Probably the most important thing on the list is the Watts Premier WP4-V Reverse Osmosis System. The radioactive fallout will be happening and building up in our environment for potentially a very long time period, and it could get much worse from typhoons and the high risk of an 8.0 aftershock/tsunami. Bath's law and Japanese history indicates a risk of one 8.0 after shock within a few days to two years after the initial 9.0 quake. Ten 7.0 after shocks are also expected. The most important key features the Watts Premier WP4-V has is that it is certified by the ANSI / NSF standards 53 and 58. The combination of those two standards will do the best job of removing Radioactive Iodine and other Radioactive Materials from your drinking water. One final thing I like about this filter is that its manifold design means less tubes / hoses and that means less chance of leaks. If there is one thing of which to get ahead of the crowd and order while you still can, it is a reverse osmosis water filter that meets ANSI / NSF standards 53 and 58. Again, even if Fukushima had never happened this would be a good thing to have in your home. Updated 4/12/11- If you buy REPLACEMENT filters for this unit, purchase them directly from the Watts Premeir; Its the only easy way to be sure you that you are getting the certified factory replacement filter kit. https://www.wattspremier.com/products.php?product=VOC-Replacement-Filter-Kit.
Updated 4/15/11- The VOC filter on the Watts unit is NSF 53 certified to a 600 gallon capacity; replace the VOC filter (part number 101013) every year or 600 gallons, which ever comes first.
Next on the list is a sleeper, it is the Safety Siren Pro Series HS71512 3 Radon Gas Detector. I call this one a sleeper because it has an ionization chamber in it that detects radioactivity; good luck finding another Geiger counter type instrument right now without a 6 month lead time. The Safety Siren software is specifically designed with the assumption that radiation it is detecting is from household radon so its readings will reflect that. However, from a fallout perspective, its value to the owner is spotting large changes in its readings. It has an audible alarm and will alert when radiation levels breach acceptable Radon levels. Again, even if Fukushima had never happened this would be a good thing to have in your home.
Organic Valley Milk apparently has not been forth coming regarding their radiation detection process (if any). Given the apparent lack of openness on Organic Valley's part to further address the issue, the only safe assumption one can make is that Organic Valley is not capable of keeping radioactive materials out of their supply chain and milk products.
Until the situation improves I have removed Organic Valley from the Amazon widget on the POTRBLOG webpage. As an alternative, I suggest purchasing "NIDO" whole powdered milk which was manufactured before the Fukushima crisis. The only way to make sure the product was manufactured Pre-Fukushima is to check the dates for yourself at your local grocery. As of 5/29/11 Pre-Fukushima "NIDO" is still available in the Hispanic grocery aisle of several Saint Louis area Walmarts.
The standard NIDO whole milk powder has an expiration date set 2 years after the date of manufacture; hence if the date is past Feb 2013 the contamination risk increases. The exact date of manufacture may be found below the best by date. That date will be a string of numbers that starts with the 1 digit year + 3 digit day of manufacture, followed by more numbers. For example 1069xxxxxx, would indicate the product was made in 2011 on the 69th day; that equates to March 10, 2011.
Here is Organic Valley's statement
....In recent weeks, we've added yet another component to our extensive program: the ability to detect the presence of radiation in milk. We are analyzing Organic Valley milk packaged prior to the March 11, 2011 events in Japan to establish normal radiological baselines, and we are comparing milk produced today against those baselines....
No matter what dried milk you buy, make absolutely sure that it does not come from China; on March 18th the FDA released an import alert about melamine contaminated dried Chinese milk powder.