At this Anti-Aging Conference, Dr. Ron Klatz and Dr. Nick Delgado elaborate on the current dangers of radiation damage caused to the body by the Fukishima Reactor in Japan.
American Academy of Anti Aging President speaks about cancers and different methods of protection against harmful radioactive particles found in California’s food supply, plus much more. www.nickdelgado.com
RADIATION CAUSES ACCELERATED AGING
“It is acknowledged that much of the evidence relevant to radiation and aging is for high doses; yet this review highlights where possible the evidence produced by low dose and low dose rate studies.
Long after exposure, a declining naïve T-cell pool was found to be associated with both radiation and aging .
Kusunoki and Hayashi  proposed that radiation accelerated the natural processes associated with immunological aging.”
* IR can promote the characteristics of aging in tissues, such as increased inflammation and fibrosis…
An age-associated decline in nucleotide excision repair has been demonstrated by UV irradiation of human dermal fibroblast cultures .
In general, radiation-mediated aging appears to be more associated with free-radical damage, DSBs, apoptosis and inflammation rather than dysfunctional metabolic processes.
Anyone who has a sunburn, knows the power of harmful radiation. The picture of the truck driver below illustrates the point. This truck driver was exposed to sunlight for 20 years, mainly on one side of his face, with the sun’s ‘radiation’ coming in through that one window. The other side of his face was mostly shaded.
The sun emits ‘natural’ radiation. This radiation can and does accelerate skin aging, especially if a person spends too much time out in the sun. It is not uncommon for a person who spends time out in the sun (without any protection), to end up with a painful ‘radiation’ skin burn.
The sun emits UVA and UVB radiation, which causes burn damage to skin, especially for those who have not spent any time in the sun. Long term exposure to low dose radiation from the sun may cause skin cancer.
Radiation from nuclear bombs, nuclear plants or nuclear accidents, although different from UVA and UVB radiation, has a similar effect on the skin. The radiation from man made radioactive sources accelerates aging of all organs, glands and systems, through a process of free radical damage, radiation burns and actual death of cells from direct exposure to radiation sources, both external and internal.
It is estimated that 50 million people in Japan were exposed to high radiation levels from the Fukushima multiple reactor meltdown, according to the following video.
For more information about the radiation hazards and dangers posed by nuclear weapons and bombs, , click on the following link…
NUCLEAR BOMBS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Radiation released by nuclear accidents or nuclear bombs can also accelerate aging of communities in another way. In areas affected by radiation contamination, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, (just to name a few) people who are paying attention and learn about the dangers of low dose radiation, leave the community. The result of young people, children and younger couples leaving is that mainly older people and poor people end up staying in the radiation contaminated areas.
Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults
“…In April 2012, the government released newly revised guidelines regarding the evacuation zones from the plant, but wide-area evacuation still continues in Fukushima. The population of 72,000 in Minamisoma before the accident decreased to approximately 10,000 just after the accident. On March 29, 2012, it had recovered to approximately 45,000. The proportion of those aged 65 and older increased from 25.9% to 32.1% (Figure 1A). In addition, the retention rate of population according to age group has dramatically changed (Figure 1B). Many younger than 40, especially infants, children, and young parents, moved out of the communities because of fear regarding radiation exposure, causing a rapid increase in the proportion of elderly people. In addition, loss of ordinary lifestyle may inhibit activities of daily living of older adults. Elderly adults dislike moving, and many continued to live there, suggesting the breakup of communities and families. The average age of the population in Minamisoma has increased by 14 years because of the nuclear disaster, with younger people leaving, whereas older people have stayed behind, reaching the level that it had been estimated it would reach by 2025. Similar events have been observed in Futaba county and Iitate village near Minamisoma….”
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2012