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Safe Limits for Consuming Radiation-Contaminated Food

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has set safe limits for radiation in various products for human consumption.

Authorities have heightened monitoring for contamination following the emission of radioactive material from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Radiation in food is measured in Becquerel, a gauge of the strength of radioactivity in materials such as Iodine-131 and Cesium-137.