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Right now because many West Coast residents are scared and looking to protect themselves radiation poisoning.
But should they be doctor Marc Siegel is a member of -- -- team.
Traces don't take -- the -- but you know I gotta say.
I have young son I have baby about three more I'd be were -- -- a little worried are on the West Coast would be totally irrational.
Well it would be irrational but it's understandable because it's human emotion and it's tied to the fact that we're afraid of radiation to begin with because it's invisible.
And it brings back memories of when we hit under desks in the 1960s I was around in those days you know and and we thought of nuclear fears so it's a very scary thing for us.
And when were afraid we personalize the risk.
We hear it's Japan but we think is it coming here.
I can't radiation -- gonna hit the West Coast well -- -- -- -- said the key fact that's missing is what levels the amount of radiation you would need.
T even -- increase your cancer risk by 5%.
Is about 1000.
-- receivers that's one Seaver with no one is gonna see anything near that.
The even in the area I'd be concerned in the area you know we have Chernobyl to look -- bad finish came -- Right we have -- -- book is an example they were worried in Europe about radiation clouds after Chernobyl and this for 25 years that's been studied and has been no increase cancer risk.
Found no cancer is another thing that fear that scares us.
So were afraid of the radiation and were afraid of the cancer but a -- on the West Coast I'd be afraid of the potassium iodide pills.
Because the pills themselves are not -- They can cause allergies they can give you a stomach -- they can cause nausea vomiting diarrhea.
And they can damage your thyroid -- the very -- the very thing you're trying to protect you ought to take those cells unless what you're basically one of the plant workers at Fukushima well I could -- spend got a little bit to be fair you know in Chernobyl they gave seventeen million people who live in the area in Poland around Chernobyl those -- that probably decrease the rate of thyroid cancer.
I think if I lived in the area around that point you know he's been -- given reports about it -- Shepperd about how its expanding -- the area okay if I lived 2030 miles forty miles around their -- -- be discussing taking but not if you live in Los Angeles not if you live in Hawaii I don't think you should be taken quite another -- make it.
When you have the pills you could surgeon general made a big mistakes talking about keeping them on hand you know what that it's a precaution you know with the probably in the problem that is when you have something -- you're staring at the bottle.
You're sending the message that it may be in the offing you're saying this could happen and so then you start to think maybe this is gonna happen maybe -- take the pills and it's on your mind too much.
That's not what we need do you -- Happening -- today if they think they trust -- -- love you but they wanna double checked to make sure they have been exposed after Saturday in his first cloud hits.
What can they do can you check to see if you were on the most.
You know the Internet is loaded with these radiation detectors they're amateur I mean you can go and get a Geiger counter I think all of that is a step in the wrong direction.
I don't think if you live on the West Coast you should be checking the amount of radiation you're getting when you're 6000 miles away from Japan I think if you're in Tokyo.
You know that's legitimate although he knew the wind's -- in a different direction it's legitimate if you're there.
When you say it's a thousand -- seabirds I was mass of the measurement that that that the -- -- a poster has -- compared to that chest X ray or cat scans.
It's about ten to 20000 times more than than it that it just -- But that it again at chestnut street and a producer on the program there -- one of the -- people -- dental offices where all that equipment and they're wearing that equipment because they're exposed to it every single day multiple times right.
Right so I'm I'm believing that people in California won't even get more radiation than a chest -- -- that I think it's gonna be way below that this is going to be incidental -- If I were your relative and I was out Los Angeles have a sister right right OK so do you do you advisor to leave for a week.
When you say is is much ado about nothing stay put your fine.
I say -- foot put your movie theaters -- may have more room for you this week.
It's a good time to be in California you know not run away from California I think it's -- -- again I -- To emphasize this is human emotion I'm understanding it.
But it's not -- reliant people like you don't talk a stamp.
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