Sunday, April 3, 2011

Radiation: Japanese vs American

I couldn't have said it better myself:
There isn't a whole lot Congress can do about a wind-driven nuclear cloud that spreads over the northwest, but there is something Congress can do about the proliferation of inconclusively tested, but lucrative X-ray body scanners.
Although this comment is silly:
Not a peep about popping a potassium pill before flying, or before entering a federal building from anyone either, only more concern about inhaling radiation from thousands of miles away.
The author is referring to Potassium Iodide pills. But these only protect you from radioactive iodine, not from any other sort of radiation.

The author redeems herself in the end, pointing out Congress' culpability in this assault on our freedoms:
Congress will be derelict in its duties if it fails to demand accountability from any government agency that holds not only the public's trust, but the public's health in its hands.