This show was inspired by a post on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness titled Why I’m Not Afraid of Fukushima. That post was written by a guest blogger named Jeremiah Scott; he is an electrical engineering student who is attending college in the Pacific Northwest with the help of the GI bill. He earned that benefit while serving as a nuclear-trained electrician in the US Navy submarine fleet.
Jeremiah wrote his post in an effort to use his nuclear knowledge to dispel harmful rumors that have been spread through the healthy living community to which his wife belongs. As he told us during the show, there are members of that community that are not only telling each other scary stories about the effects of Fukushima, but they are also taking harmful actions – like continuing to take daily iodine tablets – as a result of their worrying about the possibility that they are being harmed by exposure to radioactive material released from Fukushima Daiichi.
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