Longer Telomeres Is Only Part Of Life Extension
With this newsletter the world will first hear of the term, “Situational Life Extensionist”.
If you believe, as I do, that keeping your telomeres long is a key to a longer, more vital life, then you might also be among the early adopter who also want to stay on top of protective, preventive measures in these crazy time of political turmoil and environmental calamities.
You can’t keep your telomeres LONG and healthy if you have fallen prey to radiation sickness or other natural disasters. The best protective measure for your telomeres, in such an instance, is to keep your butt alive, frankly. I’ve got exclusive information straight from a top counter-terrorism and security advisor who gave us the inside scoop.…a Greta B blog exclusive!
John Avoiio serves as a science and security advisor to both industry and Government. His primary focus is the development of new and novel technologies and methods as applied to counter-terrorism and counter-drug programs.
His expertise is the trace detection of narcotics, explosives, chemical weapons and other species of chemical interest. “If I can ionize it, I can detect it,” he is known to say in security circles.
He has worked with US Customs, the FBI, FAA, and is a science and security advisor to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. John was an adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, teaching, “Counter-Terrorism Technology and Techniques.
With the recent developments in Japan, John has been a sought- after consultant in determining the adverse effects and outreach of radiation from the nuclear reactor meltdown.
Herewith is his short list of MUST- DO measures, thoughts and suggestions for those wishing to provide themselves—and their telomeres(!)- with some measure of protection in these politically and climactically reactive days. This is an exclusive interview for Greta B newsletter readers.
Q: What can we do to be safe?
A: Preventative measures you ask…
The best prevention is always preparation.
Q: IS it crazy to worry about this stuff and being prepared?
A: For those who ask, “Is it wise to be prepared?” the answer is always YES.
Since uncertainty is always present it’s indeed wise to be vigilant.
Q: Is there a website that has good information regarding preparedness?
A: Post 9/11 Domestic Preparedness has been a hot topic.
I highly recommend this list for preparedness:
This is not only applicable for a terrorist event, but also a natural disaster too.
Q: What is the biggest question we need to ask ourselves?
A: It is important to note and ponder this question:
“What would I do with no running water and electricity for more than a couple of days?”
The critical infrastructure of the planet and the US is vulnerable.
Just the other week an ethical hacker was able to hack the local water utility company in California.
Q: Are you personally concerned about these things?
A: Yes, I do personally plan on having a solar electric power system, with backup storage and also able to run an electric well water pump.
Q: What can you tell us about what is going on in Japan?
A: The radiation crisis in Japan is a living and breathing real-time experiment for the world.
There are many firsts as well as too many unknowns at this time.
One should have NO doubt the food-chain will be impacted.
Plankton will uptake radioisotopes.
Then these will be eaten by other lifeforms like fish.
Seaweed and kelp, both excellent sources of Iodine will also be expected to have higher concentrations of the radioactive isotope of Iodine being taken up.
Q: Will this eventually impact both fish and man?
A: Yes, even the higher levels of radiation being detected in the seawater will have an effect.
Q: What will the effect be and how severe is it?
A: Those are just one of the many unknowns.
With respect to the “plume” and particles there is a real threat.
I did mention from the beginning…and predicted it would make it’s way to the US and elsewhere.
Fortunately many of the radioisotopes are heavy and not very volatile.
However, this is why monitoring real-time and globally is so important.
The EPA recently reported half of their radiation detection sensors in California are not working!
Q: Tell us about radiation.
A: Radiation is always present around us each day and in many forms.
Radiation is not just Gamma Rays. It is Ultraviolet and Visible light, Infrared, Microwave, Radio waves, and X-Rays to name just a few.
Therefore we are constantly exposed to various forms of radiation from the Sun, a light bulb, microwave oven, a granite counter-top, cell phone, and even Radon in the air.
These levels are extremely low and pose little or no risk typically.
The biggest risk in the background environment is that of naturally occurring Radon gas.
This is why many homes in the Northeast have Radon abatement systems in the basement to vent this to the outside.
Q: What can we do?
A: There are three things that minimize the risk associated with radiation exposure.
Time, Distance and Shielding
Time – minimize the time
Distance – maximize the distance
Shielding – depending on the source of radiation and type this varies in effectiveness:
Paper can shield Alpha particles
Clothing can shield Beta particles
Lead can shield Gamma rays
With the news of Plutonium being found in Japan there are also other considerations to be known.
The ingestion and/or inhalation of these small radioactive particles can present a significant health risk.
In general, the smaller the particles the bigger the problem.
Particles in the 1 – 5 micron range can make it all the way into ones respiratory system right down to the alveoli within the lungs.
Q: Is the government doing anything to protect us?
A: At the present time, both the EPA and DOE are monitoring the air in the US for radiation and these particles.
Q: Can we be more pro-active in the fight against radiation?
A: The following link is a grassroots radiation detection network: