Deborah (18 March 2011)
"Everybody is worried about radioactive Iodine, but what about Caesium-137?"

Everybody is very worried about radioactive Iodine reaching the US, however as the MIT article also indicates the other fallout is Caesium-137, which dissolves in water and has a much longer half-life (30-years) than radioactive Iodine (8 days). By the time the radioactive cloud reaches the US a lot of the iodine radioactivity will have decayed but the caesium one will still remain. The only "treatment" that I am aware of is Prussian Blue (see below), yet I do not think I would like to be ingesting any...does anyone else know of other natural remedies?

" Pharmaceutical-grade Prussian blue in particular is used for patients who have ingested thallium or radioactive caesium. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, an adult male can eat at least 10 grams of Prussian blue per day without serious harm. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the "500 mg Prussian blue capsules, when manufactured under the conditions of an approved New Drug Application (NDA), can be found safe and effective therapy" in certain poisoning cases.[14] Radiogardase (Prussian blue insoluble capsules [15]) is a commercial product for the removal of caesium-137 from the intestine and so indirectly from the bloodstream by intervening in the enterohepatic circulation of caesium-137 [16], reducing the internal residency time (and exposure) by about two-thirds."