How do we know that Radioactivity is actually harmful?

It’s almost f̶i̶v̶e̶  six years since the earthquake-tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, and I’ve been wondering about nuclear power and radioactive radiation that is allegedly very harmful to us. Suddenly I had flash of insight, I should go back to the beginning, Pierre and Marie Curie and their discovery, radium.

Death of the Curies

I had always thought that they discovered radium, and died soon after of radiation poisoning. I think that’s because of what they said on The Simpsons once. However, according to Wikipedia, they did not die of radiation poisoning. Pierre Curie died by slipping and falling under a horse-drawn cart. A wheel ran over his head and he died. This was in 1906. Marie Curie died in 1934, almost thirty years later, from aplastic anemia, which is some sort of rare bone marrow disease. The disease was “believed” to have been contracted from long-term exposure to radiation.

Wikipedia does mention that both Curies had had radium burns, and that “[h]ad Pierre Curie not been killed as he was, it is likely that he would have eventually died of the effects of radiation”. I find this claim questionable, since his wife managed to live a long time after prolong exposure with radiation. Her health may have been adversely affected by radiation, but all things considering she managed to withstand its effects fairly well.

I find Pierre Curie’s death suspicious. He died in a traffic accident, allegedly. Or perhaps he was silenced. The section in Wikipedia on the death Marie has a curious comment as well: “Because of their levels of radioactive contamination, her papers from the 1890s are considered too dangerous to handle. Even her cookbook is highly radioactive.” Sure, all of this might be factual, then again perhaps the books contain information The Powers That Be don’t want us knowing.

Is Radioactivity really Toxic?

We’ve all been indoctrinated since children to be wary of radioactive substances. We recognize the logo and the green glow that is synonymous with a toxic that can kill us by its mere presence.

radioactive

Yet hardly anyone of us has actually seen radium, plutonium or any of these substances ourselves, and never will since access to them is highly restricted. And if they are as toxic as we are told, I’m fine with that, but how do we know we’ve been told the truth? It may sound like a silly notion to even suggest that radioactive substances aren’t harmful to humans, but take a step back. How do you know? You’ve just been told they are.

Those who have been paying attention already know we’ve been lied about countless things ranging from the Moon Landing, 9/11, the shape of the earth, the Holocaust, and even the notion of our origin, that there is no divine design anywhere involved in the creation of us and the world. Compared to these lies, the nature of radioactive substances doesn’t sound like such a big one.

There was a man, Galen Winsor, who was involved in building lots of nuclear power plants in America, but later he started holding lectures telling people that plutonium is not toxic. Maybe he was crazy, maybe he was lying, or maybe he was telling the truth.

Looking into the Curies and radium I found out that there used to be some sort of medical industry in the late 19th century and early 20th century using therapy based on radioactive substances, including radium. Wikipedia calls this quackery.

radium-water

Maybe these things were mere snake oil, or even harmful quackery, or maybe they actually worked and the medical establishment of the day felt threatened by a medicine that actually works. I just want to point out that there was an alternative narrative to radioactivity back in the day.

Modern science, according to the almighty Wikipedia, has no use for radium except in nuclear medicine, which is some method of scanning the human body, similar yet different to X-ray.

Conclusion

These are just suggestions and observations that I discussed here regarding radiation. I am not stating it as absolute fact that radioactive radiation, or radium or plutonium are harmless to people. I am not advising anyone to get into contact with them. Still I do think there is some sort of cover-up regarding radium and other similar subtances. It may not be that they are actually good for health instead of being toxic, but something else.

Even if I’m wrong about this, I still do think it is prudent to question everything. And I do mean everything. Even simple facts like “everyone knows radioactivity is bad for you”.

Links:

Pierre Curie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Curie#Death

Marie Curie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie#Death

Nuclear Hoax – Nukes Do Not Exist! (with Galen Winsor): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sULjMjK5lCI

Quackery involving radioactive substances: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quackery_involving_radioactive_substances

Radioactive Quack Cures: http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/quackcures/quackcures.htm

Radium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium

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