Food Updates as of March 31, 2011

These charts compare the measurements taken of iodine and cesium levels in spinach, parsley, and raw milk from Ibaraki last week to those taken on March 30. Levels of iodine and cesium are going down in all cases but one (spinach from Hokota).

Levels of iodine and cesium are still high in spinach and parsley from some parts of the prefecture, but the levels in milk are below the threshold.

http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/important/20110311eq/nousanbutsu/20110331_01/files/20110331_01a.pdf


Levels at which we need to start getting concerned
iodine (I-131): 2000 Bq/kg for vegetables
cesium (Cs-134, 136, 137): 500 Bq/kg for vegetables

Today’s verdict: Safe to drink milk from Ibaraki, but wait a bit more for the spinach and parsley from Ibaraki

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One Response to Food Updates as of March 31, 2011

  1. Chiba Hiroko says:

    つくば市の酪農家が大変です。原乳は買い取られずに捨てられています。牛達は牛舎の中で、輸入された干草を食べています。 私の知っている篠崎の吉村さんと前野の矢口さんは仕事をやめる事になりそうです。 まだ、つくばの原乳は安心です。今、無料で分けてもらえます。ボトルを持って牛舎に行ってみて下さい。
    原乳ですから、作り方できる人は、チーズを作る事もできますよ。

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