Food in Fukushima contains 8 times much cesium than in Tokyo

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare had the National Institute of Health Sciences measure the amount of Iodine, Cesium from Fukushima and potassium from nature contained in food.

According to the study, people ingest these quantities of cesium per day:

0.45 Bq/day in Tokyo
3.39 Bq/day in Fukushima
3.11 Bq/day in Miyagi

On the other hand, people ingest these quantities of potassium per day:

78.92 Bq/day in Tokyo
83.77 Bq/day in Fukushima
92.04 Bq/day in Miyagi

As a result, it turned out that Fukushima food is 8 times more risky than Tokyo with respect to cesium.
The samples were taken from food distributed in the market of each location: Tokyo, Fukushima, Miyagi.
They conducted the testing in September and November.

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare does not admit any risk and say that even if you have Fukushima food for one year, the total dose would be only 0.0193 mSv/y.


食事からセシウム、福島は東京の8倍 厚労省調査






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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011