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A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers Tuesday after cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested.
The meat, delivered late last month, has made its way to consumers and most likely has been ingested, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Monday evening. This was preceded by another recent discovery of radiation in the meat of 11 cows delivered to Tokyo from the same farm.
The discovery was made when Tokyo's office of health and welfare investigated six deliveries made at the end of June from a Fukushima farm. So far, radiation has been confirmed from three out of the six cows. In one case, radiation reached 3400 Becquerels, which is about seven times the limit set by the government.
Cattle at the farm in Asakawa, about 60 kilometres from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station, were fed with rice straw containing 97,000 becquerels of caesium per kilogram, compared with the government standard of 300 becquerels, said Hidenori Ohtani at the livestock division of the Fukushima prefectural government. Read more: www.smh.com.au...
It's kind of complex, but I'll oversimplify it.
Originally posted by pattyngayle
Does anybody have any idea what effects ingesting radioactive products cause?
Seriously I have no clue...
Obviously can't be good but what exactly does it do....?
Unfortunately that's not correct for the low levels of radiation being discussed in this case. What you say describes what would happen to a person walking into the Fukushima reactor unprotected for a length of time. It doesn't describe what would happen from eating a steak with 7 times the legal limit of radiation.
Originally posted by Heartisblack
Hmm, I don't know burning inside our from radiation or losing your hair. Google the symptoms of radiation poisoning.....there's your answer