Health ministry seeking stricter food-cesium rules


  • Health ministry seeking stricter food-cesium rules

    The health ministry is proposing much stricter regulations on radioactive cesium in food that would lower the current limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram to 100.

    Changes would also be made to the cesium limits for milk and water. For example, limit for milk would be lowered from 200 becquerels per kilogram to 50, while the limit for water would drop from 200 becquerels to just 10, finally bringing Japan's standards in line with those used by the World Health Organization.

    The proposal will be submitted to the ministry's Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council on Thursday, and then to the science ministry's Radiation Council.

    webmasters comment:

    where were these useless bastards when government was pushing "safe to eat plutonium" propaganda, or with court roulings of 30mSV/year is safe for children?

    Source: japantimes.co.jp