martedì 22 marzo 2011

Ancora sul nucleare e l'assenza di informazione

Adesso si parla di contaminazione del cibo e subito inizia il tam-tam mediatico che ha il solo scopo di fare scalpore e non di informare.

La vera informazione è questa:
"How much radiation was detected and what does it mean?

The milk, collected Thursday in the town of Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, contained 1,510 becquerels of iodine per kilogram, about five times the new standard.

If one were to drink the contaminated milk for an entire year, the accumulated radiation would equal that of one CT scan, based on the average amount of milk consumed by a Japanese, Edano said.

The spinach, from Ibaraki Prefecture, contained 15,020 becquerels of iodine, about seven times the standard, but only 524 becquerels of cesium, or just slightly higher than the standard of 500 becquerels per kilogram.

According to the government, eating the contaminated spinach every day would be the same as absorbing one-fifth of the radiation from a CT scan.

Michikuni Shimo, visiting professor at Fujita Health University, said people should not worry about the radiation detected in the foods. Although it is better to wash vegetables before eating them, there is no immediate need to stop consuming these foods, Shimo said.

"The most troubling thing to me is the fear that's out of proportion to the risk," Dr. Henry Duval Royal, a radiologist at Washington University Medical School, told the Associated Press."

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