The level of radiation at Fukushima is much lower than expected


A new study of radiation levels in Japan, found that the level of cesium in people affected is much lower than expected.

By studying the effects of the Chernobyl accident in 1986, researchers have assumed that the level of cesium exposed to radiation after the incident at Fukushima is equivalent to the activity of radioactive molecules in the ground, which is 2 millisievert (mSv).

"The results of the study indicate that the radiation exposure of humans from contaminated soil in Fukushima is much less than previously thought. Figure is so low that virtually no threat to health" - said Ryugo Hayano, a professor at Tokyo University, who published their study in the journal Proceedings of Japan Academy Series B89.

Over the days and weeks following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan panic. The incident occurred on March 11 20011 years, as a result of the largest earthquake in the history of this country, which has led to the emergence of a tsunami. It has become the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Since it has been over two years since the accident, the biggest risk today is the consumption of radioactive cesium, which enters the food from contaminated soil.

But as demonstrated by scanning 100,000 people to 99.9% of them, the equivalent effective dose was less than 1 mSv. According to safety standards, the recommended maximum of artificial radiation of 1 mSv.


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