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Radiation

Madison,MS
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Radiation

I was just about to book our trip for Oahu, HI, but am now alittle hesitive due to the radiation from Japan. We are planning our trip for mid-June . It is really hard to say, if it will be safe . If anyone has some advice, let me know. Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Radiation

Other than unfounded paranoia....

And an obvious lack of info,

What leads you to believe it is a problem?

Although still inconsequential, the radiation from Japan is impacting the mainland US far more than here.

The biggest radiation concern, by far, will still be the sun rays.

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2. Re: Radiation

And your flight over at 36,000 feet. And the security machines at the airport. And background radiation from certain rocks, etc....

Are you getting the picture?

Edited: 04 April 2011, 20:20
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5. Re: Radiation

What kind of advise are you looking for? We're just a bunch of nuts who love Hawaii and love talking about Hawaii. I doubt very many of us are nuclear scientists or can predict the future. Seriously, if you are truly concerned - don't go.

Check with the EPA:

http://www.epa.gov/

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6. Re: Radiation

C'mon, guys, play nice.

mbrown, we have all answered this question so much lately that we get fed up with it and cranky. The radiation is a non-issue here. As mentioned, you'll get more just going through security and flying in a plane. The prevailing winds go far north of Hawai`i, which is farther south than most people realize - just about at the same latitude as Mexico City.

No worries. Come on in.

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8. Re: Radiation

Interestingly enough, they reported measuring radiation from Japan in Greenland the same day they measured it in Hawaii. I'm afraid to head your direction.

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We may not be Nuclear Scientists, but there are some at MIT that have been posting information in easy to understand terms that leave out the Hype you see in the newspapers. If you read this, and all the articles in the "archives", it should seriously reduce your fears. When scientists at MIT say that the radiation levels found are 5,000 LOWER than the level at which the FDA would take action, it means to me that the is NO problem::

http://mitnse.com/2011/04/01/news-updates-2/

Edited: 04 April 2011, 21:38
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10. Re: Radiation

That is 5,000 times LOWER.