Conservative Ann Coulter attempted to calm fears regarding Japan’s nuclear disaster during a segment on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show, by telling viewers "radiation is good for you."

The right-wing politician went on to say that there was growing evidence to suggest that exposure to radiation levels deemed harmful by the government can actually reduce cancer.

Coulter cited her web-site's last column.

"A glowing report on radiation," in which she wrote, "With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer."

The Republican added that articles in The Times of London and The New York Times further proved the theory.

"So by your account, we should all be heading for the nuclear reactor," responded O'Reilly.

"You have to be responsible," he added.

"The prevailing wisdom is there's a level of radiation that's gonna hurt you and perhaps kill you ... What you say may be true - there may be some doses of radiation that in the human body can ward off infection. But in something like this, you gotta get the folks out of there, and you have to report worst-case scenarios."

Despite O’Reilly highlighting that the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were proof that radiation kills, the hard line conservative wouldn’t budge on her stance.


 

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