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Trace Amounts Of Radiation Found In U.S. Milk

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Before you get all excited, the elevated levels of radiation found in U.S. milk due to the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are still well below what’s considered to be a health risk.

Radioactive materials in liquids are measured in pico-curies per liter, and the sample, taken March 25, showed a reading of 0.8 pico-curies, the agency said. Those numbers, it said, would have to be 5,000 times higher to reach the “intervention level” set by the Food and Drug Administration.

So if you were hoping to take on real superpowers by drinking milk, sorry to disappoint.

(via The New York Times)


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