Cancer – are poor lifestyle habits really to blame?

Recently I watched a fantastic documentary by renowned journalist John Pilger.

This documentary called The Coming War On China delves into the threat that is China or more accurately America. What struck me was the amount of atomic bomb testing that the US government conducted in the Asia/Pacific region throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s particularly in an area known as the Marshall Islands (part of Micronesia) and specifically Bikini Atoll.

It’s inhabitants were told that they were ‘helping’ America by allowing them access to their island paradise for tests. What these locals didn’t know or more accurately were lied to was that their tranquil lifestyle was soon about to end.

“From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted 67 tests in the Marshall Islands. If their combined explosive power was parceled evenly over that 12-year period, it would equal 1.6 Hiroshima-size explosions per day.” Wikipedia

From what I gathered America, after WW2, looked at achieving a strangle hold of sorts throughout the Asia Pacific region by establishing hundreds of bases.

Currently America has around 4000 bases in the U.S. and over 1000 scattered across the globe. America is famously or should i say infamously known for dropping two bombs on Japan toward the end of WW2. The first being Nagasaki and the second Hiroshima killed more than 129’000 people with many hundreds of thousands more to die from the effects of radiation fallout in the following months and years.

When America began its testing in the Marshall Islands they would carry out a total of 67 nuclear bomb tests the largest being named ‘Castle Bravo’ currently the largest atmospheric test ever conducted and approximately 1000 times more powerful than those dropped on Japan but still small compared to the largest bomb ever tested Russia’s Tsar Bomba.

This, without a shadow of a doubt, would have exposed tens of thousands of islanders living in or around Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to extremely high levels of radioactive fallout. This is well documented due to the large numbers of Islands in the area now unfit for human habitation and the huge amounts of people being diagnosed with a variety of cancers and tumours. The island chains food, soil and water sources are still toxic to this very day.

According to a variety of credible online sources a total of 2120 nuclear tests have been conducted with, not surprisingly, America at the front with 1032 tests, Russia 727 and France, U.K., China, Pakistan, India and North Korea making up the rest.

Now in my lifetime I’ve witnessed, via tv, 2 nuclear disasters, Chernobyl in Russia and Fukushima in Japan. It is well known that both these sites are now ‘no go’ areas and have unfortunately but not surprisingly shown a huge increase in cancers and tumours amongst its local residents.

Now radioactive material has what is known as a ‘half life’. The term is commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo, or how long stable atoms survive, radioactive decay. Here’s an example,

“As an example, the radioactive decay of carbon-14 is exponential with a half-life of 5,730 years. A quantity of carbon-14 will decay to half of its original amount (on average) after 5,730 years, regardless of how big or small the original quantity was. After another 5,730 years, one-quarter of the original will remain. On the other hand, the time it will take a puddle to half-evaporate depends on how deep the puddle is. Perhaps a puddle of a certain size will evaporate down to half its original volume in one day. But on the second day, there is no reason to expect that one-quarter of the puddle will remain; in fact, it will probably be much less than that. This is an example where the half-life reduces as time goes on. (In other non-exponential decays, it can increase instead.)” Wikipedia

So basically radioactive fallout isn’t going to disappear in your lifetime, your kids, your grandkids, your great grand kids, your great great grandkids and so on and so on.

So if these particles basically never die and they are very easily transported via air, water, soil, food etc then I really wonder just how much of an increase in cancers and tumours are really attributed to the political super powers like America and Russia.

What I took from watching John Pilgers documentary wasn’t so much that China is a threat to world peace but more so America, Russia and other countries may actually be the ones responsible for poisoning this planets inhabitants and have been doing so for more than half a century.

The world is very small and the oceans and winds are in constant state of flux so are we really being told the truth regarding what causes major illnesses like cancer?

Food for thought.

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