Discovered in Germany, on Sept 2nd 2011 and Aug 18th 2011:
RADIOACTIVE CESIUM: Prolonged incorporation of radioisotope in the organism more than 30 Bq/kg is very undesirable, because could lead to the serious consequences: structural and metabolic alterations, energetic deficit, impairment of their functions, death, cell’s poison, cardiomyopathy, cardiac rhythm disturbance, and contraction function of myocardium, spasm of peripheral vessels – Page 26: http://www.chernobyl-today.org/images/stories/Bandajevski_2001_Radiocaesium_and_heart.pdf
500 Bequerel per Kilogram – japanese limit IS MURDER. Why: we can rightly consider the Cesium-137 in relatively small doses (20-30 Bq/kg); a breach of the regulatory processes in the body: PAGE 2 – 3: http://chernobyl-today.org/images/stories/BANDAJEVSKI_UNSCEAR_-_REUTERS_Sept_22nd_2010_Eng_V2.pdf
The European Union imports radioactive goods from areas with a maximum of 20 Milli Sievert per Year (official) AND MORE - that’s an equivalent of 50 (!) mammograms! FOR CHILDREN. This is dangerous and irresponsible.
So far had a radioactivity of cesium-134 and cesium-137 have been allowed by a maximum of 600 becquerels per kilogram. Since last weekend the EU limit for food from affected areas in Japan, however, was significantly increased. Consumer organization FoodWatch (web) and the Environment Institute Munich announced in a joint statement, that: For example, should fish oil or spices to their previous value to twenty times higher than what corresponds to 12 500 becquerels per kilogram.
The appropriate Emergency Ordinance 297/2011 was on entered into force on March 27th 2011. Safety standards for Japanese food have been decreased. German Federal Minister of Consumer Aigner contains important information to the public. This is an act against the health of the people. This is not democratic. Then, the E.U. TOOK IT partly BACK: http://www.foodwatch.de/kampagnen__themen/radioaktivitaet/nachrichten/kommissionsentscheidung/index_ger.html Here is the new one from April (see bottom on page for bequerel): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:097:0020:0023:DE:PDF
reason: Massive protest of consumer organisations! JAPAN, you can do it also!
With kind regards,