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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Food label Show You Eating Radiation - FAO Major Fishing Areas

I had a closer look at the food label today on a can of tuna fish bought from the local store and I was expecting it to say something different than what I found. I normally check and see the label to find out where the tuna I bought was caught, but sometimes labels only specify where the food was packed.

However knowing it was packed near the Mediterranean Sea usually means that the tuna also was caught in that area or the Atlantic Ocean. Either way it's a safeguard against knowing if you are eating poison (radioactive poison that is).

Now reading food labels are a great way to know what you are actually eating but what I read today was pretty much a bunch of numbers or "area codes". The specific text on the label was something like caught in FAO Area 71,77,87. That didn't tell me much. So I had to investigate closer to find out what it means.

Well FAO is short for "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations" and they have a list of the Major FAO fishing areas. So turns out my tuna was caught in the Pacific Ocean.. Too bad I had to throw it all away. The areas you need to stay away from are 61, 67, 71, 77 and 87 marked in red.

FAO Major Fishing Areas Showing Fukushima Fallout Contaminated FAO Zones 61,67,71,77,87 Radioactive Fish Food ☢
FAO Major Fishing Areas Showing Fukushima Contaminated FAO Zones 61,67,71,77,87 Radioactive Fish Food ☢
Area 18 (Arctic Sea)
Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Area 37 (Mediterranean and Black Sea)
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Area 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Fallout Radioactive Cesium-137 Deposition Across the Pacific by CEREA Atmospheric Dispersion of Radionuclides Polyphemus Polari 3D model map
Fukushima Fallout Radioactive Cesium-137 Deposition Map
Area 48 (Atlantic, Antarctic)
Area 51 ( Indian Ocean, Western)
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Area 58 (Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern)
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Area 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Area 88 (Pacific, Antarctic)

I know some people still believe the studies done to check Fukushima contamination in the Pacific Ocean showing the contamination in fish to not be that bad. We have all seen the maps of ocean currents and videos how the spread of fallout measuring theoretical radiation contamination in the sea and air. And there are many people that really still think that the radiation is hardly noticed.
But there is one thing with all those studies done that show the situation is far more severe than depicted by the figures. ALL STUDIES done have been built on LIES and FALSE DATA. TEPCO have been lying since day 1 of this disaster and have been feeding false data to the institutions and scientists working on these studies. Most radiation contamination maps only show the release of fallout in the air and water during a period of about 10 DAYS. 

But the truth is and TEPCO have ADMITTED THEY LIED ABOUT THE DISASTER AND DATA AND HAVE DONE SO FOR 2 YEARS. This disaster have now gone on for more than 2 years and the radioactive releases are still going on. Contaminated water is still being pumped out into the Ocean and fish on theWest Coast of the USA are turning to goo. YES that's right fish turning literally to goo.

TEPCO you LIE - They lied to the children
They lied to the children
But the worst part is that the biologists and many, many scientists that have found alarming rates of radiation have been covering for TEPCO too along with politicians. Or lets say the Nuclear community. If they come out with the information they loose their jobs, funding or whatever little project they cling on to.

The truth is, if you take any study done about the Fukushima disaster and take the result and multiply the figures by 60 or 100 times you will be much more closer to the truth. And that my friends is a very good reason to stay away from any fish caught in the Pacific Ocean.


Unknown said...

you mean the west coast........

Unknown said...

There are all kinds of numbers on cans. Which ones exactly should we be looking for? What about frozen salmon where are those numbers at on a package?

Adventure Story said...

This is bull shit all the earth is polluted already.Everything we it is already polluted.So enjoy your stay on planet earth this is your world that you create.

Unknown said...

Fuku is danger man don't eat fish from fuku or u die by cotet disease

Unknown said...

Thanks makes all sense to me.

Unknown said...

the info was extremely helpful for me. great thanks.

Me said...

Yo. Is this safe to eat? Im hungry!

pichimichi7 said...

Dear Radioactive Chat Team!

I am currently writing my diploma thesis on the subject of "Determination and effects of radioactive pollution on fresh and salt water fauna" and would therefore like to inquire whether I can use the graphic of the FAO fishing areas "FAO Major Fishing Areas Showing Fukushima Contaminated FAO Zones 61,67, 71,77,87 "on your website in my work.

The link to said graphic is:

☢ Food label Will Tell You If You Are Eating Fuku Radiation - FAO Major Fishing Areas ☢
Chat about radiation and the current disasters going on around the globe. Fukushima radiation, and how to protect yourself against nuclear fallout.

If I am allowed to use the graphic, please explain what should be indicated as the copyright and whether your email is sufficient to confirm the use.

Thank you very much for your help and I hope to get an answer soon.

Best regards

Michael Pichler

RadioactiveChat said...

Hello Michael, thank you for the message. Feel free to use any info or graphics you like from the site for the thesis. As for copyright you can use the page link to Or if you like the email will also be sufficient. Good luck with your thesis. /JD

Unknown said...

They treat rivers and the sea like garbage disposal points

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Geiger Counters - Radiation Detection Meters - Handheld Radiation Detector

When it comes to radiation detection meters you really have a wide field of gadgets to choose from, however radiation detectors are the most common to use. First of all if you need to know what type of radiation you are looking for. There are Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detectors. And also there is neutron emission of nuclear radiation. And all these different types of emissions have radiation detectors for a specific type of radiation that you can buy radiation detector for. Some also measure both Alpha and Beta. Others detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma. While others let you measure Beta and Gamma radiation.

What most people have use for though are Dosimeters you can buy a handheld radiation detector pretty cheap that are good addition to a survival kit. There are different kinds that you can use that will detect radiation. There are radiation badges that will tell you when radiation become high. Workers at nuclear power plants use these to inform them of how much radiation they have been exposed to. Now also children in the Fukushima prefecture have each been given a radiation badge so they know if they are exposed to radiation. Some come in the shape of a pen that you can carry in your pocket while other are made more compact so that you can attach them to your keychain. And then you have what is called a personal radiation monitor. These are also called Dosimeters and also normally called Geiger counters. Although not all use the Geiger-Muller Tube for the radiation detection some use a semiconductor instead. These and mostly the older geiger counters seen are pretty big to carry around, so they might not be best suited for a survival situation where you only need to carry the most important things. However if you have land and want to check radiation around the property and drinking water then these are the geiger counters to get because they are very well built units.

These are the once that you normally see people use. They have different units of radiation detection, because when it comes to radiation there are many standards used. some give the measurements in Rads, while other use Sieverts. Some have the maximum radiation value for the measured radioactivity quite low but they will still give you an idea of the amount of radiation in the area. With the units ranging from between background radiation 0.001 mSv/hr all the way up to 10 Sv/h. Normally a dosimeter will measure radiation in micro siverts per hour. If you were to walk into one of the reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant you probably would get an error reading from your dosimeter because the radiation levels are so high there.

Note that some places outside the exclusion zone in Fukushima that are too radioactive for people to live in have areas where the radiation levels are above 30 Sv/h. So if you are in a area that have high radiation the radiation detectors would also there go off the scale. However Geiger counters or radiation detectors are still favored as general purpose alpha/beta/gamma portable radiation detectors and radiation detection equipment, due to their low cost and robustness. Most come with an LCD Display that show you the radioactivity in the area. Nowdays you will even get alarm sound and the possibility to connect the device to a computer. Either with a Infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection.

So if you look at the radiation detectors for sale that have this, then these radiation detection meters will allow you to make maps of contaminated areas that show where the radiation is high and low. This also will help you to see which areas are becoming more contaminated over time. With several nuclear reactors in the US and around the world located near fault zones that makes it a danger if a big earthquake would hit the area there is always a good choice to have a radiation dosimeter avaliable. I'm sure many in Fukushima would have been grateful to have dosimeters avaliable at the time of the disaster and I am sure you to would be grateful to have a geiger counter handy when you need one.