No salt? Hard to believe...

@youless (105451)
Guangzhou, China
March 17, 2011 3:48am CST
Some people are just so crazy here. Now it seems the salt is out of stock from the shops. People are just so afraid of the bad effect of the nuclear blast in Japan. They rush to buy the salt because they are afraid in the future there is a pollution of the salt. Or they think the salt contains iodine and therefore it can prevent us from the radiation? I am not worried about it and I don't think we should rush to buy the salt. It means that lately I can't bake the salty cashew
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@AKRao24 (27603)
• India
17 Mar 11
Hi Dear Youless! These types of rumors are common after any major calamity! Here some people with vested interest spread such rumours for their personal benefits or some times just to have fun! You should be surprised if you have come to know that such rumors have been created by one of the person doing business in domestic salt! Just to create artificial shortage in the market by taking the advantage of fear psychosis, these people may plan to raise th cost of the common salt! You can never say about these people to what extent they can go for their own benefits! Recently in India we had shortage of onions, which later on turned out to be a artificial shortage which was created by the middlemen or trader in the onion business! such things they do happen and common man is subjected to such tricks to get himself/herself entrapped into it! I think this is also jut one of those tricks played by some one like that! So don't be panicked , Jut Chill...every thing will be fine soon! Thanks for the discussion!
@Theresaaiza (10527)
• Australia
18 Mar 11
This is true. There was once a controversy against soy milk. According to so-called "studies", instead of preventing cancer, hormone-based substances in soy actually helps create cancer cells. And guess who financed the study? A dairy company! However, it pays to drink soy milk with moderation because really, in life, everything has to be in moderation. Just because one thing is good for you doesn't mean it's good to take them in HUGE amounts. No!
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@AKRao24 (27603)
• India
18 Mar 11
Hi Dear Theresaaiza! I agree anything in excess is harmful! I am pleasantly surprised to know about the Soy milk controversy! In business people can go to any extent! They are hardly concerned about the welfare of people! They are only concerned with making the money,may it be then by doing anything, weather it is ethical or unethical! Thanks for responding!
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar 11
Oh, perhaps later the onions will be unavailable here, too
@noorhizat (209)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 11
People are natural born survivalist. They will do anything to prolonger their life. They will lie and steal to do this. Hording of salt is nothing comparing to other attributes that we human are capable of. Hording is only done by the cowards and people low self esteem, but when it is done in a large scale it is done by unscrupulous greedy businessman to raised prices and make bigger profit. Check your local markets is there a real shortage or are people simply getting the supply but at a controlled way. We still can live without salt, anyway too much salt can ruin your health. Try other natural substituted for flavoring, reduce your salt usage by making food that does not require salt or use less salt. Stop cooking salted bake fish or chicken. We can do it..... As for the medical properties of salt. Yes salt have many properties than can help in preventing and cleansing. But do you need so much that there are none left for others? I to want to live. If you do this You will be the only one left living on this earth. Than how are you going too live????? Human needs companion. If you are alone can you live?????
@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
Actually the salt is available now. And I think it is only a temporary time of shortage because of people's panic.
• Malaysia
21 Mar 11
Like I said, it is the survivalist instinct that cause the panic.
@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 11
Hi, I do saw this news on the TV this afternoon...It is kinda crazy that people are rushing to buy salt to keep stock at home. But that is human being. Because salt is necessary in almost every cooking dishes,that is why people are stocking up salt at home,in case,there is really a shortage of salt in future.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
Now the salt problem is solved. I wonder how sorry the people who spent lots of money buying a lot of salt.
@cansasct (39)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I don't think we should worry about a shortage of salt. We should be worried about bigger things, such as the state of our country, crime, our children's safety, endangered species, and the purity of our water, to name a few. Salt is something we are not to have too much of, it causes problems in our systems if we intake too much. The experts are always telling us to cut back on salt! It is an essential component our body needs, but I feel this is not a time to panic. Even the food we eat already contains salt.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
You aer quite right.
@toniganzon (63888)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
People do panic when they are worried over something. I am glad that you are not. There's no use in getting word and causing more trouble. Hoarding salt might result to the increase of its cost. Remember the basic principle of supply and demand in economics. In my case i wouldn't be worried at all because i am a believer of God.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
I rather believe there is not enough the food nor the salt.
@Jiabsa (511)
• India
17 Mar 11
I never think about future. I always give importance to present. I don't want to increase my BP by thinking of what happens in future. Many things happen in this world unexpectedly. We can't say that what will happen tomorrow for us. So I don't want to buy and keep salt for future.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
Just enjoy the present life.
@williamjisir (22883)
• China
17 Mar 11
salt - Salt is one of our necessities in our daily life.
Hello youless. This morning one of my colleagues told me that she could not get any salt yesterday because of the very reason you mentioned about here. I could not believe it, but later I heard more people talking about this. Now I am starting to believe that salt might be out of stock in our local place. We are lucky that my wife bought two bags of salt a few days ago when we went to the supermarket for some food. We did not know that it would be out of stock. I wish that we could get salt as usual. Otherwise our life would be affected by it. Take care, youless.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 11
You are right. Salt is just a very common thing. I don't have much left at home, but I am sure it will be available in the market soon. I think at that time the people who cost much to buy the salt will be regretful.
@kunking (1116)
• China
17 Mar 11
Hi~ comes back gain me. its really crazy for them to rush to store salt at home. No obvouis effect of protectting people for radiation is proved for salt. Thoese people are blanded to believe so ridiculous rumors. And also eating too much salt is kind of harm to our health. Shame for them.
@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 11
Hard to believe that such kind of ignorant people are so many.
@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
20 Mar 11
Its crazy the way people horde things like that from fear. People here in the USA are doing crazy stuff because they are afraid from the radation coming here. Some meds to prevent the radation sickness. The thing is as i understand this iodine has to already be in your system before any contact with radiation or else its usless. If you live in hurricane area and they hear a hurricane is coming you can not find batteries. I have more candles than the average person just because i love candles but i have had to us them when the lights gone out. Better than batteries. Cheaper too.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
I think the radiation is already very weak when it arrived in USA. It is no need to worry about it.
@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
21 Mar 11
Yes, i agree with you but some people just worry for nothing. News reports also told the USA that there was little reason to worry. But they are buying out the sheves anyway. Its nuts.
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@zhouxi (1754)
• China
19 Mar 11
I think it's not a problem.we eat less salt every day and even in our whole life.I don't buy any unwanted salt.i wish when i need salt i can buy it every day.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
You are right.
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@zhouxi (1754)
• China
21 Mar 11
@cream97 (29146)
• United States
11 Jul 11
Hi, youless. I guess I am clueless on this one. I never knew that salt could prevent us from radiation. This is something that is very much new. I hope that this discovery has passed because I hope that there is more salt that is left on the shelves at the store.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
You are right. This is just a rumor.
• United States
27 Mar 11
What a shame your cooking would be ruined by insane fear.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Mar 11
Now the salt is available and no problem at all
• United States
23 Mar 11
They have reported locally here in the US of people running to heath food stores to get iodine in any supplement form they have. A local organic store had to put signs up explaining what they want to buy they do not carry and what they do have they'd have to consume very large amounts. No problem here finding salt though.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Mar 11
It is no need to take the iodine pills because even the Japanese haven't taken them yet. It is harmful to take the iodine pill if you don't have the serious radiation.
• India
19 Mar 11
Hard to believe that even today people believes on these kind of rumoures.Government should publish in all local newspaper and on television to know all the people that this is rumour.Afterall salt can't prevent from radiation but it can cause hypertension if taken in more quntity.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
The problem is we don't trust the government
18 Mar 11
i agree totally with you. its understandable if they live near where it happened but otherwise why cant people just carry on as normal
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
It is far from us to get worried at present.
@shaggin (57230)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Salt is so inexpensive here its ony about 50 cents for a carton thing of it. It takes me along time to go through one. People always do things like this hoard certain things where there is a crisis. Here anytime we get a big snow storm they run out of things in the stores like bread and milk etc. Its kind of ridiculous really.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 11
Actually we don't need so much salt and one package can last for a long time. So it is very crazy to buy so much.
@lilaclady (28224)
• Australia
17 Mar 11
I didn't think salt was all that good for you, ican it help with the radiation problem, I wish that was all that simple for those people over there...I feel so much for them...
@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar 11
You are right. The salt can not prevent us from the radiation. Some people are just ignorant
@anna18 (142)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
hello. salt is very important especially in cooking. try to find alternative if salt is not available. the salt we have in the market are commercialized and made more healthy by adding iodine to prevent diseases or illnesses that is due to lack of iodine.
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@youless (105451)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar 11
Here the salt is also added the idoine.