This sample from India has multiple isotope peak signatures in it. This is probably from soil contamination during harvesting, processing, or root uptake. K40 is radioactive Potassium which is in every living thing, Pb-214 is radioactive lead, Bi-214 is radioactive Bismuth, and Ra-226 is Radium.
Bentonite Clay Chart
This is a test of imported Bentonite clay. People are consuming Bentonite clay to remove radioactive contamination from their bodies, and for other health benefits.
The chart is of a 625 gram sample of Bentonite Clay. The peaks on the far left in this chart up to the 88 keV mark, are not from the Bentonite clay, but secondary X-ray artifacts created from background Gamma radiation passing through the lead shielding of the testing chamber.
The peak on the far right at 1460 keV is radioactive Potassium, referred to as K40. This is caused from the radiative K40 in the wooden building I did the testing in. A very small amount of K40 is in Potassium Chloride which is in pretty much every living thing.
If you look at the red highlighted peaks in this chart, the peaks indicate the presence of radioactive Radium Ra-226, Lead Pb-214 and Bi-214. Also on testing, Zeolite, also has be found to contain radioactive isotopes.
1 kg of Zeolite was tested in a lead and copper lined test chamber. The Zeolite test showed that it had radioactive Lead and Bismuth Isotopes in it as well. It was not as radioactive as the Bentonite clay.
All soils have radioactive isotopes in them. This is what creates a lot of normal background radiation. These isotopes are created from Uranium and Thorium decay, which are present in soils. Most clays will have some radioactivity in them. That is why background radiation levels in a brick and tile house, are greater than a wooden one.
The second green marker in the Zeolite chart marks the largest peak for radioactive Lead Pb-214, and the second blue marker is Bismuth Bi-214, found in the Zeolite test.
People are taking Zeolite and Bentonite clay to remove radioactivity from their bodies, when they already have radioactive isotopes in them. OK, they only take a small amount at a time, so maybe it doesn’t matter? The benefits may out way the risks?
There is a big difference between using these items for environmental clean up or as a mud pack, to ingesting them. After testing and getting these results the big questions are.
Is it a risk or an advantage to take these substances internally?
Do they actually remove radioactive contamination from a person’s body as claimed?
Are the radioactive isotopes in them being absorbed when they pass through the digestive system?
It is generally agreed that consuming radiation, or stable lead is not a good thing!
This type of testing only shows the radioactive isotopes that emit Gamma radiation in the samples. There may be stable lead and other heavy metal contamination also present.
After testing, I personally would not ingest these substances without a lot of further research, showing that they are actually doing something positive.
Bentonite Clay and Zeolite need further testing by others with this sort of equipment, to verify this. Note, samples mined from other locations may test differently.
Peaks in these charts are relative to the quantity of the samples used, plus the length of time the testing took. You will need to get an understanding of this to fully interpret the testing results from this equipment.
For instance, the peaks in the chart from the sample of radium on the clock dial that weighs a fraction of a gram, were very large. The Bentonite clay and Zeolite samples were 625 grams and 1 Kg. These are much larger test samples of material. They were also tested over a longer period of time. You need to take into account, time, distance and quantity, to make a proper assessment of the results. The radioactivity detected in the Bentonite clay and Zeolite samples were very much smaller than the radium clock dial!
Brazil Nuts Chart
Radioactive isotopes were found in Brazil nuts purchased at the local supermarket. See attached chart. The chart shows radioactive lead isotopes are present. The second green peak marker in the chart is at 241 keV and other peaks at 295, 351, are the markers for radioactive lead. Then the other largest peak is for Bismuth 214 at 609 etc. The large blue coloured peak is the secondary X-rays, a product of a test chamber not being lined with copper, and the smaller blue coloured peak is Potassium K40 in my natural background. These results suggest this contamination is not from Fukushima because of the presents of Bismuth 214.
Information on Brazil nuts
1. Brazil nut trees produce fruit almost exclusively in pristine forests.
2. The fruit takes 14 months to mature after pollination of the flowers.
3. Around 20,000 tons of Brazil nuts are harvested each year, of which Bolivia accounts for about 50%, Brazil 40% and Peru 10% (2000 estimates).
If I can detect radioactive Lead and Bismuth in Brazil nuts at these levels, it suggests there must also be levels of stable lead present. I have taken Brazil nuts off my diet. If I had detected this in any other food, I would do the same.
It has been known for a long time that Brazil nut trees are bio-accumulating radium that can be found in most soils, because of their very deep root systems.
I was under the impression until I tested them, that the higher radioactivity in Brazil nuts was just caused by the extra concentration of natural occurring K40 in them like a Banana. It appears that it has been known for a long time that they also contained radioactive Lead and Bismuth.
“It’s believed Brazil nuts have 1,000 times more radium than the next most radioactive food. While extensive studies have yet to be conducted, the amount of radiation in a Brazil nut is still small when compared to radiation encountered in everyday life, and it’s not believed to pose any serious health risk, regardless of the quantities ingested.”
If I can detect radioactive Lead and Bismuth in Brazil nuts it also suggests there must also be levels of stable lead also present. Personal choice, I have taken Brazil nuts off my diet. If I had detected this isotopes at these levels in any other food I would do the same.
Brazil nuts need further testing by others with this sort of equipment, to verify this. Note, samples harvested from different locations may test differently.
Soil, Water, and Rain Testing Results
Alert level late January 2013 rain swab tests report, (9th February 2013) Tested the Alert level +++ rain swabs collected at a private monitoring station on the east coast of northern New South Wales Australia. They were collected in late January, during a flooding rain event that had come down the east coast of Australia, from the tropics. Here is the test chart results of these rain swabs.
There were small traces of Uranium U-235 detected in this test result, plus the signature of the fallout isotope/isotopes, at around 492 keV.
Report at the time.
“Well, today I broke the record for high detections in rain samples. 2700cpm or ~10uSv/h (LND 7317) off an area the size of a Corolla bonnet. I’m logging its decay…”
This is the third test sample tested here, that found the signature of the fallout isotope/isotopes, at around 492 keV.
1. It was detected in a local soil sample last year, on the Sunshine Coast. Here is that test chart of that soil sample using PRA scintillator software. (In the test above Theremino MCA software was used.)
2. It was detected in the activated charcoal down pipe capture test.
3. Detected in the cloth rain swabs.
UPDATE to mystery isotope detection: Mystery isotope in the above test chart may be Beryllium Be-7 at 477 keV.
PavewayIII suggestion, “Can you try this sample again with a beta shield?”
I put a extra Aluminum beta shield directly in front of the Scintillator crystal, with these rain swabs behind it. This shifted the gamma peak to around 477 keV, which is the marker for Beryllium Be-7. Beryllium puts out 10% gamma to around 90% beta. Beryllium beta energies are 11% at 384 keV, and 89% at 862 keV. There must be an interaction of these beta energy’s with the scintillator crystal, that was creating the slight gamma peak shift to around 490 keV. Berylllium also has a 53 day half life.
Fukushima Corium, plus Liquid Nitrogen Injections, produces Beryllium Be-7, from what I have been reading. It can also be created by a solar coronal mass ejection hitting the earth’s atmosphere.
Traces of U-235 in Rain Water Test (28th January 2013)
Traces of U-235, and mystery Isotope found in local rain water test, on the Australian east coast. Around 880 grams of activated charcoal was placed in the down pipe from a tin roof, just before the major flooding weather event passed over the area in late January 2013.
A reference test chart of the charcoal was made, so it could be compared with the down pipe charcoal capture test. The activated charcoal came from China, and already had some isotope contamination. It was used anyway. After this weather event had passed, the down pipe charcoal was then dried in the Sun. The charts here are a comparison between the reference, and the down pipe test.