Possible health risk & threat of radiation contamination due to aftermath of Japan earthquake and tsunami

In wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami off the North-NorthEast part of Japan and resulting catastrophe, there has not only the immediate loss of life and economic material parameters, but also the risk of leaking harmful radiations from the destructed Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

Many of us must already have received chain emails, SMSs and advisories from friends and relatives like this one currently in circulation...

"There was a nuclear blast 4:30pm Sunday in Fukushima Japan. If it rains today or in the next few days, DO NOT GO UNDER THE RAIN. If you get caught out, use an umbrella or raincoat, even if it's only a drizzle. Radioactive particles may possibly be transmitted through rains, which may cause burns, alopecia, blindness or even cancer.

Reported BBC flash news: Japan government confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuclear plants. Asian countries should take necessary precautions.
If it rains, remain indoors for at least first 24 hours; Keep the doors, windows, ventilators and other openings closed; Keep swabbing your face, neck and exposed skin with antiseptic / beta-dine solution. Avoid going outsides and keep your children indoors
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Now, irrespective of how true or authentic these circulating news-pieces be, we must exercise precaution, restraint and be alert in all respects. This is harsh fact that the situation is not completely in hands there at Fukushima and the radiations from the power plant at risk are continuously increasing to alarming levels thereby posing real threat to mankind-- no matter how grave the situation be.

And that is why, we are sharing this information with our readers to exercise caution despite not fully sure of the graveness of the situation. It is not certain how many kilometers of radius are in direct alarming situation and how many more could possibly be contaminated by changing climatic conditions together with geographical parameters.

All we can do is to wait and watch, and be ready to face any possible risk- especially in regions in the close and far vicinity of the epicenter of concern.
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