Title: Hypothesising that salts of iodine, strontium and caesium reverse ageing induced by nuclear radiation

Authors: Eric R. Braverman; Robert J. Baker; Kristina Dushaj; Vivian Lau; Margaret Polanin; Raquel Lohmann; Kenneth Blum; Bernard Loeffke

Addresses: PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA; Department of Psychiatry and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100256, Gainesville, Florida, 32610, USA ' Department of Biological Sciences, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street, P.O. Box 43191, Lubbock, Texas, 79409, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA; Department of Psychiatry and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100256, Gainesville, Florida, 32610, USA ' PATH Foundation NY, 304 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, 10010, USA

Abstract: Radiation accelerates ageing, producing telomere shortening, metabolic ageing, cell apoptosis, immunological decline, mitochondrial damage, free radical damage and oxidative stress. Salts of iodine, strontium and caesium may reverse ageing induced by nuclear radiation. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has established that potassium iodide (KI) needs to be accessible to those within 50 miles of nuclear reactors. Despite ATA recommendations, if you distribute KI at the time of explosion, it may not be effective; thus, it is a preventive measure, not a tertiary treatment. KI treatment is most successful when used prior to radioactive iodine exposure. Weekly supplementation of KI reduces hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules; strontium carbonate (SrCO3) reduces osteopenia and inadequate bone development; and caesium chloride (CsCl) reduces brain cell apoptosis and anxiety. Low doses of radiation may result in hormesis and improved health. A radiation cleanup plan with further investigation could be implemented as a preventive measure.

Keywords: nuclear radiation; iodine-131; strontium-90; caesium-134; caesium-137; ageing reversal; potassium iodide; strontium carbonate; caesium chloride; hormesis; salts; nuclear reactors; nuclear energy; nuclear power; radioactive iodine exposure; radiation exposure; low radiation; hypothyroidism; thyroid nodules; osteopenia; bone development; brain cell apoptosis; anxiety; preventive measures; nuclear accidents; human health.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLR.2013.054185

International Journal of Low Radiation, 2013 Vol.9 No.1, pp.38 - 51

Available online: 28 May 2013 *

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