US Food Safety and RADIATION from Japan . . . from Penn State Extension
April 7, 2011
April 7, 2011. Martin Bucknavage, Penn State Extension.
In light of the leakage from Japan’s nuclear facilities following the tsunami, questions have been raised regarding the safety of the US food supply. Based upon the government reports, there is currently no risk to the US food supply. This includes fallout here in the US from radiation released into the atmosphere and foods imported from areas with the potential for higher exposure.
EPA has only detected miniscule amounts of radiation in milk that can be attributed to the Japanese disaster, but these were so small that they pose no threat to human health.