I don’t usually pass along alarmist, “over the top” cancer news or theories.  But this post I saved fits in with my recent articles about radiation exposure among cancer patients.  Read this with a critical eye…

Thyroid cancer patients turned into walking dirty bombs after drinking radioactive poison as cancer therapy

Mike Adams – Natural News
Oct 21, 2010

My, you look glowing today! Cancer patients who receive radiation of their thyroid glands by being given radioactive iodine are highly radioactive for up to a week following their release from the hospital — and they end up irradiating not just hospital rooms but also other patients, friends and family members. Radiation levels are so high in these people that they have set off radiation alarms designed to detect terrorist threats, says a congressional report.

Pregnant women, elderly patients and cancer patients of all ages are right now being exposed to harmful levels of ionizing radiation from these “walking dirty bombs” known as thyroid cancer patients. A part of their “cancer treatment,” they are instructed by doctors to drink a radioactive liquid containing iodine-131 (a radioisotope of iodine) which travels to their thyroid gland and burns it out with radiation. Believe it or not, this is called “scientific medicine.” Really.

It might as well just be called a Weapon of Mass Destruction given how it indiscriminately harms anyone who happens to be standing nearby. Iodine-131, by the way, is why the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in the former Soviet Union was so deadly: it’s a product of uranium fission and is extremely potent at causing cell mutation and death (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine-131). It has a half-life of 8 days, meaning that the amount of radiation it gives off drops by half every 8 days.

Why the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows cancer clinics to turn patients into walking dirty bombs


Actual terrorists, by the way, have no doubt figured out that if they want to sneak a dirty bomb into any U.S. city, all they need is a note from their doctor saying they’ve undergone radioactive thyroid treatment. Oh, that’s why there’s so much radiation coming from you! You’re from the cancer clinic!

But if radioactive cancer patients — also known as “medical dirty bomb carriers” — are so dangerous to the people around them, why are doctors sending them out into the world immediately following their radioactive treatments? It all has to do with the loosey-goosey rules of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which says it’s fine for highly radioactive patients to be released from the hospital. So now, about 40,000 walking “dirty bomb” patients are released onto the streets each year. And the damage they can cause around them will astound you:

According to the congressional report put together by Congressman Ed Markey (Massachusetts), one radioactive patient boarded a bus in New York, setting off radiation detectors in the Lincoln Tunnel. State police halted the bus to look for terrorists but only found a thyroid cancer patient, who apparently ignored advice to avoid public transportation. (Should it be a crime to irradiate other passengers on a public bus? If terrorists did it, they’d be rotting away in a secret offshore prison somewhere… so why are doctors allowed to cause this?)

This report also found that about 7 percent of radioactive patients go directly to hotels after being treated. There, they irradiate bed linens and towels which get washed together with other linens and towels, turning the entire hotel into a radioactive dirty bomb. How do investigators know this? Because in one instance, nuclear plant workers just happened to be staying at just such a hotel, and they absorbed enough radiation to actually set off radiation alarms as they reported to work the next day!

This post/rant goes on and on.  Want more?  Go to Thyroid cancer patients turned into walking dirty bombs.
I have no idea how much of this is true–or how much is exaggerated.  Lots of references and links at the bottom of the post.  Something to think about I guess.

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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