Traces of radioactive iodine found in Washington state milk

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 01:02 in Health & Medicine

U.S. officials stress that the level is 5,000 times lower than the amount that would require intervention. The isotope found degrades quickly.A trace amount of radioactive iodine, well below levels of public health concerns, has been detected in milk from the state of Washington as the U.S. monitors radiation levels amid the nuclear crisis in Japan, U.S. regulators said Wednesday.

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