As I browse my latest smart phone on the subway platform, the trendy buzz talk echoes closely around the Fukushima power plant disaster and the unusual radiation levels across Japan and areas of the pacific. The thought of consuming radioactive contaminated milk and produce is not well received anywhere.
I look out at the urban landscape a dirty graffiti reminds me that nuclear fallout can damage the structure of your DNA. This damage can generate many possible health problems including birth defects and cancer.
Trying to focus and starring down at my hand held gadget I read a text message: "You know damage to our DNA is not an entirely unusual event. The oxidation process inside our body generates free-radicals that wear and tear our DNA every day. Other free-radical producing agents include UV-C, UV-B and Gamma rays, as well as X ray machines, airport scanners, chemotherapy and radiotherapy."
The good news is that as people we have the choice to avoid exposure and as community we can take action to prevent radioactive fallout.
We also possess inside of us, the ability to rejuvenate and self repair damaged DNA. This is a natural process intrinsic to the internal mechanisms of the cell. It might also comfort you that cell biologists are studying this regenerative phenomenon and its amazing properties. Some lab technicians are promising radiation medicine within the next 100 years. Just a short time if we consider the thousands of years it takes to get rid of nuclear waste.
So of course this is not a solution, nor am I suggesting an option to the casualties of this recent nuclear crisis, moreover fingers must be pointed at the irresponsible choice makers inside the energy corporate elites and their disregard for humanity.
Nuclear plants must be shut down, safer, cleaner and freer forms of energy are much due and a safer earth for our children and great grandchildren is a mandate. The doors of the subway open, our next stop is Kosciusko St.
Carlos C. Brown
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