Brain Age Doctor Is More Than Happy To Drink Your Radiation Milk

In Japan, trace amounts of radiation are being found in vegetables and milk. People are obviously concerned, but fret not, because the guy from Brain Age is here to relax all fears.

The Asashi Newspaper reports radiation that exceed government standards were discovered in vegetables grown in Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefecture. Milk with trace amounts of radiation was discovered in Fukushima. The government is asking these areas to cease produce shipments.

This has led to concern abroad about Japan's food supply, with some country carefully examining all food imported from Japan. Brain Age floating head Dr. Ryuta Kawashima isn't too worried.

According to radiologists, even though the amount of radiation is higher than allowed, it's still so low that it won't impact humans.

The same goes for the levels of radiation in Japan. As Dr Kawashima explains, "At the current levels of radiation, if you were to keep basking in the outside air for a whole month, it would do less damage to your health than a single pack of cigarettes." So... smoke if you got 'em?

What's more, he doesn't seem concerned about the spinach or the milk, telling those who are thinking of trashing their spinach or milk to pass some his way. "I'll gobble down the spinach and even guzzle the milk," he writes, "because I know it will have no effect on my life span."

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima rocked to fame with the release of Brain Age in 2005. A graduate of Tohoku University's medical school, Dr. Kawashima is currently a tenured professor at his alma matter, studying neurophysiology. Tohoku University is located in Sendai, one of the areas hit hardest by the earthquake and tsunami. Good to hear he's okay.

放射能の影響をどうとらえたらよいのか? [河北新報 東北のニュース via オレ的ゲーム情報]


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    He's pretty much correct.

    Alternatively though, what if the radiation was extremely high - you've got Caesium, Strontium, Americium and Plutonium which have a halflife of decades - are you not going to eat or drink for 30 or 40 or 50 years, or are you gonna try to make the best of what you've got?

    It reminds of something I heard about Chernobyl, where the French government were advising people not to eat this and that and strawberries, etc. for 6 months. Totally irrelevant period of time - either eat as much as you like or don't touch 'em for the rest of your life.

    From what the government has said, he is correct - radiation has been released, but it currently poses no known threat to human life. Remember, radiation is all around us - we are exposed to a bit of radiation simply by being on the surface of the planet!

    Of course, it is possible that the government isn't telling the people the whole story, but researchers in Russia and US military forces on the ground in Japan have both detected a non-threatening rise in radiation, which they are monitoring closely, but are not freaking out over.

    Make no mistake, the situation in Japan is still very grave and it could get worse. But the news is beating this story up, simply because that's what the news does. News Anchors and reporters don't really understand anything about radiation or physics for that matter, but since the word Radiation is linked to Nuclear, and Nuclear is linked to Chernobyl, they freak out.

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