Sunday, March 20, 2011

Japan hit by another aftershock - World - CBC News

Japan hit by another aftershock - World - CBC News: "rattled"

Food contamination

In another development, spinach and milk from farms near the stricken nuclear plant show radiation above the safety limit, and some tap water is showing traces of radioactive iodine, an official said Saturday.

Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, said more foods will be checked, but what has been discovered so far poses no immediate health risk. He said a person would have to drink the milk for a year to ingest as much radiation as in a CT scan. A year of the spinach would amount to about one-fifth of a CT scan.

"It's not like if you ate it right away you would be harmed," Edano told reporters in Tokyo as Japan's nuclear crisis entered its second week. "It would not be good to continue to eat it for some time."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...