Fukushima Residents Peeing Out Radiation

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The spread of radioactive material tens of miles away from their source has its consequences. It doesn't just sit in the dirt—it finds its way into human bodies. And now it's in their pee.

Japanese government and hospital workers conducted the study, which found radioactive levels of up to 3 millisieverts residents' urine up to 25 miles away from the reactor, stemming from both damaging cesium and iodine isotopes. "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said a professor from Hiroshima University. So, in other words, it won't be a problem for the residents of Fukushima if they stop living in Fukushima. [Japan Times via BI]