Radioactive iodine exceeding limit for infants found in Tokyo water

March 23rd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Tokyo, Mar 23 (ANI): The Tokyo metropolitan government has cautioned that infants should not be provided with tap water for drinking purposes because radioactive iodine exceeding the set limit for them has been detected in water at a purification plant in the Kanamachi district of Katsushika Ward.

The Kyodo news agency quoted the metropolitan government as saying that 210 becquerels of radioactive iodine were detected in per kilogram of water against the limit of 100 becquerels at the plant.

The amount of the radioactive substance detected at the purification plant is however lower than the 300-becquerel limit for adults.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Health Ministry has said that 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, have been found contaminated with radioactive materials extensively exceeding legal limits set under the food sanitation law.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry have urged consumers not to eat theese 11 types of vegetables, also including spinach and the ‘komatsuna’ leaf vegetable produced in the already troubled prefecture. (ANI)

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