In Moscow brought radioactive berries

In Moscow brought radioactive berries

Over 80% of blueberry on trial Town Veterinary experts from the Moscow lab counters, emit radiation. During the first half of the summer in radiology department of laboratory samples taken 43 blueberries, reports the Committee to veterinary city government. In 38 of them have exceeded the maximum permissible concentration of the radionuclide cesium-137.

Since the beginning of this year, veterinary experts are not allowed in the implementation of the capital markets of 400 kg and 166 kg of blueberries cranberries in excess of the maximum permissible concentrations of radioactive substances. According to the seller, most of these products come from Belarus, and in Tver, Vladimir and Vologda regions of Russia.

Veterinary Committee reminds the Moscow audience that wild berries should not buy from street stalls, where the goods are not always subject to mandatory animal health expertise. Otherwise, you risk, taste berries, make a whole bunch of chronic diseases.

Cesium-137 — the most dangerous radionuclide to humans. Once in the body with food, it is rapidly absorbed in the intestine, and then begins to build up in the muscles, kidneys, heart, lungs and liver. Due to the ability of plants to accumulate good cesium-137, he often gets into food. Of wild berries absorb radionuclides best blueberries, blueberries and cranberries. Distinguish radioactive berries of the net in appearance or taste not.

To recognize radiation-contaminated berries, Veterinary Services, specialists in Moscow use special precision instruments — dosimeter, radiometer-spectrometer and spectrometric systems. In identifying the products in the market in excess of radioactive elements required sample sent for confirmation to the Department of Radiology Gorvetlaboratorii.

Recall that the isotopes of cesium, in copious amounts of food caught in several prefectures in Japan following the accident at the APS, "Fukushima-1", caused a ban on the use of milk, spinach, drinking water, fish and some other products. In March, Russia banned the import of food from six Japanese prefectures and completely on imports of Japanese fish.

The consequences of a radiation leak from a nuclear power plant has already made themselves felt: in early June in the vicinity of nuclear power plants recorded the first case of mutation. One user posted a YouTube network movie, the protagonist of which — earless rabbit. The Japanese fear that after the animals in the world will come and people with genetic disorders and cancer. Experts also predict that the major environmental impact manifest not on land but in the ocean, which has already spilled more than 1 thousand tons of highly radioactive water.

Raisa Osadchikh

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