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Survival Medicine Hour: Measles, Crystal Meth, Radiation, Pt.2

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We don’t often get to report good news these days, but here’s something that’s making the authorities celebrate and may have saved hundreds of lives in, of all places, Australia. In a joint drug bust, Australian and u.s. agents seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29 billion in Los Angeles, right at the sea port before sailing. Dr. Alton tells you how to identify Meth use and overdose.

Many consider a nuclear attack an outlandish scenario to which only conspiracy theorists subscribe. Unfortunately, the threat of a nuclear incident, accidental or purposeful, always exists. Last time, we talked about the different types of nuclear weapons and the different types of radiation they emit. Today, The Altons talk about how radiation doses to the human body are measured, as well as the effects on the body at different doses. Plus: How radioactivity was discovered!

50 cases of measles were reported in the state of Washington and the legislature there is debating whether to void personal exemptions outside of medical or religious reasons. If you’re the medic and some disaster event makes you the end of the line for years, eventually all the children under your care are going to be unvaccinated, so it’s important to know it when you see it. Dr. Alton tells you what to look for.

All this and more in this episode of The Survival Medicine Hour Podcast with Joe and Amy Alton!

Don't forget to check out the Alton's new book "Alton's Antibiotics and Infectious Disease" at Amazon, plus their entire line of medical kits and supplies at store.doomandbloom.net!

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