How does Fukushima radiation affect fish?

Health and Diet

This time, I will introduce the relationship between Fukushima radiation and fish caught in the Pacific Ocean.
I referred to the following article by Dr. Chris Kresser.
Fukushima Radiation: Is It Still Safe To Eat Fish?

According to this, the response of Fukushima radiation is great, and it seems that doctors have been asked questions such as “Can we eat even Japanese people no longer eat?”
Dr. Kresser, on the other hand, asserts that “no need to worry, there is no evidence that the fish caught in the Pacific are dangerous.” In addition, the following points are summarized.

  • 200 grams of uncontaminated tuna originally contains 5% of the radioactive material. This is almost the same as the amount of radioactive material contained in one banana.
  • The radioactive material originally contained in tuna is 600 times more than the amount of cesium caused by the pollution in Fukushima.
  • Even if you continue to eat 340 grams of contaminated tuna every day for a year, it only represents 12% of the radiation you get when you fly from Los Angeles to New York.
  • The fish that inhabit the coast of Japan contain 250 times more cesium than the fish that can be collected in the Pacific Ocean. However, even if you continue to eat 340 grams of fish from the coast of Japan daily for one year, it is below the international standards for radiation.

In addition, the Texas Health Science Center gives an example of this issue:

To get cesium into your body at a health hazard level, you must eat 2.5-4 tonnes of tuna a year. This is equivalent to 6-10 kilograms of tuna per day.

By the way, Dr. Kresser is a person who has nothing to do with Japan, so it is very unlikely that his remarks have thoughts or commercial bias.
When you hear that it is a radioactive material, there is a scary image, but if you analyze the numerical value objectively, you may find that you do not need to be so scared.
It is important not only to make qualitative judgments but also quantitative judgments.

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