That threat is over.
Vitamin C mops up free radicals from radiation and repairs DNA. It has now been proven to protect nuclear-clean up workers at Fukushima. Scientists and doctors in Japan are working to get word out about vitamin C to the public which has been exposed to many, many times higher radiation than at Chernobyl.
The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) has recently released a video for people wishing to learn more about how to protect themselves from contamination by taking large doses of vitamin C. ....The medical industry has suppressed the immense value of vitamin C for cancer treatments for decades, suppressed that vitamin C offers a cure for AIDS, ignored a cure for polio while promoting it as terrifying, bypassed vitamin C as a absolute viricide that makes vaccines unneeded, and recently tried to stop vitamin C from curing a "pandemic" threat. (This study stands out for the courage of its researchers in replicating Pauling's work and calling for a reassessment of vitamin C as a treatment for cancer.)
Linus Pauling gained the Nobel Peace Prize in part based on his calculations of the number of deaths from nuclear weapons fallout. He was supported by physicist and father of the Soviet bomb Andrei Sakharov, who also later received the Nobel Prize for peace. These and other scientists estimated that there would be an extra 10,000 deaths worldwide for each megaton nuclear test in the atmosphere. A nuclear reactor can contain much more radioactive material than a nuclear weapon. Fukushima had six reactors, plus stored additional radioactive material and nuclear waste.
How Radiation Damages Cells
Ionizing radiation acts to damage living tissue by forming free radicals. Essentially, electrons are ripped from molecules. Removing an electron from an atom or molecule turns it into an ion, hence the term ionizing radiation. X-rays, gamma rays, alpha- and beta-radiation are all ionizing.
Most of the damage occurs from ionizing radiation generating free radicals in water, as water molecules are by far the most abundant in the body. While avoiding unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation is clearly preferable, people affected by Fukushima do not have the luxury of avoiding contamination.
Antioxidants: Free-Radical Scavengers
Free-radical scavengers, as the name suggests, mop up the damaging radicals produced by radiation. The more common term for free radical scavenger is antioxidant. Antioxidants replace the electrons stripped from molecules by ionizing radiation. Antioxidants have long been used in the treatment of radiation poisoning.[3-7] Most of the harm from ionizing radiation occurs from free radical damage which may be quenched by the free electrons antioxidants provide. Fortunately, safe antioxidants are widely available as nutritional supplements. Vitamin C is the prime example.
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is of particular importance and should be included at high intakes for anyone trying to minimize radiation poisoning. High dose vitamin C provides continual antioxidant flow through the body. It is absorbed from the gut and helps to replenish the other antioxidants. When it is used up, it is excreted in the urine. Importantly, it can chelate, or grab onto, radioactive heavy metal atoms and help eliminate them from the body. Large dynamic flow doses of vitamin C (about 3,000 mg, taken 4 times a day for a total of 12,000 mg) would exemplify antioxidant treatment. Higher doses have been used by Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa and colleagues.[8,9]
Shortly after the disaster, Dr. Damien Downing described how supplements can help protect against radioactive fallout. OMNS issued an update on the response to Fukushima in Japan. Recently, Dr. Gert Schuitemaker has provided a review of vitamin C as a radio-protectant for Fukushima contamination.
Persons living in the areas affected by radioactive contamination can take antioxidant supplements, especially high doses of vitamin C, to counteract the negative consequences of long-term low dose radiation exposure, as well as to protect the health of coming generations.[12,13] People who have a possible internal or external radiation exposure should take antioxidant supplements to maintain an optimal antioxidant reserve. Because of the enormous size and oceanic spread of Fukushima contamination, this literally applies to everyone."
But the issue has moved beyond lies about vitamin C's toxicty, and beyond suppression of information about vitamin C's powerful capacity to cure, to a persistent drive now by the FDA, on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, to remove access to nutritional supplements. Dame Judy Dench narrated a short film on the industry's international effort.
That would include removing access to vitamin C, which has just tossed humanity a rope ladder out of the abyss that reckless governments, scientists and military have brought the world.
Thanks to the Fukushima study on vitamin C and radiation, we now know that vitamin C can protect mankind from annihilation.
With a single molecule, Mother Nature has just freed humanity from the man-made horror of the nuclear age.