In the wake of the tsunami ravaging the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, the Virginia Department of Health is taking added steps to ensure the safety of the public, advising Virginia residents to avoid drinking rainwater.

To date, the radiation detected in the atmosphere hasn't reached a level that would concern the average citizen, but to say that drinking rainwater is cause for caution is an indicator that the changes caused by the Fukushima incident have far-reaching effects. Ramping up safety measures in this case is a good thing. [Virginia Department of Health]