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Radioactive Milk in US Not Actually All That Radioactive

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Everyone panic! Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has blown on over to the US and "higher-than-normal" level of radioactive materials have been found in milk samples from California and Washington!

Or, you know, don't panic: the amounts measured are 5,000 times less what the FDA considers "intervention level" and 4,000 times less than your typical banana, which naturally contain radioactive potassium. Wait, what?

· Low Levels of Radiation Found in American Milk [NYT]
· Radiation Levels in West Coast Milk 5,000x Lower Than Danger Threshold [ABC]
[Photo: lfl / Flickr]

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