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Radiation in food/supplements made in Japan post Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 22, 2012 at 2:45 PM

When looking at food products and supplements like k2, green tea etc. made in Japan, I think about the nuclear disaster and how it is seeping throughout all the waters of north Japan and spreading all around.

What are your thoughts on buying food products and supplements made in Japan?

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on April 28, 2013
at 05:56 PM

The article you linked says its not just a fear they might be contaminated, they actually is radiation in the food. You're welcome to get a little radiation with your food to help "the honest people of Japan" but I'll pass. The authorities are interested in losing as little money as possible, not you're health.

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on August 03, 2012
at 09:09 PM

I buy a lot of supplements including those you mention however I have never sought out any from a specific country other than the USA. Why are you specifically wanting Japanese product?

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on August 04, 2012
at 12:58 AM

I'm worried about it. There was some recent thing about 15 tuna being tested and 15 out of 15 had isotopes.

There are other reports that cleanup workers at Fukushima were ordered to cover up their dosimeters with lead, or they wouldn't be allowed in.

I'm considering buying a radiation meter and testing the food before I buy it.

If you're reading food labels and are careful with the food you buy, why should this be any different? Why close your eyes to a possible threat and hope for the best?

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on April 28, 2013
at 08:55 AM

@Caveman Kyle

Yea so lets just eat a bunch of Japanese food! I'm sure you were saying the same thing post Chernobyl...

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on August 03, 2012
at 09:04 PM

I'd not worry too much about it, so long as you are buying from a well reputed supplier (which would most likely be the case, if you live outside of Japan). Authorities both inside and outside of Japan have been very diligent in their efforts to prevent radiated products from reaching markets.

Turning your back on Japanese products, out of fear that they may be contaminated, down plays these efforts and harms the honest people of Japan who are trying to recover in the wake of the disaster. This blog is about tea, but it contains information that should be helpful. As you can see in the link, suppliers and authorities on both sides are doing what is possible to protect consumers. http://www.arborteas.com/teablog/miscellaneous/japanese-tea-and-radiation-update/

4523f952f67fa6485efeac2c9ea810cf

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on April 28, 2013
at 05:56 PM

The article you linked says its not just a fear they might be contaminated, they actually is radiation in the food. You're welcome to get a little radiation with your food to help "the honest people of Japan" but I'll pass. The authorities are interested in losing as little money as possible, not you're health.

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