Radiation in the Philippines...
March 29, 2011 4:33pm CST
A friend posted in my profile that he heard that radiation has been detected in the Philippines. I search on the interned and found out that it is true, small amount of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant has been detected in the Philippines. The government assured the public that the traces will not post any damaged to human. If that's the case here, how can we be sure that the air we are inhaling is safe? Is there any place which is safe from radiation? Government has been claiming that we are very far from Japan to be affected but with this situation that nearby countries has starting to feel earthquakes, how could be sure that we will not experience the same? The government's assurance is not a guarantee unless there is a total control over the nuclear plant in Japan and we are clear from any amount of radiation traces. I hope it will not be worsen, or else it will affect our water system and food supply. Actually, there are lots of people experiencing diarrhea here, it is rather weird because it could last for a week even with medication and each one of the members of a family might suffer from such illness, not on the same time but one after another. And it is extremely painful. I hope that this illness was not brought by the radiation traces here.
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1 Apr 11
Do not be bother on this particular news, my friend. Because the traces amount of radiation is normal. This might not be from Japan? What we need to bother about is the Government unaware about the situation. The government is not ready to face this situation. There is no equipment to trace radiation from those people coming from Japan... We are not sure about our safety because the government don't have the ability to protect us in danger that we face in the future... What I laugh with government. They test radiation in EDSA. How come they go there to see if there is a radiation. They should conduct a test somewhere in the Ilocos Region where Japan is most located... Meaning they only want publicity to catch the attention of the public...they can measure more carbon emission in EDSA but radiation I don't think so?
31 Mar 11
I think the government will not really report the true status of that radioactive issue because they don't want the public to panic. I believe that it is not manageable at all and all of us will be affected by the radiation from Japan. If they are doing their part in preventing more harm, why is it getting worst everyday. Let's just pray and hope for our safety.
31 Mar 11
The government agency concerned about nuclear radiation claimed that the traces or radiation that reached the Philippines is very small to cause any harm to humans but they also claimed that there is no such thing as a tolerable amount.I am not sure if I heard it right but it says that the risks of cancer cases increases the moment a population is exposed to radiation compared to those who were not. Which means if someone's cells are not strong enough to withstand radiation then there's likelihood of developing cancer but the effect will not be felt outright but it will take decades to manifest.
30 Mar 11
We can not put all the blame to the government. Government has no control with air or water. What we need to do is pray for our safety. Even if the government will announce about the danger there is nothing the government can do about it. The only thing that government can do is...keep monitoring all the foods that are coming inside our country. I am sure that more smuggled foods will soon to arrive. The fact that Japan starting to throw foods that are suspected being contaminated with radiation. In this case,our government should be aware and alarmed for this...or else,more countrymen will be in danger.
30 Mar 11
I live in north china, most cities in china also get the radiation too. Well,it is awful,because maybe the government not tell the truth. You know, if anyone of us know we are now in danger, it will trigger unrest. So they always says that it is small amount and won't do harm to health. I don't believe this at all. I think it is very serious. But we ordinary people can do what? Don't drink and breath? Just hope the situation won't go worser.
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Mar 11
I can confirm that small traces of radiation was detected since last Friday and the levels is still very minimal to affect our daily lives. I think if we are in great danger then I think it would be the Japanese people who should first be the ones that are affected but we never see any reports that Japanese have already been affected by the radiation. We are again, magnifying the reports to the extent that we tend to panic already. I think if it is really dangerous then Tokyo citizen should be the first ones to be affected by it. Let us all be calm at this very moment and let us all try not to spread some text messages that will scare the populace instead of helping with the situation we create an artificial fear which affects many lives.
29 Mar 11
Reports say radiation causes thyroid problems, and eventually cancer. But you are right for thinking about precautions. The radiation in our air is mild and tolerable. Let's hope the Japs solve the Fukushima meltdown threat. If not, the problem could be global.