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26 February 2014

Fukushima: Three Years On: Lives in Limbo: Stories of the Shameful Treatment of Fukushima Victims

Victims share their personal stories on how the Fukushima
disaster affected them.  Photo:  Greenpeace
More than 150,000 people were made victims by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Most are still victims. But there is little coverage these days of their daily lives and the problems they continue to face.

They have compelling stories to tell. To learn about the stories, and to expose the shameful neglect of victims, Greenpeace Japan brought six international witnesses to tour the Fukushima area this week and to meet five victims.  Following is the report by Dr. David McNeill, Japan correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Three Years On: Lives in Limbo
by Dr. David McNeill, Greenpeace International, February 2014

In March 2011, Kaori Saito watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold on TV from her living room in Fukushima City, roughly 60 kilometres away. When the government instructed her to keep her two young children indoors to avoid radiation, she asked her husband if they could move away. He said no and refused to discuss it further.

25 February 2014

Dr. David O. Carpenter Worries About the Biological Effects of Wireless Technology in Schools

Dr. David O. Carpenter
Growing Concern of the WiFi Radiation Impact on Children
defenderpad.com

Dr. David O. Carpenter, M.D Worries About the Biological Effects of Wireless Technology in Schools

Dr. David O. Carpenter, M.D is the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany and an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) subject matter expert. He shares his understanding about the health impacts of WiFi (Radio Frequency (RF) exposure) as well as Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) emissions on children in Safe Schools 2012 as well as many other publications.

In December 2011, Dr. Carpenter authored an amended declaration on behalf of the plaintiff in Morrison v. Portland Public Schools documenting his view of the impact WiFi radiation has on children attending school. Carpenter’s declaration is richly filled with information on the biological effects of WiFi radiation and his concerns about the safety of wireless devices in schools. He recommends wired solutions, as opposed to WiFi, as a way to safeguard children and maximized learning.

24 February 2014

Switzerland: Dead Tired But Wide Awake: Testimony of Electrohypersensitivity

Articles from the Swiss German media on electrosmog are much more thorough than those in the Suisse romande (French-speaking) press.  This one is excellent.

Electrosmog:  Dead tired but wide awake
by Bettina Dyttrich (text) und Tamara Janes (photos), Die Wochenzeitung, 24 January 2013 (translated from German by Google and the Editor of this blog - updated 2 March 2014)

Anytime, anywhere online - this has its price. Electromagnetic pollution has increased enormously. Electrosensitive persons can barely live in towns, and doctors are warning about it.

"From a technical point of view I have to say that mobile technology is awesome. You can move freely anywhere. Even in an emergency you have a connection -. Tiptop »

It is easy to imagine Marcel Bolli as a cell phone freak: Technology plays an important role in his life. He learned mechanics and retrained later on the computer. For a long time, he enthusiastically rode a motorbike.

But Marcel Bolli now has no cell phone. He has no cordless phones and no wireless systems (WLAN). The 38-year-old from Schaffhausen is electrosensitive: He is allergic to so-called non-ionizing radiation (NIR).

iPad Wi-Fi Radiation with Wireless Router On


iPad WiFi Radiation with Wireless Router On (RF Meter with Sound) - 7 March 2013 - 4 min.


 


This Video: Measuring the pulsed microwave radiation from an iPad with an Acoustimeter. The rapid and continuous pulsing is the beacon signals emitted by the router (similar to celltower beacon signals). The irregular spikes are emitted by the iPad. 

Doctors groups around the world have spoken up to call for Precaution against wireless radiation and for reduction of exposure, especially on Children, Youth, Pregnant Women and Babies.

Medical Advisory: Statements from 14 Agencies on Wi-Fi Radiation and Children's Health
http://www.safeinschool.org/2013/02/m...

Switzerland: Physicians in Favor of the Environment Encourages Signature of the Freiburg Appeal 2012 on the Dangers of Radiofrequencies from Wireless Technologies


The Freiburg Appeal on the health risks of radio-frequency radiation was published on this blog in early 2013.  Swiss medical associations, apart from MfE, probably do not know it exists. We welcome readers' comments on how to make it more visible to physicians, health authorities and the general public in Switzerland.

The Swiss medical doctors' association, Physicians in Favor of the Environment (MfE) issued an article on their site on 26 November 2012, encouraging the signature of the Freiburg Appeal of 2012 on the health risks of radio-frequency radiation from wireless technologies.

Here is the message from the Freiburg Appeal site:  The full text of the Appeal follows.

International Doctors´ Appeal 2012
10 Years after the Freiburg Appeal:
Radio-frequency Radiation Poses a Health Risk. Physicians Demand Overdue Precaution.

Ten years ago, physicians of the Freiburg Appeal called on their colleagues, the public, and the politicians and health officials in charge because they were deeply concerned about the health of their fellow citizens. This Doctors´Appeal, in which they strongly warned about the dangers of wireless radiation, was translated into many languages and supported by more than 1000 physicians and more than 36,000 people worldwide.

"Candy Crush" Represents Everything That's Wrong with Mobile Games - and Their Capacity to Dumb Down the Human Race

The proliferation of mobile games like « Candy Crush » is dumbing down the human race. This game perfectly illustrates the high degree of gullibility of those who play it. It has been created for one reason only: to fleece gaming addicts of their money. King, the Swedish firm behind the game, is planning a U.S. stock market debut which some analysts think could value it at more than US$5 billion. The game, which involves moving candies to make a line of three in the same color, was the most downloaded “free” app of 2013, and the year's top revenue-grossing app.

Candy Crush Represents Everything That's Wrong with Mobile Gaming
by Kevin Spence, gameskinny, 2013

Candy Crush is designed for one thing and one thing only: separating you from your money.

Candy Crush is a hugely popular game, both on Facebook and mobile. As a game, it's well made, challenging, and rewarding to play. On the surface, it does its job perfectly. But when you start to dig a little deeper, it becomes clear that the game is not so much a game as it is a carefully masked system designed to siphon as much money as it can from your bank account.

23 February 2014

Location of Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth Antenna on iPads: Protect Your Children !

Do you know where the WiFi/Bluetooth Antenna’s are on your child’s iPad?
Parents for a Safe School,
18 February 2014

Did you know…

- When a child holds an iPad in portrait mode on his lap or against his chest the RF radiation is penetrating his internal organs.

- That when a child holds an iPad in landscape mode his hands are covering the constantly transmitting antennas when the Wi-Fi is turned on.

Radiation Expert Says High-Voltage Cables Linked 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt' With Leukaemia

A study carried out in the UK into overground cables carried by pylons
concluded that the costs of undergrounding more than matched the
health costs of radiation effects.
Health risks associated with pylons justify putting cables underground, meeting told

Radiation expert says high-voltage cables linked ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ with leukaemia

The health hazards connected with overground cables justify the costs of having them buried underground, a public meeting heard last night.

Denis Henshaw, a retired professor of human radiation effects at the University of Bristol and a scientific director of the charity Children with Cancer UK, said high-voltage cables were linked “beyond reasonable doubt” to childhood leukaemia, adult leukaemia and adult brain tumours.

Fukushima Cancer Rates Spike Despite Nuclear Industry Denial

These materials only offer protection from external (alpha, beta, gamma)
radiation.  When people breathe, drink, eat or wear clothes
contaminated with radionuclides, there is no protection.
This article, written by a captain in the Royal Australian Medical Corps, who is now a health scientist in medical imaging, goes into the health effects of exposure to radiation following the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear catastrophes. It contains 7 videos on the subject.

Fukushima Cancer Rates Spike Despite Nuclear Industry Denial
by Capt. Graham Bates, Guest Writer for Wake Up World
14 February 2014

There’s been a spike of thyroid cancer cases in the Fukushima, like there was in Chernobyl after its nuclear disaster. And like Chernobyl, the nuclear industry is trying to deny the events are related.

On 11 March 2011, the world witnessed another Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster, this time involving the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. An earthquake, followed by a tsunami, created the worst nuclear disaster on Earth.

The mainstream media has been relatively quiescent about the continuing Fukushima disaster. This is about to change.

22 February 2014

Is It Dangerous to Use a Cell Phone While Charging?

This photo collage has been circulated with the stories below.  According
to the New Indian Express, a 10-year-old boy was reportedly injured
 when his cell phone, said to be of  Chinese make, "exploded
 in his hand while charging.
Is it Dangerous to Use a Cell Phone While Charging?
Posted by waffles,
2 February 2014

An online warning states that using a cell phone while it's charging is dangerous due to increased radiation and potential for explosion or electrocution.

Let’s first take a look at the most recent warning regarding the use of cell phones while charging. The text below was posted on Facebook in late January 2014, and had over 100,000 shares in its first week.

21 February 2014

Cell Phone Hazards: Radiofrequency Radiation-Induced Birth Defect Abnormalities in Embryos

EMF-induced abnormalities in chicken embroyos
(Figure 30 - Farrell et al, 1997)
Birth defects are the single leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. 
 (This article was published in WEEP News on 
19 February 2014.)

I am convinced that the Neural Tube Defect (NTD) that took the life of my daughter Angel Leigh Coates in 1995 was attributed to EMF exposure. This nightmare of reality was due to my wife’s occupational environment – where Tamara spent most of her day in front of three 5 watt microwave radios.

Two years after the loss of my child, many studies on EMF’s and birth defects started to paint a very clear picture for the need to avoid radiation from industrial equipment and powerful hand held microwave devices like cell phones.

20 February 2014

In Loving Memory of Carsten Häublein



When Priests Commit Suicide - In the Loving Memory of Carsten Häublein
by Dafna Tachover, EHS Fights Back, 14 February 2014

A year ago, on February 14th, a day dedicated to love, I got a heartbreaking message which reflects most the unloving nature of our society. I was informed that my friend, Carsten Häublein, a German priest who suffered from EHS for 10 years, could no longer take the pain of the ‘Fire’ 4G LTE, which burned inside his head, and committed suicide.


My sadness was profound and on that same day I wrote a post but I did not publish it. His death was too overwhelming and I needed more time to digest it and understand what it meant for me, what impact should it have on my life and what his death says about the world and society when priests commit suicide.

In Memory of Philippe Hug, Founder of ARA (Association Romande Alerte aux Ondes Electromagnétiques)

Philippe Hug
by Peter Schlegel, Buergerwelle Schweiz [www.buergerwelle-schweiz.org],
May 2010
(Translation: Michael Heiming [http://microondes.wordpress.com/])

Philippe Hug, tireless fighter against the disease-causing cell phone radiation and for a livable world, is no longer with us. On 22 April 2010 his soul left his earthly body unexpectedly early, just a few days before his 54th birthday. His last seven years were devoted to raise awareness of its French-speaking fellow citizens about
the gradual destruction of life by promoting the steady growth of the electromagnetic radiation.

Philippe spirited cries of alarm had a direct connection to his own painful experiences. Six years ago he had to flee the first time because on a church in the nearby canton of Vaud Village mobile antennas were installed. In another small village on the border to France, he found an apartment with very little radiation. He recovered quickly. But several months later at a nearby school the first mast was built in the village.

ieWei Wristband, the Alert System that Measures Exposure to Harmful Electromagnetic Radiation

ieWei Wristband, the Alert System that Measures Exposure to Harmful Radiation, Monitors Heartbeats & Body Temperatures for an Up-to-the-minute Health Check in Real Time
(PRWEB) 13 February 2014

Electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st century, causing genetic damage, brain dysfunction, brain tumors, and other conditions such as sleep disorders and headaches. The solution: iewei wristband, the health tracker.

The iewei's wristband alerts wearers when the environment exceeds the radiation level harmful for their health to help them avoid getting body damaging radiations.

This spring 2014, a new wristband is scheduled to be offered for wear to customers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The iewei wristband detects measures and analyzes electromagnetic wave exposure and alerts wearers threatened by harmful radiation levels. iewei wristbands are being offered by a French new start-up company developed by an integrated network of multimedia and IT consultants. iewei was created to focus on technology that serves the purpose of well-being. The company’s aim is to use science and technology for better health.

17 February 2014

France – Germany – Switzerland : Naoto Matsumura, Victim of Fukushima, Will Talk About the Nuclear Catastrophe – March 2014

Naoto Matsumura
France – Germany – Switzerland : Naoto Matsumura, Victim of Fukushima, Will Talk About the Nuclear Catastrophe – March 2014

Naoto Matsumura : victime de Fukushima, résistant à Tepco et témoin vivant de la catastrophe nucléaire
Summary of article by Pierre Fetet, 
16 February 2014

Naoto Matsumura’s travel schedule follows this summary of Pierre Fetet’s article.

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe, Naoto Matsumura, called “the last man in Fukushima”, will arrive in Paris on 4 March 2014. His journey in France will last 10 days and will include a visit to Fessenheim. At each stage of the journey, he will talk about what a nuclear catastrophe is really like: loss of his land, the disappearance of his community, the abandonment of animals and respect for life, the deterioration of health, exile without the possibility of return.

Voices are being raised in France, criticizing his trip and trying to stop him from coming. Because Naoto Matsumura has disobeyed the Japanese Government by refusing to evacuate the contaminated zone of Fukushima.

16 February 2014

Hawaii: State Senator Josh Green Passes Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label and GMO Labeling Bills

Hawaii State Senator Josh Green passes GMO labeling and cell phone radiation warning label bills
WEEP News, 20 February 2014
Contributed by Ellie Marks,
California Brain Tumor Association

This week State Senator Josh Green M.D. (D - Kona, Kau), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, passed two bills out of committee aimed at providing consumers with health warning labels on widely used products.

Cellular phones

The first was SB 2571 SD1, RELATING TO HEALTH, which would require all cellular telephones, including refurbished and remanufactured cellular telephones, sold or leased by a retailer in the State to bear a label that reads: "To reduce exposure to radiation that may be hazardous to your health, please follow the enclosed product safety guidelines.” The bill would require that the warning label be conspicuous, legible, non-removable and printed in bold lettering, and affixed to the front and back of all cellular telephone packaging.

15 February 2014

Where Can We Live? Electro-magnetically Sensitive People Speak Out

Ongoing InterOccupy conference calls on EMF Harm

Where can we live?- Electro Magnetically Sensitive people Speak Out

Welcome to Inter Occupies continuing shows on Electro Magnetic Radiation and microwave dangers. We have been getting educated on the dangers of how these frequencies effect people and environments and how this danger is increases through time.

I was setting up a new Group Interaction site on Facebook, EMF Harm International, (link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EMFHarm/), when I came across a Group, called “Electrical Sensitivity Support Group”. Upon reviewing this group’s 158 people’s postings, I became frighteningly aware of the mounting danger we have ahead of us as a world. Of a world where no one can live, where the damage of the technology we are addicted to, not only destroys us, but tortures us – and becomes an unbearable place to live … where the greed of people who make billions of dollars from us on technological, microwave devices, have burdened and enslaved us with no place to run and no place to hide… and with no place to live.

I’m including a 7-minute trailer from a new Swedish documentary, “Where Can We Live? About 2 women with electro sensitivity who each had to give up city-life and careers, and move to the country: a post by Kim Goldberg,an author- who is presently writing a book on this subject.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QxAzzicjn4

Please join us, we need your participation in understanding what it feels like to live with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and how it has effected your life.- and how it is effecting millions of other people.

Will It Soon Be Too Late?

Professor Olle Johansson
Will it soon be too late? Cancer expected to increase by 70% in next 20 years according to WHO
by Olle Johansson, News Voice, 12 February 2014

DEBATE. The World Health Organization has released a bleak future forecast. The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase from 14 million to 25 million per year over the next 20 years - an increase of 70 percent.

"Despite encouraging progress, the report shows that we can not treat ourselves out of the cancer problem," said Christopher Wild, co-author of the report. But one question lingers for me: Why does WHO themselves not consider another possible cause of this avalanche, a cause that they themselves have warned about and predicted? Let me explain.

Today, various wireless devices flood our homes, schools and other workplaces. The issues around all of these sources of radiation are numerous. Adults are not at all certain that all this radiation is harmless, they are not at all sure that wireless technology is without risk. To this one can add numerous studies and investigations, expert reports and commentaries which in summary say that "there is a strong suspicion of damage."

14 February 2014

Card for Those with Electrosensitivity

For those with Electro-sensitivity :  See also Abstract below.

THE ES CARD

As with any serious medical condition, it is vital for patients to carry information that can help doctors to either diagnose a problem or to prevent it getting worse.









Links for printing the card:

08 February 2014

Switzerland: "We Are Intoxicated By Wireless"

Sosthène Berger
We are “intoxicated” by wireless
Résumé of article by Simonetta Caratti, LaRegioneTicino, 7 February 2014

A major article on electrosensitivity, “Noi ‘intossicati’ dal wireless”, was recently published in a newspaper from Italian-speaking Switzerland. It comprises several parts, the testimonies of two electrosensitive persons, a researcher, an expert in measuring non-ionizing radiation, and an oncologist. In addition, it states many of the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health, advising precautionary measures to take in the use of wireless technology. Below are near-verbatim excerpts from the article, thanks to the Google translation.


The journalist, Simonetta Caratti, is to be praised for her balanced presentation of the issue of the health effects of wireless technology and electrosensitivity. It was disappointing, however to note that an eminent oncologist played down the carcinogenic risks of such technology, saying that they are not as great as those of smoking, alcohol abuse, obesity, exposure to radon, infections. The authorities and medical profession seem to consider cancer “prevention” as an individual responsibility, namely lifestyle, not the responsibility of industry which is polluting our environment, the major cause of cancer.

The article implies that there are over 500 electrosensitive persons in Switzerland, whereas it is estimated that actually, 3% of the population is electrosensitive: 240,000 persons.

05 February 2014

How to Interpret Scientific Findings In the Cell Phone Radiation Controversy

"It took more than 100 years to definitively link cigarette smoking to lung cancer. Before that, numerous studies had actually concluded that there was no link between cigarettes and cancer.  Cell phones have only become prevalent in the past 15 years. Most of the existing studies have covered only a few years, with very limited cases covering more than 10 years. Therefore, one should not expect to have sufficient evidence to support a link between cell phone radiation and brain cancer, even if it does exist. The controversy is likely to continue for many years or even decades to come. While waiting for the final answer, consumers should not ignore the early evidence of risk."

How to Interpret Scientific Findings In the Cell Phone Radiation Controversy

by Rong Wang, PhD, pongcase.com, 13 November 2013

As cell phones and other wireless devices become increasingly popular, there is a growing concern over the possible health impact of wireless technology. Science is still inconclusive on whether cell phone radiation is safe or harmful to humans. Consumers are often confused by conflicting study results and mixed media messages. This article is intended to explain the primary causes of the scientific dilemma and offer some suggestions on how to interpret scientific findings in the field of cell phone radiation and human health.

04 February 2014

Invisible Threat: The Link Between Wireless Radiation and Illness

Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada, is now
an advocate for wireless radiation safety.
Invisible Threat:
The Link Between Wireless Radiation and a Host of Serious Illnesses

by Frank Clegg, Vitality Magazine

The longtime president of Microsoft Canada is now our country’s leading advocate for wireless radiation safety. Vitality invited high tech leader Frank Clegg, now CEO of the new non-profit organization, Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), to update our readers on what Canada is (or is not) doing to protect your health, and what you can do in this election year to protect yourself and your children. Here is a report on his research and conclusions.

It has been three years since the World Health Organization shocked the medical community by warning that exposure to microwave radiation from wireless devices might increase our cancer risk. If the same elite cancer specialists were to meet again today, the warning would be upgraded from a “possible carcinogen” to a “probable carcinogen.” That is according to Professor Emeritus Anthony Miller, of the University of Toronto, who was speaking recently to Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. (1)

02 February 2014

Swisscom Admits that Wi-Fi Can Harm People ?

UPDATE 18 February 2017:  In a recent letter, the CEO of Swisscom,  Mr. Urs Scheppi, states:
"Swisscom distances itself in every form from the claims in the justification for Patent WO / 2004/075583 and has consequently withdrawn this. We regret that this passage with the false statement found its way into one of our patents and has led to misunderstandings."  (Google translate)  

Full paragraph of original text in German: 
"Das von Ihnen erwähnte WLAN-Patent WO/2004/075583 wurde tatsächlich 2004 an Swisscom erteilt. Die darin gemachten Aussagen zur Schädlichkeit von drahtlosen Netzwerken sind aus einer einzeinen Publikation. Diese Einzelaussage wird weder durch den damaligen noch durch den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisstand gestützt: Vershiedene Ubersichtsstudien kommen zum Schluss, dass es unter Berücksichtigung aller qualitativ genügenden Studien keine robusten Belege für eine Gesundheitsgefährdung bei Einhaltung der gültigen Grenzwerte vorliegen (z.B. SCENIHR, 2015). Das patentierte Verfahren erläutert lediglich die Prinzipien einer Leistungsoptimierung bei WLAN-Sendestationen. Seit 2004 ist keine technische oder kommerzielle Unsetzung des Patents erfolgt. Vor dem Hintergrund der technischen Entwicklung kann das Patent als überholt betrachtet werden. Swisscom distanziert sich daher in jeder Form von den Assagen in der Begründung zum Patent WO/2004/075583 und hat konsequenterweise dieses zurückgezogen. Wir bedauern, dass diese Textstelle mit der Falschaussage Eingang in eine unserer Patentschriften gefunden und zu Missverständnissen geführt hat."

ARTICLE Re-posted 2 February 2014:  Swisscom reveals the true DANGER of WiFi in a patent application filed in September 2004 (click here for full text). Swisscom is the leading telecom provider in Switzerland. It devised a way to reduce the microwave radiation from WiFi (also known as WLAN or wireless local area network). In its patent application, Swisscom clearly states the elevated risk of cancer and genetic damage from the constant low level microwave/RF exposure from WiFi. Below are excerpts from page one and page two. (This summary was made available on “Media-withtank.com”.)

01 February 2014

Interview with Swedish EMF Expert Professor Olle Johansson

Prof. Olle Johansson:  "I am worried [about the effects of mobile phone radiation on health] and I question myself why there is no responsibility for testing this kind of things before the introduction of it in society? These gadgets, wireless internet and so on are no life necessities. Not like food and shelter which are life necessities. You can live without a mobile phone and wireless internet and therefore it is not too bad to wait with the introduction of them until we know for sure it is safe. This must change!

The safety of using hands-free equipment? "Industry believes the hands-free mode must be much better and less harmful. But they don’t seem to realize that it is as harmful but causing problems at another site than the head. By using it hands-free you decrease the amount of radiation on your head 100-fold, but while holding it in your hand away from your head, it is mostly closer to your abdomen, where your ovaries, testicles, intestines and organs are, where the radiation is increased a 100-fold."...

"Some argue that the radiation of a microwave oven is much stronger and that the radiation of a mobile phone is not heating up our flesh like a microwave oven would. But it is important to realize that these two systems are very different. The microwave oven is a CLOSED system, the radiation won’t get out, while the mobile phone is an OPEN system, constantly next to your body with radiation strong enough to travel many kilometers."

EMF #2 (English version): Interview with the Swedish EMF-expert Professor Olle Johansson
by Kelly Mostard, MSc, lexnaturalis.nl

The Pandora's Box of the Nuclear Industry


"Remember Chernobyl?  Hanford? Bikini Atoll?  Rocky Flats? Windscale?  Three Mile Island? And now Fukushima?  It seems that pro-nukers have conveniently forgotten."

The Pandora’s Box of the Nuclear Industry

by Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributing Writer for
Wake Up World,
30 January 2014

Twisted Comparisons

As a preliminary to my discussion of the latest pro-nuclear sewage spill, “Pandora’s Promise”, we have to get down to the basics – in part because pro-nukers prefer to make things hyper-biased and convoluted with complexity, factual omission and total bovine scat.

Remember, not all Bequerels are created equal. We learn in middle school you can’t compare apples to oranges, and yet pro-nuclear “scientists” continue to compare bananas to cesium, plutonium and uranium. The decay rate of radioactive potassium in bananas is absolutely harmless and will not cause death by a thousand cuts like the hyper-excited elements in industrial nuclear experimentation. You can’t compare bananas to a triple meltout, including one MOX fueled reactor among them!