I don't know if a huge radiation cloud is coming our way, but I suspect that's the case, considering the news. I've learned to listen to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I never trust *anything* I read 100%, of course. I've a skeptical nature after all. But on this and many other health related topics, Natural News picks it up, reports on it, analyzes it, takes it apart and dissects it, often with wit, sometimes with disgust at the current government-mandated medical paradigm (we're here to make money off of you peasants, so just shut the hell up and do what we tell you) deal. So check out this Natural News report, check other sources and make up your own minds about it.
I'm not telling you to do anything. That's up to you as always. It is driving me nuts that I can't find the article I am looking for. This was an article posted on Lew Rockwell's excellent libertarian news and commentary page a week or so ago. Written by a doctor, it was about radioactive iodine, and how to prevent your thyroid from absorbing it. The trick is to get enough good iodine to your thyroid first, and then your thyroid will basically ignore the radioactive crap. But if your thyroid is hungry for iodine, it will take up the radioactive stuff.
If you haven't gotten ahold of any potassium iodide pills (130 mg) here's a rather simple thing you can do that's cheap and easy. Head to any drugstore and get that wound-cleaning iodine stuff called Povidone (at least that's the generic I bought). It is a 10% iodine solution for use as a topical antiseptic/batericide/virucide. The doctor's article that I haven't managed to find a link for said if you use a cotton ball and spread a goodly patch of this stuff over your stomach and chest, your skin will take in enough iodine to protect you 95% or so from your thyroid uptaking any radioactive iodine.
Now please, folks. I'm NOT giving you medical advice. I'm simply repeating something I read. However, I'm a bit uncomfortable relating even this as the fed.nasty.govs might want to smash anyone causing panic among the sheep. However, I rather doubt that any sheep would be reading this, as I'm sure Charlie Sheen and Britney and all those other otherwise useless celebrities MUST be doing something dumb enough for the media to be lamb-basting them. (HAH! Pun stumbled upon serendipitiously!)
I'll see if I can find the damn article. In the meantime, consider at least getting some of that 10% iodine stuff. If nothing else, you can use it to clean wounds with. Again, I am not a medical person of any variety, not an X-spurt, not an academic, not anyone important enough for you to listen too. :)
Onwards, take good care, wash all produce before eating, and live prayerfully and as well as you can. And don't worry about stuff you can't fix. ONLY worry about things you can do something about and even then, dinna fesh.