Dr. Weeks’ Comment: There has been information and disinformation and fear mongering and soothing words about the fall out and worldwide from Fukushima – so I bought a geiger counter and can make my own measurement of air and purchased food and seafood (fish and shellfish) and my family and I (and most of my clients) take the 5-Fold SHIELD and even the politicians are now becoming alarmed. Read below!
“…The difficulty of finding accurate, current information about the science and the level of risk involved has exacerbated confusion and worry among some in the public…”
Wieckowski said the federal government has suggested Fukushima’s problems pose no risks to California’s coastal and estuarine lands. However, online speculation about contaminated water traveling to California, and higher than normal radioactivity levels on a California beach have increased the public’s concerns.
“Tourism, fishing, agriculture and outdoor recreation are among our most important assets,” Wieckowski said. “Millions of Californians live in communities that are directly impacted by contamination in the ocean. That’s why I think it’s important for the state Department of Public Health to put what information it has in layman’s terms onto its homepage so the public can see it and understand what, if any, risks or concerns are out there.”
The following statement was issued Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, by the California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch and their Office of Public Affairs: