Questions and answers about radiation and food safety

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 00:00 in Mathematics & Economics

Radioactive contamination has been found in some Japanese food products after problems at nuclear plants. What's safe, what isn't and how is food monitored?Japan halted some food shipments Monday as officials from the World Health Organization warned that radioactive milk, spinach and other items posed a greater health threat than radioactive materials in the air. Tainted agricultural products turned up over the weekend, with some exceeding government standards for allowable radiation levels.

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