[ RadSafe ] Subject: FW: [nygreen] Rising radiation ---- Re: RadSafe Digest, Vol 594, Issue 1
reuven99 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 17:25:58 CDT 2011
We sure can now add "Joseph Mangano of "tooth fairy" " to the list of
"Unapproved Scientists and Experts" maintained by Mr. Roger.
How sweet it is, this list print everything!!!
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 19:41:27 -0700
From: "Roger Helbig" <rhelbig at sfo.com>
Subject: [ RadSafe ] FW: [nygreen] Rising radiation
To: "'The International Radiation Protection \(Health Physics\)
Mailing List'" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
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All of the anti-radiation pseudoscientist charlatans have come out of their
holes - here is the latest from Joseph Mangano of "tooth fairy" infame in
connection with Rosalie Bertell another winner!
From: nygreen at yahoogroups.com [mailto:nygreen at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 7:12 PM
Subject: [nygreen] Rising radiation
*U.S. RADIATION LEVELS SOAR 20 TIMES FROM JAPAN FALLOUT - IDAHO HIGHEST, 100
TIMES ABOVE NORMAL*
Latest EPA Air, Water Data Comparable to Chernobyl Fallout, Chinese A-Bomb
For Immediate Release
Contact Joseph Mangano 609-399-4343
April 7, 2011 - Iodine-131 in U.S. air and precipitation in late March was
20 times greater than normal, due to radiation releases from the meltdowns
at Japanese nuclear reactors, according to EPA data.
The highest figures recorded thus far are in Idaho, where an air sample in
Boise was 84 times above normal, and a precipitation sample in Boise was 121
times above normal. The highest concentrations in the nation are on the
West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii.
"We can't assume this radiation is harmless, and must conduct studies to
assess any health risks, especially to American infants, and children," says
Joseph Mangano MPH MBA, Executive Director of the Radiation and Public
Health Project research group.
Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11 caused meltdowns at
multiple nuclear reactors at Fukushima, the EPA has been collecting data
from its system of 124 radiation monitoring sites throughout the country.
I-131 results are as follows:
>From March 18-24, the EPA took 73 air samples at 17 sites, and detected
I-131 in 66 of them. A comparison with historical EPA data showed:
1. *The current U.S. median of 0.198 picocuries of I-131 per cubic meter of
air was at least 20 times above "normal" level*s (0.010) recorded by EPA in
early June 1986 when Chernobyl fallout had largely disappeared from the U.S.
2. *Current levels were 46% of peak Chernobyl fallout* (0.430, May 11-13,
3. *Boise ID had a reading 84 times above the normal level in the U.S.* on
March 23 (0.840, vs. 0.010).
*Advisory Board Research Associates*
Rosalie Bertell, PhD, GNSH William Reid, MD
Samuel S. Epstein, MD Susanne Saltzman, MD
Agnes Reynolds, RN Janette Sherman, MD
>From March 15-21, the EPA took 13 precipitation samples, but did not detect
I-131 in any. But from March 22-25, each of 12 samples at 10 sites had
1. *The current U.S. median of 39.6 picocuries of I-131 per liter of
precipitation was 20 times above normal levels *(2.0) recorded in early May
1986, before Chernobyl fallout arrived.
2. *Current levels were 40% of peak Chernobyl fallout* (99.5, May 14-16,
3. *Boise ID had a reading 121 times above the normal level in the U.S. *on
March 22 (242, vs.2.0)
4. *Riverside CA, near San Francisco, had a reading 69 times above the
normal level in the U.S.* (138 on March 22)**
5. *Current levels were 52% of the levels in October 1976, after fallout
from a large-scale Chinese above-ground atom bomb test reached the U.S.*
I-131 is a fast-decaying radioactive chemical (half life of 8 days) found
only in nuclear weapons explosions and reactor operations. When ingested,
it seeks out the thyroid gland, where it kills and injures healthy cells,
leading to thyroid cancer and other disorders affecting the organ. I-131 is
one of hundreds of radioactive chemicals in reactors, including
Strontium-90, Cesium-137, and Plutonium-239. The EPA is tracking several of
To access EPA air and precipitation data, the following web site can be
RPHP is a New York-based group of scientists and health professionals who
study health hazards of radiation exposure. Its members have published 27
medical journal articles and 7 books on the topic.
EPA Samples of Air and Precipitation
March 2011 vs. Historical Data
*Median* *High Reading*
March 18-25, 2011 Japanese fallout 66 17 0.198
0.840 (Boise ID)
May 11-13, 1986 Chernobyl peak 32 23 0..430
1.600 (Boise/Phoenix AZ)
June 1-10, 1986 End of Chernobyl 44 30 0.010
0.064 (Lansing MI) - "normal levels"
All figures are in picocuries of Iodine-131 per cubic meter of air
Sources: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/docs/rert/radnet-air-final.pdf, and
Environmental Radiation Data, Volume 46 (April-June 1986).
*Median* *High Reading*
March 15-21, 2011 Japanese fallout 13 11 -----
All Not Detectable
March 22-25, 2011 Japanese fallout 12 10 39.6
242 (Boise ID)
May 1-3, 1986 Before Chernobyl 9 7
2.0 5 (Idaho City ID) - "normal levels"
May 14-16, 1986 Chernobyl peak 46 36 99.5
3230 (Cheyenne WY)
May 27-30, 1986 End of Chernobyl 20 18 25.5
80 (Concord NH)
Oct. 4-29, 1976 After Chinese test 26 11
75.5 456 (Montgomery AL)
Note: Three samples from May 1-3, 1986 were negative numbers, and assumed to
All figures are in picocuries of Iodine-131 per liter of precipitation
Environmental Radiation Data, Report 8 (April 1977) and Volume 46
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