, one has to realize that it needs about 10,000,000,000 liters of that milk in Washington State to generate the same radiation as ONE human body.

Hey, that's many weeks of the milk production of the entire earth!

Fellow EFers, don't get near your fridge, you might contaminate your milk very, very badly!

P.S. I may have missed a zero or two, but, figuratively speaking, it doesn't matter much if you need the Baltic Sea or only Lake Zurich full of milk to equate the natural radiation of one human body.
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Old 01.04.2011, 13:05
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

It so happened , I am in business selling anti Radioactive medicine .If you want some send me the money $86.oo (Can)per candy.They come in packages of 100 ,250 and 500 You need at lest 1200 to be effective.Hurry up we almost out of stock.


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Since they have detected radiation in the milk in the USA, I would say that's its probable that it has entered the milk here in Switzerland too. I know that the levels are miniscule and not something to be alarmed about currently, but is radiation like DDT that when it enters the food chain that it grows higher in concentration the higher up the food chain it goes? So, will the levels go up over time?

Also, where do you get your news in English about things affecting Switzerland? I know more about what's happening in the States and Canada than about here. I get vague information from reading the French newspapers due to my so-so level of French. I would like to know one day if the local milk starts being a concern.
DDT gets a bit of a bad press, but everyone forgets that it did completely eradicate malaria larva in the southern states, thus completely removing one of the biggest killers of the 20's from America and making a lot of the land habitable.
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:02
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Since they have detected radiation in the milk in the USA, I would say that's its probable that it has entered the milk here in Switzerland too.
I'd make the wild guess that you did not really enjoy geography back at school...

1. The US is WAY closer the Japan than Switzerland
2. The major wind direction is most of the time from Japan to the US, not Europe. This is so stable that the Japanese even tried to utilize the wind for their Wikipedia reference-linkFire_balloon attacks during WW2.

If I was living on the west coast of the US, I would be far more worried about the next big earthquake being overdue and two nuclear reactors in California that are located right next to the beach... but that would just be me.


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Old 01.04.2011, 14:07
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

Japan has a high incidence of lactose intolerance. They therefore use milk (a waste by-product of Kobe manufacture) to cool runaway nuclear reactions (think how milk cools heartburn or chillitongue).

It is this milk that has entered the US domestic food chain rather than being shipped to Rothrist for further processing as international law mandates.
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:27
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Japan has a high incidence of lactose intolerance. They therefore use milk (a waste by-product of Kobe manufacture) to cool runaway nuclear reactions (think how milk cools heartburn or chillitongue).

It is this milk that has entered the US domestic food chain rather than being shipped to Rothrist for further processing as international law mandates.
Sorry, just that I get it right: The Japanese produce milk and use it to cool down a reactor. Then they fill it in bottles and sell it to the US?!

I knew that there were several cases of steel imported to the EU from China and India that were radioaktive contaminanted: the producers apparently used scrap metal from power stations instead of treating it as hazarduous waste.
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,539120,00.html

But milk?!
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:30
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Apparently the milk in question came from one of those Hogg's Bison thingies




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Old 01.04.2011, 14:32
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Japan has a high incidence of lactose intolerance. They therefore use milk (a waste by-product of Kobe manufacture) to cool runaway nuclear reactions (think how milk cools heartburn or chillitongue).

It is this milk that has entered the US domestic food chain rather than being shipped to Rothrist for further processing as international law mandates.

AFD is a serious problem.
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Sorry, just that I get it right: The Japanese produce milk and use it to cool down a reactor. Then they fill it in bottles and sell it to the US?!
Yup, IIRC, it's something to do with it being good at helping maintain the integrity levels of the reactor casein.


The recycled/resold milk has two benefits as a bedtime drink for the little 'uns: not only is it self-warming, but also any that goes un-drunk provides a soothing nightlight for the wee angels.
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:39
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

Don't forget to check your yogurt in the dark of the night,if it glows don`t eat it
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:40
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Yup, IIRC, it's something to do with it being good at helping maintain the integrity levels of the reactor casein.


The recycled/resold milk has two benefits as a bedtime drink for the little 'uns: not only is it self-warming, but also any that goes un-drunk provides a soothing nightlight for the wee angels.
It also helps little boys aim in the dark...
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Yup, IIRC, it's something to do with it being good at helping maintain the integrity levels of the reactor casein.


The recycled/resold milk has two benefits as a bedtime drink for the little 'uns: not only is it self-warming, but also any that goes un-drunk provides a soothing nightlight for the wee angels.
Actually, it has three benefits: when mixed with ground porridge oats, it forms a new radioactive isotope which gives kids extra internal heating and hallucinations.


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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

Graphic by MeteoFrance showing the spread of radiation from Fukushima
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Re: Radiation found in milk in the USA

Probably the most dangerous component of US milk is all the growth hormone.
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Old 01.04.2011, 16:09
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Oh my word. People do believe what they read on the internet.
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Actually, it has three benefits: when mixed with ground porridge oats, it forms a new radioactive isotope
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