Chernobyl's Radiation Improves Children's Immune System in Radiation-Polluted Regions of Ukraine

MOSCOW, Russia -- There is a threat of radioactive pollution in Ukraine's south, on the Crimean Peninsula. Carcasses of strategic bomber planes, which participated in A-bomb tests in Semipalatinsk, are buried on the outskirts of the city of Kerch. Ecologists say that the radiation level considerably exceeds the norm on the site of the burial.

Local authorities do not take any measures to protect the secret object. Local residents collect metal scrap there, hunt for hares and pick mushrooms. Children enjoy playing on the territory behind barbed wire. Doctors say that a half of local schoolchildren suffer from thyroid enlargement. The Emergency Ministry of Crimea addressed to the government of Ukraine with a suggestion to take the radioactive wastes away from the territory and utilize them. There has not been an adequate decision made on the matter yet.

It is worth mentioning that radiation has had a stimulating effect on a lot of children living in the areas that suffered from the Chernobyl disaster. Doctor of medical sciences, a professor of the Bryansk State University, Vladimir Mikhalev, shares such an opinion: the doctor has been studying children's development in both the Chernobyl area and in non-polluted regions for years.

According to Dr. Mikhalev, a lot of children living in Chernobyl-affected areas started growing faster in comparison with other children. They have better reactions; their brain activity is more active as well. Such children have a more powerful immune system in comparison with their equals residing in other territories. The professor also said that he could apply such a conclusion to the settlements, where increased radiation was registered and where people were consuming pesticide-free food and water.

Source: Pravda Ru


jeneflower said…
Thank you for this post. I am adopting a child from the Bryansk Region of Russia. So this is of interest to me.
I am suspicious of any claims that radiation may enhance one's immune system. However, I am open to this suggestion.. We do know that Chernobyl has increased both the incidence of thyroid cancers, deaths from thyroid cancers, birth defects and miscarriages.

What many people do not know is what measures they can take to both reduce the dangers of radiation and enhance their health DESPITE exposure to radiation.

These would include increasing one's intake of iodide and iodine (preferably a 3/2 ratio such as in "Iodoral", 12.5 milligrams total iodine), potassium-rich fruits and vegetables, vitamin C rich foods (and supplements), sunshine exposure (to dramatically increase one's immune systems... go to:, calcium-rich foods and, of course strontium. Calcium and Strontium citrate will inhibit absorption of radioactive Strontium 90.

Finally, it would make sense for anyone living within a danger zone of Chernobyl to NOT smoke cigarettes, minimize fluoride, bromide and chlorine exposure (weaken thyroid gland and are dangerous in their own right), and minimize consumption of alcohol.

Finally, think positive! This enhances one's immune system almost better than anything.