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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Radioactive Milk Coming to a Store near You?

Radiation is being found on the west coast in milk.  This shows how quick radiation is on the mooooooo-ve.  Coming soon to a store near you:  Skim, 1%, 2%, Whole and Nuclear Green.


For those who still drink milk, you may be the 1st to enjoy a very mild shock of Iodine-131 in your morning sugary-O's.  Humans are the only mammals that drink milk after infancy, but hey, we are also the only mammals that play 'Angry Birds.' 

FDA Says radioactive milk is still super safe
Radioactive iodine-131 was found in a March 25 milk sample from Spokane that is more than 5,000 times lower than risk levels set by the FDA, according to the agencies. Iodine-131 was found in a March 28 milk sample in California, the state Department of Public Health said. The reading also is below risk levels, Mike Sicilia, a spokesman, said yesterday.
I really have a hard time with the 'acceptable' amount of radiation in food items.  I understand that I probably take on more radiation when I sport the grape smugglers on the beach in Cabo than I do by chugging a gallon or radioactive Banana Quick, but still, it is the principle of NOT WANTING TO DRINK ANY UNNECISSARY RADIATON.  Maybe I am the only one that feels this way.

Let the Spin-Doctoring Begin...

Japan has just experienced the single worst event to happen to their country since WWII.  The radiation problem from the melt down is already a massive problem and it looks to be a much bigger deal going forward.

But, like all issues, I am sure we will be told that there is nothing to worry about.

It's only cancer... Drink up. 
While any exposure “raises the risk of getting cancer,” the levels reported in Spokane pose “very, very, very low health consequences” Helfand said in a telephone interview from Springfield, Massachusetts.
I suppose this gives me a good reason to start drinking beer with dinner.


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