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Postby ksl » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:13 pm

Hardly highjacking a thread when there is relevance which needs to be noted, priorities for protection are just as important, if not more than a geiger counter . So it's a matter of priorities before even thinking of a geiger counter and that is relevant in my opinion.

I mean lets face it if the government if there is any higher risk of contamination then the government will act. They may as well just purchase some tranquilisers if they have a problem with what's floating around just now.

No need for 650$ geiger counters!

http://hartinst.com/rad-shar.htm

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Postby ev-disinfection » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 1:26 pm

My friend and Principal from the US, is gonna be here on the 10th, he has a new product, radiation detector sticker (USD 4.00)
stick one on your shirt, when it changes colour, beware.
will last up to 5 washings....
will not be affected by the microwave radiation levels, only will react with radiation from the nuclear power stations.
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Postby x9200 » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 1:59 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:My friend and Principal from the US, is gonna be here on the 10th, he has a new product, radiation detector sticker (USD 4.00)
stick one on your shirt, when it changes colour, beware.
will last up to 5 washings....
will not be affected by the microwave radiation levels, only will react with radiation from the nuclear power stations.
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It is typically for an accumulate dose of radiation not for any sort of on-line, real-time measurements.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 3:19 pm

If it's as x9200 says, then it might be a waste of money unless it gradually changes colour so you have a idea how far along it is. Kind of like ksl using litmus strips to check his pH levels with their varying degrees of color to indicate how high/low it is. However, using a proper counter will let you know that there is radiation in the area/item and the strength of the emissions. That keep one from doing a superman trick of putting the pretty glowing green rock by his bedside table cause it looks so pretty.

This especially so in the presence of cobalt emissions which have a much longer half-life. Some people will have you believing that eating seaweed will protect you from radiation sickness regardless of the strength and duration of same. It's a shame the Japanese working on the Nuclear Power Plant don't know that. :-|

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Postby ev-disinfection » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 4:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If it's as x9200 says, then it might be a waste of money unless it gradually changes colour so you have a idea how far along it is. Kind of like ksl using litmus strips to check his pH levels with their varying degrees of color to indicate how high/low it is. However, using a proper counter will let you know that there is radiation in the area/item and the strength of the emissions. That keep one from doing a superman trick of putting the pretty glowing green rock by his bedside table cause it looks so pretty.

This especially so in the presence of cobalt emissions which have a much longer half-life. Some people will have you believing that eating seaweed will protect you from radiation sickness regardless of the strength and duration of same. It's a shame the Japanese working on the Nuclear Power Plant don't know that. :-|


The sticker is cheaper than the hundreds that you will have to pay for a machine, and can be distributed to more people....
cannot imagine a bunch of people walking together behind a guy with the machine. If you know what i mean....

Hmmmm.... a recent case of toxic tuna (in a can), which was found to have eaten the toxic seaweed.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 5:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If it's as x9200 says, then it might be a waste of money unless it gradually changes colour so you have a idea how far along it is. Kind of like ksl using litmus strips to check his pH levels with their varying degrees of color to indicate how high/low it is. However, using a proper counter will let you know that there is radiation in the area/item and the strength of the emissions. That keep one from doing a superman trick of putting the pretty glowing green rock by his bedside table cause it looks so pretty.

This especially so in the presence of cobalt emissions which have a much longer half-life. Some people will have you believing that eating seaweed will protect you from radiation sickness regardless of the strength and duration of same. It's a shame the Japanese working on the Nuclear Power Plant don't know that. :-|

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 5:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:This especially so in the presence of cobalt emissions which have a much longer half-life. Some people will have you believing that eating seaweed will protect you from radiation sickness regardless of the strength and duration of same. It's a shame the Japanese working on the Nuclear Power Plant don't know that. :-|


I don't think anyone suggested that seaweed will protect you against all kinds of radiation. Rather maximising your intake of non-radioactive iodine will minimise the risk of your thyroid absorbing radioctive iodine (I-131).

You get the Gold Curmudgeon-Cup for that one though. Well done.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 5:49 pm

So the rest of the body is glowing healthily but the thyroid is doing okay! :cool: :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 6:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So the rest of the body is glowing healthily but the thyroid is doing okay! :cool: :lol:


Hehe... I better leave this one to KSL. He started it after all 8-)

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Postby ksl » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 6:22 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:So the rest of the body is glowing healthily but the thyroid is doing okay! :cool: :lol:


Hehe... I better leave this one to KSL. He started it after all 8-)
http://www.stopcancer.com/seaweed.htm
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 9:47 pm

Then why don't you chow down on kelp and fly up to Japan and give 'em a hand........ I don't need to get down to specifics when somebody goes off on a tangent that isn't related to the purchase of a Geiger Counter. Regardless of the cost, if somebody wants a Geiger Counter, he should be able to buy it. Not have somebody tell him to go stock up on vitamins or kelp or dog knows what. That's like telling a guy who wants to buy a Rolls Royce to go to a podiatrist and have his arches lifted instead so he can walk better.

Brah was asking on behalf of a friend who isn't even on the board, Brah is here in Singapore. His friend is Japanese. So why tell Brah a lot of information that his friend probably already knows, seeing he's up there. His friend just wants to buy a Geiger Counter and asked Brah to see if someone knew where one could be bought here in Singapore.

By the way, what have I actually made up? Radiation Sickness? that's your word I believe. Cobalt half life? Seaweed? I believe Kelp is a type of seaweed isn't it? Oh, sorry, Kelp is your word instead of Geiger Counter. Where did i say iodine "wouldn't" protect against radiation sickness? As far as cobalt half life - yeah, I know it's not to do with eating kelp. But it is something you definitely want a geiger counter for, not eating seaweed.

And no, hundreds of people aren't going to follow some guy around with a geiger counter, but one guy with a geiger counter can advise hundreds, nay, thousands of people if an area isn't radiation free.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 9:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Then why don't you chow down on kelp and fly up to Japan and give 'em a hand........ I don't need to get down to specifics when somebody goes off on a tangent that isn't related to the purchase of a Geiger Counter. Regardless of the cost, if somebody wants a Geiger Counter, he should be able to buy it. Not have somebody tell him to go stock up on vitamins or kelp or dog knows what. That's like telling a guy who wants to buy a Rolls Royce to go to a podiatrist and have his arches lifted instead so he can walk better.

Brah was asking on behalf of a friend who isn't even on the board, Brah is here in Singapore. His friend is Japanese. So why tell Brah a lot of information that his friend probably already knows, seeing he's up there. His friend just wants to buy a Geiger Counter and asked Brah to see if someone knew where one could be bought here in Singapore.

By the way, what have I actually made up? Radiation Sickness? that's your word I believe. Cobalt half life? Seaweed? I believe Kelp is a type of seaweed isn't it? Oh, sorry, Kelp is your word instead of Geiger Counter. Where did i say iodine "wouldn't" protect against radiation sickness? As far as cobalt half life - yeah, I know it's not to do with eating kelp. But it is something you definitely want a geiger counter for, not eating seaweed.

And no, hundreds of people aren't going to follow some guy around with a geiger counter, but one guy with a geiger counter can advise hundreds, nay, thousands of people if an area isn't radiation free.

:roll:



Jeez! Did you type that in the squeaky high-pitched voice it came over in? 8-) :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:20 pm

Yep, sure did. :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:46 pm

Hehe.... mebbe see if KSL can import you some big-pants from Taiwan. Relieve the strain and pressure :cool: :wink:

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Postby Splatted » Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:37 pm

JR8 wrote:
ksl wrote:sales are booming! though eating lots of imported kelp has high dosage of iodine, which may help, sea salt too, though do not take more than the recommended dose.


Eating sea salt... yeah great plan there :)

How about just taking an 'A-Z multivitamin' each day? (I just bought 180 for £10.50 from Boots in the UK, and same price for 180 Cod Liver Oil capsules, and then they were on a '3 for 2' offer on supplements! > So you could use that offer to get a year and a half's 'A-Z' (includes iodine) for £21. )


Problem is, dosage required to prevent the effects of radioactive iodine are approx 130mg.... A-Z multivitamins typically have quantities of iodine in micrograms.

(ie 1000x less)

As for iodinated salt, I hear you need to consume 3kg to get a single day's dose of iodine. This is a lethal dose.


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