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2011-07-12 22:34:21

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have brought attention to the potential health impacts for Korean and Korean-American women and their infants from consuming brown seaweed soup. Seaweed is a known source of dietary iodine, particularly in Korea; however, there is no scientific data on the iodine content in Korean seaweed soup. Written as a Letter to the Editor for the journal Thyroid and published online, the authors discuss the adverse effects of consuming excess...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As media coverage on radiation increases in the U.S., there's growing concern about the possible effects of excess exposure from different types of radiation. Not only is the U.S. distressed by the Japanese Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant leak, the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, those emitted by cell phones, as being carcinogenic. The World Health Organization recently...

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2011-05-26 13:24:11

Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life off the coast of Japan has shown radiation levels far above the legal limits. The environmental group released preliminary results two weeks ago from their marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The results showed worrying levels of radiation in seaweed, a key staple in the Japanese diet. Researchers sent samples of seaweed, fish and shellfish to labs in France and Belgium to test...

2011-05-24 18:43:48

A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield. Iodine radioisotopes are produced by fission of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor. Radioactive iodine is of concern because it is highly mobile in the environment and selective uptake by the thyroid gland can pose a significant cancer risk following long term exposure. Furthermore, iodine-129, which is a type of radioactive iodine, has an extremely long...

2011-04-21 12:25:00

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield®- the only FDA approved liquid potassium iodide product indicated for thyroid protection in radiation emergencies - announced today that it has implemented the changes necessary to ramp up production to meet increased domestic and international demand. ThyroShield is an over-the-counter iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

THYROID-KI, a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement that may help block the absorption of radioactive iodine into the thyroid gland, has been launched and is now available for shipping. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 The launch of a Potassium Iodide dietary supplement called THYROID-KI is expected to respond to the people's need for a formulation that will keep their thyroids healthy amidst heightened radiation fears as a result of a leak at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima,...

2011-03-29 20:13:00

Isotope found in rainwater A researcher at Case Western Reserve University has detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of a campus building. Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology, said the presence of the isotope presents no danger to human health. He estimated the level of radiation is about one-tenth that of natural background radiation. "In theory, the Iodine 131 could have come from any radioactive waste processing facility," Matisoff said....

2011-03-28 11:15:00

Experts monitoring water and air supplies after Japanese nuclear event HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today said weekend testing of public drinking water found no elevated levels of radioactivity. On Friday, concentrations of Iodine-131, likely originating from the events at Japan's damaged nuclear plants, were found in rainwater samples collected from Pennsylvania's nuclear power plant facilities. The numbers reported in the rainwater...

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2011-03-23 10:25:00

Fears about food and water safety in Tokyo are spilling into the general populace as small amounts of radiation continue to be released from the earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and seawater have shown an increase of radiation counts since the power plant was thrown into disarray nearly two weeks ago. US and Hong Kong officials announced a block on Japanese dairy and certain produce from the region....

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Free Report Names Protective Foods that Disarm Radioactive Fallout Released by Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactors Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Americans worried about radioactive fallout released by damaged nuclear reactors in Japan can discover the foods that protect against radiation sickness, in a new report entitled "Fallout Foods That Block Radiation Sickness" just released by the popular nutrition website, http://www.MyHealingKitchen.com. "The greatest health threat that...


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2009-07-09 17:47:41

Astatine is a radioactive chemical element. The symbol for Astatine is At and its atomic number is 85. Astatine is the heaviest halogen discovered. It was first produced by Dale R. Corson, Kenneth Ross Mackenzie, and Emilio Segrè in 1940. Although astatine is produced by radioactive decay in nature, it is typically found only in miniscule amounts due to its short half-life (the time it takes for one half of the atoms of a given radioactive substance to decay or disintegrate). Trace amounts...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.