Healthiest Response to Radiation Concerns — Donate!

March 17th, 2011

In the wake of tragic news from Japan, Americans are buying iodine supplements to protect themselves from what they fear will be a radiation plume knocking on their front door.

Shocked and concerned, we want to do something, and misleading information leads us to “do something” that is absurd and dangerous.  In fact, the level of radiation that reaches U.S. shores will be low, bringing few, if any, health concerns.  There is no reason to buy iodine!  It can actually damage your health.

There is something you can do: donate the money you were willing to spend at the health food store, and more, to relief efforts in Japan.

To help, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.  Or, go to and donate to “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.”

Here is a list of organizations that are mounting relief efforts.

Donating is not only healthier for your body than worrying—it’s good for your soul. — Cathie

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