News 20.09.2011

After Fukushima: radiation limits for foodstuffs too lax

  • Radiation

The maximum permitted levels for radioactive food contamination in the EU and Japan do not offer adequate health protection. The populations are being needlessly exposed to serious health risks. These were the findings of the report “Calculated Fatalities from Radiation – Officially Permissible Limits for Radioactively Contaminated Food in the European Union and Japan”, released in Berlin today by the consumer advocacy organisation foodwatch and the German affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Physicians for Social Responsibility (IPPNW). The report is based on a study conducted by Thomas Dersee and Sebastian Pflugbeil (German Society for Radiation Protection).