It is the inability to see the effects of chronic,
low-level toxicities on human health that has been,
and remains, our greatest failing as intelligent beings.
Dr. Boyd Haley
In July of 2005 the National Academy of Sciences came to the conclusion that the preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer or other health problems and there is no threshold below which exposure can be viewed as harmless. Many scientists generally assumed that low levels of radiation are harmless since they produced no immediately observable effects.
Radiation at extremely low levels is a health hazard that medicine is not dealing with because it uses dangerous levels of radiation in both its diagnosis and treatment of disease. Radiation hazards have been grossly underestimated because they have to be. If they were not then both the medical industry and the atomic power industry would be vulnerable to staggering liabilities.
Radiation is an invisible terror that works insidiously in the background so it is easy to hide its place in the deterioration of public health. To physicists all radiation is dangerous and life threatening. But according to modern medicine and the United States government there is nothing to worry about, radiation and heavy metals are safe so they put neuro-toxic mercury into vaccines and they use radiation with little restriction in diagnostic medicine as well as in the treatment of cancer.
The medical establishment throws caution to the wind, and subjects people to higher and higher levels of radiation with their obsession with medical testing. The late Dr. John W. Gofman, former Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, estimated that about three-quarters of all breast cancer cases in the United States are induced by radiation — including medical X-rays, and including mammograms to detect breast cancer.
X-rays cause cancer. This is accepted, it’s not controversial. Those painless, invisible rays that doctors aim at your chest or a broken bone or an arthritic joint are dangerous. That doctor or dentist is pointing a death ray right at you or your child.
Xrays are capable of causing virtually every known kind of mutation — – from the very common types to the very complex types, from deletions of single nucleotides, to chromosomal deletions of every size and position, and chromosomal rearrangements of every type. When such mutations are not cell-lethal, they endure and accumulate with each additional exposure to x-rays or other ionizing radiation.
So when doctors say that cancer is a genetic disease that are absolutely correct when a persons cancer is caused by radiation exposure. “Medical radiation, received even at very low doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease; the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells,” says Dr. John W. Gofman. His findings indicate that over 50% of the death-rate from Cancer today, and over 60% of the death-rate from Ischemic Heart Disease today are x-ray-induced
Radiation exposure can occur as a single large exposure, or a series of small exposures spread over time. As early as 1955 Dr. Alice Stewart, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Oxford University, became aware of a sharp rise in leukemia among young children in England. By May 1957, after the analysis of 1299 cases, half of which involved leukemia and the rest mainly brain and kidney tumors. The data showed that babies born of mothers who had a series of X-rays of the pelvic region during pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop leukemia or another form of cancer, as those born of mothers who had not been X-rayed. Dr. Stewart concluded that the dose from diagnostic X-rays could produce a clearly detectable increase in childhood cancer when given during pregnancy.
According to the Times, “Americans today receive far more medical radiation than ever before. The average lifetime dose of diagnostic radiation has increased sevenfold since 1980, and more than half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy.” CT scans of the abdomen can deliver the radiation equivalent of 400 chest X-rays. An estimated 70 million CT scans are performed in the United States every year, up from three million in the early 1980s. Soaring numbers of kids are getting CT scans in emergency rooms. The number of ER visits nationwide in which children were given CT scans surged from about 330,000 in 1995 to 1.65 million in 2008—a five-fold increase.
The New York Times said of radiation treatments, “These interventions can be just as brutal on the patient as they are on a tumor.” Thousands of cancer survivors have developed terrible conditions as a result of the radiotherapy treatment that was supposed to save them.
One of the worst consequences of radiation therapy is the development of a secondary cancer because increased radiation exposure leads to more incidences of cancer. That is what oncologists do; they use radiation that causes cancer to diagnosis and treat it.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mammography device that generates 3-D images of the breast, potentially helping doctors to spot more cancerous tumors. The FDA says the new system increases the accuracy of diagnosis while doubling the radiation exposure for patients. Roughly 37 million women each year have a mammogram to check for signs of breast cancer even though that radiation exposure increases the risk for more cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005, about 211,240 women were diagnosed with breast cancer—and 40,410 died from the disease.
The American Cancer Society concedes, “Radiation can damage normal cells, and sometimes this damage can have long-term effects. For instance, radiation to the chest area may damage the lungs or heart. In some people, this might affect a person’s ability to do things. Radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvis can lead to bladder, bowel, fertility, or sexual problems in some people. Radiation in certain areas can also lead to fluid build-up and swelling in parts of the body, a problem called lymphedema. A long-term problem linked to radiation treatment is the possible increased risk of getting a second cancer many years later. This is caused by the radiation damage to healthy tissues. The risk of this happening is real.”
If children are exposed to X-rays while still in the mother’s womb (in utero), their risk of all cancers increases by 40 percent, of tumors of the nervous system by 50 percent, and of leukemia by 70 percent. Today there are thousands of people with damaged thyroid glands, many of them with cancer, who were radiated with X-rays on the head, neck, shoulder or upper chest 20-30 years ago. Ten X-ray exposures at the dentist’s office are sufficient to produce cancer of the thyroid. Multiple X-rays have been linked with multiple myeloma – a form of bone marrow cancer.
When radiation therapy is used to treat cancer, a very large dose of radiation, about 5,000,000 millirem (or 5,000 rem) (50,000 mSv) is delivered to the tumor site. Below is a chart that says that each dose of radiation treatment delivers 2,000,000 millirem so with the multiple treatments most patients receive it is easy to see how fast they get up to a fatal dose. Ten thousand mSv is a fatal dose. That is 10,000,000 millirem.
It was Dr. John Gofman who promoted a linear no-threshold model for the dangers of radiation, suggesting that even small doses over time could prove harmful. His 1981 book, Radiation and Human Health, expounded on this and gave prediction tables for how much average life expectancy might be affected by radiation. He was professor emeritus of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, he worked on the Manhattan Project on uranium effects, and he established the Biomedical Research Division for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Dr. Gofman’s 1990 book says that “by any reasonable standard of biomedical proof” there is no threshold level (no harmless dose) of ionizing radiation with respect to radiation mutagenesis and carcinogenesis—a conclusion supported in 1995 by a government-funded radiation committee. In his more recent 1996 book provides evidence that medical radiation is a co-actor in about 75% of the recent and current breast cancer incidences.
There is no doubt in medical science that x-ray mammography is contributing to an epidemic of future radiation-induced breast cancers. In "Radiation Treatment Generates Therapy Resistant Cancer Stem Cells From Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells," published in the Journal Cancer 2012, researchers from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center report that radiation treatment actually drives breast cancer cells into greater malignancy.
This is what they have to say about “safe” radiation:
Potential Long-Term Risks of Treating Brain Tumor with Proton Beam Therapy - After the cancer radiation treatment is completed (using the proton beam technique), long-term side effects can occur months or even years down the line. The risks vary depending on the amount of radiation used and the areas exposed to radiation. As the radiation techniques continue to improve and evolve, it becomes difficult to predict with accuracy how it will affect a patient in terms of post-treatment complications and side effects. While the advocates of proton beam therapy claim that the long-term risks of the treatment are low for brain tumor patients, it is vital for patients and their caregivers to have an understanding of the potential long-term dangers to the patient’s health.
Risk of developing secondary cancer:
There is some amount of risk that the patient may develop secondary cancer in or near the field of proton beam radiation. When healthy tissue is exposed to radiation, it may develop second cancer. The latest radiation techniques are specifically designed to limit such exposure. However, it may not always be possible to avert all exposure, and despite the best precautions, the patient may still develop second cancer.
There are many treatments for radiation exposure. It should be noted that whatever treats for radiation treats for cancer because radiation is a prime cause of cancer.
Dr. Leslie Fisher has treated in excess of 35,000 patients where mineral therapy was prescribed as the sole form of medication. Mineral therapy is the foundation upon which chelation treatments and protocols are built.
Molecular hydrogen is the newest and one of the most direct treatments for radiation and cancer because it will protect the body from the oxidative stress caused by radiation and the cancer that sooner or later results from radiation exposure. This has special meaning for frequent air passengers who are exposed at high altitudes to gamma rays, people who live near nuclear plants, people who are exposed by their doctors to PET and CAT scans, and many millions of people on the west coast of North America because of their radiation exposure from Fukushima. Ionizing radiation (IR) is a well-known carcinogen for various human tissues and a complete carcinogen that is able to both initiate and promote tumor progression.
 Int J Biol Sci. 2011; 7(3): 297–300. Hydrogen Protects Mice from Radiation Induced Thymic Lymphoma in BALB/c Mice
Magnesium plays a critical role in vital DNA repair proteins. Magnesium ions’ synergetic effects on the active site geometry may affect the polymerase closing/opening trends. Distinct structural features of DNA, such as the curvature of dA tracts, are important in the recognition, packaging, and regulation of DNA. Physiologically relevant concentrations of magnesium have been found to enhance the curvature of dA tract DNAs.
Glutathione protects the cells from oxidative-stress-induced apoptosis and glutathione levels are magnesium dependent. “Glutathione is a very important detoxifying agent, enabling the body to get rid of undesirable toxins and pollutants. It forms a soluble compound with the toxin that can then be excreted through the urine or the gut. The liver and kidneys contain high levels of glutathione as they have the greatest exposure to toxins. The lungs are also rich in glutathione partly for the same reason. Many cancer-producing chemicals, heavy metals, drug metabolites etc. are disposed of in this way,” says Dr. Patricia Kongshavn, former professor, department of medicine at McGill University.
Data suggests that a diet rich in selenium protects against cancers of the stomach, breast, esophagus, lung, prostate, colon, and rectum. According to Dr. Harold Foster, death rates in the USA for cancer are lower when blood selenium levels are high. One important study found that a high blood level of selenium is associated with a 4-5-fold decrease in the risk of prostate cancer. Scientists at Stanford University studied 52 men who had prostate cancer and compared them to 96 men who didn’t. One surprising finding was that blood levels of selenium generally decreased with age. It is well known that the risk of prostate cancer increases dramatically as one ages.
 Foster HD. “Landscapes of Longevity: The Calcium-Selenium-Mercury Connection in Cancer and Heart Disease,” Medical Hypothesis, Vol. 48, pp 361-366, 1997
Dr. Gabriel Cousins, in his book Conscious Eating, says, “Foods containing chlorophyll have long been known to protect against radiation. Generally speaking, all green foods have chlorophyll. From 1959 to 1961, the Chief of the U.S. Army Nutrition Branch in Chicago found that high-chlorophyll foods reduced the effects of radiation on guinea pigs by 50 percent. This includes all chlorophyll foods: cabbage, leafy green vegetables, spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, any sprouts, and the blue-green algae from Klamath Lake called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). This variety of blue-green algae is an excellent anti-radiation food because of its high cellular immutability and high regenerative energy, as well as its high chlorophyll content. It should be taken in a dose of four capsules (one gram) four times per day for one week before, and several weeks after, radiation exposure.”
Dr. Gabriela Segura, a French heart surgeon said,“Sulfur has a long history of use as an antidote for acute exposure to radioactive material. DMSO is the classical sulfur compound. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of DNA double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body. Remember that boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall antioxidant levels is a key to survive in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regaining health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no grain/low carb (no gluten) and non-dairy diet fare MUCH better.”
Rick Simpson, the man in Canada that has helped many cancer sufferers with THC-laden hemp oil said, “If used properly, high quality hemp oil can provide a solution that will be of help to mankind in alleviating the effects of increasing radiation. Through my experience with the use of this oil, I have found that there is nothing more effective or more harmless that can reduce the damage caused by radiation.”“I have seen patients suffering from cancer who were badly damaged by the effects of radiation treatments and who were able to completely eliminate the damage in a short time. Some who have come to me that had radiation treatments were burned so badly by its effects that their skin looked like red leather. After ingesting the Hemp oil treatmenttheir skin went back to its normal healthy state and the radiation burns disappeared completely. If the oil can do this for someone that was badly damaged by such so-called medical treatments, would its use not be effective to combat the effects of the radiation now emanating from Japan? Now with the menace that all this escaping radiation presents, we would have to be insane to turn our backs on the use of hemp extracts to help us all deal with this situation.”