Trace amounts of radiation have been found in baby formula in Japan, sparking a precautionary...

Trace amounts of radiation have been found in baby formula in Japan, sparking a precautionary recall of all of producer Meiji's canned powered milk product. Government officials maintain the levels of radioactive cesium are below safety standards, saying rather incredibly they pose "no problem."

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  • Tony Petroski
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    Meantime, Reuters reports a Japanese government official, speaking off the record, noted "it's not surprising that government officials have found trace amounts of radiation--after all, they're looking for it everywhere. What's surprising is that they've found signs of a baby!"


    "If you want to justify any power grab, just dress it up with a baby."
    -- Yogi Alinsky
    6 Dec 2011, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • The Mighty Wart
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    Biological half life of radioactive caesium is counted in days. Coupled with the fact the levels found are below safety standards (which Japan must have very stringent ones) I would say that yes it doesn’t pose any significant risk. Radiation damage is all about intensity (which kills exponentially quicker) and exposure (which for serious damage is counted in years not in days).
    6 Dec 2011, 08:22 AM Reply Like
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