How much radiation do you get when you fly on an airplane? KC Craichy tells us what we can expect and how it will affect our lifetime radiation load. KC also shares what you can do to protect yourself against radiation damage.
This is KC Craichy from LivingFuelTV, reporting on location from Tampa International Airport. Last week we discussed a topic of the airport scanners, and is that radiation load dangerous to you. We reported that that radiation is roughly equivalent to 2 to 4 minutes of travel on an airliner. So the obvious question came back to us. Well how much radiation am I getting when I’m flying on an airplane? And so we’re gonna deal with that topic today.
Standard airline travel, the short hops that most of us take, are not a big issue in term of radiation. It becomes a much bigger issue on long haul flights, at very high altitudes, or flights across the northern or southern hemispheres. As the north and south pole and higher altitudes don’t have as much atmospheric protection from radiation. A plane or an airliner is not protecting you against cosmic radiation from solar flares, exploding stars and so on. So you are getting the brunt of that as you travel. But a flight, say from New York to London, about 7 hours, is roughly equivalent to a chest X-ray. A flight from New York to Tokyo is roughly equivalent to 2 chest x-rays.
Now you know from the reporting we’ve done on this show on medical radiation and radiation loads and so on, that this is an issue. A lifetime load of radiation matters. So how much radiation have you gotten from CT scans, or mammograms, or other X-rays, or radiation in your life? So what do you do? If you’re going to fly to Tokyo, you just have to fly to Tokyo. So how do you protect yourself?
Well, the first thing you wanna do is go back and review our protocol, it’s the FDA protocol for nuclear fallout. The main thing there is iodine. If you take potassium iodine, say 130 milligrams, you’ve protected the thyroid from excess of ionizing radiation, because it absorbs the iodine and there are no extra pores for that. The first thing that gets damaged generally in radiation is the thyroid. So protect the thyroid.
Next, eat properly. When you’re on these flights it’s the radiation plus the terrible food from the airlines and the airports and the travel and so on. So carry super foods with you. Increase your broad spectrum antioxidants, like your LivingFuel Superfoods and so on. Take antioxidants like Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, that actually increases your body’s ability to handle radiation. So, I hope this was helpful to you.
God bless you, and have a great day.