Friday, March 18, 2011

Don't Panic!

OK. I know these are crazy days. The tragedy in Japan has got a lot of people on edge. Yes, the threat of radiation leaking from the nuclear reactor is worrying. But I have in on good authority that said radiation will evaporate into the atmosphere long before it reaches the BC coast.

SO... STOP hoarding potassium iodide. YOU DON'T NEED IT.

...provincial government, health officials and pharmacists themselves are encouraging people to stand down from stockpiling potassium iodide, saying no health risks exist. - source
According to Google Maps (above), it is 11,160 km between where I am sitting and Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan which is one of the closest towns to the reactor. I would like to point out step #18 on the map: Kayak across the Pacific Ocean (4,436 km). FOUR THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX. That is not an after dinner walk.

There are enough things in this world to panic about. Don't go begging for more trouble. I'm sorry BC but this horror story isn't about YOU. You are not even a bit player. You're not even the annoying woman who does nothing but scream. Get over yourselves.

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