More than a year out from the explosions and meltdowns at Fukushima, the whole world is experiencing an overall increase in radiation in the environment. This is true everywhere although most acutely in Japan where 'safe' levels of radiation have been exceeded time and time again. Rather than announce to the world that a public safety risk exists, 'experts' have simply raised the radiation dose considered safe. However, radiation dose studies done since the atomic bomb attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki show that there is no safe dose for radiation. All levels of radiation are harmful and lead to human disease and death, especially from cancers. This is relevant to all of us now in light of Fukushima. All of us are now being exposed to higher and higher levels of radiation and a higher and higher risk of cancers and other diseases. Public health policies must reflect these realities. Individuals must be aware of their risk and learn to take precautions.